The Brewers are in the final series of their second consecutive three-city road trip. They started things off today against the Cubs with a 7-6 win in what is game one of a doubleheader.
Ethan Small’s Brewers Debut
Small was called up and started game one of today’s double header. With Brandon Woodruff going on the 15-day IL, it’s reasonable to assume Small will get another start soon. Small’s debut started off very strong as he picked up four strikeouts. However, walks became an issue. He walked four batters and surrendered two runs in the third. Small showed that his stuff can play in the big leagues, he just has to find some more consistency. Considering it was his first start, an overall decent outing for Small who allowed four hits.
Tyrone Stays Hot
After Small was replaced by Trevor Kelly, the Cubs hit back-to-back home runs off the Brewers’ relief pitcher. The Cubs took a 4-2 lead. However, in the top of the 6th Tyrone Taylor continued to show why he deserves to be in the lineup even when Renfroe is back. He hit his fifth homer to deep left-center with two outs and a two-strike count and tied the game a 4-4.
Luis Urías Puts the Brewers Ahead
Essentially the at-bat that decided the game. with a 3-0 count Urías thought he drew a walk, but instead was called for a wide strike. On the next pitch, he took a strike at the knees. After fouling away the sixth pitch of the AB he took Daniel Norris deep for a three-run shot to put the Brewers up 7-4.
Trevor Gott would allow two runs in the seventh, but Williams and Hader would end the scoring the rest of the way. Williams found himself in a bases-loaded jam with two strikes but found a way out. Josh Hader was as phenomenal as always picking up his 17th save this season.
The Crew takes the field again at 6:40 CT with Aaron Ashby on the mound.
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