Reds swept at home by Brewers, giving Milwaukee a 2-game lead in the NL Central

Cincinnati’s struggles against Milwaukee continued after the All-Star break, dropping all 3 games to the Brewers over the weekend.


On Friday, the Reds lost 1-0. Milwaukee’s lone run came on a Victor Carratini RBI single in the top of the 7th.
Cincinnati struck out 18 times and managed just two hits in the game. One came from TJ Friedl. The other came from Will Benson.

Brewers starter Corbin Burnes was dominant on the mound, striking out 13 and walking two in 6 scoreless innings.

Reds starting pitcher Graham Aschcraft had a solid outing in a losing effort striking out 2 and walking 2 while allowing just 1 run.
The hitting struggles continued for the Reds on Saturday, suffering a 3-0 loss to the Brewers.

Milwaukee’s pitching was dominant again, allowing just one hit. The lone Reds hit came in the fourth on a broken bat single by Jake Fraley.

Christian Yelich lead off the game with a solo home run for the Brewers to give them a 1-0 lead. William Contreras and Owen Miller also solo homers to round out scoring for Milwaukee.

Freddy Peralta got the win for the Brewers striking out 6 while allowing just 1 hit in 6 inning on the mound.

Andrew Abbott took the loss on the mound for the Reds, striking out 3 while allowing two earned runs in 6 innings.
The Reds ended their 3-game scoreless streak Sunday but lost 4-3, completing the series sweep for Milwaukee.

Cincinnati put an end to the streak in the 2nd on a Joey Votto RBI double to give the Reds an early 1-0 advantage.

However, Christian Yelich homered to tie the game up. Cincinnati answered right back with a two-run home run by Jake Fraley to give the Reds a 3-1 lead after 3 innings.

Unfortunately, those were the final runs Cincinnati would score, as Milwaukee scored 3 unanswered runs to win the game.

The first of the three runs came on a Christian Yelich RBI single in the 5th to cut the Reds lead down to one.

A sacrifice fly by Owen Miller in the 8th scored another run to tie the game at 3.  Andruw Monasterio’s single in the same inning would give Milwaukee a 4-3 lead they would hold onto for the rest of the game, handing the Reds their 4th straight loss.


Milwaukee’s sweep of Cincinnati gives them a 2-game advantage over the Reds in the NL Central.

Cincinnati opens up a 4-game home series against the San Francisco Giants this evening. Coverage on WRBI begins at 6:40.