The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Atlanta Braves in the first of a three game series at Miller Park by a final of 4-2.
Adrian Houser mowed through the Braves lineup the first time around, allowing one hit and no runs through three innings. However, he found trouble in the fourth inning.
Ronald Acuna Jr. and Dansby Swanson got the top of the fourth started with consecutive singles. Then, Freddie Freeman smashed his 25th home run of the season on a first pitch curveball putting the Braves in front 3-0.
Ryan Braun hit a solo dinger to leadoff the bottom of the sixth inning. Yasmani Grandal then struckout looking and gave home plate umpire Jordan Baker a piece of his mind, leading to an ejection.
Mike Moustakes then singled. Aguilar followed with a fly out to center. Hiura came up with his third hit of the game, a triple to bring the Brewers deficit to 3-2.
Houser then gave up three straight singles to start the top of the seventh which scored a Braves run putting Atlanta up 4-2. Houser was then pulled for Junior Guerra.
A lot of people are complaining about the pitching staff, rightfully so, but the offense needs to be better as well.
Counsell still believes in the offense. “Offensively, there are certainly moments we’ve got to capitalize on,” Counsell said. “We’re not hitting into the best of luck right now. We’ve got to find a way to make plays. That’s how we break through this. Just make more plays. That’s the only way to do it.”
The Brewers (48-47) will look to bounce back against the Braves (58-37) Tuesday night. Brandon Woodruff (10-3, 3.67 ERA) will get the start opposite of Bryse Wilson (1-0, 6.14 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm (CT).