It was another rough day at the office for the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday. A couple of fielding errors and a bad day at the plate lead to the Brewers 5-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs take the three game series 2-1.
Starter Wily Peralta didn’t have great day but didn’t get much help either. He allowed 7-runs, only 3-earned, on 8-hits in 5-innings of work. His record falls to 5-9 on the season.
Matt Garza shined on the hill for Chicago. He allowed 1-run while scattering 8-hits and striking out 10-Brewers. Dioner Navarro’s 3-run 3rd inning home run was the big hit for Cubs pushing a 3-0 lead to 6-0.
Offensively for the Brewers, Juan Francisco homered for the 3rd straight game. Aramis Ramirez also added a pair of hits for the second straight game. He now has multiple hits in 3 of his last 4 starts. Milwaukee was just 1 of 7 with runners in scoring position.
The loss sends Milwaukee back to last place in the National Central, one game behind the Cubs at 32-45. A tough week lies ahead for the Brewers as they head to Pittsburgh for the weekend followed by a four-game set in Washington. The Pirates have won 6-straight and are tied with St. Louis for first in the NL Central.