clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Diamondbacks Send Enright To Face Wounded Brewers, 5:10 p.m. AZT

(Sports Network) - Playing without Ryan Braun and Corey Hart, the Milwaukee Brewers were unable to extend their winning streak over the Diamondbacks. As Arizona starter Barry Enright builds on his case to be part of his club's 2011 rotation, he wouldn't mind seeing the All-Stars rest another day.

Enright aims for a third straight winning decision this evening in the continuation of a four-game series with Milwaukee at Miller Park.

A 2007 second-round pick out of Pepperdine, Enright joined Arizona's rotation on June 30 and is 3-2 with a 2.81 earned run average. The 24-year-old is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA over his last four starts, though, and is coming off Thursday's victory over Washington in which he allowed two solo homers over six innings of an 8-4 triumph.

The right-handed Enright is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two road starts this year, and the rookie faces Milwaukee for the first time in his career tonight.

He'll try to pitch Arizona to a second win in a row over Milwaukee after the Brewers saw the Diamondbacks rally for a 7-4 extra-inning victory in last night's opener to halt the team's seven-game winning streak over the D-Backs. Arizona, which was outscored 26-6 in getting swept in three games at home by the Brewers in May, picked up its first victory over Milwaukee since May 2 of last season.

Gerardo Parra scored Mark Reynolds with a ground out in the ninth inning off Milwaukee closer John Axford, then plated three runs off former closer Trevor Hoffman in the 10th frame. Stephen Drew, who has reached base safely in 16 consecutive games, plated two runs with a single before pinch-hitter Ryan Church added a run-scoring single to right.

"We hung in there after things weren't going our way early," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "We just hope we didn't self-destruct then and we were clutch at the end. We got the job done when we needed to. Our bullpen was great."

Chris Young added a home run to give him his second career 20-homer, 20-stolen base season for Arizona, which has won four of five overall.

Prince Fielder drove in a run in the first inning for his sixth RBI in his last four games for the Brewers, who had a three-game winning streak halted.

"We had some opportunities early in the game," Brewers manager Ken Macha said. "We left six men on base in the first three innings,"

Fielder was also one of three Milwaukee players hit by Arizona starter Ian Kennedy. Both benches were warned after Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson threw behind Rusty Ryal in the fourth inning.

With Braun (wrist) and Hart (back) both ailing and the Brewers having traded Jim Edmonds to Cincinnati earlier in the day, Macha had just one healthy player on his bench in backup catcher George Kottaras. Shortstop Alcides Escobar started in right field and Hart was able to pinch hit late in the game. He is questionable for tonight, as is Braun.

Manny Parra would love to have the duo in the lineup tonight, seeing as he is 0-4 over his last five outings with an 8.56 ERA. The Milwaukee starter has allowed at least four runs in four of those games, including Wednesday's outing versus the Cubs in which he was charged with six runs on six hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings of a loss. He also struck out eight.

The 27-year-old southpaw, who hasn't won since July 3, is 3-9 with a 5.67 ERA this year, but 1-0 with a 0.86 ERA in four career meetings with the Diamondbacks. The first three were starts until he threw two scoreless innings of relief on May 8.