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Brewers’ bats continue to sleep through August as Milwaukee loses 6-0

Manny Pina leaves game with apparent knee injury

MLB: Game Two-Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

In first game of the double header against Cincinnati, Milwaukee’s bats never really got going. In the second game, their bats flat lined. The Brewers could only muster one hit against Reds pitching in this one as they lost 6-0.

Old friend Wade Miley was the first pitcher to keep Brewers’ hitters off balance with a fantastic cutter that stayed off barrels through four innings of work. Lucas Sims and Raisel Iglesias finished the Brewers off.

The Reds scored two runs in the second as Kyle Farmer doubled in Mike Moustakas and Tucker Barnhart drove in Freddy Galvis with a single. Overall starter Josh Lindblom pitched relatively well except for the hiccup of a second inning.

Freddy Peralta took over for Lindblom in the fifth. He walked two batters and gave up three hits in his one inning of work. One of those hits was a double by Nick Castellanos that plated Shogo Aikyama all the way from first. Castellanos would also score on a double down the right field line by Jesse Winker.

Cincinnati tacked on in the top of the seventh. Winker got on base with a single. He would come around to score on a two run shot by Eugenio Suarez. The homer came on a hanging curveball from Justin Grimm. Grimm now has a 17.36 ERA on the 2020 season.

Milwaukee got nothing going on offense in either game. As a result they scored just one run in the two games played. Coming into play today, Milwaukee ranked in all of baseball #28 in batting average, #28 in OBP, and #26 in SLG. I will not be surprised to see them fall in those rankings after today’s dismal offensive displays.

One other piece of bad news to report regarding this game. Manny Pina left the game seemingly injuring his knee getting back to first base on a pick off attempt by Wade Miley. It looks like he will be out for at least some time since he was seen on crutches. Pina will go for tests tomorrow to determine the extent of the injury to the knee.

Pittsburgh comes to Miller Park tomorrow. Let’s hope the outcome this series at Miller Park is vastly different than the one at PNC Park in Pittsburgh just a few days ago. Corbin Burnes is slated to take the ball against Derek Holland. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CT. The game can be heard on WTMJ 620 and seen on Fox Sports Wisconsin.