It seems the same old broken record is be played for the Milwaukee Brewers as the bullpen could not hold the Reds when it counted and lost 8-6 in 13 innings. You knew this had to happen with all the innings the bullpen has logged in recently. The sad part is the Brewers made a heck of a comeback in the bottom of the ninth by scoring five runs to send it into extra innings only to lose it in 13.
The Brewers started Jeff Suppan who gave up four earned runs and probably did not do to bad considering it has been awhile he has been on the mound. In total the Brewers used seven pitchers last night so they will have a very thin bullpen for tonight’s game. Hopefully we can actually get a starter to go more then the five innings it seems most do these days.
I have to give the Brewers credit though for battling back in the bottom of the ninth inning. They could have folded the tent up and went home, but they never gave up. In the ninth they did score five runs to tie it which I will admit was a little shocking. Felipe Lopez had another great night and the Brewers need to grab him long term as he is a guy who seems to be playing well for them night in and night out. Tonight the Brewers send Braden Looper to the mound in hopes of better success.