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Milwaukee Brewers Losing Streak: Blame the Offense

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The Milwaukee Brewers losing streak currently at six games and could be pushed to seven tonight when they take on the Miami Marlins. The Milwaukee Brewers are 17-16 and on the verge of falling to .500 overall if they can’t find a way to snap snafu in Miami.

Breaking Down the Milwaukee Brewers Losing Streak

The Brewers were 17-10 on May 1st, but the month of May has not been a good month for Milwaukee. They won three of four against the Los Angeles Dodgers, however, they dropped the fourth game in Los Angeles which sparked the current six-game skid. They went on to drop four straight to the Philadelphia Phillies, getting swept in Philadelphia. They followed that up with a 6-1 loss in game one against the Miami Marlins, giving them their sixth loss in a row and gave them a 3-7 record through their last 10 games.

The Milwaukee Brewers currently are holding onto second in the National League Central Division, but they’re on the verge of falling multiple spots if they can’t muster up a win in the next couple of games. The Chicago Cubs are hot on their heels and the Cincinnati Reds are within striking distance if the Brewers don’t turn it around, and quickly.

Milwaukee Brewers Losing Streak: Blame the Offense

The Milwaukee Brewers are currently tied for 24th in MLB for runs scored per game, ranked 26th in MLB for hits per game, ranked 26th in MLB for on-base percentage. The Brewers are tied for 13th in MLB for runs allowed per game, tied for 5th in MLB for hits allowed per game, a clear indication that the Brewers have been unable to create offense, making it difficult to win ball games.

The losing streak is getting longer by the game, as they near the end of a rough 17 games in 17 days stretch on their schedule. The Brewers have been relying solely on their pitching to win games, and when looking at the stats, their pitching has been decent overall. With no offense, however, there isn’t much the pitching staff can do to earn the team wins. The largest run total given up by Milwaukee was their first loss of the current losing streak; the Brewers pitching staff gave up 16 runs to the Dodgers in that game. The Brewers have given up a total of 39 runs during the six-game losing streak while having only been able to score 17 runs of their own during that stretch.

In the meantime, the team will hope to be back in the win column before opening their next homestand. The Brewers return to Milwaukee after their three-game series in Miami, at which time they will be hosting the St. Louis Cardinals for three games at Miller Park. Next, they will then welcome the Atlanta Braves for three games in Milwaukee.

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