Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff has been involved in just two major league games this year. A shoulder injury has kept him out of game action, but around mid July he began a minor league rehab assignment with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. On Thursday, July 27 he completed his second rehab start.
Brandon Woodruff completes his second rehab start as his build up continues before a return to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The final stat line on Brandon Woodruff’s second start was: four innings pitched, four hits allowed, three strikeouts, and one earned run. In total he threw 52 pitches with 36 of them going for strikes. His lone earned run came courtesy of a base knock from current Brewer Owen Miller’s brother, Noah. On the radar gun he was hitting 95-96 MPH.
After the game he spoke with the media a lot about how the game slows down for him in the minor leagues and that aside from his recovery his role is encouraging his teammates, keeping them positive, and helping them learn.
At this time it is unclear how many more appearances Woodruff will make with the Timber Rattlers. He has games of three and four innings. Milwaukee wants him to rejoin the starting rotation once ready, so the fact that he has made progress in regards to pitch count and innings pitched is encouraging.
Barring any setbacks Woodruff should make his next rehab start early next week.
Follow me on Twitter @tylerkoerth. Follow us @WiSportsHeroics for more great sports content. To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in Wisconsin sports, click here!. We cover the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Badgers, and Wisconsin High School Sports.