By Cynthia Germain
The pitching staff of the Milwaukee Brewers lost their momentum from the previous night’s game early in Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins, leading to a 7-4 loss. Zach Davies had a long first inning allowing four runs and then two more in the fourth inning. The Brewers’ bullpen struggled to offer relief, having used eight pitchers on Friday.
In the sixth, the Brewers showed some new energy, with Braun and Travis Shaw leading off the inning with back-to-back homers to cut the Marlins’ lead to 6-3. It was Shaw’s second hit at Miller Park since August 16th, and the seventh time the team has hit back-to-back homers this season.
The Marlins scored once more in the seventh, and the Brew Crew looked to rally at the top of the ninth, ultimately scoring only one more run. The Brewers tops off the three-game series with Marlins today at 1:10 p.m. at Miller Park, hosting the Maimi team in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Milwaukee team then travels to Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the Pirates and ending the week in Chicago, facing the Division-leading Chicago Cubs.