Road Losing Streak Reaches 11 as Astros Walk Off for Second Straight Night, Brewers Lose 6-5 in 10

Aug 11, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) shows emotion after striking out against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Brewers 6-5 in extra innings. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

WP: Wilton Lopez (5-1)
LP: Jim Henderson (0-1)

HR: Tyler Greene (5)

MVP: Jonathan Lucroy (+.227)
LVP: Marco Estrada (-.266)

Win Expectancy Graph, Star of the Game Voting, and Box Score

It's late, so let's just hit the big points from the game.

  • Marco Estrada had a rough day. He pitched four innings, allowing four runs, seven hits, no walks, and three strikeouts.
  • Norichika Aoki, Aramis Ramirez, Jonathan Lucroy, and Jean Segura all had multi-hit games. Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun, and Corey Hart all had three strikeouts as the Brewers' hitters struck out fourteen times.
  • Carlos Gomez was ejected after the top of the seventh inning after arguing a called third strike.
  • Livan Hernandez allowed a run in his inning of relief work. Manny Parra, Kameron Loe, and Jose Veras each pitched a scoreless inning to cover the sixth, seventh, and eight innings.
  • The Brewers trailed entering the ninth inning. Rickie Weeks doubled to start the inning, Jonathan Lucroy beat out an infield single to get Weeks to third, and Jean Segura grounded out to the shortstop to score Weeks and tie the game at 5-5.
  • Jim Henderson worked the bottom of the ninth inning and struck out the side. Roenicke sent him back out for the tenth inning and it backfired on him badly. Jose Altuve reached on an infield single to start the inning, then back-to-back walks loaded the bases. Scott Moore then sent a single into left field to give the Astros their second straight walk-off win.
  • Here's your stat of the night: The Brewers 11-game road losing streak is the second longest in franchise history. The longest is 17 straight road games, which occurred in 1970 (April 21 to June 11, losing five straight series to the Washington Senators, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, and Detroit Tigers).
  • Since I'm not doing turning points, here's the win expectancy graph:

Source: FanGraphs

The Brewers try to avoid the sweep and end their long road losing streak again tomorrow (or technically later today at this point). Yovani Gallardo starts for the Brewers, and Jordan Lyles is up for the Astros. First pitch is at 1:05 PM.

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