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Brewers take 3 out of 4 from San Diego, lead NL Central

Brewers take 3 out of 4 from San Diego, lead NL Central Brewers take 3 out of 4 from San Diego, lead NL Central
Kristopher Love | 19 May, 2017, 06:53

"He was good again", manager Andy Green said.

"Honestly, Sogard is not the first guy you are preparing for when you are prepping to play the Brewers", Green said.

Eric Sogard reached San Diego and all but grabbed a surfboard.

Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (2-0, 2.66) comes into Wednesday night's game 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four career starts against San Diego.

The key to coming back from the surgery was staying positive, Sogard said. "I was definitely exhausted". "It puts a little different perspective on the game and allows me to go out and have some fun". Corey Knebel picked up his second save as Milwaukee improved to 23-18 and are now all alone in first place in the National League's Central Division.

Brewers: 1B Eric Thames missed his third straight game with strep throat. Domingo Santana singled to put runners at first and third and Bandy drove in the game victor with a single.

"It was absolutely a battle of wills", Sogard said. "It seemed like we were just off on a few balls, unfortunately it was too much of a hole to get out of".

Sogard had his second four-hit game in three days and drove in three runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday. "He's not somebody when you prep for the Brewers that that's the first name that you're prepping for to be honest".

Sogard, a former Padres farmhand, was called up from Triple-A on Friday after Ryan Braun went on the disabled list, and made his first big league appearance since October 2, 2015.

Zach Davies (5-2) won his third straight start, allowing two runs and five hits in six innings. He threw a called third strike past pinch-hitter Austin Hedges, a full-count curveball at the knees with runners at the corners for the final out.

Jarred Cosart, seeking his first victory since 2015, gave up one run and five hits in five innings.

Added Cosart: "Feels like it's been a long time".

"I think these are guys who have had track records of success at various levels, all of them", Brewers General Manager David Stearns told WTMJ's Wisconsin's Morning News on Thursday. "I felt relaxed. I felt I had a great arm slot and spin on my curve".

Early on it looked like San Diego could make a series split happen when Hunter Renfroe sent a 389 foot home run to left center field.

The Brewers tied things up in the top of the fifth inning thanks to Eric Sogard's RBI single to right field.

The Padres regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Cory Spagenberg scored as Torrens grounded into a double play. Leadoff walk to start the game; after that he ends up giving up a ground ball to let that run score but after that he was really, really good. Counsell said RHP Wily Peralta is ready to debut in the bullpen. Hector Sanchez will be a pinch-hitter and occasional catcher when he returns from the disabled list. Sanchez is starting a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso this weekend.

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