September 14, 2014

Brewers limp home beaten & battered

The Milwaukee Brewers limped home after a 3-6 road trip and a 4-3, 11-inning

Carlos Gomez

loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

The Brewers fell to 12-16 on the season, tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 4th place in the National League Central Division, 5-games behind first-place St. Louis.

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke said pitching has not been their issue :15

The Brewers scored a total of 26 runs in their 9-road games, for an average of 2.88 runs per game.  They totalled 9-hits on Sunday, but producing with runners in scoring position has been few and far between.

The Brewers lost two more players in this series to injury.  Both Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Gomez are the latest to suffer injuries, joining Mat Gamel and Chris Narveson on the injury list.  Gomez suffered a strained hamstring and will return at some point, but Gonzalez could be out for the rest of the season.  Gonzalez will undergo further tests in Milwaukee today.

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke still believes his team can win :14

Travis Ishikawa came up with a clutch pinch hit in the 9th inning for the Brewers.  His rbi double with 2-0uts plated the tying run and forced extra innings.  Ishikawa was previously hitless in pinch-hitting duties prior to yesterday.

Shaun Marcum allowed three runs on five hits in 6-innings of work.  Tim Dillard took the loss, falling to 0-1.

The Brewers are back home for the next six games, starting with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park tonight.  Yovani Gallardo (1-3 5.79) faces Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 3.03) in the pitching matchup.