Win: Paul Maholm (8-6)
Loss: Alfredo Figaro (1-2)
Save: Craig Kimbrel (21)
HR: McCann (8), Johnson (5), J Schafer (3), Lucroy (8)
MVP: Jonathan Lucroy (.153 WPA)
LVP: Alfredo Figaro (-.362 WPA)
Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph
The Brewers lost the game, hopefully they didn't lose Carlos Gomez for very long, as well. Gomez did a Gomez thing and made a phenomenal play on a deep fly ball. Unfortunately, it appeared he misjudged where the wall was. It seemed like he thought he would slam into the wall, but came short and fell awkwardly, with his shoulder hitting where the wall meets the warning track. He was later confirmed as having a shoulder sprain and is day-to-day. Hopefully that won't be too many days.
Alfredo Figaro lost this one early for the Brewers. With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the first inning, Figaro threw a pitch right in Brian McCann's wheelhouse. McCann didn't miss, launching a grand slam to left center field.
Figaro wasn't done giving up home runs there, allowing two more solo shots: One to Chris Johnson and another to Jordan Schafer. Figaro ended the day with 3.1 innings pitched, allowing nine hits and three walks with six earned runs. The Braves didn't score again until the ninth, when they tagged on one more off of Jim Henderson.
Not that the Braves really needed that extra run. The Brewers bats were pretty ineffective other than a four-run fifth inning. Tom Gorzelanny of all people led off the inning with a single, but was out on second on a fielders choice off a Norichika Aoki grounder. Aoki would advance to third on a Jean Segura single before both players scored with Logan Schafer singling them in. Jonathan Lucroy homered to bring in another two, but that ended up being it for the Brewers offense today.
The Brewers are off tomorrow, but will begin a series with the Cubs on Tuesday.