Christian Yelich clubbed a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, but Milwaukee reliever Junior Guerra gave up a solo homer to George Springer in the top of the 10th as the Houston Astros pulled out a 3-2, 10-inning win in the series opener at Miller Park.
Yasmani Grandal also homered for the Brewers other run.
Yelich was called out on strikes in the bottom of the tenth for the second time in the game. The other came in the sixth inning. Both calls by home plate umpire Ben May were high and out of the strike zone and it had the Brewers plenty mad.
“It’s two awful calls,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “I have to say it. It’s the magnitude of the spot, it’s the hitter. It’s bad calls. It’s bad umpiring.”
With reporters surrounding Yelich’s locker after the game, the Brewers right-fielder avoided going off on the umpire to avoid a fine by the league. [Read more…]