Three Milwaukee pitchers combined to allow four home runs and the Brewers dropped their sixth in-a-row, 7-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in their series opener at Miller Park on Friday night.
Starter Jimmy Nelson, who wasn’t involved in the decision, allowed a pair of home runs. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Corey Knebel allowed one each as the Brewers have now lost eight of their last nine.
Brewer pitchers have allowed 64 home runs through 49 games this season, second-most in the major leagues. Only San Diego is worse, allowing 66 long balls entering Friday.
The Brewers had the bases loaded with one out in the 7th inning and the game tied 4-4, but Aramis Ramirez fouled out and Jean Segura struck out to end the rally. [Read more…]