The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have fallen into a pattern of playing from behind and capturing wins. That’s what they did on Sunday against the Cubs as they won their third straight game at Wrigley Field. This brought the Brewers’ record to 10-10, and the Chicago Cubs to 13-6.
Josh Lindblom and Jon Lester were the starters for the fourth matchup at Wrigley Field. Cubs were first to score when Kyle Schwarber hit a single off Lindblom, allowing Rizzo to score in the bottom of the first. It wasn’t long before the Cubs racked up more runs with Souza Jr. hitting a double, allowing two more to score.
The Brewers were down 3-0 by the top of the second inning. It seemed like it was going to be another nail biting game to watch. Lindblom seemed to be struggling a bit when it came to locating the zone. But, the inconsistent and small strike zone didn’t help either. Josh Lindblom did end up striking out eight and walked four, respectively.
Then…Our offense woke up.
To set the stage, Luis Urias and Orlando Arcia hit back-to-back singles off of Lester with one out in the third. Keston Hiura was in a slump, going 1-for-21 in his last plate appearances and had trouble making contact with the ball. But, he hit a three-run home run to center field to tie up the game.
To capitalize on the already hot offense, Orlando Arcia steps up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning and hits a two-run bomb, bringing the Brewers to a 5-3 lead.
Arcia was a double away from hitting for the cycle and scored the go-ahead run when Ryan Braun singled off of Jason Adam in the seventh.
Eric Yardley was first out of the pen after Lindblom’s day was done and he pitched a scoreless inning, obtaining his first recorded major league win. Him, David Phelps, Devin Williams and Josh Hader struck out six over the last couple of innings.
Josh Hader recorded his fifth save, allowing no runs to be scored.
The Brewers have Monday off before heading to Minneapolis to face the Twins once again. Corbin Burnes joins the rotation on Tuesday, and Kenta Maeda will be starting for Minnesota. The game is at 7:10 pm CST on FS Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ radio.