The Milwaukee Brewers bullpen has been overworked of late and Manager Ken Macha went into last night's series opener in Florida needing his starter, Jeff Suppan to pitch deep into the game. But Suppan would last just 5-innings and the Brewers fell to the Florida Marlins 7-4.
With much of his bullpen overworked, Ken Macha was forced to turn to reliever Jorge Julio and Julio faced 6 hitters, allowed five runs, walked one and hit two batters. The Brewers surrendered a lead that they wouldn't get back.
The Brewers may have to find some pitching help in the minors to get some relief for their relievers. They also need their starters to work deeper into the game the next few outings, starting with Manny Parra in game two of the series tonight.