By Eric Fischer
Down to his last strike, while trailing 6-5 on Friday night, Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead three-run homerun to give the Brewers an 8-6 lead, which would end up being the final score. The homerun was Braun’s first hit of the 2018 campaign, but not the only impact the outfielder-turned- first basemen had, as Braun drove in 5 of the Brewers 8 runs on a groundout in the first, and a sacrifice fly in the 5th. The Brewers offense rebounded from a slow start Thursday with an 11 hit performance, featuring 2 hits by Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw with Christian Yelich, Domingo Santana, Manny Pina, Jesus Aguilar, Orlando Arcia, and Jonathan Villar each knocking in hits. Also rebounding from a rough Opening Day was closer Corey Knebel who came in for the 9th, striking out all three batters he faced for the save. Oliver Drake gets the win for the Brewers with Brad Hand taking the loss for the Padres. Brent Suter takes the hill Saturday for Milwaukee, as the Brewers look for the sweep against San Diego.