The Milwaukee Brewers dropped their fifth straight game yesterday, 15-5 to San Francisco and were swept by the Giants in the three-game series.
The loss leaves the Brewers tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL Central Division lead.
The Brewers were outscored in the series 31-8. They had just 17 hits while giving up 45 to the Giants. The Giants collected 16-hits in the finale yesterday, 10 of them for extra bases.
To add insult to injury, the Brewers lost center fielder Carlos Gomez to a left-wrist injury in the third inning on a swinging strikeout. He’s considered to be doubtful for today’s series opener against the Cubs in Chicago.
Kyle Lohse made it through just 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs and nine hits. He’s lost four times in his last five outings and dropped to
12-8 on the season.
Madison Bumgarner (16-9) earned the win, going six innings, allowing a run on five hits. He walked one and struck out seven.
Jimmy Nelson (2-5, 4.10) pitches the series opener against the Cubs today. Chicago counters with Jacob Turner (4-8, 5.84).