The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet this afternoon with the winner advancing to the National League Championship Series. After the Brewers took a two games to none lead in the best of five series, the Diamondbacks roared back with a pair of wins at Chase Field. Despite winning the first two, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke knew it would be tough to close out the series…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/ROENICKE12.mp3|titles=ROENICKE1]
The decisive game five will be played at Miller Park and the Brewers send game one winner Yovani Gallardo to the mound. That combination pleases Roenicke…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/ROENICKE21.mp3|titles=ROENICKE2]
Gallardo, who went eight innings in game one and allowed a run on four hits, said this is the biggest start of his career…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/GALLARDO2.mp3|titles=GALLARDO2]
The last two games the Diamondbacks have jumped out to early leads of 2-0 and 5-1. Gallardo wants to shut down Arizona beginning with pitch number one…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/GALLARDO3.mp3|titles=GALLARDO3]
The Diamondbacks will send their game one starter to the mound this afternoon, as Ian Kennedy gets the nod. Kennedy gave up four runs on eight hits in six and two-thirds in the series opener. Coverage on your home for the Brewers in Door County, 93-9 FM WDOR, begins at 3:30. First pitch is at 4.
The Brewers are 2 and 1 all time in game five in the postseason. They lost to the Yankees in 1981 and in 1982 they beat the Angels in the ALCS and the Cardinals in game five of the World Series.
In 1982, the Brewers beat the Angles in game five 4-3 , scoring two runs in the seventh on a Cecil Cooper single. That win gave the Brewers their only World Series appearance and set off a wild celebration at Milwaukee County Stadium (see below)