The Arizona Diamondbacks began their 2011 NLDS series against the Milwaukee Brewers with a hit on the first pitch of the game. Willie Bloomquist lined one to center off Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo to kick things off. From there we got a good look at how the Diamondbacks play baseball with some aggressive base running that was effective and costly.
Bloomquist stole second with one out and was standing on second when Justin Upton laced a ball to left field. The D-backs tested Ryan Braun's arm early in a send that was iffy but totally in character for the Snakes. Bloomquist was gunned down at the plate and the scoring chance was eliminated.
Ian Kennedy through three innings has looked sharp. He's allowed one hit, one walk and punched out two Brewers. Young Kennedy has shown no signs of nerves in his first postseason start and seems to be handling the pressure of being the ace with no problems.
The D-backs have two hits and three strikeouts against Gallardo who also looks ready for the challenge.
Kirk Gibson predicted a tight series and that's exactly what we have so far. The game is tied 0-0 going into the fourth inning.