Kris Bryant Can’t Shake Corbin Burnes and the Brewers’ Pitching Staff
Kris Bryant getting traded to the San Francisco Giants was one of the bigger trades that happened on July 31st. Bryant moved from Chicago to San Francisco in a move that significantly helped the San Francisco Giants as they tried to stay on the same level of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bryant likely thought leaving the National League Central that he would get to avoid facing the Brewers’ pitching staff on a regular basis. Not so fast, my friend. Bryant laments this point last night after the Giants were shut down by Corbin Burnes and the Brewers, 3-1.
Kris Bryant on Corbin Burnes, who is as nasty as anyone Giants have seen: "I thought I was getting away from him coming over here. I've seen him twice now."
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) August 31, 2021
Can you blame Kris Bryant though?
Corbin Burnes lowered his ERA to 2.27, second lowest in the big leagues, and punched out nine batters. His 12.2 K/9 is tied with Gerrit Cole for the major league lead. pic.twitter.com/5M4AhtW7yO
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 31, 2021
Burnes was filthy again last night in a big moment. He struck out nine batters in six innings with one run allowed. Burnes continues to build a strong case for Cy Young. People are pushing for it, and it’s probably time to keep making a case to the people as well. Bad news for Bryant as well, he gets to deal with Brandon Woodruff tonight and the Brewers’ bullpen for the rest of the week.