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Brewers 5, Nationals 9: Garza gets closer to 20 losses

Matt Garza was bad on Sunday. Real bad.

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Win: Zimmermann (10-8)
Loss: Garza (6-14)

HR: Lucroy (5), Gennett (6), Davis (16), Ramos (10), Rendon (3)


There's the Matt Garza we all came to know and love this season. After almost two full months of decent to good starts, Garza reverted back to his early-2015 form Sunday afternoon.

Garza lasted just 4.2 innings against the Nationals, allowing eight hits and six walks and, wait, hang on. This needs emphasis, probably.

4.2 innings -- Garza was able to get 14 outs in this game.

Eight hits, including five doubles and one home run.


In a way, it's almost surprising he gave up only seven runs. He gave up seven runs, by the way. Didn't mention that before. He had seven strikeouts, so that helped, but holy cow that was a bad day.

There wasn't much the Brewers offense could do to come back from that. A two-run Jonathan Lucroy home run (a rarity, this year) put the Brewers on top in the top of the first, but that only lasted a couple innings before Garza got real bad. Scooter Gennett (!) and Khris Davis also homered while Gennett, Ryan Braun and Jean Segura all had two hits.

Domingo Santana watch: Santana started in center field and went 0-3 with a strikeout and a run scored after being hit by a pitch. He grounded out in his first at-bat, then popped out, then was hit by a pitch and scored on an Elian Herrera double, then struck out.

The Brewers get an off-day on Monday before heading to Cleveland for a two-game series against the Indians.