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Brewers 3, Braves 4: Cravy quality, but not enough

After a nice winning streak, the Brewers are now in danger of being swept at home by Atlanta.

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Win: Banuelos (1-0)
Loss: Cravy (0-2)
Save: Grilli (24)

HR: Lucroy (2), Lind (15), Pierznyski (6)


For a young pitcher making just his second major league start, Tyler Cravy had a nice showing for the Brewers against the Braves. He was far far perfect, but managed a quality start after allowing three runs in six innings. Over that time, he gave up eight hits and a walk, but struck out three.

That's a pretty innocuous outing, all in all. Nothing much to complain about, but he wasn't blowing anyone away either. Not every start will fall in either of those categories, of course, and it will be over a longer term that we find out if Cravy has what it takes to be a member of Milwaukee's rotation long-term.

More immediately, Cravy wasn't quite good enough for the Brewers to get the win. A Jonathan Lucroy solo homer in the second was the only support Cravy got while in the game as he exited to a 3-1 deficit. Will Smith allowed another run in the top of the seventh to make it 4-1 before the Brewers got one on a Shane Peterson RBI double in the bottom of the inning.

An Adam Lind homer in the eighth put the Brewers within a run, but Jason Grilli struck out the side in the ninth to finish the game out. Lind was the offensive star for the Brewers, reaching base three times on two hits and a walk.

The Brewers will try to avoid being swept with a day game tomorrow. First pitch is set for 1:10 CT.