A return home to Miller Park turned out not to be the much needed remedy the Milwaukee Brewers (40-35) were looking for coming off a 2-6 road trip, as they lost 7-1 to the Cincinnati Reds (35-38) tonight.
Things didn’t go the Brewers way from the beginning, as Jimmy Nelson got roughed up in the first inning. The Reds first run came when Nelson walked Nick Sanzel with the bases loaded. Jose Inglesias followed that with a two-run single giving Cincinnati a 3-0 lead after one.
Nelson ended up going five innings, allowing five runs, walking four and striking out five as he fell to 0-2 on the season.
Milwaukee’s offense was virtually a no-show once again, as we’ve seen too many times recently. Only Christian Yelich’s MLB-leading 28th home run of the season kept the Brewers from being shutout. Yelich has two hits on the night, the rest of the team had three.
The Brewers have now lost four straight games, and seven of the last nine, falling 1.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs and sitting just one game up on the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Brewers and Reds will meet once again tomorrow night at Miller Park at 7:10 pm (CT).