MILWAUKEE -- After a one-day hiatus, Milwaukee's starting pitching struggles continued Saturday night.
In the rotation with a short leash, Mike Fiers put the Brewers in another early hole, allowing six runs in five innings as Milwaukee fell, 9-2, to the Diamondbacks, its fourth straight loss since a win on Opening Day.
It was simply a performance Fiers couldn't have. After a slow demise at the end of last season and a rough spring training, Fiers snuck into the fifth spot of Milwaukee's rotation largely because of what he did during his first two months in the big leagues.
A pair of two-run home runs turned what could have been an average outing into one of struggle.
"I thought I threw the ball pretty well," Fiers said. "They capitalized on a couple of mistakes, and that was the game. Two key at-bats in the game. I have to give them credit.
"Balls were up. The changeup (on a home run) to (Paul) Goldschmidt was right there. I couldn't have put it in a better spot for him. I give...