It hasn't happened very often this season, but the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen gave up a late lead and fell to the Atlanta Braves 9-3 at Miller Park yesterday. The Braves took the series 2 games to 1 and the Brewers have now lost their last 7 series.
Dave Bush pitched well, leaving after 7 innings with a 2-1 lead. But Derrick Turnbow walked two batters and gave up an infield single before Brian Shouse came on and cave up Brian McCann's bases clearing 3-run double, the big blow in a 7-run Atlanta 8th inning. The Braves added a single run in the 9th for the win.
Prince Fielder clubbed his league leading 18th homer of the season, but the Brewers still lost for the 7th time in the last 8-games. They've fallen to just 5-games over the .500 mark.
The Brewers were 25-1 when leading after 7-innings. Now, they're 25-2.
The Brewers homestand continues with the start of a 4-game series against the Florida Marlins tonight.