Aside from Christian Yelich, the top of the order did not fair well Monday for the Milwaukee Brewers.
In a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee’s Lorenzo Cain, Ryan Braun, Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar — the 1, 3-5 hitters — combined to go 0-for-16 with nine strikeouts. Shaw was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
The Brewers were down 3-2, until Justin Bour hit a two-run home run to put things out of reach. The 30-year-old went 1-for-3 raising his average to .125 on the season (9-for-32), despite hitting out of the two spot ahead of Mike Trout. It was Bour’s first home run.
Mike Moustakas was 2-for-4 with a home run — his third of the year and 150th of his career. He also scored on a throwing error in the second inning.
Yelich, who was 2-for-4 and stole a base, also flashed his gold glove.
Jhoulys Chacin gave up three earned in 6.1 innings. He gave up three hits and three walks, while striking out just one.
Freddy Peralta takes the mound for Milwaukee tonight, up against the Angels righty Matt Harvey. Coverage begins on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM at 8:30 p.m.
PHOTO: Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)