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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’ starter Woodruff to replace teammate Hader in All-Star Game

Milwaukee Brewers’ starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff has been added to the MLB All-Star Game.

Woodruff will replace teammate Josh Hader, who is battling back soreness. Hader is day to day, and will still attend the ASG.

It is well-deserved for Woodruff, a first-time All-Star. This season, he is 10-3 with a 3.91 ERA.

He has been the most consistent starter on the staff this year. Who knows where the Brewers would be without him.

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Brewers 7, Reds 5: Last takes

MILWAUKEE | The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds Sunday afternoon 7-5 to split the series.

Holy strikeouts

Both starters put on a strikeout clinic Sunday afternoon. The first three innings saw both hurlers combine for 12 strikeouts.

Anthony DeSclafani struck out the first six Brewers batters he faced. That tied the club record set by Robert Stephenson. Milwaukee was able to figure him out in the third inning. He finished with nine strikeouts on the day.

As for Brandon Woodruff, he set his career high with 12 strikeouts as he mowed through the Reds lineup. Woodruff finished the day with seven innings pitched. He gave up three runs on seven hits and threw 103 pitches. It was his seventh quality start of the season.

Woodruff has been so good for the Brewers this season. As much as the starting rotation has struggled this year, Woodruff and Zach Davies have been bright spots.

To get seven innings from a starter was huge for Milwaukee on Sunday. The bullpen leads the National League in innings pitched this season. Manager Craig Counsell has stressed lately the importance of getting length from their starters. Woodruff is now 9-2 on the season tying Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers for most in the National League.

Shaw starts a huge third inning

It is no secret that Travis Shaw has had his struggles so far this season. In the third inning though, he turned it around smacking a deep home run to put the Brewers ahead 1-0.

This began a rally as Milwaukee would tack on four more runs in the inning. Ben Gamel and Yasmani Grandal had back-to-back singles. Christian Yelich then smacked an RBI double. Next, Mike Moustakas hit a 2-RBI single to make it 5-0.

Many fans have been clamoring for rookie phenom Keston Hiura but if Travis Shaw can produce for the Brewers, they are better off.

“There’s some urgency,” Shaw said. “I feel the urgency. I’m not taking anything for granted. Just trying to keep putting together good at-bats and whatever happens, happens. It’s been a struggle all year. Still kind of struggling. I’m trying to work through it.”

What’s next?

The Brewers (42-36) have an off day on Monday before returning home to begin a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners (34-47).

Brewers 10, Pirates 4: Last takes

MILWAUKEE | The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 Friday night.

Eric Thames gets the offense started

Thames got Milwaukee rolling early in the second with a two-run homer to put them in front 2-0.

“I think it shows what the offense is capable of when we get contributions from everyone,” manager Craig Counsell said. “A lot of guys had good nights tonight and did really good things.”

Milwaukee finished with 10 runs on 14 hits. This is the kind of performance we expected the Brewers to have a lot this season. The offense has so much potential and they showed it Friday night.

Brandon Woodruff ties strikeout career-high

Woodruff was terrific Friday night striking out 10 Pirates. He pitched six innings of three-run ball on four hits. Woody was almost untouchable early striking out five of the first six batters he faced on 24 pitches. He found some trouble in the third inning but settled down the rest of the way.

It was great to see the young right-hander perform at a high-level coming off his worst start of the season only a week ago.

“I was ready to get back out there and face these guys again,” Woodruff said. “[I] went back and watched film from last game and I just wasn’t executing well enough…tonight was just all about getting out there and if I made a good pitch, make an even better pitch and I think for the most part I was able to do that and get through six innings.”

He did allow a home-run in the sixth inning but recovered nicely retiring the next three batters to finish off his night.

It was his fourth quality start of the year and is second in the National League with eight wins.

“He’s been in a good groove here,” Counsell said. “He’s confident in what he’s doing and it’s mainly because of the fastball. I think the feedback that the league has given him has given him a lot of confidence…I was proud of him in the sixth inning. I thought he found an extra gear to finish that inning.”

Ryan Braun bat-flip

With the Brewers clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth, Ryan Braun came through in a big way. Entering the at-bat 0-3 with runners on the corners Braun blasted a three-run shot to put the Crew up 7-4.

Braun also added an epic bat flip on his way to first base.

“It was a big play, it changed the course of the game for sure,” Counsell said. “It was a good at bat. The guy fell behind 3-0, made a couple of pitches, and Ryan got a good pitch to hit down in the zone, did a nice job.”

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What’s next?

The Brewers (36-28) will look to take game two from the Pirates 30-32) Saturday afternoon. Zach Davies (6|02.20 ERA45 SO) will get the start opposite of Jordan Lyles (5|33.38 ERA, 61 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 3:10pm.

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Brewers 8, Cardinals 4: Last takes

MILWAUKEE | The Milwaukee Brewers continued their dominance against the St. Louis Cardinals with an 8-4 victory Tuesday night securing the series win.

Pitchers who rake, and pitch

Brandon Woodruff had his best start of the season, going 5 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs off seven hits while striking out six. He didn’t find trouble until the sixth inning, not allowing a run through the first five. He got a nice ovation from the fans at Miller Park as he exited in the sixth after his 94-pitch outing.

“I thought his stuff was really good tonight. Slider was good to righties, his change was good to lefties. His fastball was obviously located very well,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Woodruff also helped his own cause, smacking a two-run double down the right-field line giving the Brewers a 5-0 lead in the third inning. The 26-year old has been unconscious at the plate for a pitcher with an OPS of 1.750. To put this into context, Christian Yelich has an OPS of 1.246.

The Brewers’ pitching staff leads MLB in average. Freddy Peralta mentioned Monday night that they have a competition when it comes to getting hits.

“It’s fun. We take it in the cage when [we’re] hitting stuff, we take it pretty serious,” Woodruff said, “A good competition. We usually play games with each-other and stuff and try to see who can beat each other and I hate to say it but Freddy hasn’t won yet, so we got to get him some more wins.”

The competition between teammates seems to be working as Milwaukee continues to get production from the ninth spot in the order.

An offensive third inning

Milwaukee scored five of their eight runs in the third inning as they batted around the order. Cain got it going blasting a leadoff homer to left.

Braun hit a double down the left-field line. Then, Yasmani Grandal stayed hot launching a two-run dinger to right.

Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar hit back-to-back singles. Orlando Arcia followed with a walk which brought Woodruff to the plate with the bases loaded and you know what happened next.

Why do they keep pitching to him?

I’m shocked that the Cardinals keep pitching to Yelich. The Brewers for sure aren’t complaining and neither am I. But, am I surprised? Absolutely.

Yelich was asked if he is surprised the Red Birds keep pitching to him.

No. I mean, it’s baseball. I got out three times today, too. Struck out twice. That’s the game of baseball. You have to be ready to go and see how the game plays out.

He is posting ridiculous numbers against the Cardinals this season. It’s hard to expect him to keep up this pace but somehow, he does. With two outs, and two on, in the fifth inning, Yelich homered to right-center giving the Brewers an 8-0 lead.

It was his eighth home run in six games against St. Louis this season, which is the most ever by a Brewer in a single season against the Cardinals.

Next up, the Brewers (12-6) will look for the series sweep of the Cardinals (9-8) on Wednesday afternoon. Corbin Burnes (0|110.05 ERA21 SO) will get the nod for Milwaukee. St. Louis will counter with Michael Wacha (0|05.28 ERA17 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 12:40pm.

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