By Adam Roberts – 7/14/2021
The National League just can’t catch a break in the MLB All-Star Game. With yesterday’s 5-2 loss to the American League, the NL has now dropped eight straight midsummer classics.
For me, the primary reason for watching last night’s game was two-fold. First and foremost, I wanted to finally get to see Shohei Ohtani in his element; his pitching was excellent although he did bat 0-2 leading off and DHing. The second reason was the same as every other All-Star game: seeing what the Brewers who made the game could do on the big stage.
This year, the results were a bit up and down.
At the plate, MIlwaukee’s Omar Narvaez went 1-for-2 with a single. On the mound, the usually reliable Corbin Burnes gave up four hits in the second inning and also surrendered two runs in his lone frame to take the loss. Later, Freddy Peralta struck out three in an inning of work.
The Brewers will travel to Cincinnati for a series against the Reds starting Friday.