Pitching there but offense not for Brewers in lossWisconsin Sports
- Chris Narveson earned his fourth straight quality start – but the Milwaukee Brewer offense was AWOL again, and they lost at Houston last night 4-2.
HOUSTON - Chris Narveson earned his fourth straight quality start – but the Milwaukee Brewer offense was AWOL again, and they lost at Houston last night 4-2.
Narveson struck out seven in six innings, giving up one run on six hits. But reliever Brandon Kintzler, who was called up last week, couldn’t hold a 2-to-1 lead in the seventh. He gave up three runs on three hits in two-thirds-of-an-inning, and lost his first big league decision. The Brewer offense only went 1-for-11 with runners-in-scoring-position.
Prince Fielder missed the game with flu-like symptoms, and never left the team hotel. He ended the Majors’ longest current streak for consecutive games played at 327, and all of them were starts. It began September third of 2008, and it was the longest streak in Brewer history. Robin Yount is second with 274 consecutive games played.
Ex-Brewer Carlos Lee scored his one-thousandth-career run last night. He had two hits and an RBI. Jeff Keppinger had two hits and three walks, as the Astros won their seventh game in their last 10. Brett Myers got the victory, striking out 10 in seven innings while giving up a run on six hits. He won his fourth straight decision and is now 12-7. Matt Lindstrom got his 23rd save.
Corey Hart homered and Carlos Gomez drove in a run for Milwaukee, which has lost three-of-its-last-four. They’ll play the Astros again tonight. Left-hander Chris Capuano faces Astros’ righty Bud Norris.