Win: Richard (2-0)
Loss: Lohse (5-13)
Save: Rondon (16)
HR: Russell (7)
Without Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Aramis Ramirez, this might become a more familiar site. The Brewers were swept at home by the Cubs in a four game series, three of which came post-trade deadline.
Kyle Lohse, as you might expect, wasn't very good. He gave up all four Cubs runs in 4.1 innings while allowing nine hits and a walk. The Cubs got a run apiece in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings. With Mike Fiers being traded at the deadline as well, Lohse gained extra security to remain in the rotation for the rest of the year, which should be fun.
Meanwhile, the Brewers managed just once off Clayton Richard when two singles and a groundball RBI in the second inning allowed a run.
That was all the damage Milwaukee did until a late comeback in the ninth inning. Cubs closer Hector Rondon, pitching with a 4-1 lead, allowed to consecutive singles to lead off the final frame before recording the first out. An Elian Herrera groundout into a fielders choice brought in a run to make it 4-2 with two outs and a runner on first. Defensive indiffence on a Herrera stolen base and a Starlin Castro error put runners on the corners and a Hernan Perez single cut the lead to just one, with two on and two out and Logan Schafer at the plate. Logan Schafer was at the plate, so the Brewers couldn't complete the comeback.
Ryan Braun was 3-4 on the day with the Brewers lone extra base hits, two doubles. Adam Lind also reached multiple times, with two singles. The Brewers failed to draw a walk.
Up next the Brewers take on the Padres. First pitch is tomorrow at 7:10 CT.