The offense came to win today.
Christian Yelich capped off a nine run output with a solo home run to right field, helping the Brewers get the series win over the Cincinnati Reds. Brad Boxberger takes the win, while Luis Castillo gets the loss.
Big Bats Lead the Way
The Brewers had nine hits in today’s ballgame from six of their players. Willy Adames, the newest acquisition on the team, hit a two-run single to center field following a walk by Travis Shaw. Adames now has seven hits in his last seven games.
Avisaíl García, Kolten Wong, and Christian Yelich powered the Brewers to a win, combining for four extra-base hits. García hit a two-run home run to right field in the third, his seventh home run of the season, and finished today’s game going 2-for-4. Wong was a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI-triple in the sixth inning.
Then, Yelich came to the plate in the ninth, he was already working on a 1-for-3 day with an RBI-single and a walk. He then proceeded to hit a long home run off of Reds’ reliever Brad Brach following jeers of “overrated” from Reds’ fans.
🚨🚨 YELI IS BACK 🚨🚨
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 23, 2021
Yelich finished 2-for-4 on the day following that home run.
High Pitch Counts All Around for Brewers’ Staff
Freddy Peralta hit the mound for the Crew today and would not be out there for long. While he only gave up two runs on three hits, he also walked four batters, struck out seven, and threw 103 pitches. Only 56 of those 103 were strikes, leading to his exit from the game after only 4.2 innings.
The bullpen took over from that point in the fifth inning. Brad Boxberger finished the fifth for Peralta, striking out Eugenio Suárez to end the inning. That would be his only batter faced, as Trevor Richards and Alec Bettinger would finish out the game. Richards gave up one hit in his two innings, while Bettinger struggled in the ninth, giving up a late-game two-run home run to outfielder Nicholas Castellanos.
Following today’s win, the Brewers will head back to American Family Field to host the San Diego Padres. This four-game series kicks off with a star-studded pitching matchup between Blake Snell and Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff has been stellar this season, entering tomorrow’s game with a 2-2 record and a 1.58 ERA. Snell has only one decision this year, going 1-0 with a 3.79 ERA.
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