Another blown lead, another loss for MilwaukeeWisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers have dropped four of their last five, after losing to the Cubs in Chicago yesterday 7-6.
CHICAGO - The Milwaukee Brewers have dropped four of their last five, after losing to the Cubs in Chicago yesterday 7-6.
The Cubs scored four times in the eighth inning to take their second straight from the Brew Crew. Kosuke Fukudome hit a two-run single that put the Cubs in front for good. LaTroy Hawkins took the loss, giving up all four Cub runs in the eighth on three hits, a pair of walks, and two strikeouts. Hawkins is now 0-1, and he was also hit with a blown save. Dave Bush got his second straight no-decision, giving up two runs in six innings. Jeff Gray got the win, despite giving up two runs in the eighth. Carlos Marmol threw a scoreless ninth for his third save.
Fukudome went 2-for-4 with three RBI’s, and Ryan Theriot went 4-for-5 with a pair driven in. Cubs’ catcher Geovany Soto hit the game’s only home run. Alcides Escobar had three hits for Milwaukee, including an R-B-I triple. Rickie Weeks went 2-for-5 with a pair of R-B-I’s and a run scored. The Cubs will go for the sweep of the three-game set this afternoon. Right-hander Jeff Suppan will make his first start for Milwaukee against right-hander Carlos Zambrano.
The Brewers sent left-handed reliever Mitch Stetter down to Triple "A" Nashville yesterday. It created a roster spot for starter Jeff Suppan, who’s returning from the disabled list with a neck injury. The speculation was that Carlos Villanueva would go down when Suppan was recalled. But with left-handers Manny Parra and Chris Narveson in the bullpen, the Brewers apparently believed they’d get more use from the right-handed Villanueva – who has pitched three scoreless innings this season. Stetter has only faced two batters. General manager Doug Melvin said team officials struggled to decide who would go down. Melvin told Stetter it was nothing he did – and it was not an easy decision.