Sogard has career-high 4 hits in Brewers' 6-2 win vs Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Eric Sogard is making the most of the second chance he's been given after injuries have sidelined some key members of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Sogard had a career-high four hits and drove in a run, and Jimmy Nelson struck out eight in six-plus innings and hit an RBI single to help the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Tuesday night.

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 Oct. 2, 2015. He missed all of last season after having knee surgery.

''I'm definitely just grateful to be out there after missing a full year last year,'' Sogard said. ''It puts a little different perspective on the game and allows me to go out and have some fun. Obviously after major surgery like that you never know what the future holds.''

Sogard has come up big in his three starts. He homered both Friday night and Monday night, and then had his career night Tuesday. The Brewers played the last two games without third baseman Travis Shaw and first baseman Eric Thames. Sogard started at shortstop Monday night and at third base Tuesday night.

The key to coming back from the surgery was staying positive, Sogard said.

''I just continued to work at it. I've a great physical therapist who continued to get me better. It's been an interesting process to go through but I think it's made me better in the long run.''

Sogard had one of six hits against lefty Clayton Richard in the first inning that helped the Brewers to a 5-0 lead. The Brewers had five straight hits with one out, including RBI singles by Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana, and a two-run double by Manny Pina. Sogard hit an RBI single with two outs.

Sogard doubled with two outs in the sixth and scored on Nelson's single to right.

''You bring a guy up and he steps in and he performs, it's a boost,'' manager Craig Counsell said. ''It really is. When you've got guys of the caliber we've got out right now, and somebody steps in there ... it makes you appreciate the depth of our group, really.''

Counsell said the big first inning ''does a lot for your starting pitcher as much as anything, that he's got some breathing room.''

Nelson (2-2) gave up two runs and seven hits, with one walk. He allowed Wil Myers' solo homer to straightaway center field leading off the sixth and then was chased by consecutive doubles by rookie Hunter Renfroe and Matt Szczur opening the seventh.

Richard (2-5) lost his third straight decision, over five starts. He allowed six runs and 10 hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked none.

''I didn't throw the ball terrible, just a few pulled changeups and that really hurt,'' Richard said. ''It seemed like we were just off on a few balls, unfortunately it was too much of a hole to get out of.''

Manager Andy Green said the Brewers ''were lifting them just enough to get them into the outfield. A couple unfortunate circumstances for Clayton which probably normally gets out of there with two runs and then it's still a close ballgame. We weren't able to hold them there though.''

Renfroe tied the club record with an outfield assist in three straight games when he threw out Sogard trying to score on a liner to right by Keon Broxton to end the fourth. Sogard was aboard on a double and advanced on an error.

Santana threw out Szczur trying to score on Manuel Margot's fly to right to end the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Thames has strep throat and missed his second straight game. ''He's pretty miserable,'' Counsell said. ''He's improved today for sure. Hopefully tomorrow he takes a big step forward. He's got some solid antibiotics running through his system.'' ... Shaw didn't start due to a swollen index finger suffered Sunday.

UP NEXT

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. This will be his second start at Petco Park.

Padres: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 5.12) will try to improve to 3-0 this season at Petco Park, where he's allowed only one earned run in 20 innings.

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  • W: J. Nelson (2-2)L: C. Richard (2-5)
  • HR: SD - W. Myers (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B50000025.210.277.340.616-1.0
K. Broxton CF51100034.258.321.458.7790.5
H. Perez LF51100002.287.336.539.8752.0
J. Aguilar 1B41210010.313.343.609.9534.5
D. Santana RF41110011.279.369.459.8282.5
M. Pina C41120001.312.346.494.8395.0
O. Arcia SS30000112.215.269.364.633-0.5
E. Sogard 3B41410000.600.6921.4002.0928.0
J. Nelson P30110012.067.067.067.1331.5
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. Scahill P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-singled for Drake in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF40100012.275.322.425.7472.5
C. Spangenberg 3B40100012.271.292.343.6350.5
W. Myers 1B41111020.293.330.579.9095.0
Y. Solarte 2B40100000.236.313.340.6532.0
A. Hedges C40200010.221.278.459.7371.5
E. Aybar SS30000013.213.287.344.631-0.5
M. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Schimpf PH10000000.153.282.398.6800.0
H. Renfroe RF41100003.218.272.408.6803.0
M. Szczur LF20110100.244.304.390.6954.0
C. Richard P20000021.214.267.214.481-1.0
A. Cordoba SS10000001.260.327.440.7670.0
  • a-grounded out for Diaz in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Aguilar (6), M. Pina (8), E. Sogard 2 (2)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar (12), D. Santana (17), M. Pina 2 (12), E. Sogard (4), J. Nelson
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard, J. Nelson
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Solarte (6), H. Renfroe (7), M. Szczur (3)
  • 3B - M. Margot (3)
  • HR - W. Myers (11)
  • RBI - W. Myers (27), M. Szczur (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - O. Arcia (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - C. Spangenberg
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Santana (2)
  • DP - M. Pina, D. Santana
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (4)
  • DP - H. Renfroe, A. Hedges
  • E - W. Myers (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Nelson (W, 2-2)6.07221813.861.3322.0
J. Hughes1.00000002.200.003.0
O. Drake1.01000004.081.002.0
R. Scahill1.00000002.450.003.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Nelson (W, 2-2)6.0
J. Hughes1.0
O. Drake1.0
R. Scahill1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard (L, 2-5)6.010660704.861.670.5
M. Diaz3.02001208.351.007.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard (L, 2-5)6.0
M. Diaz3.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Nelson 102-70, J. Hughes 6-3, O. Drake 11-4, R. Scahill 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Nelson 5-5, J. Hughes 1-1, O. Drake 2-0, R. Scahill 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Nelson 26, J. Hughes 2, O. Drake 3, R. Scahill 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 95-70, M. Diaz 43-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 6-5, M. Diaz 3-3
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 28, M. Diaz 11
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Broxton CF51100034.258.321.458.7790.5
H. Perez LF51100002.287.336.539.8752.0
J. Aguilar 1B41210010.313.343.609.9534.5
D. Santana RF41110011.279.369.459.8282.5
M. Pina C41120001.312.346.494.8395.0
O. Arcia SS30000112.215.269.364.633-0.5
E. Sogard 3B41410000.600.6921.4002.0928.0
J. Nelson P30110012.067.067.067.1331.5
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
O. Drake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. Scahill P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Drake in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF40100012.275.322.425.7472.5
C. Spangenberg 3B40100012.271.292.343.6350.5
W. Myers 1B41111020.293.330.579.9095.0
Y. Solarte 2B40100000.236.313.340.6532.0
A. Hedges C40200010.221.278.459.7371.5
E. Aybar SS30000013.213.287.344.631-0.5
M. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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H. Renfroe RF41100003.218.272.408.6803.0
M. Szczur LF20110100.244.304.390.6954.0
C. Richard P20000021.214.267.214.481-1.0
A. Cordoba SS10000001.260.327.440.7670.0
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  • a-grounded out for Diaz in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Aguilar (6), M. Pina (8), E. Sogard 2 (2)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar (12), D. Santana (17), M. Pina 2 (12), E. Sogard (4), J. Nelson
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard, J. Nelson
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Solarte (6), H. Renfroe (7), M. Szczur (3)
  • 3B - M. Margot (3)
  • HR - W. Myers (11)
  • RBI - W. Myers (27), M. Szczur (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - O. Arcia (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - C. Spangenberg
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Santana (2)
  • DP - M. Pina, D. Santana
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (4)
  • DP - H. Renfroe, A. Hedges
  • E - W. Myers (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Nelson (W, 2-2)6.07221813.861.3322.0
J. Hughes1.00000002.200.003.0
O. Drake1.01000004.081.002.0
R. Scahill1.00000002.450.003.0
Total9.0822181---
PITCHERSIP
J. Nelson (W, 2-2)6.0
J. Hughes1.0
O. Drake1.0
R. Scahill1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Richard (L, 2-5)6.010660704.861.670.5
M. Diaz3.02001208.351.007.0
Total9.01266190---
PITCHERSIP
C. Richard (L, 2-5)6.0
M. Diaz3.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Nelson 102-70, J. Hughes 6-3, O. Drake 11-4, R. Scahill 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Nelson 5-5, J. Hughes 1-1, O. Drake 2-0, R. Scahill 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Nelson 26, J. Hughes 2, O. Drake 3, R. Scahill 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 95-70, M. Diaz 43-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 6-5, M. Diaz 3-3
  • Batters Faced - C. Richard 28, M. Diaz 11
  • 7TH INNING
    Szczur doubled to left center, Renfroe scored62
  • 6TH INNING
    Myers homered to center61
    Nelson singled to right, Sogard scored60
  • 1ST INNING
    Sogard singled to center, Pina scored, Sogard to second50
    Pina doubled to deep left, Aguilar and Santana scored40
    Santana singled to center, Perez scored, Aguilar to second20
    Aguilar singled to left, Broxton scored, Perez to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • M. Diaz Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Sogard singled to right
    • N. Franklin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Franklin singled to right, Sogard to second
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Villar flied out to deep center, Sogard to third, Franklin to second
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Scahill Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Hedges flied out to left
    • R. Schimpf: Foul, Ball, Schimpf grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Diaz Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pina flied out to deep right
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia walked
    • E. Sogard: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Arcia caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • O. Drake Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg singled to left
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Spangenberg picked off at first, catcher to first, Ball, Myers grounded out to second
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Solarte grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Diaz Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • H. Perez: Ball, Perez grounded out to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Aguilar popped out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nelson Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Renfroe doubled to shallow center
    • M. Szczur: Szczur doubled to left center, Renfroe scored
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cordoba grounded out to shortstop, Szczur to third
    • M. Margot: Ball, Margot flied into double play right to catcher, Szczur out at home
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pina flied out to left
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Sogard: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sogard doubled to deep right center
    • J. Nelson: Nelson singled to right, Sogard scored
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nelson Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Foul, Myers homered to center
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Solarte grounded out to first
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Hedges struck out looking
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Aybar popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Perez grounded out to third
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Aguilar struck out looking
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nelson Pitching:
    • M. Szczur: Foul, Szczur fouled out to first
    • C. Richard: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Richard struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Margot tripled to deep center
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Sogard doubled to right
    • J. Nelson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Nelson safe at first on 1st baseman Myers fielding error, Sogard to third
    • J. Villar: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • K. Broxton: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Broxton lined into double play right to catcher, Sogard out at home
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Nelson Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Solarte doubled to deep right center
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hedges singled to center, Solarte to third
    • E. Aybar: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Aybar struck out on foul tip
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Aguilar doubled to left
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to center
    • M. Pina: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pina popped out to second
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Arcia struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nelson Pitching:
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Szczur walked
    • C. Richard: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Richard struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to third
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Broxton struck out on foul tip
    • H. Perez: Perez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nelson Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte lined out to left
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges singled to center
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Aybar grounded out to third, Hedges to second
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Richard Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Broxton singled to right center
    • H. Perez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Perez singled to left, Broxton to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar singled to left, Broxton scored, Perez to third
    • D. Santana: Santana singled to center, Perez scored, Aguilar to second
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pina doubled to deep left, Aguilar and Santana scored
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arcia lined out to left
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard singled to center, Pina scored, Sogard to second
    • J. Nelson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Nelson struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nelson Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot grounded out to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg lined out to left
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)