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Brewers ride 5-run 1st inning to easy 6-2 win over Padres

May 17th, 2017 at 1:16 AM
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WP: Jimmy Nelson (2-2)
LP: Clayton Richard (2-5)
HR: SD – Wil Myers (11), MIL – None

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This year’s Brewers might be the best quick-starters in the league. It’s just a matter of holding on after the first-inning flurry.

Coming into tonight’s game in San Diego having scored a league-leading 37 runs in the first inning, the Brewers scored 5 more in this first frame this time around, and that would be all they needed in an easy-breezy 6-2 win over the Padres.

Four consecutive batters — Keon Broxton, Hernan Perez, Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana — singled in the first inning, the latter two driving in runs before Manny Pina doubled to bring in two more. Eric Sogard would follow last night’s home run with an RBI single to cap off the scoring, and ensuring Jimmy Nelson would bat before he pitched tonight.

On that topic, Nelson continued his very strong pitching in May by starting the evening with 5 shutout innings. He even drove in a run of his own to push the Brewers lead to 6-0, but ended up giving …

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Tags: Box Score, Brewers, Broxton, Clayton Richard, Domingo Santana, Eric Sogard,, Hernan Perez, Hunter Renfroe, Jared Hughes, Jesus Aguilar, Jimmy Nelson, Keon Broxton, Manny Pina, Matt Szczur, Miguel Diaz, Nick Franklin, Oliver Drake, Orlando Arcia, Padres, Rob Scahill, Wil Myers

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