November 1, 2014

Brewers salvage finale in Houston

How bad is the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen?  Ron Roenicke turned to Kameron Loe to close out a 5-3 win over the Astros in Houston on Sunday.

That may sound like a shot directed towards Loe.  It wasn’t.  It’s a shot directed at John Axford and Francisco Rodriguez.

After Axford and Rodriguez have failed so many times, manager Ron Roenicke turned to Loe to mop up at Minute Maid Park on Sunday.

In the process, the Brewers snapped an 11-game losing streak on the road, the second-worst in franchise history.  It’s the Brewers first road win since July 8.

It wasn’t easy for Loe, but he did earn his first save of the season.  He was previously 0 for 5 in save situations. 

Yovani Gallardo earned the win (11-8), beating Houston for a 10th consecutive start.  Gallardo allowed 9 hits and struck out 8 over 7 2/3 innings.

Corey Hart also homered in the win for the Brewers.  Milwaukee continues its road trip in Denver tonight to open a series against the Colorado Rockies.