Things are tight through six innings with each team throwing their aces in Game 1 of the 2011 NLDS series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers. Yovani Gallardo has been slightly better than Ian Kennedy which accounts for the 2-0 lead for the home team.
In the fourth inning, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder had back-to-back no out hits and then Kennedy hit Rickie Weeks to load the bases with no out. Fielder's double down the left field line took advantage of Ryan Roberts shifting off third to open the hole that Prince was able to find.
Brewers third baseman Jerry Hairston plated the first run of the series with a sac fly to center. Kennedy got out of the inning with only the one run allowed.
In the sixth inning with two outs Yuniesky Betancourt tripled off the left field wall. He scored on a single by catcher Jonathan Lucroy who wasn't walked to get the pitcher.
Through six innings Gallardo has thrown 75 pitches and has given up three hits, one walk and punched out six. Kennedy has thrown 94 pitches and given up six hit, one walk, hit two batters and surrendered two runs. Kennedy's spots is due up sixth in the inning. It will be interesting to see if he gets one more inning.
The D-backs are notorious for finding offense late in games so there's certainly no panic in their dugout down a run. Montero, Young, and Overbay are due up in the top of the seventh. Willie Bloomquist has two of the D-backs three hits.