Brewers Star Ratings: Contreras’ Big Hit Sinks The Crew’s Winning Streak
Milwaukee Brewers came into last night’s game with a three-game winning streak. The offense had come to life in that time span with five or more runs in every one of those games. Milwaukee knew that last night would not be easy with Kyle Hendricks on the mound. When Hendricks was scratched, it went to an emerging Brewers killer in Alec Mills. I forgot that he threw a no-hitter against the Crew last season. That is so far out of my memory, I refuse it happened. Besides one mistake, Mills was good, and the Brewers could not hold on to a 2-1 lead as Willson Contreras went yard in the eighth inning.
Brandon Woodruff – Good game from Woody in this one yet again. Brandon Woodruff pitched six innings, three hits allowed, one walk, and six strikeouts. Woodruff continues to showcase ace-like stuff and prove that last year wasn’t a fluke. Cubs did not have much of an answer for him beside the one inning he allowed a run in. This is yet another solid outing from a Brewers starting pitcher. It’s crazy, knock on wood, there have been maybe two bad starts thus far this season.
Luis Urias – Let’s stay hot, Luis. After the three-run double on Monday, Luis Urias followed it up in a big way on Tuesday evening. He hit a home run to put Milwaukee out in front early then walked three times. That’s a pretty good day for the young shortstop. If Urias can start being a threat to get on base in the bottom of the order, that is a huge benefit for Milwaukee moving forward.
Lorenzo Cain’s injury – After the first at-bat of the game, Lorenzo Cain left with a quad injury. It is likely we’ll not see Cain today. It is also probably likely that Christian Yelich will not play either. Those are two big bats in your lineup. They do have Pittsburgh this weekend, but still, the lineup without those guys is not that special. Let’s hope it’s not a long-term thing for either player. My guess is we see Yelich back on Friday. Who knows with Lo Cain.
Brewers and Cubs finish up their series this afternoon. Corbin Burnes will be getting the ball for the Brewers. Milwaukee needs to get that guy some runs. He has been terrific, but the Brewers bats like to take a vacation when he’s on the mound. Jake Arrieta goes for Chicago. He pitched well thus far, but that’s likely due to playing Pittsburgh twice. Arrieta’s recent numbers against the Brewers are decent, but nothing to write home about.