The Milwaukee Brewers missed out on a chance to sweep Chicago when they fell to the Cubs 8-0 on Thursday.
Zach Greinke retired the first 6-batters he faced, then he fell apart. When the dust settled, Greinke worked just 3 2/3 innings, surrendered 9-hits and all 8-runs were earned. Certainly not what anyone expected after Greinke cruised in his first start against the St. Louis Cardinals last weekend.
Chicago’s Matt Garza on the other hand was nearly perfect. He allowed just 3-hits in 8 2/3 innings to earn his first win of the season. He missed the chance at a perfect game in the 9th when he fielded a 2-out come-backer and promptly delivered it into the stands on the fly.
Garza allowed a single to Nyjer Morgan two battles into the game, then held the Cubs without a hit until Morgan added another single with 1-out in the sixth. Jonathan Lucroy’s single to right in the 8th inning was the only other Brewers hit.
The Brewers are in Atlanta tonight for the first of a 3-game series against the Braves. Randy Wolf (0-1, 5.40 ERA) faces Jair Jurrjens (0-1, 6.23 ERA) of the Braves.