Brewers Bats Go Cold, Lose Opener In Miami

Brewers 1, Marlins 4

The Brewers were not able to get any runs across, scoring their only run on 4 walks in the ninth. The Marlins took advantage of some Brewer miscues to push some runs across. Jose Fernandez pitched 7 innings, giving up just 4 hits while striking out 11. In all, the Brewers struck out 15 times in the game.

The Brewers and Marlins are squaring off for their second series of the season. The Marlins took 2 of 3 in Milwaukee, including a near-no-hitter. The Brewers are coming in with hot bats, including Aaron Hill, who hit 3 home runs on Saturday with a 10th inning grand slam. The Marlins have stayed in the race in the NL East, trailing by just 3 games.

Jonathan Villar led off the game with a double down the left field line and Alex Presley drew a walk. Ryan Braun drove the ball to right field that drove Giancarlo Stanton to the wall, advancing Villar to third. Chris Carter grounded into a double play and the Brewers were not able to capitalize on an early opportunity.

Marcell Ozuna hit a one out single in the bottom of the second. J.T. Realmuto hit a home run to center for what appeared to be a 2-run home run, but there was confusion on the base paths. Ozuna went back to first to tag and Realmuto passed him, causing him to be out. Realmuto was credited with an RBI single Ozuna scored and the Marlins had a 1-0 lead after two innings.

Justin Bour drew a one-out walk and reached second on an infield single by Ozuna that hit off Peralta’s glove, otherwise it may have been an inning-ending double play. Realmuto reached on an error by Jonathan Villar that also could have been an inning-ending double play. Adeiny Hechavarria singled to left to drive in Bour to extend the Marlins’ lead. Fernandez grounded to short and the Brewers finally got that inning-ending double play with the Marlins up 2-0.

Michael Kirkman made his Brewer debut and Derek Dietrich led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple and scored on an error. He worked around a one-out walk to get out of the inning and the Marlins led 3-0 after seven innings.

Ozuna drew a leadoff walk in the eighth inning before Realmuto struck out. Hechavarria grounded into a force out but Villar’s throw sailed past Carter at first. The Marlins challenged the fact that the ball did not go out of play. The replay showed that the ball bounced off a camera housing which is out of play and the umpires sent Hechavarria to second base. After Ichiro Suzuki walked, Dietrich singled to center to drive in Hechavarria and the Marlins took a 4-0 lead into the ninth.

The Brewers started the ninth with walks to Carter and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Colin Walsh and Jonathan Lucroy were called out on strikes, then Hill walked to load the bases and bringing up the tying run. The Marlins brought in Bryan Morris to face pinch hitter Domingo Santana to drive in the only Brewer run. Morris struck out Villar to end the game and the Marlins took the first game 4-1.

Injury/Roster News

Scooter Gennett is going to start a rehab stint with the Brevard County Manatees on Tuesday and could be back with the Brewers as early as Thursday.

Domingo Santana went to Milwaukee after the game on Sunday to have his shoulder examined. He was expected to be with the team in Miami by the time the game started on Monday.


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Record for the Week 0-1 0-0
Record for the Month 5-4 1-0-1
Record for the Year 13-19 2-6-3

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