After another day of offensive inconsistency, the Milwaukee Brewers yet again lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-1.
The Brewers were able to get some hits against Shane Bieber but,they were not confident and had a bad day, earning only one run.
There Was…Some Offense
Shane Bieber now has a 7-0 record on the season and proved why he is in Cy Young Award discussions. He struck out seven of the nine Brewers the first time through the order and retired 11 straight before Christian Yelich got a two-out walk. Newly acquired Daniel Vogelbach kept on trucking with his hot streak, breaking the no-hitter with a single that got Yelich to third. But, Orlando Arcia hit into a ground out to end that rally.
The Brewers were able to get on the board by continuing to make some good contact against Shane Bieber. Luis Urias and Jace Peterson were at the corners for Tyrone Taylor, who ended up striking out. But then came Jacob Nottingham, who was able to get a roller right up the middle to bring Urias home. Ben Gamel loaded the bases for Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich, but they both ended up striking out to end the inning.
Anderson Performed Better Today
Brett Anderson went five plus innings, only allowing two runs on a pair of singles. But once he got to his sixth inning of work, he walked Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor came to the plate. Lindor fired a double off the high wall in left field. Carlos Santana singled, bringing in a run, which ended Anderson’s day and brought in Eric Yardley. Yardley was able to get a double play out of Franmil Reyes, but the Indians were still able to score in a run, making it 4-1.
Even though they were getting hits off the Cleveland bullpen, the Brewers were unable to drive in any additional runs. The offense has been very inconsistent, and that is what’s truly hurting the crew.
With 21 games left on the season, the Brewers have to start doing something now. They don’t have time to continue to keep playing like this. They have an off day on Monday, Labor Day, before they head off to Detroit for a two-game series.
After today’s game, the Milwaukee Brewers stand with a record of 18-21 and are third in the NL Central behind the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.