Macha pulls pitcher and Brewers fall apart vs. RedsBrewers Manager Ken Macha decided to pull starter Chis Narveson as soon as he allowed a one-out walk in the seventh. And the Reds went on to score six runs in that frame off three relievers to lead Cinncinnati to a 6-1 win.
CINNCINNATI - Chris Narveson had a two-hit shutout going when he was pulled in the seventh inning – and three Milwaukee Brewer relievers went on to give up five runs in a 6-1 loss at Cincinnati.
Manager Ken Macha decided to pull Narveson as soon as he allowed a one-out walk in the seventh. And the Reds went on to score six runs in that frame off three relievers. Narveson had only thrown 97 pitches, but Macha said he wasn’t going to let the young left-hander stay in and lose a well-pitched game. Todd Coffey took the loss, giving up three runs without registering an out. He’s now 2-3.
Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run homer, Scott Rolen had a two-run single, and Miguel Cairo had a run-scoring double. Reds’ rookie phenom Aroldis Chapman pitched one inning of relief for the second straight night, and threw a 104-mile-an-hour fastball while striking out two. Jeremy Jeffress, the
Brewers’ 2006 first-round draft choice, made his big league debut by pitching a scoreless eighth. He and third baseman Mat Gamel were called up earlier in the day, after teams were allowed to expand their rosters for September. Narveson had two singles and he drove in Milwaukee’s only run.
The Brewers were swept for three games by the Reds, who now lead the National League Central by eight games over second-place Saint Louis. The Brewers are off today, and will play at Philadelphia tomorrow night.