Game 1: Brewers Drop Opener

WP: Ubaldo Jimenez (1-0)
LP: Yovani Gallardo (0-1)
SV: Franklin Morales (1)

HR: Carlos Gomez (1), Ian Stewart (1)

A Miller Park Opening Day record 45,808 fans saw the Brewers fall 5-3 to the Rockies in one of those games where it feels like one got away.  Despite banging out 12 hits, the Brewers were only 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position as Ubaldo Jimenez worked out of a few jams early in the game.

Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun, and Prince Fielder were as good as expected, but it was Carlos Gomez that paced the Brewers’ offense, going 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, a stolen base, and two runs scored.  Unfortunately, Jim Edmonds was unable to help the Brewers capitalize on the big days by the 1-4 hitters, going 1-for-4 with two big strikeouts with guys in scoring position.

Yovani Gallardo had a solid first outing, although he did seem to work deeper into counts than he should have at times — something that drove us nuts last year.  In 7 innings of work, he allowed 7 hits and 4 runs (3 earned), with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Defensively, both teams were a mess, committing two errors, and Gregg Zaun cost the Brewers a run when he couldn’t find a wild pitch in the second inning, allowing Brad Hawpe to score for second base.

The Rockies have now beaten the Brewers 7 straight times, which is getting pretty annoying.  The Brewers will give it another shot Tuesday night, when Randy Wolf makes his Brewers debut.

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