Our hero Junior Guerra carries most of the blame for dropping the second game of this two-game series. The 2018 Brewers ace allowed six earned runs in just 3.2 innings.
Milwaukee’s defense didn’t do much to help. The defense missed multiple diving plays, Eric Thames was charged with an error at first, and Guerra even threw two wild pitches to help the team get behind early.
Not only did the Brewers get pummeled, but the team lost Ryan Braun and Manny Piña to injuries before things were finished. Braun left the game with tightness in his right rib cage. Piña made contact with Cubs second baseman Javier Baez while running the bases and left the game the next inning. There’s no word yet on the severity of Piña’s injury.
After a day off, the Brewers head to St. Louis for a three-game weekend series. Freddy Peralta (5-3, 4.47 ERA) takes on Jack Flaherty (6-6, 3.22 ERA). First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.