April 20, 2014

Bullpen loses it for the Brewers (AUDIO)

The 2013 season has been full of moments to forget for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Thursday’s game falls into that category as the Brewers fell 7-4 in 10-innings to the Houston Astros.

Jim Henderson was given the ball in the 8th inning with the Brewers ahead 4-3 and gave up a solo-homer to Carlos Corporan to tie the game 4-4.  In the 10th, Michael Gonzalez served up the game winner to Carlos Pena, a no doubt, 3-run walk off long ball.

It wasn’t just the bullpen that struggled.  The Brewer bats were 0-for-12 at the plate with runners in scoring position.  Manager Ron Roenicke was not happy with his teams play…

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on Thursday’s performance :17

Henderson took over for Yovani Gallardo who last 7-innings allowing 3-runs, none of which were earned, on 5-hits.  Gallardo has now pitch 21-straight innings without allowing an earned run.  John Axford pitched a scoreless 9th inning, his 18th straight outing without allowing a run.  Jonathan Lucroy had two hits, including his 7th home run of the season.  Carlos Gomez and Jean Segura also pitched in with 2-hits each.

Milwaukee wrapped up their 9-game road swing with a 4-5 record.  They open a 6-game homestand tonight at Miller Park as the Atlanta Braves are in town.  Wily Peralta will start tonight for Milwaukee against Atlanta’s Julio Teheran.