The Milwaukee Brewers head home to Miller Park after splitting a two game in Detroit against the Tigers. They finish 2-2 against Detroit on the season after four very lop-sided games.
Tigers 8, Brewers 3
Tuesday night was not Milwaukee’s night. Adrian Houser’s record has now dropped to 1-4, giving up another five runs over 4 and 2/3 innings. The fifth inning caused him a lot of trouble, giving up four of his five runs and two of his three walks.
After a promising start to the season, Houser needs a bounce-back start the next time he takes the mound.
Brent Suter had a short bullpen appearance after Houser, giving up an earned run and three hits before getting is only out. J.P. Feyereisen gave up another two runs in the 7th inning to make it 8-0 going into the ninth inning.
The Brewers left 19 on base during the game, including their ninth inning rally.
Keston Hiura started off the ninth with a double. After Tyrone Taylor got the first out and moved Hiura to third, Jedd Gyorko brought him home with a single. Daniel Vogelbach and Avisail Garcia both singled next, bringing Gyorko home. Arcia lined out, but then Narvaez singled next, bringing in Vogelbach.
After a pitching change, Luis Urias walked, loading the bases. Sadly, Ben Gamel fouled out to third and a bases loaded rally was cut short.
Milwaukee loses their third straight.
Brewers 19, Tigers 0
Burnes went seven scoreless innings and gave the Brewers a spark they needed. He gave up only one hit, zero walks and 11 strike outs. He could have taken the mound in the 8th inning if the Brewers weren’t already winning by so much. It didn’t hurt to give a few bullpen arms some work before another day off as well.
The Brewers didn’t score in the first inning, but they did draw two walks to set the tone for the game. After that, the Brewers were in control.
Milwaukee scored three in the second inning, one in the third and another three in the fourth. The Brewers forced Tigers starter Michael Boyd to leave the game after just three innings of a work, and quickly dismantled the Tigers bullpen.
The Crew scored another six innings in the sixth inning, three in the seventh and their final four in the ninth. It was hard to count the last four runs though, because we had position player Travis Demeritte pitching for Detroit.
The runs of course counted, which included Tyrone Taylor’s first Major League home run. That will be a fun trivia stat to know down the line for Taylor.
Eric Yardley pitched the 8th for Milwaukee, and Josh Lindblom finished off the game, surprising many by his appearance. We already knew his next start would be skipped, but many believed he might do some relief pitching in the weekend series.
Series Take Aways
Offense Waking Up? It’s now or never. Every game is crucial now, and the Brewers need to dig out of the hole they have made. Hopefully, the bats continue to hit. Hopefully, Braun and Garcia can stay healthy. Hopefully, the Cardinals can’t hit in late September when the Brewers play them in multiple double-headers and can jump ahead in the NL Central.
Jedd Gyorko. He is hitting the ball well, and should continue to get starts at first base. On Wednesday only, he went 2-5 with a walk, two RBIs and two home runs. The Brewers DFA’ing Justin Smoak was a bit of surprise, but Gyorko is doing quite well and stepping up with his additional playing time.
Have A Game Taylor. Tyrone Taylor had a great game Wednesday against Detroit and showing real flashes of potential. Taylor went 4-5 with 3 RBIs and his first Major League home run. If Garcia keeps battling injuries or Gamel can’t heat up his bat, Taylor will definitely appear in the line up more.