MILWAUKEE – Certainly, Mark Rogers wished his first major league start would have lasted longer.

But other than that, he had to be happy with the results Friday night.

On what Milwaukee Brewers Manager Ken Macha said was about a 60-pitch limit, Rogers pitched three hitless innings in a 6-2 victory over the Florida Marlins.

After a shaky start that included a hit batter and two walks while facing the first four hitters, Rogers settled down to strike out Gaby Sanchez and Chad Tracy to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the first.

Rogers blew away Tracy with a high, 97-mph fastball, his fastest of the night, and pumped his right fist as he left the mound and headed for the dugout.

“I was excited,” said Rogers, who had numerous family members from Maine in the stands. “I don’t usually get that emotional, but that was an exciting moment for me, especially with all the fans standing up, an 0-2 count, bases loaded. I really wanted to get out of that situation.”

Rogers went on to pitch perfect innings in the second and third innings, but that 30-pitch first inning shortened his outing.

He finished with 56 pitches, 31 of them strikes.

He admitted to having a case of nerves in the first inning.

“I didn’t really feel it,” he said. “I woke up and tried to do the same routine I normally do on game day, and that was good. I went out and played long toss and I was OK. I went in the bullpen and that was OK.

“Then I got on the mound and kind of took a look around and it hit me a little bit then.

“But after you hit (Cameron) Maybin and walk (Ozzie) Martinez, you have to get into the baseball game real quick.”

Which is exactly what he did.

“I thought he showed pretty good velocity with his fastball and got some big outs,” Macha said.

After Rogers left the mound for good after the top of the third — he said he lobbied Macha for one more inning — he stayed in the game in the bottom of the inning for his first at-bat.

He broke his bat and hit a roller toward second baseman Dan Uggla.

Uggla failed to make the play and Rogers was generously credited with a hit.

He eventually came around to score the game’s first run on Ryan Braun’s two-run single.