Rain, Tigers Stop Brewers 10-4
The Brewers were in Detroit to battle the Tigers and also the elements and did not beat either one as the Tigers came away with a 10-4 win in seven innings. After a quick start and an early lead on a three run Prince Fielder home run in the first inning it was all Detroit Tigers in a very wild game. Marcus Thames hit two home runs for the Tigers who got the best of the Brewers in game one of the series 10-4. The game featured two replay reversals and in the fourth inning a 2 hour and 3 minute rain delay.
Braden Looper (5-4) allowed seven runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings and got a lot of pitches up in the zone and when that happens you will give up a lot of runs which he did. Milwaukee did get some good news yesterday as Mike Cameron’s two game suspension was knocked down to a one game which means he will sit out tonight’s game against Detroit.
Starting pitching for the Brewers continue to be a problem. Their starters are giving up too many runs and expecting the offense to come through every time and that is just not possible. Maybe it is time the Brewers consider bringing someone up from the Farm System or trade for some starting pitching, because this cannot continue.