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Brewers lose opener to Tigers, 4-2

Offense is stagnant for most of the game and Colin Rea has poor performance on the mound

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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After losing their last series against Boston, the Brewers needed to bounce back against the Tigers, a struggling AL team with a poor pitching staff. Colin Rea was on the mound for the Brewers making his first start at home. The Tigers featured Matthew Boyd, a lefty with a fantastic performance against the Brewers right-handed lineup.

The Brewers jumped out to an early lead as William Contreras cranked a solo home run — his first with Milwaukee — in the bottom of the first, giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead. The Tigers would answer right back when Nick Maton blasted a three-run shot scoring Akil Badoo and Javy Baez.

The Brewers would get a run back in the bottom of the third when Mike Brosseau hit a towering shot to center field to bring the game to within a run. Rea would give up another run in the top of the fifth, putting the Tigers up 4-2. The Brewers offense was lackluster and only scored off the two solo home runs. Their offense will need to look better if they hope to stay afloat in the NL Central, especially with lighter competition in the Tigers, Angels, Rockies, and Giants in the upcoming weeks.

Their next game is on Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. on Bally Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ. The Brewers will start Eric Lauer against Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull. For even more Brewers content, make sure to check out the Crew Talk podcast on Apple podcast and Spotify and follow us on Twitter @CrewTalkFFSN.