A trio of home runs helped the Milwaukee Brewers defeat the Atlanta Braves in game 1 of the series. Brewers home runs, and a lack of Braves hitting, led to a 5-0 Brewers win on Monday night.
Jonathan Lecroy homered off Minor in the 5th inning. This home run, with Norichika Aoki on base, gave the Brewers a 3-0 lead.
The Brewers 3rd homerun of the night, came off the bat of Aramis Ramirez, in the 8th inning. The Brew Crew added another run in the inning, when Yuniesky Betancourt reached on an infield single. Sean Halton scored and padded the lead to 5-0 for the Brewers.
The Brewers had the same amount of home runs as the Braves did hits on Monday. The Braves were only able to record 3 hits during the game. Only 2 of those hits came from Atlanta starters. Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons were the only 2 starters with hits. Elliot Johnson got the 3rd hit when he came in to pinch hit.
The Braves need to play well this last week, if they want home field advantage in the playoffs. They have started to fall as of late and will probably only be ½ game in front of the Cardinals at the end of play on Monday.
All regulars should be back in the lineup tomorrow night for game 2 of the series. Freddy Garcia (4-7, 4.52) will take on Tyler Thornburg (3-1,1.96). The Braves lineup will have another tough task as Thornburg has been unhittable recently.