Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell gave Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez the day off on Sunday and the rest of the team struggled offensively in a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the series finale.
Atlanta rookie right-hander Mike Foltynewicz held the Brewers to three-hits and a run in 7 2/3 innings. Foltynewicz struck out seven Brewers.
The loss goes to Jimmy Nelson. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowed five hits and two runs with five walks and four strikeouts.
The Braves took three of four in the series and the Brewers left Atlanta with a 4-6 record during their 10-game road trip.
Foltynewicz started the day with a 5.32 ERA. Opponents were hitting .310 against him, but he turned things around against the Brewers. Milwaukee didn’t get to him until the 7th when Elian Herrera gave the Brewers their only run with a sacrifice fly to center.
The Brewers return home today to open a series against the San Francisco Giants.