The Milwaukee Brewers saw their four game road winning streak come to an end on Saturday, falling to the Central Division leading Cincinnati Reds 7-5 at Great American Ballpark.
Zach Davies struggled again early and racked up a high pitch count (96) by the time he got through the fifth inning. This time, the Brewers bullpen didn’t lend a helping hand, as Carlos Torres surrendered three runs in the sixth inning and Jared Hughes gave up a run in the 7th.
It was former Brewers infielder Scooter Gennett, who singled in a run in the sixth inning, delivered with a run scoring double in the 7th.
Reds starter Brandon Finnegan couldn’t find the strike zone in the first inning, walking three batters and giving up a two-run double to center off the bat of Hernan Perez. Finnegan’s day would be finished after the first, leaving with a strained shoulder muscle.
Scott Schebler led off the second with a home run off of Davies. Eugenio Suarez doubled and later scored on a triple by Zach Cozart, who then scored on a ground out.
The Brewers dropped to 6-6 with the loss. They’ll send Wily Peralta (2-0 2.45) to the mound today against Cincinnati’s Sal Romano, who is making his Major League debut.