The Brewers went down meekly in the rubber game of their series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park Wednesday afternoon, 9-2. The Dodgers pounded starter Wily Peralta who never made it out of the second inning. Carl Crawford delivered a two run single to ignite a five run rally in the second as L.A. sent 11 men to the plate. Peralta lasted just one and two thirds innings, giving up five runs on seven hits. Ramon Hernandez homered for the visitors and Hyun-Jin Ryu got the win allowing two runs in seven and a third innings. Ryan Braun went deep for the Crew but admitted after the game, "we're not even competitive right now." Milwaukee has lost 16 of their last 20 games and reside in the basement of the NL Central at 18-27. After an off day Thursday, the Brewers welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates for a weekend, three game series.
Kyle Lohse is expected to miss his next start. The Brewers say the veteran has tightness in his right elbow. Mike Fiers is scheduled to take his turn in the rotation on Saturday.