Tyler Cravy served up home runs to Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips and the Milwaukee Brewers dropped their third straight, 5-1 to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.
Cravy was making a spot start for the Brewers after being called up from Triple “A” Colorado Springs to fill in for Wily Peralta who is on paternity leave.
Brewers starting pitchers saw their overall ERA climb to 6.34, which is worst in the majors.
Offensively, the Brewers went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base.
Cravy remains winless in the majors in nine decisions and was returned to Colorado Springs right after the game, to make room for left-handed reliever Michael Kirkman, claimed off waivers from San Diego on Thursday. Kirkman will join the team Saturday.
The victory goes to Tim Adleman, his first. In his second major league appearance, Adleman went five innings, allowing four hits and one run with three walks and four strikeouts.
Jimmy Nelson pitches game three of the series for the Brewers tonight.