It was an exciting weekend in Milwaukee as the Brewers took on the Kansas City Royals. Here is a complete recap of the series and what to expect next from the Brew Crew.
Brewers vs. Royals Game One:
Final Score: 5-1 Brewers
Corbin Burnes was on the bump for game one of the series and did not disappoint. The former Cy Young winner tossed six shutout innings. The Royals only mustered two hits off the right-hander.
Christian Yelich got the scoring started in the first inning with an RBI single. Milwaukee stayed quiet in the second before the Wisconsin Native Owen Miller hit his first home run in a Brewers uniform to add to the lead. Additional RBI singles mixed in from Tyrone Taylor, Yelich, and Brian Anderson throughout the game had the Brewers finish with five runs.
The Brewers’ bullpen did allow one run but did close the game out.
Brewers vs. Royals Game Two:
Final Score: 4-3 Brewers
Adrian Houser got the ball and matched up against Zack Greinke in game two against the Royals. Houser was shaky through the whole start. The sinkerballer fought his way into the fifth inning but got pulled before recording an out and scattered three earned runs over those innings. However, the Brewers’ bullpen picked up the slack for Houser and tossed a combined five scoreless innings.
The Brew Crew offense was led by a strong performance at the dish from Yelich. Yelich clubbed two home runs, both of which were game-tying home runs. The game finished with Joey Wiemer hitting his first career walk-off, a sac fly to score Anderson and win the game 4-3.
Brewers vs. Royals Game Three:
Final Score: 9-6 Brewers
Colin Rea toed the slab for the series’ final game and had an underwhelming start. The right-hander allowed four runs over 3.2 innings pitched. Eric Lauer tossed the rest of the game and allowed two runs.
Yelich got the Brewers’ offense started again with a solo home run. Milwaukee really put on their hitting shoes in the third inning when they scored seven runs. These came off singles from Yelich and Rowdy Tellez and a double from Miller. The inning’s big hit was a three-run home run, which came off the bat of Brice Turang. After that, Milwaukee’s offense remained fairly quiet outside of a Mike Brosseau pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning.
Colin Rea struggled on the mound, but Lauer and the bats were able to make up for the rough start and win the game.
Overall this was an excellent bounce-back series for the Brew Crew. After having a tough stretch of games, Milwaukee was able to reclaim first place in the NL Central and pick up the sweep on the Royals. The starting pitching wasn’t the best after game one, but strong performances from the bullpen and some vintage Yelich hitting brought the series home. Let’s hope the Brewers can take this momentum into their next series against the Cardinals.
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