Brewers manage only two hits in a 7-1 loss to Los AngelesWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers hope their collective hitting stroke will return tonight, when they open a weekend series against Pittsburgh at Miller Park.
The Milwaukee Brewers hope their collective hitting stroke will return tonight, when they open a weekend series against Pittsburgh at Miller Park. The Brewers managed only two hits on their home field yesterday, when they got crushed by the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-to-1. Prince Fielder homered, and Jonathan Lucroy singled. And Milwaukee hitters struck out 11 times.
Ex-Brewer Scott Podsednik went 3-for-5 with an R-B-I and two runs scored. And Casey Blake homered, as the Dodgers swept a three-game series in Milwaukee for the first time since 2003.
It was also the first time since late June that L-A swept a road series. The Brewers fell to 16-and-29 in day games.
Yovani Gallardo took the loss, giving up six runs in six-and-a-third innings with 10 strikeouts. He’s now 11-and-6. Ronald Belisario got the win in relief and improved to 2-and-1. Dodgers’ All-Star outfielder Andrew Ethier was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing a call on which he struck out. Plate umpire Adrian Anderson didn’t toss Ethier until one batter later, after the ump had enough of the player’s jawboning. Ethier raced out of the dugout, but was held by back by teammate James Loney and manager Joe Torre.
The Brewers will try to end a four-game losing streak tonight against the Pirates. Left-hander Chris Narveson will face Pittsburgh righty James McDonald.