Brewers have major league worst record for May
The Milwaukee Brewers have the Majors' worst record in May and the Los Angeles Dodgers are the fourth-worst. But one of those teams will be forced to win Monday night, May 20, when they play each other at Miller Park.
Milwaukee is just 3-14 in May after losing 8 of 10 on the road to their fellow National League Central opponents.
The Dodgers are 4-12 this month after losing at Atlanta 5-2 Sunday. Brewers' shortstop Jean Segura currently leads the NL with a .364 batting average. He's hitting .465 over his last 10 contests.
The Dodgers have infielder Mark Ellis is back after missing 19 games with a strained quadriceps. He went 0 for 4 in his return Sunday.
Matt Kemp, whom many thought should have been the MVP in 2011 instead of Ryan Braun, has a career-low slugging percentage of .340 this season. Kemp was 1 for 13 in the weekend series with Atlanta.
Right-hander Yovani Gallardo starts for Milwaukee Monday night against the Majors' ERA leader Clayton Kershaw.
Brewers end road trip with loss to St. Louis
The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 2-8 road trip Sundday with a 4-2 loss at St. Louis. The Cardinals scored all their runs in the fourth inning off Kyle Lohse, who fell to 1-5. An RBI double by John Jay highlighted the rally.
Lohse got frustrated after Cards pitcher John Gast squared to bunt, and then pulled back to try and slash at the pitch with the Brewers third baseman rushing in for an apparent double-play attempt.
Cardinals rookie pitcher Shelby Miller tried pulling the same thing on Lohse in an earlier series in an obvious bunt situation. Lohse wouldn't confirm it was the reason for his frustration, only saying the Cardinals knew what they did.
Cards Manager Mike Matheny said it was "just competition."
The Brewers got two runs back in the sixth inning when Yuniesky Betancourt and Jeff Bianchi had run-scoring singles. The Brewers blew a chance to take the lead in the seventh when they loaded the bases with nobody out and didn't score.
Two innings later, Milwaukee fell to its 23rd loss in its last 32 games against St. Louis.
Bucks interview sixth coaching candidate
Atlanta Hawks Coach Larry Drew is at least the sixth person to be interviewed by the Milwaukee Bucks for their head coaching vacancy. Drew was scheduled to meet with Bucks officials Monday. He's been the Hawks' coach for three years.
Drew's contract expires in just over a month. The Hawks have not fired him, but he's been given permission to interview with other teams. The Bucks are said to be the first.
Atlanta, meanwhile, has reportedly interviewed former Badgers and Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy, as well as San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer.