Brewers held to just four hits in 3-2 loss to AstrosWisconsin News
- The Milwaukee Brewers only got four hits last night in losing at Houston, 3-2.
HOUSTON - The Milwaukee Brewers only got four hits last night in losing at Houston, 3-2.
Ryan Braun put Milwaukee in front with a solo homer in the first inning. But the Astros’ Chris Johnson hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the first, and that was the game. Casey McGehee hit a solo homer in the ninth for the Brewers, who’ve only scored 35 runs this month – the fourth-lowest in the National League. Braun also singled, and Alcides Escobar had Milwaukee’s only other hit.
Corey Hart said the Brewers are in fierce team-wide slump. Bud Norris was last night’s beneficiary, giving up just one run on three hits with five walks in seven-and-a-third innings. The win improved his record to 8-and-8. Brandon Lyon earned his 16th save. Chris Capuano took the loss, giving up all three Houston runs in six-and-a-third innings. He’s now 3-4.
The Brewers had a chance to move into third place in the National League Central in this series. But instead, the Astros are now three-and-a-half games ahead of fourth-place Milwaukee. And in case you’re wondering, the Brewers are still two-and-a-half up on the fifth-place Cubs. The Brewers and Houston will close out their three-game series this afternoon. Right-hander Dave Bush faces Astros’ southpaw J.A. Happ.