October 31, 2014

Brewers lose another late lead (AUDIO)

Brewers Closer John Axford was one strike away from notching his 15th save of the season.  Instead, Gabby Sanchez connected on a solo home run to tie the game at 6 in the 9th and the Miami Marlins went on to win 7-6 in 10-innings Wednesday at Miller Park.  Hanley Ramirez drove in the winning run in the 10th off Manny Parra.  The loss is the 9th time in the last 11-loses the  bullpen took the loss.

The Brewers seemed to have the game in hand with a 5-1 lead after 6-innings.  Starter Randy Wolf was cruising along before giving up a 4-spot in the 7th that included home runs by Justin Ruggiano and Logan Morrison.  Wolf made it through 7-innings allowing 5-runs on 6-hits but picked up his 7th no decision in his last 9-starts.  Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke explains why he left Randy Wolf in the game…

AUDIO Ron Roenicke on leaving Wolf in :14

Wolf still had a shot at the win when Aramis Ramirez had an RBI in the bottom of the 7th to give Milwaukee the 6-5 lead.  Ramirez, Nori Aoki and Nyjer Morgan each had 2-hits to lead the Brewers offense.  Milwaukee’s first 5-runs came in the 2nd inning off Marlins starter Josh Johnson when the Brewers sent 10-hitters to the plate. Roenicke thought they should have got this one…

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke thought this was there game :09

The loss drops the Brewers to 38-43 as the 1st half of the season is in the books.  Milwaukee is 7-games behind Pittsburgh who now leads the NL Central.  The Pirates have won 7 of their last 8-games.

The Brewers and Marlins will wrap up their 4-game series Thursday afternoon with a 1:10 first pitch.  Michael Fiers (3-2) takes on Mark Buehrle (7-8).