The Brewers got on the board first in their final game at home against the White Sox. It was not enough, though, as the White Sox scored three unanswered runs en route to their sixth straight victory.
The White Sox frustrated Brewers’ starter Brandon Woodruff with a flurry of infield hits throughout the game. Fortunately, Woodruff was able to limit the damage for the most part. The Brewers’ ace pitched six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits with a walk and six strikeouts. The White Sox’ Eloy Jimenez tagged Woody for a two-run home run that tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Devin Williams takes the loss for Milwaukee after allowing a run in the seventh. Brent Suter pitched two scoreless innings to finish the game for the Brewers.
The stagnant Brewers’ offense struggled to produce runs again, this time against White Sox ace Lucas Gioloto. Gioloto pitched six innings of two run ball with nine strike outs. Ben Gamel got the Brewers on the board in the sixth with a two-run home run. It was his second home run of the season. So far, he has driven in seven runs in eight games this season.
Christian Yelich continues his slow start, going 0-3 with three more strikeouts. Justin Smoak, also, continues to struggle and was 0-4 with three strikeouts of his own.
Logan Morrison recorded his first hit of the season, a double in the sixth inning. He ended up coming around to score on Gamel’s home run. Orlando Arcia, hitting .353 to start the season, did not enter the game until making a pinch running appearance later in the game. Keston Hiura made a spectacular defensive play at second. He snagged a rocket of a line drive and doubled off the runner at first.
The Brewers will travel to Chicago to play two more against the White Sox on Wednesday and Thursday.