The Milwaukee Brewers were looking to take the series against the Toronto Blue Jays in Thursday’s rubber match. Unfortunately, the Brewers’ offense came up short once again and fell to 3-1 to Toronto.
Freddy Peralta was on the mound for the Brewers looking for redemption after a quite rough outing against the Giants last week.
The Blue Jays were able to get on the board early in the game, scoring three runs in the first inning. Bo Bichette opened up the gate with a solo shot, followed by Matt Chapman three batters later with a two-run bomb.
However, Freddy Peralta was able to shake that first inning off and retire 14 of the last 16 batters he faced before being pulled. Peralta went six innings, allowed three runs on six hits, walked two, and struck out just three. Elvis Peguero and Trevor Megill followed with scoreless innings in both the seventh and eighth inning.
It seemed like asking for just a single run from the Brewers was a bit of a stretch as they couldn’t seem to get any offensive production going off of Kevin Gausman. Gausman allowed five hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings, struck out 11 and walked two. It wasn’t until the ninth inning when Jordan Romano hit the bump that fans saw a little bit of hope from the crew.
Rowdy Tellez tripled and William Contreras walked to set off the inning. Brian Anderson then bounced into a double play that allowed Tellez to score, but that would be the only run the Brewers would be able to score.
With the loss of this series, the Brewers haven’t won a road series since sweeping the Seattle Mariners back in April. Milwaukee has also lost the last five of seven. Even with the loss on the road, the Brewers remain in first place in the NL Central, with the Pittsburgh Pirates just a half game behind them. Their record now stands at 29-27.
What’s Next for the Milwaukee Brewers?
The Brewers will kick off a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday with a start time of 4:10 PM CST. Corbin Burnes (4-4, 3.68) will have the ball for Milwaukee, and Brandon Williamson (0-0, 5.02) for the Reds. You can catch the action exclusively on Apple TV+.
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