Despite Injuries, Brewers Hand Dodgers Third Straight Series Loss

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Photo courtesy of Scott Paulus and the Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers entered this four game set against the Dodgers with injuries being the headline.  The Dodgers entered having lost their last two series.  Four games later the Brewers have handed the Dodgers their third straight series loss but the injured list counter is up to 15 players

Strong starting pitching performances, shutdown innings from the high leverage bullpen pitchers, and clutch hits helped the Brewers secure wins in the first three games of the series.

In the three victories, starting pitchers Eric Lauer, Freddy Peralta, and Brandon Woodruff combined for 17 innings pitched with just three earned runs.  Brad Boxberger, J.P. Feyereisen, and Devin Williams all pitched two scoreless innings a piece. Josh Hader pitched in all three wins and recorded two saves.

Offensively, Jackie Bradley Jr’s 100th career home run was the difference in a 3-1 victory on Friday night.  On Saturday night, after trailing on four different occasions, Travis Shaw hit a walk off single in the 11th inning for a 6-5 Brewers victory.

Not only was this an entertaining series on he field, but there were plenty of storylines off the field as well.  

Jordan Zimmerman, a Wisconsin native, had briefly retired on April 30th, 2021 before the Brewers selected his contract.  Jacob Nottingham, whose contract had been picked up by the Seattle Mariners, was reacquired for cash.  Luke Maile made his Brewers debut and Mario Feliciano his MLB debut.

From a lineup standpoint, Keston Hiura started just one game.  His start came on Sunday when the Dodgers had left handed pitcher Julio Urias on the mound.  Dan Vogelbach received the other starts at first base, but did not contribute anything from a production standpoint.

The Brewers travel to Philadelphia next for a four game set.  Stay tuned to Wisconsin Sports Heroics to stay up-to-date on all things Milwaukee Brewers.

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