Brandon Woodruff got the start for the Brewers in game one against Jack Flaherty. Woodruff tossed five and third shutout innings and struck out four batters before passing the ball to the bullpen. Flaherty tossed five innings of two-run ball for the Cardinals but also walked six batters. Overall both of the starting pitchers had relatively pedestrian starts, neither struggled too much but they weren’t imposing either.
Offensively the Brewers scratched four runs across home plate. The first three runs came via a small ball for the Crew. Rowdy Tellez had a sac fly and Garrett Mitchell struck again with an RBI single in the third. Later on, in the 6th inning, Christian Yelich drove in a run on a ground out. The biggest hit of the game came from Willy Adames who hit his first home run of the season to give the Brewers a 4-0 lead.
First home run of the season for Willy-Waukee!#ThisIsMyCrew | #MLB pic.twitter.com/HEXM2heYnF
— Bally Sports Wisconsin (@BallySportWI) April 8, 2023
Overall it was another solid game from the Brewers. The offense was able to scratch some runs across and the pitching held the Cardinals off the board all game
Game 2 was not as pretty for the Brewers. Eric Lauer got the start for the Brewers. The left-hander struggled his way through four innings and gave up six runs before getting pulled. Many have been concerned with Lauer whose velocity has been down a few ticks since last year and has struggled since spring training,
Offensively the Brewers were held off the board all game. The positive of today’s game came from the bullpen. The rule five pick Gus Varland tossed two scoreless frames and looked fairly sharp and then newcomers Javy Guerra and Joel Payamps tossed three more shutout inning to finish off the game.
Overall it was not a great showing for the Brewers between the rough start from Lauer and not scoring any runs.
Freddy Peralta got the start for the Brewers in game three. The right-hander tossed six innings of one-run ball and struck out seven batters.
Offensively the Brewers scored four runs. It was a fun day at the plate for Willy Adames. He led the way for the Brewers with a two-run double in the third inning and a solo home run in the fifth inning. Christian Yelich had a solid game for the Brewers as well. Yelich had a three-hit game including his first home run of the season. Yelich also made a diving catch early in the game to save a run.
YELI 🙌#ThisIsMyCrew | @ChristianYelich pic.twitter.com/Nr0nKucUwW
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 9, 2023
Overall it was a solid game for the Brewers. The Brewers pitching staff held the Cardinals to just one run and a good game from Adames was all the Brewers needed offensively. Bonus points from Yelich for playing a good game too. Let’s hope the Brewers can to this momentum into their next series.
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