The Milwaukee Brewers may have dropped a frustrating home series to the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates, but that did not stop them from claiming a road victory in Game One against the highly touted Padres. The Brewers finally got Brandon Woodruff some run support and the staff ace got his first win. On Tuesday night, they will turn to Corbin Burnes, who has had an absolutely historic start to his season. He has a chance to make even more history tonight in San Diego.
Brewers’ Starting Pitcher: Corbin Burnes
Just how good has Corbin Burnes been? Well, he’s been doing things that baseball hasn’t seen in over 100 years.
Corbin Burnes is the first pitcher with 30K and 0 walks in first 3 starts since 1906 pic.twitter.com/HlvQfj81CL
— Reviewing the Brew (@ReviewngTheBrew) April 14, 2021
This is very impressive work, and he could make even more history tonight. The Major League record for most strikeouts to start a season before issuing a walk is 35. That record was set by Adam Wainwright back in 2013. Burnes needs just six strikeouts without a walk tonight to break the record.
He could very well do it, too. Teams have not had much of an answer for Burnes, and he is starting to get some attention from the national media.
Corbin Burnes start to 2021 is WILD 😳
4 hits allowed
1 run allowed
Brewers have a budding superstar in their rotation 🔥 pic.twitter.com/muUIEF1xYF
— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) April 14, 2021
Corbin Burnes, Beautiful 98mph Back Door Cutter. 🚪
One of the prettiest pitches in baseball. pic.twitter.com/RGd35qTuzi
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 14, 2021
The only Padres player to have a hit off of Burnes is Victor Caratini, who used to play for the Cubs. He has two hits, including a home run, in four at bats against Burnes. The only other Padres that have faced Burnes are Eric Hosmer, Manny Machado, and Fernando Tatis Jr. They are a combined 0/3.
Padres’ Starting Pitcher: Chris Paddack
Chris Paddack enters play today with a 1-1 record and a 4.15 ERA. He has given up three runs in each of his three starts. His control has not been consistent, but he has been able to limit the number of runs crossing the plate. No current Brewers’ hitter has a hit off of Paddack. Only Hiura, Narvaez, Peterson, and Vogelbach have faced him. They are a combined 0/11.
Brewers’ Starting Lineup
Let's get to work.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 20, 2021
Padres’ Starting Lineup
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 20, 2021
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