The Milwaukee Brewers were looking forward to getting their hands on the Washington Nationals, looking to make hay against the worst team in baseball. What they got was a big slap in the face from the Nationals.
Washington's Josh Willingham clubbed a pair of grand slams in consecutive innings to knock off the slumping Brewers 14-6 at Miller Park. Ryan Zimmerman also homered, sending Jeff Suppan to his fourth straight loss. Suppan hasn't won since June 12th.
The loss dropped the Brewers to 49-50, the first time they've fallen under .500 in three months. The Brewers have lost 15 of their last 22.
Corey Hart and Ryan Braun homered for the Brewers, but after leading 2-0 early, the Brewers played from behind for the rest of the night.
If the Brewers took the Nationals lightly coming in, Washington now has their attention. Washington has just 31 wins on the season, but they're 6-7 since Jim Riggleman took over and have won the last two series they've played in. They're also 6th in the league in hitting (.262) and rank 3rd in the National League in on base percentage (.343).
The Brewers haven't won a series since knocking off the Mets from June 29-July 1. The Brewers are 0-5-1 in series play since getting the best of New York.