After striking out ten times as a team Monday night, The Milwaukee Brewers did the same thing Tuesday and then some. The Brewers fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 and are now only hold a 1 game lead in the NL-Central.
In the last three game the Brewers have only scored two runs and have racked up a lot of strikeouts. Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb had 12 out of the 14 strikeouts by Rays pitching on his way to his seventh win of the season. Everyone in the Brewers lineup accept Scooter Gennett struck out at least one time. Carlos Gomez struck out all four times up. Cobb pitched eight innings and gave up his lone to the Brewers in fifth when Gennett hit a sacrifice fly that scored Aramis Ramires.
Just like Monday, the Brewers only mustered three hits again. Jonathan Lucroy, Ramirez and Gennett had the lone hits in the loss.
The lone bright side of the series so far for Milwaukee has been the starting pitching. Kyle Lohse recorded a quality start on Monday and Matt Garza followed up with another solid pitching performance Tuesday. Garza went the first seven innings giving up one run on five hits to his former team finishing with a no-decision.
The loss went to Will Smith who came out for the eighth inning and allowed four runs while only recording one out. Marco Estrada came out of the bullpen after Smith and eliminated the damage.
Brewers look to avoid a sweep against the Rays this afternoon when David Price, Rays ace pitcher and rumored for being traded, will start against Yovani Gallardo. First pitch is at 12:10 ET.