It was an exciting start to the week in Toronto as the Brewers battled the Blue Jays. Here is a complete recap of the series and what to expect next from the Brew Crew.
Brewers vs. Blue Jays Game One:
Final Score: 7-2 Blue Jays
Adrian Houser took the rubber against Yusei Kikuchi. Houser had his worst outing of the season, over 4.1 the sinkerballer allowed six earned runs. This outing brought his stellar 2.25 ERA all the way up to 4.07. Unfortunately, the Brewers’ offense was not able to keep up with the Blue Jays. Milwaukee’s lone two runs of the game came in the first inning from a William Contreras home run. The poor starting pitching and lack of offense made the Brewers drop game one.
Brewers vs. Blue Jays Game Two:
Final Score: 4-2 Brewers
Julio Teheran was back on the mound and went up against Alek Manoah. Teheran pitched extremely well, the Blue Jays mustered just four hits and one unearned run during the six innings he was on the bump.
The Brewers were able to get a fair amount of run support for Teheran. Abraham Toro hit a two-run home run in the second inning. After that the bats were relatively quiet until the seventh inning when Owen Miller’s two run double gave them a solid 4-1 lead. Joel Payamps allowed one more run to cross, but the rest of the bullpen was lights out and the Brewers picked up a win in game two.
Brewers vs. Blue Jays Game Three:
Final Score: 3-1 Blue Jays
Freddy Peralta toed the slab against Kevin Gausman in the final game of the series. Peralta turned in another quality start with his performance in this game where he scattered three runs over six innings. Unfortunately Gausman had the Brewers’ offense shut down. The Brewers’ lone run came in the ninth inning when Rowdy Tellez scored off a double play ball. Milwaukee was unable to continue the ninth inning rally and dropped the final game of the series
Overall this was another underwhelming series for the Brewers. The starting pitching was poor for game one but was respectable for the final two games, the bigger issue is the lack of run support. Over three games the Brewers mustered just five runs, in other words they averaged roughly 1.6 runs per game. The pitching may not have been elite but they kept the Brewers in the game, the offense is what costed them the most. Let’s hope the Brewers can get through these struggles and get back to swinging in their next series against the Reds.
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