If it’s one thing that has been sturdy this season for the Nationals, it’s been their bullpen. With this latest losing streak however, no one is safe.
Washington built an early 6-3 lead, but gave up two runs in each the seventh and eighth innings to lose 7-6 to the Milwaukee Brewers, and dropping their sixth game in seven tries.
Jonathan Lucroy’s two-out, two-run single off Henry Rodriquez in the bottom of the eighth put Milwaukee up for good in front of 24,722 inspired Brewers fans.
Richie Weeks, two-run homer off Washington reliever Tyler Clippard in the seventh inning made it a one-run game, and Lucroy’s bloop single put the Brewers on top against in the eighth.
Michael Morse hit his first career grand slam in the third, his second homer as in as many days, to give the Nats the early cushion but it was not big enough.
Morse flied out to right field to end it in the ninth, giving the Brewers their longest winning streak at home since 1995 at eight.