WP: Zack Greinke (5-0)
LP: Matt Garza (2-4)
HR: Justin Turner (4), Jimmy Rollins (3), Adrian Gonzalez (9)
Monday night was a fairy tale for Craig Counsell. Tuesday night provided more insight to the reality of managing a team.
The Brewers took the lead early in the game thanks to an error by Joc Pedersen on a fly ball from Jean Segura. The 1-0 lead would hold through the sixth inning as both starters dueled through the first five. Then, in the sixth, Matt Garza allowed a three-run home run to Justin Turner to give the Dodgers their first lead of the game. They added on four more runs in the seventh off of two home runs allowed by Neal Cotts, making the deficit 7-1. The Dodgers would tack on another run in the ninth inning.
It was a good day for Matt Garza beyond the home run he allowed. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs on the home run. In total, he allowed four hits and three walks while striking out four. However, it wasn't enough to beat Zack Greinke, who pitched 7 2/3 innings and allowed only one unearned run on his way to his tenth straight win.
Meanwhile, the offense just couldn't get going. Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-4 in the game, but was one of only two Brewers who recorded a hit. Scooter Gennett was the other as he went 1-for-3 on the day.
The Brewers return to action tomorrow in game three of their series against the Dodgers, and the good news is that the Brewers have easier matchups in the last two games. Joe Wieland is being called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start for the Dodgers, and Wily Peralta will start for the Brewers. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.