WASHINGTON D.C. (WSAU) - They did it for the second night in a row. The Milwaukee Brewers have come from behind, this time defeating the Washington Nationals 4-2 to win their sixth game in a row. They had a similar comeback last night against the Pirates.
Trailing 2-1 in the ninth inning, Norichika Aoki put a perfect bunt down the third base line and Ryan Zimmerman couldn't field it. Ricky Weeks sent a fly deep to right center where Bryce Harper caught it crashing into the video scoreboard. Weeks was out, but it allowed Aoki to reach third base with Ryan Braun up to bat. Braun cranked an RBI single to left field scoring Aoki. He then stole second base with Aramis Ramirez at the plate. Ramirez hit a double to left scoring Braun. Jonathan Lucroy lined out to left, but a wild pitch to him sent Ramiriz to third. Travis Ishikawa hit a ground ball up the middle where shortstop Ian Desmond committed his 16th error of the year when he tried a spinning throw to first that went wide, forcing Adam LaRoche off first base allowing Ramirez to score.
Brewer pitcher Shaun Marcum had a solid six inning start. His counterpart Edwin Jackson had an even better performance, but closer Tyler Clippard blew the save.
The Milwaukee Brewers are the hottest team in September, with a 24-6 record in their last 30 games. This win leaves them 1 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Wildcard race.
In other Brewers news, they announced acquiring veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba from the Toronto Blue Jays in a cash deal. Torrealba is likely to play Saturday. Manager Ron Roenicke said, "It makes us more flexible with what we can do" citing the ability to pinch-hit or pinch-run for one of the other catchers. Torrealba has played only 10 games in Toronto and has a .214 hitting average.