It was an exciting weekend in Tampa Bay as the Brewers took on the Rays. Here is a complete recap of the series and what to expect next from the Brew Crew.
Brewers vs. Rays Game One:
Final Score: 1-0 Rays
It was an old fashion pitchers’ duel in game one as Adrian Houser went up against Shane McClanahan. Houser looked stellar for six innings and didn’t allow a single run. Mclanahan looked just as sharp for seven shutout innings.
Unfortunately, Milwaukee could not muster any offense off the Rays’ pitching staff, and one run allowed by Peter Strzelecki was the nail in the coffin.
Brewers vs. Rays Game Two:
Final Score: 4-8 Rays
Eric Lauer was back on the bump as a starter after being moved to the bullpen for a short stint. The southpaw could only get through three innings and allowed six runs before leaving Manager Craig Counsell with no choice but to go to the bullpen.
Unfortunately, Milwaukee couldn’t string much together against the Rays’ starter Zach Eflin. Owen Miller had a solo home run in the third inning, and Brian Anderson pegged on two more with a two-run shot of his own the following inning. When it was all said and done, Eflin scattered four hits and three runs over seven innings of work. Milwaukee did get one more run from a Christian Yelich RBI single, but it ended up being fairly unimportant in the outcome of the game.
Brewers vs. Rays Game Three:
Final Score: 6-4 Brewers
Freddy Peralta toed the slab for the final game of the series. Peralta was relatively solid for the six innings he tossed. His lone mistake was a three-run jack allowed in the fourth inning.
“Chicks dig the long ball”, seemed to be the Brewers’ philosophy at the plate in this one. Milwaukee slugged their way to a win with three home runs. Willy Adames got the party started in the second inning with a solo home run, then Rowdy Tellez and William Contreras joined the fun with two-run shots in the third and fifth innings. The only “small ball” from the Brew Crew was an RBI single off the bat of Brian Anderson.
Strzelecki did allow one run in the eighth inning, but a four-out save from Devin Williams shut the door.
This was another underwhelming series for the Brewers to cap off what’s been a rough stretch of road games. However, there were some flickers of hope throughout this series. Adrian Houser was impressive in his start, and the offense did look like it was slowly resurging in the final two games. Let’s hope the Brewers can take these positives and put them together back in Milwaukee for their next series against the Astros.
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