After nearly giving all Milwaukee Brewers fans a heart attack, the Brewers come out on top and win 7-6 via an Eric Sogard walk-off 2-run homer. Yup, you read that right. Eric Sogard walked it off for the Brewers tonight.
It was very back and forth with the Brewers as they faced the Pittsburgh Pirates in game two. Brewers ended up having to play from behind when the Pirates were first to score. But, the Brewers kept putting on a good fight.
The Milwaukee Brewers are now on a seven-game winning streak at home. The offense wasn’t as alive as it was last night but it was enough. Both Christian Yelich and Orlando Arcia gave the Crew home runs, in addition to Sogard’s walk-off.
In the bottom of the second, the Brewers had the bases loaded and came up short, only driving in one run. However, with the Luis Urias walk and Orlando Arcia scoring, the bases were loaded again for Christian Yelich. But, the luck wasn’t with him in that at-bat and came up just a little short by flying out to left.
Yelich put in some early work today with hitting coach Andy Haines and it definitely paid off for him. He ripped a double off of Nik Turley and also drove in a run with two hits in his performance tonight.
Avisail Garcia came to the plate, pinch hitting for Ben Gamel, and hit a line drive down the third base line over the bag. He drove in both Yelich and Hiura to bring the Brewers the lead for a moment.
What Was Up With Hader?
It is expected that with Hader coming in to close the game, that it should be another shutout appearance. It was far from that from Josh Hader tonight. His control was a little off from the start and he was unable to locate the strike zone.
Walking the five batters, Hader dealt 32 pitches and only nine of them were strikes. It was disappointing for fans to see Hader perform like this. This wasn’t like him, and something needed to happen quick. Enter Devin Williams, who able to avoid additional damage and got the win to bring his record to 2-1.
The ace Brandon Woodruff (2-2, 3.19 ERA) will take the mound for the Brewers tomorrow afternoon against the Pirates’ lefty Steven Brault (0-1, 4.80 ERA). You can watch the game on Fox Sports Wisconsin with Brewers Live starting at 12:30 PM CDT, or listen on 620 WTMJ.