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Brewers 1, Rays 2: Odorizzi doesn't stink

The Brewers were shut down by the organization's former top prospect as Jake Odorizzi pitched a great game.

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Win: Jake Odorizzi (6-5)
Loss: Kyle Lohse (11-5)
Save: Jake McGee (12)

HR: Mark Reynolds (18)


Here is the Brewers' offense for the day: Mark Reynolds hit a solo home run in the third inning to put Milwaukee on top 1-0. That was it. Jean Segura and Aramis Ramirez each picked up a hit, but nothing came of them. Nobody drew a walk.

Was it the team's bats just being inept and inconsistent? Or was former top-Brewers prospect Jake Odorizzi that good? Maybe a little bit of both, with a little dash of Bob Davidson's incongruities thrown in for kicks. Odorizzi pitched seven innings, allowing the three hits and one run while striking out five. He probably could have gone longer as he left having thrown 91 pitches, but the Rays opted to play it safe in a tight game.

Kyle Lohse, meanwhile, matched him most of the way. He pitched six innings and allowed just four hits, though he also walked three. He allowed two runs on a James Loney single in the sixth inning after loading the bases with two (maybe partly Bob Davidson-aided) walks and a single. A Logan Forsythe strikeout ended the inning, but the damage was done and the Brewers' offense had nothing in the tank to come back.

The Brewers will face another tough pitcher tomorrow when they go against Alex Cobb. Matt Garza will toe the rubber for Milwaukee with first pitch scheduled for 6:10 CT.