Win: Mike Pelfrey (2-5)
Loss: Mike Fiers (5-2)
Save: Glen Perkins (21)
The Brewers are still looking for their first sweep of the season. After taking the first two games in Minnesota from the Twins, the offense couldn't make anything of their opportunities against Mike Pelfrey Sunday as the right-hander shut the Brewers out for eight innings.
Milwaukee had a runner on base in every inning today, but the only player on the team to reach second base was Ryan Braun when he doubled in the sixth inning. That's pretty incredible, right? The Brewers had eight hits and a walk, but only reached second base once. They couldn't advance runners with productive outs, they couldn't get more than a hit in an inning, they couldn't do much of anything at all. What the Brewers did do was strike out seven times and hit into three double-plays.
Meanwhile Mike Fiers gave up two runs in 4.1 innings, but allowed seven hits and three walks over that span. He had also tossed 91 pitches up to that point. The bullpen shut the Twins down the rest of the game, but the damage was done with the offense ineffective today.
Of note, Michael Blazek pitched 1.2 innings without allowing a baserunner. That lowered his season ERA to 1.16 as he chases a potential All Star nod.
Up next for the Brewers are the Pirates in Pittsburgh. First pitch is slated for 6:05 CT.