Less than 24 hours after giving up 14 runs and winning in 14 innings, the Brewers needed a solid starting pitching performance to help with a worn out pitching staff. They didn’t get the performance they were looking for, falling to the Washington Nationals 16-8 on Sunday.
Washington tied a franchise record by belting eight home runs. Brewers starter Chase Anderson gave up 10 of those runs while not making it out of the third inning (2 1/3 innings).
The Nationals jumped out to a 13-0 lead, clubbing five of their eight home runs during that stretch.
It was a surprise that Anderson couldn’t hold the Nationals in check. In three August outings, Anderson posted a 1.86 ERA and has been rock solid since the all-star break. [Read more…]