The Brewers bounced back from a tough loss on Friday to beat the Cubs by a touchdown. Milwaukee’s two-time All-Star starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff was a big part of the Brew Crew victory. He has pitched very well since returning from the IL.
Finishing with an even ten on the evening, Woodruff was especially dominant early on, mowing down seven of the first eight Cubbies he faced. At one point Brandon retired eleven batters in a row, including striking out the side in the second inning.
Get Bernie Brewer Some H2O
Despite tossing a four-hit shutout with ten k’s through six, Woodruff’s evening ended with a no-decision as the contest was still scoreless. It took the seventh inning stretch to wake up Milwaukee’s offense. After a couple of singles, Jace Peterson pinch-bunted into a run scoring fielding error. Then it turned into a Brew Crew mash-fest. Christian Yelich blasted a three-run homer to right. to give the Brewers a four-run lead. An inning later it was a solo shot by Kolten Wong, followed by a two-run dinger by Willy Adames to make it seven to zip. That ended up being the final score.
Woodruff’s Home Dominance
Woodruff seems to flourish on the mound in the friendly confines of American Family Field. Through his nine starts at home this season, Woodruff is 5-0 with a paltry 2.22 ERA. Even without the win added to his record, Woodruff is tied with Corbin Burnes and Eric Lauer for the team lead with nine. With the win, Milwaukee remains just two and a half games behind San Diego for the final playoff spot.