MILWAUKEE This was certainly not how the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to start their season -- especially having been gifted with six games at home.
Not only did Sunday's 8-7 extra-innings loss to Arizona drop Milwaukee to 1-5 on the young season -- its worst six-game start since 2003 -- but the Brewers lost three more starters to injuries in the process.
Bruised in the lineup, tired in the bullpen and ineffective in the rotation, the Brewers were in a bizarre spot Sunday afternoon.
Because the bullpen has covered 24-23 innings in six games and is already gassed, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had to run his struggling closer back out for the 11th inning and watch as he gave up a two-run home run.
Because another injury chewed into an already short bench, the Brewers had to embarrassingly trot pitcher Kyle Lohse to the plate with two outs and the tying run on third base in the bottom of the 11th inning, only to strike out looking.
Since Opening Day, nothing has gone Milwaukee's way....