Corbin Burnes got his fourth win of the season as the Brewers shut out the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night.
Amazing Pitching Efforts
The Brewers are on a three-game winning streak, and winning never sounded better in the month of September. Cy Young Award candidate Corbin Burnes was lights out in six innings, recording nine strikeouts. He was one shy of having a double digit strikeout night for the third consecutive game. Also, Burnes has only given up one run over the last 23.2 innings in the month of September. He’s got a nasty cutter and brought his ERA down to 1.77.
NL Reliever of the Month and Rookie of the Year candidate Devin Williams yet again proved why he is the best reliever in the National League, if not all of baseball. Working quick outings, Williams didn’t allow a single hit or run with his magical changeup.
Drew Rasmussen got the closing position over Josh Hader tonight and dealt heat. He’s quickly proving himself to be a Major League pitcher with the fastballs he’s been throwing right in the strike zone.
Avisail Garcia hit a bullet up the middle, causing a little collision between Royals’ second baseman Nicky Lopez and shortstop Adalberto Mondesi as they moved to try and make a double play. Lopez made a wild throw, allowing Urias to make it around the diamond to score, giving the Brewers their first run. Kansas City’s starter Kyle Bubic had not allowed a hit under Jedd Gyorko hit a single to left field. However, it wouldn’t be until the eighth inning where the Brewers would get another hit, one by Orlando Arcia off of Scott Barlow.
“Mr. September,” Ryan Braun, had fans a little concerned when he left the game Friday night with lower back tightness. That all changed on Saturday night. Hitting a three-run homer off of reliever Scott Barlow, this was his fifth homer in the month. Without a doubt, Braun has really been lighting up at the plate this month. Especially with Christian Yelich in a funk, his bat being alive is crucial.
The Brewers face the Royals one more time tomorrow afternoon. Josh Lindblom will be takeing the mound for the Crew with Brad Keller for the Royals. You can watch that starting at 12:30 PM CDT with Brewers Live on Fox Sports Wisconsin. First pitch is scheduled to be at 1:10 PM CDT. In addition to this, you can also listen on 620 WTMJ radio.