Brewers swept at Houston in three game seriesWisconsin Sports
- Brewers swept in three game series at Houston after 5-2 loss.
The Milwaukee Brewers were swept for three games at Houston, losing 5-2 yesterday. Corey Hart ended a 28-inning scoreless streak for the Brewers with a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
It was 2-0 in the seventh when Hunter Pence hit a liner up the middle that injured Randy Wolf’s left pitching wrist. Wolf left, and Kameron Loe then threw eight straight balls to load the bases. Zach Braddock then came in and gave up a grand slam to Houston pinch-hitter Jason Michaels. The Astros added a run in the eighth, and the Brewers fell to their fifth straight loss.
X-rays on Wolf were negative, indicating a deep bruise. He’ll have an MRI today to make sure it’s nothing worse. Wesley Wright got the win in only his Major League start, giving up two runs on four hits in seven innings. Brandon Lyon picked up his second save, as Houston swept a home series from Milwaukee for the first time since May of 2008.
The Astros also have a five-game winning streak for the first time since September of ’08. Loe took the loss, and is now 1-2. The Brewers only got four hits, including Hart’s homer and a double by Wolf.
Milwaukee dropped to 10 games below .500 again, and is now 11 1/2 out of first in the NL Central. The Brewers will open a series in Chicago tonight against the Cubs. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo faces Cubs’ right-hander Randy Wells.