February 11, 2016

Brewers lose to Braves Sunday, Gomez injured (Audio)

A rough first inning Sunday prevented the Brewers from notching their first series sweep since mid-April.  They fell to the Braves 7-4 at Miller Park.

Milwaukee starter Alfredo Figaro served up a grand slam to Atlanta’s Brian McCann in the opening inning digging Milwaukee an early hole.  Figaro lasted just 3 1/3 innings on the afternoon allowing 6-runs on 8-hits as he fell to 1-2 on the season.  Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke cited location as Figaro’s biggest downfall…

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on what Figaro did wrong :12

Milwaukee made a minor comeback in the 5th inning.  Trailing 6-0, the Brewers cut the deficit down to 2-runs as Logan Schaefer connected on a 2-RBI single followed by Jonathan Lucroy’s 2-run home run.  It was the 8th long ball of the year for Lucroy.  Milwaukee had just 1-hit the rest of the way.

Outfielder Carlos Gomez had to leave the game in the 4th inning when he ran into the wall.  After the game, Roenicke said it was a shoulder sprain which would likely only keep Gomez out a few days.  Jonathan Lucroy said it looked a lot worse than it was…

AUDIO: Jonathan Lucroy on the Gomez injury :17

The last time the Brewers swept a series was against the Cubs April 19th-21st at Miller Park.

After an off-day Monday, Milwaukee hosts the Cubs for the first of three Tuesday.

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