By Cynthia Germain
After successfully overcoming the Washington Nationals in the first two game of the series, the Milwaukee Brewers dropped game three by a score of 3-2. Brewers left-hander Josh Hader posted a great showing on Friday did not translate into Saturday’s game with Michael A. Taylor smashing Hader’s first pitch for a tying solo homer. Trea Turner hit a go-ahead double later in the eighth to lift the Nationals to a 3-2 win.
The loss dropped the Brewers a season-worst 4 1/2 games behind the surging Cubs in the National League Central, and further shifted the focus to the chase for the NL’s second Wild Card. The Brewers remained 1 1/2 games behind the Rockies in that race after Colorado lost to Arizona.
The Brew Crew get a final whack at the Nationals on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Miller Park.