The offense finally broke out of its funk, getting 4 RBI from Ryan
Braun (2-5, 2B, HR) and 2 RBI from Casey McGehee (2-5, HR). The
pitching combo of Jeff Suppan and Seth McClung was less fearsome,
though, surrendering a combined 7 earned runs and 9 hits in 5 innings.
Todd Coffey, Mark DiFelice, and Mitch Stetter were able to keep the
Bucs scoreless through 8 innings, and Mike Cameron hit a one-out triple
in the Brewers’ half of the 9th inning.
Ryan Braun was unable to deliver a 5th RBI, striking out just trying to
make contact on a half-hearted swing. Prince Fielder was intentionally
walked, and Casey McGehee struck out to end the inning. Following the
wasted opportunity, Brandon Moss hit a walkoff home run off Stetter to
lead off the bottom of the 9th.
The Brewers end a very winnable road trip through Cincinnati and
Pittsburgh with a 3-4 record, and now trail the Cardinals by 2.5 games
in the NL Central. St. Louis finishes their series with Houston
The Brewers are by no means out of the race in a very mediocre division, but losses like this tend to sting a bit.