Scott Podsednik hit a go-ahead triple that chased Johnson during
an eight-run seventh inning and Milwaukee beat the Arizona
Diamondbacks 10-6 Wednesday night.
"It's shocking," Ford said. "I didn't think there was any way
we'd score eight runs after that."
Johnson (1-2) dominated for six innings before getting tagged in
the seventh. He dropped to 17-6 lifetime against Milwaukee, his
most wins against any team.
"I just kind of labored out there," Johnson said. "Things
just got out of control."
He struck out 11 in 6 2-3 innings. The five-time Cy Young Award
winner gave up six runs on five hits and three walks.
Leading 4-3, Johnson had a 3-2 count on Podsednik with two outs
and two on in the seventh. But the Brewers' leadoff hitter hit
Johnson's 125th and final pitch down the right-field line, driving
home two runs to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead.
"Obviously, he ran out of gas," Arizona manager Bob Brenly
said of Johnson. "I still think he was our best chance."
The Diamondbacks' bullpen has given up 39 earned runs in 41 2-3
innings for an 8.42 ERA this season, and it didn't fare any better
succeeding Johnson. Randy Choate and Oscar Villarreal allowed six
consecutive batters to reach base as Milwaukee pushed its lead to
"I'm extremely pleased and proud," Brewers manager Ned Yost
said after his team evened its record at 8-8 after opening last
season 9-20. "That's a big win for us right there."
Keith Ginter opened the seventh with a double and capped the
inning with a two-run homer, sending the Diamondbacks to their
fourth straight loss.
Pinch-hitter Bill Hall had an RBI groundout, setting the stage
Shea Hillenbrand's two-run single in the eighth cut Arizona's
deficit to 10-6.
Milwaukee starter Doug Davis gave up only five hits and one run
in 6 1-3 innings. He walked two in the seventh, and Bautista
homered to extend his hitting streak to an NL-leading 13 games.
Spivey, traded from Arizona to Milwaukee in the offseason, hit a
solo homer in the fourth.
Arizona 2B Roberto Alomar will be re-evaluated Friday when
the team returns to Phoenix. He broke a bone in his right hand
Tuesday night when he was hit by a pitch from Ben Sheets and is
expected to miss at least six weeks. ... Arizona CF Steve Finley
was ejected by plate umpire Mark Wegner after arguing a called
strike three in the sixth. ... Johnson was the first left-handed
starter the Brewers faced this season. Yost sat left-handed batters
Lyle Overbay and Ben Grieve. ... Johnson's strikeout of Davis in
the fifth inning was the 3,900th of his career. ... Thursday's game
marks the last time the teams play until Sept. 27-29 in Phoenix.