It was suppose to be a road trip where the Milwaukee Brewers would get back on track, instead all it did was show how bad they are playing. Yesterday the Brewers pitching staff gave up five home runs in a 8-7 loss in Pittsburgh and ended their recent road trip with a 3-4 record. When your playing against teams like Cincinnati and Pittsburgh you need to take these types of series, but Milwaukee felt it did not need them I guess.
Jeff Suppan started and usually pitches well against the Pirates, but yesterday that did not happen as he lasted only 3.1 innings giving up five earned runs and seven hits and toss in four home runs and you do things like that you will not win many ball games. The bullpen was not much better and could not close the door when needed as Brewers pitchers gave up a total of five home runs in the game including the winning one in the bottom of the ninth.
Ryan Braun had a big game along with some other Brewer players, but the pitching failed Milwaukee on this day. I do have to give Bill Hall credit he did go 2 for 3 today as he has struggled all season long. It would be nice to see him start hitting the ball. I would not count on that though he has not done much all season long. It’s now back home for the Brewers and a series with the Atlanta Braves.