Despite scoring the first run of the 2022 Major League Baseball season, the Milwaukee Brewers (0-1) drop the season opener to their I-94 rival the Chicago Cubs (1-0), 5-4, at Wrigley Field.
Ian Happ had three hits for Chicago, including a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning to give the Cubs a 5-3 lead.
The reigning Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes ended up going five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out four.
Andrew McCutchen had a solid debut for the Brewers, going 2-for-5 with a run scored, but he did leave three on base.
Victor Caratini went 1-for-1 at the plate in his Milwaukee debut.
Willy Adames went 2-for-5 with a RBI and the hot rod Rowdy Tellez went 2-for-4 with a run scored, but both Tellez and Adames each struck out twice respectively.
Christian Yelich picked up a RBI with a sacrifice fly, despite going 0-for-3 at the plate with a walk. Lorenzo Cain picked up two RBIs as well.
Christian Yelich came up in the top of the ninth with a runner on first with one out and trailing 5-4, but he had a brutal at-bat. I literally said out loud “Yeli, oh my” after that AB. Yelich needs to start batting seventh or eighth in the lineup until he proves he’s worthy of anything higher. We don’t need year three of him trying to figure it out at the top of the lineup.
Yelich is also doing more to make sure no young player gets a big extension way before it’s due than any bargaining agreement could.
Also, Wilson Contreras is a tool and the poster child for the Cubs.
Cubs fans can’t tell the difference between a home run and a can of corn, tale as old as time.
The Brewers and Cubs will play game two of the four-game series at Wrigley Field tomorrow, April 8th. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 PM (Central Time).