On the day Ryan Braun was suspended for 65 games, the actual Brewers game was likely the last thing on the mind of many Brewers fans, but it did actually occur and the Brewers ended up losing.
The Brewers quickly tried to help fans forget about the Braun news by putting up two runs in the first inning. After drawing a walk, Logan Schafer took off for second on the first pitch of Jean Segura's at-bat and Segura drove a ball to the gap in left center. Chris Denorfia was able to cut off the ball before the wall, but Schafer's jump allowed him to score before the tag at home. Jonathan Lucroy followed Segura with a double of his own to score Segura and give the Brewers a two-run lead.
After two quick outs in the second inning, Tom Gorzelanny gave up a solo home run to Jesus Guzman to cut the Brewers lead in half. Following the Guzman home run, Gorzelanny recorded ten consecutive outs and looked to be cruising for the Brewers.
The Brewers added a run to their tally in the bottom of the fifth inning on only one hit from Norichika Aoki. Aoki singled and stole second base to start off the inning. Schafer grounded out to second to move Aoki to third and Aoki scored on a successful contact play in which Segura grounded out to shortstop Everth Cabrera.
Unfortunately, for the Brewers, Gorzelanny's success came to an abrupt end in the sixth inning.
Gorzelanny loaded the bases with only one out before Carlos Quentin punched a ball to right center that narrowly missed clearing the wall, but still scored two. With runners on second and third, Gorzelanny struck out Jeff Gyorko, but couldn't escape the inning unscathed when he allowed a double to Guzman that scored both runners and put the Brewers behind by two runs.
Neither team was able to muster much of anything after the sixth inning and the game ended with a final score of 5-3.
On a night when the Brewers could have used even the slightest of distractions, the Brewers were unable to deliver and now all the attention will be focused on the quotes that come out of the clubhouse after the game.
The Brewers will be back in action against the Padres again tomorrow. Donovan Hand will take the mound for the Brewers against Tyson Ross. The start will be Hand's first since giving up three runs in five innings against the Washington Nationals on July 4th. First pitch will be at 7:10 p.m.