Dusty Baker talked at length after Saturday's loss about the issues Gio Gonzalez is having giving up two-out hits. He also found some positives in what was the Washington Nationals' seventh straight loss.
Gonzalez and the Nationals fell behind early in the second game of three in Milwaukee and couldn't overcome the early deficit.
The Brewers' first inning rally started with a weak grounder to short by Jonathan Villar, who beat Danny Espinosa's throw to first. Three batters later, Chris Carter hit a 3-1 change to left for a two-out, three-run blast that made it 3-0 Milwaukee.
"First they started out with an infield hit and the big one was the Carter home run. That was the big one. We had first base open and he just got a breaking ball up and he didn't miss it.
"After Gio got out of a couple tight jams, we played good defense, we threw a couple runners out at the plate, some good things happened today, we battled, but it's time for us to win some wars now. We had action. We flirted with the fence all day. Danny Espinosa, [Daniel Murphy] at the end of the game. [Ryan Zimmerman] -- we thought his ball had a chance and we came up short. But again, we had opportunities, except -- we played good ball today, we played excellent ball today, and came up short."
Gonzalez gave up six runs in three innings and the Nationals chipped away but couldn't come all the way back.
The loss left Washington with a 2.0-game lead in the division with one left in Milwaukee before Washington returns to the nation's capital for a nine-game homestand that starts with three against the NL East's second-place NY Mets.
Here's the lineup for today's series finale with the Brewers: