September 2, 2014

Brewers bullpen suffers another meltdown

The Milwaukee Brewers bullpen worked 5 1/3 innings on Sunday.  Their final

John Axford

numbers:  9 runs on 9 hits with 5 walks. 

Michael Morse hit a tying 2-run homer in the 9th, then delivered a 2-run double in the 11th that sent the Washington Nationals to a 11-10 win over the Brewers at Miller Park.  The Nationals won 3 of 4 in the series and the Brewers have now dropped 9 of their last 10 games. 

Mark Rogers got the start after being called up earlier from Triple (A) Nashville.  He left with a 3-2 lead after 5 2/3 innings.  Rogers said he’s not upset about the no decision.  He said he’s concentrating more on his effort right now.

AUDIO: Mark Rogers is looking forward to another shot :10

Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford and Jose Veras were the biggest culprits for the Brewers bullpen.  Axford coughed up a pair of 2-run leads.

AUDIO: John Axford said the bullpen is trying to figure things out :18

The Brewers fell 16 games behind the front-running Cincinnati Reds, who won their 10th in-a-row yesterday. 

The Brewers start a series against the Houston Astros at Miller Park tonight.  Milwaukee starts the day just 2 1/2 games in front of the streaking Chicago Cubs in the National League Central Division standings.