Brewers Don't Win Again, Lose 4-3 To Reds

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 26: Norichika Aoki #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers gets ready in the dugout during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 26, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

W: Bronson Arroyo (4-5)
L: John Axford (1-5)
S: Aroldis Chapman (9)

HR: Jay Bruce (17)

MVP: Norichika Aoki (+.200)
LVP: John Axford (-.224)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

The Brewers came to Cincinnati this week with a chance to gain some ground in the division if they could have a good week. For seven innings tonight, it looked like they were going to lay an enormous egg on the field at Great American Ball Park. Bronson Arroyo, who led the National League in earned runs and all of baseball with 46 home runs last season, held the Brewers hitless for seven and a third innings tonight.

The Brewer bats came back to life in the eighth, though, when Taylor Green broke up the no-no with a double. Corey Hart followed with a double and Norichika Aoki's single tied the game at three. Their new life was short live-d, however,

Marco Estrada was brilliant through five innings tonight but ran out of gas in the sixth, allowing a long three run home run to Jay Bruce that turned out to be the game's decisive blow. Those were the only runs Estrada allowed, and they'll overshadow the fact that he struck out a career-high 12 in the game.

The Brewers will get another chance to dramatically underperform expectations tomorrow when Zack Greinke takes on Homer Bailey at 11:35.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker