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Great pitching performances aren't turning to wins

Jul 29, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Photo: Image by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Great pitching performances aren't turning to wins

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jul 30, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers' starting pitching staff belongs in the hard luck category the last three games.  They've given up just five runs in those contests, and lost them all.

That's a result of poor hitting more than anything, and 620WTMJ's Brewers co-voice, Joe Block, understands Milwaukee's plight.

"The Brewers have not only pitched well and kept the games close, they haven't been hitting because they've had good opponents on the mound, too," said Joe on "Wisconsin's Morning News."

"It's very tough to pitch perfectly.  Garza pitched great (Tuesday)," but his relievers gave up four runs in the 8th inning as Milwaukee lost 5-1.

The Brewers now have to win Wednesday to keep sole possession of first place in the NL Central, and they have a tall task against the Rays.

"The Brewers are probably going to be engaged in a similar game this afternoon."

Listen to Joe's thoughts on the Brewers today and their potential trade efforts in our Soundcloud file.

Jay Sorgi

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.