The Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros entered 2013 with completely different expectations, but now have very similar records. Houston was completely committed to rebuilding, while the Brewers had postseason hopes.
After Houston's 10-1 rout over Milwaukee on Tuesday -- the first meeting between the two teams since the Astros left the National League Central -- the Brewers sit at 28-41, while the Astros are now 27-45.
Milwaukee's starting pitching has been good over the last week, but Alfredo Figaro struggled Tuesday. The Brewers had chances early to jump out to a lead, but they squandered almost every opportunity.
It all added up to another disheartening loss.
"When we don't pitch well and we don't hit with people in scoring position, we are not a very good team," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.
With owner Mark Attanasio in attendance, the Brewers played one of their worst games of the season. The pitching gave up 10 runs, while the offense scored...