The Brewers closed out their 2014 season by losing to the Chicago Cubs 5-2. The Brewer’s starter, Mike Fiers, gave up 2 runs in the 1st innings after walking the Cub’s lead-off hitter Chris Coghlan, Anthony Rizzo towered a shot, his no.32 of the season that put the Cubs up 2-0.
Milwaukee gets on the board in the 3rd when Jean Segura walks. Segura stole 2nd and placed him himself in scoring position with Martin Maldonado at the plate. Maldonado bunted a ground ball single to Cub’s third baseman Luis Valbuena who commits a throwing error that allows Jean Segura to score while Maldonado reaches second base. That rally ended without another run being scored
The Brewers tied the game in the 5th inning when Logan Shafer leads off with a walk and later is awarded second base as a result of a wild pitch thrown by Cubs starter Jacob Turner. Elian Herrera singles in a line drive to left field which brought Shafer home and tied the game at two.
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Herrera is later thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice. The Brewers looking to score at least another run with slugger Ryan Braun at the plate and a man in scoring position, but he grounds out to short to end the inning.
Chicago added two more runs in the sixth inning and one in the ninth inning as they hold on to the lead and beat the Brewers 5-2.
This recaps a disappointing season which saw the Brewer hold first place in the division for a total of 150 games. A nine game losing streak during a 3-16 stretch late in the season sealed Milwaukee’s fate and proved to be too much to overcome.
After the game Doug Melvin spoke of a potential roster shakeup. It will be an intriguing off-season as the Brewers try to find answers to solutions to this 2014 season.