Estrada, Brewers hand Braves another shutout loss, Atlanta falls 5-0

Kevin C. Cox

Milwaukee hit three homers and held Atlanta's offense to three hits.

With Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman not in the lineup, Marco Estrada and the Brewers feasted on Atlanta's offense, holding the Braves to three hits while handing them their 16th shutout loss by a score of 5-0.

It didn't take long for Carlos Gomez to make his presence felt, homering on the first pitch from Mike Minor in the first inning. Atlanta had only two hits through seven innings against Marco Estrada, squandering a scoring chance in the fourth after a pair of walks to start the inning.

Minor ran into more trouble in the fifth. After Norichika Aoki doubled with one out, Jonathan Lucroy homered to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead.

Fredi Gonzalez was ejected in the seventh, arguing with Angel Hernandez (surprise) about Paul Janish taking a pitch off his left leg; the argument being that Janish made no effort to move out of the way. That would've brought the tying run to the plate, but Janish popped out to end the inning.

Aramis Ramirez added a solo homer in the eighth, but then Sean Halton doubled with two outs; he went to third on an infield single by Yuniesky Betancourt and thought about heading home, but Andrelton Simmons came up firing only for his throw to hit the mound and carom over Evan Gattis, allowing Halton to score.

Each of Milwaukee's three wins against Atlanta have been shutouts; Carlos Gomez struck out four times after his first-inning homer.

Win Expectancy Chart

Source: FanGraphs
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