Adam Conley hit hard as Marlins upended by Brewers

May 10, 2016

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins let two runs score on wild pitches, and gave up another on an error. They issued seven walks, gave up four stolen bases in the first four innings and allowed a run when their pitcher failed to cover first base.

In short, it was a performance as ugly as the score: Milwaukee 10, Miami 2.

The Brewers won their rematch Tuesday night against Adam Conley, who beat them with 7 2/3 hitless innings on April 29 before exiting because of a career-high pitch count. This time he gave up seven hits and four runs in four innings and couldn't stop Milwaukee's running game.

"It sounds crazy, but I think I was actually better this time," Conley said. "I was very happy with my stuff. Obviously, controlling the running game and some miscues on defense really hurt us."


Milwaukee's Jonathan Villar had two hits and stole two bases, and Hernan Perez reached five times and stole two bases. Ryan Braun had a pair of RBI singles, and Aaron Hill added three hits, including a two-run double.

Conley (2-2) couldn't hold an early 2-1 lead, and the Brewers took advantage of Miami's sloppiness to score three runs in the fourth. They had a hit batter, a walk and two stolen bases, and benefited from two throwing errors and a wild pitch by Conley that scored the final run.

"Fortunately for us, we got some pitches to hit," Hill said. "But he's going to be a very good pitcher for a very long time."

Marlins reliever Jose Urena failed to cover first on a grounder in the fifth inning, costing Miami another run.

Conley's bid for another hitless outing against Milwaukee didn't last long. Villar singled to lead off the first inning, stole second and scored on a single by Braun.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly credited the Brewers for making adjustments in their approach with Conley, including on the bases.

"We'll look at that," Mattingly said. "Obviously, they picked up something."

The Marlins hit the ball hard off Zach Davies (1-3), but he allowed only two runs in five innings and lowered his ERA to 6.29.

Miami scored in the second inning on consecutive doubles by Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto, the same duo responsible for a baserunning gaffe that cost Realmuto a homer Monday. Ozuna's two-out RBI single in the third put the Marlins ahead 2-1.

The Marlins had eight hits, their 19th consecutive game with eight or more. That's a franchise record and the longest such streak in the majors since 2009.


Marlins LHP Mike Dunn (strained left forearm) threw 15 pitches in his first bullpen session since going on the DL, and was pleased with the results. Barring a setback, he said, he expects to be activated late this month or in early June.


Marlins LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-1, 4.66 ERA) is scheduled to face RHP Chase Anderson (1-4, 6.44) in the final game of the series Wednesday. Anderson has an ERA of 10.31 over his past four starts.