Time might be running out for the Milwaukee Brewers and their attempt to reach the playoffs.
Looking to avoid a third consecutive loss, the visiting Brewers face another tough challenge against Bronson Arroyo and the postseason-bound Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Aramis Ramirez homered for one of Milwaukee's five hits during Tuesday's 4-2 loss at Cincinnati. It was the second straight defeat for the Brewers (79-75), who moved back into postseason contention by winning 25 of 32 prior to losing 12-2 at Washington on Monday.
Milwaukee, which trails St. Louis by 4 12 games for the final NL wild-card spot, has not dropped three in a row since Aug. 13-15.
"It's a not a good time (to lose two in a row)," manager Ron Roenicke said. "It's certainly looking a lot tougher. We're going to need to get some big-time help."
Things don't get any easier against the Reds (93-61), who have clinched the NL Central title and are tied with Washington in the race for homefield advantage throughout t...