MILWAUKEE — Well, that didn’t go quite as well.
For the second day in a row, the Brewers fell down 4-0 to the Orioles in the first inning. Yesterday, the Crew came back and annihilated Baltimore. Today, well… they didn’t.
“It started out the same,” manager Harvey Kuenn would say after the game. “It didn’t quite finish the way it did last night.”
With Jim Palmer on the mound, those four first inning runs were all the Orioles needed, and then some. Both runs came from unlikely source Roy Howell, knocking in two runs with two singles. The Brewers managed only two other hits.
It was a poor game all around. It was bad timing. The Brewers have a chance to put the Orioles away. Instead of increasing their lead to five games, it’s now down to three. And there are five games remaining against these Orioles, four of which are in Baltimore.
Worried? A little. But a win tomorrow can make a big difference.