The Milwaukee Brewers dropped their 4th straight game after being swept by
the Atlanta Braves, 7-4 the final yesterday.
Chipper Jones returned from knee surgery in March and clubbed a 3-run homer for the Braves. Jason Heyward also homered for the Braves, who have won 5-straight after dropping their first 4-games.
Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in 3-runs for the Brewers.
The Brewers haven’t been able to solve the Braves at Turner Field. They’ve now dropped their last 8-games there.
The Brewers pitching staff has compiled a 5.65 ERA, which is bringing of the rear in the National League. And the hitters aren’t helping matters. They’re off to a .228 start offensively as a unit.
Other than Ryan Braun (.343), the top of the Brewers order is struggling out of the gate. Rickie Weeks (.184), Nyjer Morgan >143) and Aramis Ramirez (.114) are all slow out of the gates offensively.
Nobody’s panicking after the Brewers 4-6 start through the first 10-games. The Brewers started 5-5 in 10-games last season and wound up winning the division.
The Brewers are off today. They’ll open a 3-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on Tuesday night. The Dodgers are red hot out of the gates. They Dodgers have won 6-straight and are off to a 9-1 start.