Casey Coleman came into last night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-8 record and a 7.06 ERA. Unfortunately, the Brewers managed just 2-hits off of Coleman through 6-innings and lost 5-2.
Coleman struck out 8. His only blemish came in the 3rd when Jerry Hairston Jr., homered.
The loss goes to Chris Narveson (10-8), who hadn’t started since Sept. 8. Narveson couldn’t solve Cubs catcher Geovanny Soto, who went 3 for 3 with a pair of two run homers and all five runs batted in.
The Brewers lead on the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central is now at 5 1/2 games. Their magic number to clinch the central remains at 4.
Casey McGehee also homered for the Cubs, a solo shot off of Carlos Marmol in the 9th.
Game 2 of the series is tonight at Wrigley Field.