After a tough series in San Francisco, the Brewers moved to San Diego hoping to get onto a winning streak. Unfortunately, the offense didn’t follow them to San Diego in the first game of the series.
Jhoulys Chacin made his return from the IL, and the start didn’t go very well for him. He did limit the Padres to two runs, but was working out of trouble all night. The first run came in the first inning, after he hit Eric Hosmer with a pitch, then Manny Machado advanced him to third with a double. A wild pitch brought Hosmer in for a 1-0 Padres lead. The other run was a little more straight-forward, with Machado leading off the third inning with a home run. That was all the scoring for both teams in the game.
Meanwhile, the Brewers offense was held completely in check. They managed just four hits and three walks in the game. Only one runner made it to second base (Christian Yelich on a double), and the Brewers didn’t have more than one baserunner in any inning. Mike Moustakas and Jesus Aguilar were each on base twice (one hit and one walk). Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich had the other two hits for the Brewers.
The Brewers were able to limit their bullpen usage a little thanks to a few relievers. Freddy Peralta came in relief for Chacin and took 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit with two strikeouts. Matt Albers took the last inning, pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
The Brewers will continue their series against the Padres tomorrow evening. Brandon Woodruff will start for the Brewers, and they will face Logan Allen, who is making his MLB debut. First pitch is at 9:10 pm.