With two outs and nobody on in the 8th inning for the Chicago Cubs, it appeared the Milwaukee Brewers 3-run lead was going to hold and theseries would be even at a game apiece. That’s when things went south.
LaTroy Hawkins allowed a single, two walks and then two more singles and the Cubs turned the deficit in to a 7-6 win. It’s the walks that are most upsetting to Hawkins.
Prior to Wednesday, Hawkins had put together 3 1/3 shutout innings, with one walk and six strikeouts.
Ryan Theriot and Kosuke Fukudome each produced two run singles to bring the Cubs from behind.
The loss was a tough one for the Brewers, who wasted a solid outing by starter Dave Bush. Bush went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and didn’t walk a batter. Bush is still win-less (0-0) in two starts.
Catcher Gregg Zaun broke an 0 for 21 start to the season with a single in the 8th. The Brewers fell to 3-5 and will try to salvage the final game of their series this afternoon.
Jeff Suppan gets the start for the Brewers today. To make room on the roster for Suppan, the Brewers sent left handed reliever Mitch Stetter to Triple A Nashville.