It was a rough one tonight. Amidst the celebration of Jesús Aguilar making the All-Star Game, the Milwaukee Brewers suffered through their second extra-inning loss of the series with the Miami Marlins.
The game started off fantastic. Freddy Peralta hadn’t allowed a hit in the first three innings. Meanwhile, Aguiler drove in Eric Thames in the first and Christain Yelich drove Thames in in the third.
The Crew was up 2-0, then Freddy Peralta fell apart. The rookie pitcher couldn’t escape the fourth, allowing three hits and walking two before Craig Counsell mercifully removed him from the game. Peralta was charged three earned runs in just 3.2 innings.
The bullpen was able to hold the Brewers in it, although Jacob Barnes did give up an unearned run. Jesús took things back into his hands in the 8th, with a two RBI double.
Things were good until the 12th, when Craig Counsell had to admit his team had nothing left to offer. The Milwaukee Nine had two players on base but sent relief pitcher Jorge Lopez up to bat with two outs because the team was out of pitchers. Lopez struck out in an easy at-bat.
In the bottom of the inning, Lopez allowed former Brewer Garrett Cooper to single. Starlin Castro drove the first baseman in with a single to left and that was that
The Brewers head to Pittsburgh for a five game in four days series with the Pirates. Wade Miley (1-0, 1.42 ERA) makes his return to the mound against Jameson Taillon (5-7, 4.05 ERA). First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.