The Milwaukee Brewers were providing some hope when they had won 11 of 15 games, including Monday night’s late inning win over the Cincinnati Reds (3-2). But losses over the last two days against the Reds has deflated that optimism and leaves the Brewers wondering what direction they’re headed with the trade deadline fast approaching.
The latest setback was a 10-2 loss to the Reds at Miller Park on Wednesday. Chris Narveson and the Brewers were protecting a 2-0 lead heading to the 6th inning when the Reds put their first six batters on base which led to a 5-run inning.
The Reds ended up realing off 10-straight, capped off by a Brandon Phillips grand slam home run, giving Reds starter Travis Wood his first major league win.
The Brewers dropped to 9-games behind division co leaders Cincinnati and St. Louis. They’ll take the day off today and open a 3-game series in Houston on Friday night.