The Milwaukee Brewers (66-46) blow another game to the San Francisco Giants (71-41) in consecutive days. This time, the Brewers blew two different two-run leads in a 5-4 loss at American Family Field this afternoon.
It is disappointing (that word is an understatement) to say the least watching what could, and quite frankly should, have been a series sweep become a series loss. It was an impressive amateur level performance the last two days.
After blowing these last two games that they should have won, Milwaukee’s lead over the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central is down to five games. The Brewers also now trail the Giants by five games for the best record in the National League and possible home field advantage in the NL playoffs.
You have to capitalize on opportunity, and the Milwaukee Brewers certainly didn’t. There were way too many self-inflicted wounds in this series, especially the last two games. You can’t do that against a team you’re chasing for home field.
How does what happened the last two days possibly happen at the Major League level?!?!
Brett Anderson pitched five innings allowing five hits, one run and three strikeouts, but left in the sixth inning with left calf cramping.
Manager Craig Counsell said that he doesn’t expect Anderson to miss any starts and said that it was merely cramping and shouldn’t linger.
Christian Yelich was 0-for-3 with a walk today. Yelich is now 0-for-4 since returning to the ball club. The Brewers desperately need to get him going.
The Brewers will travel to Chicago to take on the Cubs in a four-game series at Wrigley Field starting tomorrow, August 9th. First pitch for tomorrow’s game is set for 7:05 PM (Central Time).
Freddy Peralta will start tomorrow’s game for the Brewers, but Tuesday’s starter is TBA. Seems likely they will have to bring in a starter for Tuesday.