Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 5/4/11
If you are coming here for a recap because you missed the action, you didn’t miss much. The Milwaukee Brewers dropped both games of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves and hit a new low for the season.
Marco Estrada started the first game of the doubleheader with the same dominance he showed in the last few games. That didn’t last long though, as the Braves put together a string of runs, some coming at the expense of poor defense. Rickie Weeks contributed one error, later changed to a hit, and one other significant miscue that helped pad Atlanta’s lead. Milwaukee got some decent effort out of the bullpen but the deficit was too big to overcome. Ryan Braun had his streak of reaching base safely ended at 28 games. There wasn’t much offense beyond Prince Fielder’s 7th home run of the season. Atlanta won 8-3.
The second game started off poorly as the Brewers dropped two errors in the first inning and had another one later on. Casey McGehee has 4 errors on the still-young season. Zack Greinke made his season-debut for Milwaukee with a preset 90-pitch limit. He ended up reaching 86 pitches with a final line of 4.0 innings, 5 hits, 4 earned runs and 6 strikeouts. Atlanta’s Tim Hudson made Milwaukee look foolish, pitching a complete game shutout and allowing only 1 hit. A thoroughly miserable 8-0 loss.
Shaun Marcum pitches the final tomorrow evening before the Brewers continue on their road trip to St. Louis.
If you missed it, today, May 4th, was Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you.