Cincinnati starter David Holmberg entered Saturday’s game at Miller Park with a 8.25 ERA in four major-league appearances this season. Those are the types of pitchers that have hurt the Milwaukee Brewers this season.
Holmberg held the Brewers to a run and two hits over six innings to earn his first victory, 5-1 over the Brewers before a sold out (45,205) Miller Park crowd.
The Brewers saw their 3-game win streak come to an end and they missed out on a chance to gain ground on the Pittsburg Pirates in the wild card race after Pittsburgh lost at home, 6-4 to the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates still hold a game and a half lead on the Brewers for the final wildcard spot.
The Brewers continue to struggle scoring runs. In 13 games this month, they’ve scored just 36 runs (less than 3 a game).
Right-hander Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs and four hits in six solid innings, but falls to 8-10 on the season.
The Reds broke the game open in the 7th inning. Leading 2-1 at the time, Billy Hamilton clubbed a two-run triple off of reliever Zach Duke to make it 4-1.
The final game of the series is today. Matt Garza (7-8, 3.83) pitches for the Brewers and Mike Leake (11-11, 3.62) goes for the Reds.