The Brewers got to one old nemesis on Tuesday when they scored five first-inning runs against Josh Collmenter -- admittedly with some help from the D-backs defense.
Can the Brewers do the same Wednesday against an even older nemesis?
Former Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo is off to a tough start to his D-backs' career, but he's handled the Brewers more often than not over the years. The crafty righty is 15-10 with a 3.67 ERA in 30 starts plus three relief appearances against Milwaukee, including a 2-0 record with a 2.28 ERA in 2013.
That includes one odd start last June in which Arroyo yielded 12 hits including two home runs over 7 2/3 innings -- but only two earned runs.
"Arroyo, when he's on, he can throw so many different pitches any place he wants to," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Sometimes the guys that swing a lot get themselves out."
The Brewers swing a lot, more than any team in the National League. Entering Tuesday, they swung at 49.8 percent of opponents' pitches, tied with the Orioles for the highest rate in baseball. That includes swinging at 33.9 percent of pitches outside the strike zone, tied with the Rockies for the highest rate in baseball.
Arroyo will work opposite Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta, who has made five straight quality starts of at least six innings with three or fewer earned runs. The big right-hander is 11-8 with a 2.77 ERA over his last 23 starts dating to last season.
D-backs: Pollock back in action
A.J. Pollock returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after missing five straight starts with a groin injury, but wasn't the center fielder. Rookie Ender Inciarte, who made his Major League debut on Friday, manned center instead, and Pollock played left.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson hoped left field would be a bit less taxing for Pollock, and indicated he may move him back to center field for Wednesday's series finale.
"Pollo, he's been nursing that a lot. I think it kind of minimizes how far he's got to go," Gibson said. "I think Pollo's probably going to be our center fielder. Inciarte can play anywhere, as well. But for right now, his first game back, I decided to put him out there."
Brewers: Ballpark app gives fans options
The Brewers on Tuesday debuted a new software program at Miller Park that allowed fans to upgrade their seats using their smartphones and MLB's At the Ballpark app, which is free for iPhone, iPod touch and Android tablets.
Once downloaded, fans can select 'Miller Park' as their venue of choice and will be able to take advantage of seat upgrades. All season seat holders of 20 games or more (excluding Terrace Treat accounts) have first access to seat upgrade locations beginning an hour and a half before first pitch. Season seat holders will also receive a 20 percent discount for all seat upgrades available through the application.
Public access will begin at 30 minutes prior to first pitch.
• Evan Marshall, called up from Triple-A earlier Tuesday, became the third D-backs pitcher to earn a victory in his Major League debut. The others were Josh Collmenter in 2011 and Clay Zavada in 2009.
• The Brewers' five-run first inning on Tuesday was their biggest single-inning outburst this season. They had scored four runs in an inning three times.
• Tuesday marked the Brewers' first loss this season when scoring four runs. They entered the game 18-0 when crossing that threshold, the only team in the Majors with that distinction.
• The Brewers' Double-A Huntsville pitching staff won a third consecutive shutout on Tuesday and has not surrendered a run in 30 innings.