BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Thomas/Getty Images
The Reds lost in the first game of their series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night 5-2, as the team looks to finish off their season on a strong note.
The Reds did get off to a good start as third baseman Eugenio Suarez and right fielder Phillip Ervin each hit a solo home run in the second inning, but the team would not fare as well in the second half of the game with Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich cutting the Reds’ lead in half with a solo home run in the fifth inning, followed by a two run shot from second baseman Travis Shaw in the sixth to take the lead. In the eighth, the Brewers added onto the lead as right fielder Keon Broxton hit an RBI triple and catcher Manny Pina had an RBI sacrifice fly. The Reds would be unable to make a comeback as the Brewers grabbed the 5-2 victory.
Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson got the win, pitching six innings allowing two earned runs on a pair of hits and no walks, while Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed three earned runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings in the loss. Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress earned the save.