July 31, 2014

Brewers blown out in Houston

The Milwaukee Brewers began the final leg of their nine game road trip on the losing end of a 10-1 blowout in Houston Tuesday night.  The Brewers split their first six in the trip that put them in Miami and Cincinnati.

Alfredo Figaro struggled in the start of Milwaukee.  He lasted just 4 1/3 innings while allowing 5-runs, 4-earned, on 5-hits.  It was the 3rd start of the year of Figaro who took the spot of Marco Estrada in the rotation when he went on the 15-DL with a hamstring injury.  Jordan Lyle notched the victory for Houston giving up the 1-run on 7-hits in 7-innings of work.

Jaun Francisco had his best game as a Brewers going 3 for 4 at the plate.  Before Tuesday, Francisco had just 3-hits since coming to Milwaukee in a trade with the Atlanta Braves.  Francisco scored the lone run of the game on an RBI infield-single by Scooter Gennett.  Carlos Gomez also added 2-hits and a spectacular catch in center field.

Kyle Lohse will get the ball Wednesday night in game 2 of the 3 game series with Houston.  Erik Bedard will go for the Astros.  First pitch from Minute Maid Park is 7:10.