The Brewers lost their final game of the series and lost the overall series 2-1 to the defending champion Atlanta Braves. The Brewers had Aaron Ashby on the hill, who got hit hard early and was forced out of the game after an abysmal performance. The entire Brewers lineup was disappointing and it didn’t seem like their heads were really in the game. Charlie Morton pitched for the Braves, and managed to keep the Brewers’ offense in check despite some barreled-up hits.
It started when the Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the second after a horrible inning from Ashby. Errors in the field once again contributed to Braves runs, an area of concern for the entire weekend as the Brewers totaled seven errors across the three-game set. The Brewers were constructed to be a great defensive team, especially up the middle, and that defensive production has not been up to par.
The Braves would continue to add to their lead throughout the game, and after the four-run inning given up by Ashby, the game was essentially over. Adam Duvall crushed a solo home run to center in the bottom of the third, and in the fourth, Ashby threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded to bring home Dansby Swanson.
William Contreras would give the Braves even more insurance, hitting a three-run home run off Jandel Gustave, who has been disappointing out of the Brewers’ bullpen this season.
Milwaukee would try to fight back late but to no avail. Brosseau drove in Jace Peterson with an RBI single and Yelich grounded into a double play to score Wong in the eighth for the Brewers’ lone runs of the game. With the score at 9-2 after eight innings, Milwaukee would go three up and three down in the top of the ninth to end the game.
The Brewers will now travel to Cincinnati for a three-game series against the lowly Reds, where they will look to get back on track after losing their last two. Brandon Woodruff will be on the hill facing the Reds’ Luis Castillo. After the series with the Reds, the Brewers will travel south to Miami for another three-game series to end their nine-game roadtrip.
First pitch Monday is at 5:40 CDT on Bally Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ.