For the second straight game the Milwaukee Brewers (45-41) watched a 6-1 lead turn to defeat. The Brewers dropped the opener of their 7-game homestand to the Arizona Diamondbacks (46-40) Monday at Miller Park 8-6.
Shawn Marcum helped the Brewers build the lead with his arm and his bat. In the 4th inning, Marcum connected for a Grand Slam, the first homer of his career. He also went 6-innings on the mound giving up 4-runs on 7-hits. Marcum talks about handling a tough loss:
The bullpen faltered once again. Latroy Hawkins, Kameron Loe and John Axford each gave up at least a run. The three combined to give up 4-runs on 10-hits in 3 2/3 innings. Axford notched the loss as he gave up 2-runs in the 9th.
The Brewers were without All-Star OF Ryan Braun for the second straight game. Braun injured his calf in Saturday’s win in Minnesota.
The Brewers and Diamondbacks are back on the field tonight for game-2 of their 3-game series. Randy Wolf locks up with Zack Duke. 7:10 is the first pitch.