Oof. A tough start for the Brewers only got worse in game one of a three-game series in Chicago. Brett Anderson Struggled right away, allowing three of the first four Cubs batters to reach base. Brett Anderson then left the game after just one out with obvious discomfort in his knee.
Josh Lindblom came in in relief of Anderson and that’s when the flood gates opened. The Cubs quickly attacked Lindblom with 9 hits with 8 earned runs over 3 2/3 innings including 3 home runs from Rizzo, Baez, and Marisnick.
The only spark in the Brewers offense came off the bats of Kolten Wong and Billy McKinney when they hit back-to-back homers in the top of the 6th inning.
The comeback starts one run at a time. pic.twitter.com/HDm4VJ5y0F
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 23, 2021
💥 McKinney Mania. 💥
It grows. pic.twitter.com/S5lbpvrn7T
— Bally Sports Wisconsin (@BallySportWI) April 23, 2021
The Cubs, however, continued to score as they put up 4 more runs in the bottom of the 6th.
Daniel Robertson came on in relief in the 8th inning and pitched a scoreless frame for the Crew as he made the first appearance by a position player on the mound for Milwaukee this year.
Time will tell what will happen with Brett Anderson. Counsell has said he is happy with the depth the Brewers have at pitching so we will see.
Today was the first game back for Kolten Wong after being on the 10-day injured list. Kolten went 3 for 4 with a home run and looked healthy playing the infield.
Billy McKinney continues to swing a big bat filling in for Christian Yelich who is eligible to return from his own stint on the 10-day injured list.
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