The Milwaukee Brewers (81-52) roll early in a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants (84-48) tonight inside Oracle Park in game two of the four-game series.
81 wins entering September 1st! Wow! That was once a season goal for the Brewers.
It was an all around great effort from the Brewers tonight. The only downside is the offense stopped hitting when Jose Quintana took the mound….I have seen that movie before.
Brandon Woodruff pitched another gem tonight, going six innings, allowing five hits, three walks and a run while striking out eight.
The Brewers pitching staff had a combined 15 strikeouts tonight.
Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Omar Narvaez and Willy Adames each had two hits respectively.
Yelich is now on a 10-game hitting streak and at least one hit in 18 of the last 19 games. It’s a relief to see him starting to heat up at the plate for the stretch run.
The Milwaukee Brewers now have a 10-game lead over the second place Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central as we enter September with 29 games to go.
The double-digit division lead is the first since 2011 and it’s only the second season in franchise history where Milwaukee has had a double-digit lead.
Brandon Woodruff on the division lead: “We can’t get complacent. I think we have to keep plugging along. We have to keep playing great baseball. If we think we’ve got it now, that’s not a good mindset. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have a 10-game lead going into the last month of the season.”
In other Brewers news:
- Happy CC Sabathia no-hitter day to those who celebrate.
- The Brewers have signed Keon Broxton to a Minor League contract.
The Brewers and Giants will play game three of four from Oracle Park Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 8:45 PM (Central Time).
Brett Anderson (4-8, 4.27 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Kevin Gausman (12-5, 2.49 ERA) will start for San Francisco.