Entering a long road trip, the Brewers aimed to take the series opener against the San Diego Padres. Adrian Houser was on the mound for the Brewers, while Nick Martinez got the start for the Padres. Houser has pitched well so far this season, being a steady arm that Craig Counsell can rely on.
The Brewers would strike first in the second inning on a two-run double from Tyrone Taylor that scored Andrew McCutchen and Hunter Renfroe. The Brewers would have another opportunity to score in the fourth inning, loading the bases with no outs, but failed to capitalize, keeping the score at 2-0.
San Diego would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jorge Alfaro grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Luke Voit from third. Houser would then strike out Jake Cronenworth to end the inning. The Brewers continued to fail to capitalize on scoring opportunities throughout the game, giving the Padres a chance to make a comeback.
San Diego scored again in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game on an RBI bunt single from former Brewer Trent Grisham. Brad Boxberger got out of the inning with no further damage, but the game was knotted at 2-2.
Trevor Gott and Devin Williams pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings, forcing the game into extras. Milwaukee had a great chance to capitalize in the top of the tenth after Luis Urias led off with a single, sending the runner at second base to third. Christian Yelich drew a walk to load the bases with runners at the corners and nobody out. McCutchen grounded into a double play that got the force out at home, preventing a run. With two outs and runners on second and third, Rowdy Tellez rolled over a grounder to first base, squandering another chance to score.
New Brewers prospect Miguel Sanchez, who was called up earlier in the week from Triple-A, was brought in to pitch the bottom of the tenth. Counsell had few pitchers left due to Josh Hader being unavailable with a personal matter. Sanchez allowed the Padres to load the bases, but unlike the Brewers, San Diego would capitalize with a walk-off single from Jose Azocar.
The Brewers' will look to bounce back on Tuesday at 8:40 CDT, as Brewers ace Corbin Burnes takes on Blake Snell.