The Milwaukee Brewers have struggled to score runs over the last few games. They took out their frustrations on Thursday and put a thumping on the Atlanta Braves 11-3 at Miller Park.
Chris Carter, Hernan Perez and Scooter Gennett all homered for the Brewers as they scored at least one run in every inning. It’s the first time in the Brewers 47-year franchise history that they have scored in every inning in which they batted in a nine-inning game. The Brewers are only the eighth major-league team in the expansion era (since 1961) to accomplish the feat.
Veteran pitcher Matt Garza benefited from the Brewers offense, who pitched six innings and improved to 4-4. The Brewers have scored 26 runs in Garza’s last two outings, 22 of which when he was still in the game.
The Brewers will send Jimmy Nelson to the mound tonight when they open a 3-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. Nelson has allowed 25 runs (16 earned) over his last four outings. He brings a 6-11 record and a 4.02 ERA into tonight’s game.
Homer Bailey pitches for Cincinnati, just his third start since returning from Tommy John surgery.