On Friday and Saturday, the Milwaukee Brewers offense did just enough to win. On Sunday, that minimal offensive effort wasn’t enough, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 in the series finale at Tropicana Field.
The Brewers managed just six hits and the only run came on Orlando Arcia’s sixth-inning home run. The Brewers finished the game going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Jimmy Nelson tossed eight strong innings, allowing only a single run. Tampa Bay’s Steven Souza, Jr. clubbed the second pitch from reliever Jacob Barnes in the ninth over the outfield wall, giving the Rays a walk-off victory. It’s the first walk-off win via a home run for the Rays dating back to May 22, 2014, the longest such streak in the majors.
Nelson walked just two and struck out nine, throwing 107 pitches in eight innings. A win would have moved the Brewers back into first place in the Central after the Cubs lost to the Washington Nationals. [Read more…]