Brewers Avoid No-No, Rally Falls Short

Marlins 6, Brewers 3

A day after facing Jake Arrieta after his no-hitter and getting 3 hits off him and 5 altogether, they almost got no-hit by the visiting Marlins. They had base runners with 4 walks and 2 batters reaching on errors. Jonathan Lucroy broke up the no-hitter with one out in the bottom of the ninth. The Brewers then rallied for 3 runs.

Zach Davies had a rough night, giving up 4 runs in 5 innings. The Brewers highlight was a 5-4-3 triple play in the fifth inning. The Brewers rallied in the ninth and had the winning run at the plate, but they fell short.

Dee Gordon Suspended

The Marlins came into Milwaukee on the heels of devastating news. It was reported late Thursday night that Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon failed a drug test and was suspended for 80 games, effective immediately. Gordon tested positive for exogenous testosterone and clostebol, anabolic steroids that are banned substances in Major League Baseball.

The Marlins were riding a 5-game winning streak that includes their first ever sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angels. The Brewers, on the other hand, have lost five of their last six games. The Marlins had Adam Conley on the mound to face Zach Davies.

Ichiro Suzuki led off the game with a single to right field. Davies got the next to batters on strikeouts before walking Marcell Ozuna. Justin Bour hit a 3-run home run to give the Marlins the lead.

Martin Prado led off the third with a double and Ozuna drew a one-out walk. Bour hit a double to drive in Prado, but the Brewers managed to get Ozuna out at third. Davies got out of the inning with a pop out, but the Marlins extended their lead to 4-0.

Conley, meanwhile, had a perfect game going into the fourth inning. Domingo Santana broke that up by reaching on an error, but the no-hitter remained intact. Conley then walked Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun to load the bases, but a strikeout and a double play kept the Brewers from scoring.

Prado led off the fifth with a single to left and Christian Yelich drew a walk. Ozuna hit a ground ball to third, and Aaron started a 5-4-3 triple play. It was the 7th triple play in Brewer history and the first since August 15, 2011 against the Dodgers at Miller Park.

Blaine Boyer came in to pitch in the sixth inning and was greeted by Bour’s second home run of the game. Boyer got out of the inning with the Marlins leading 5-0.

Colin Walsh drew a one-out walk against Conley. Hernan Perez flied out to center field for the second out, but Don Mattingly took Conley out after pitches. Jose Urena came in and booted a comebacker for an error to put runners on first and second. He got Villar to bounce back to him and he made this play to keep the no-hitter intact.

Miguel Rojas led off the ninth with a double. He scored on a two-out single by Ichiro. Prado grounded out to short to end the inning with a 6-0 Marlins lead and the Marlins trying to complete the no-hitter.

Braun led off the bottom of the ninth with a strikeout. Lucroy finally got the Brewers first hit, a broken bat single just over the second baseman’s reach.

Prado made a great stop on Chris Carter’s ground ball to get the out at first, but Lucroy ended up on second.

Alex Presley singled to center to drive in to break up the shutout. Ramon Flores then doubled to right field and Presley scored from first. Colin Walsh singled to left and the Brewers had cut the lead in half.

That prompted Mattingly to bring in closer A.J. Ramos to face Kirk Nieuwenhuis. He walked Neiuwenhuis on four pitches to bring up Santana as the tying run. Santana walked to load the bases for Villar. Villar struck out on a 3-2 pitch to end the game.

Winner of the Sausage Race: Chorizo

Injury/Roster News

The Brewers sent pitcher Taylor Jungmann down to AAA Colorado Springs. Jungmann has been struggling this year, and the team feels that he can gain some confidence at the AAA level. The Brewers called up pitcher David Goforth.

Record

Games Series
Record for the Week 0-3 0-1
Record for the Month 8-14 1-5-1
Record for the Year 8-14 1-5-1

Sausage Race Wins

Sausage Wins
Bratwurst 2
Italian 1
Polish 2
Hot Dog 3
Chorizo 4

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