Brewers win over the Diamondbacks, lose Woodruff

The Milwaukee Brewers sent their All-Star pitcher Brandon Woodruff to the mound Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks. His appearance didn’t go as planned.

The Diamondbacks got to Woodruff early in the first inning. Ketel Marte got things started with a one-out walk. Then, Eduardo Escobar’s single put runners on the corners. Christian Walker hit a sacrifice fly to put Arizona ahead 1-0.

It was more of the same in the second. Nick Ahmed lead off the frame with a single. Alex Avila followed with a two-run homer to make it a 3-0 Diamondbacks’ lead.

Woodruff found trouble again in the third inning giving up a leadoff double to Marte. Next, Escobar singled to score Marte making it 4-0.

The offense was able to pick up their ace in the fourth inning. With one out, Jesus Aguilar walked, then Orlando Arcia knocked a single with two outs. Ben Gamel followed with a walk to load the bases. Tyler Saldino played the unlikely here hitting a grand slam to tie the game at 4-4.

The Brewers made it a new game for Woodruff who came back out in the fourth inning, but he didn’t stay around for long. He was pulled from the game after experiencing abdominal discomfort. It was later diagnosed as a strained oblique and will put him on the injured list.

The bullpen was terrific in relief allowing no runs for the remainder of the day. Junior Guerra, Alex Claudio, Freddy Peralta, Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader all got an opportunity to throw and didn’t disappoint.

Next up, the Brewers (53-48) begin a three-game set with the Cincinnati Reds (44-53). Chase Anderson (5|23.96 ERA75 SO) will get the start opposite of Sonny Gray (5|63.40 ERA, 120 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm.

Brewers lose, Guerra to land on DL

PHOENIX — While the Milwaukee Brewers lost 9-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, they will also lose starter Junior Guerra to the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Wily Peralta has been recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Guerra’s spot in the rotation Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves. The inflammation occurred Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, in which Guerra lasted four innings and gave up four earned runs in a 12-3 loss. Guerra has yet to officially be placed on the DL.

Guerra is one of Milwaukee bright spots this season, having thrown 107 and 1/3 innings with a 2.93 ERA — the best of any Milwaukee starter. Peralta had the league’s worse ERA of 6.68 before being sent to the Skysox on June 12. Since then, he’s logged a 6.31 ERA in 41 and 1/3 innings.

The Brewers lost to the Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon after Jimmy Nelson failed to make it into the fifth inning for his third straight outing. He allowed seven hits and six earned runs, while walking three and hitting two batters.