Win: Mike Fiers (6-5)
Loss: Justin Turner (6-11)
Save: Hector Rondon (29)
HR: Anthony Rizzo (32)
The Brewers are finally, mercifully, done being beat down for the second half of the season after fittingly losing to the Cubs 5-2. I suspect we'll see a lot of the Cubs winning against the Brewers in the coming years. That won't be fun.
Mike Fiers wasn't quite as good as he has been in the past couple of months. He gave up two runs in the first inning en route to allowing four total runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out seven.
As has been the case for the last part of the year, the offense once again struggled. This time around, they were without Carlos Gomez and Rickie Weeks in the starting lineup, despite this perhaps being Weeks' last game in a Brewers uniform. Instead, Elian Herrera played second base for some reason.
Milwaukee managed two runs on just five hits. Martin Maldonado singled home Jean Segura in the second inning, then Herrera singled home Logan Schafer in the fifth. That tied the game at 2-2 before the Cubs brought home a pair in the sixth.
Jonathan Lucroy led the way with a pair of hits, allowing him to finish with a .301 batting average.
Thus ends the season for the Brewers. We here at Brew Crew Ball will, naturally, have all sorts of good stuff during the offseason. For now, we can all look forward to the internal reviews the team is performing and the winter meetings in a few months.
So long 2014. I'll see you in hell.