The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their April 7 Opening Day starter against the Chicago Cubs.
It’s none other than the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes.
Prior to the Brewers’ game against the Cleveland Guardians, Manager Craig Counsell announced that Burnes will get the ball at Wrigley Field.
This marks Burnes’ first opening day, previously, Brandon Woodruff had started for the crew. Last season, the Cy Young winner went 11-5 with a 2.43 ERA (Led all of major league), and 234 strikeouts in 167 innings of work.
Additionally, Burnes set a major league record by throwing 59 consecutive strikeouts before issuing a walk. To talk Cubs, Burnes tied a record by striking out 10 consecutive batters. He also recorded the second no-no with Josh Hader.