Brewers fans continue to wonder “opening day” Kyle Lohse is going regain his form. The 2015 season so far has been one forget for Lohse.
Not only is Lohse 0-4 with a 9.28 ERA in his last six starts, but he is 3-8 overall with a 6.44 ERA for the season. He’s allowed 16 home runs, which is tied for the most in the majors.
The Royals jumped on Lohse for three runs in the first inning, then fell behind 5-0 in the 5th on a Lorenzo Cain two run home run.
For one of the few times this season, the Brewers bullpen wasn’t able to hold it close. Neal Cotts gave up two runs in the sixth and Michael Blazek one in the eighth.
The Royals would need that insurance because their closer, Greg Holland had a ninth-inning meltdown.
The Brewers still rallied in the 9th and had the tying run at the plate, but Kansas City’s Wade Davis slammed the door.
Game two of the series is tonight at Miller Park. Matt Garza (4-7, 4.92 ERA) gets the start for the Brewers. Chris Young (5-2, 2.25 ERA) goes for the Royals.