Sometimes one bad pitch is all it takes to lose a baseball game. That was the case Tuesday night for Jim Henderson and the Milwaukee Brewers.
After fighting back from an early deficit to scratch enough runs for the lead against a tough young right-hander, Henderson left a slider over the plate to the wrong hitter in Miami's lineup.
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton crushed a two-run home run to dead center off Henderson in the eighth inning, the deciding blow in Milwaukee's 5-4 loss.
"It's not that bad of a pitch, but it was in the zone," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "If you throw him a slider, you have to throw it out of the zone. He's a good breaking ball hitter.
"That slider isn't that bad, but to that guy? He can go down and get it."
Henderson struck out pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs to start the inning, but the speedy Juan Pierre legged out an infield single to put the tying run on base. Though he had to pay close attention to Pierre at first base, Henderson was able...