The Milwaukee Brewers were swept in three games by the last place Cincinnati Reds, dropping the series finale 7-1 on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.
Reds rookie Luis Castillo allowed a run on four hits over eight innings, striking out 10 and walking nobody to earn his third win of the season. The only run allowed came in the first on a Neil Walker home run.
The Brewers were outplayed and out scored (21-8) in the series, which saw them fall in to third place in the Central Division, a half game behind the second place St. Louis Cardinals and 4 1/2 games behind the division leading Cubs. Had the Cubs not dropped the first two games of their series in Pittsburgh, the division may have been out of reach. Fortunately for the Brewers, they still have plenty to play for between the wild card and the division, despite their laying down in Cincinnati. [Read more…]