It was a revenge game for former Dodgers’ catcher Yasmani Grandal, and he came through in a big way. Grandal came up with three RBIs to guide Milwaukee to an 8-5 victory.
Down 5-4 in the fifth inning, the new Brewers’ catcher jacked a two-run homer to see-saw his team in front 6-5. They never looked back.
Corbin Burnes had another rough start as he allowed five runs in just over four innings. Burnes troubles with the long ball continued. The Dodgers went yard three times off the young right-hander. He has now given up nine homers this season.
The Milwaukee bullpen would pick Burnes up however, not allowing another run for the remainder of the game. Matt Albers, Alex Claudio, Junior Guerra, Josh Hader and Alex Wilson combined for four-plus innings of no-run ball.
It was a big win for the Brewers after being swept in a three-game series by the Los Angeles Angels. April is a tough month for Milwaukee as they must face off against several playoff contenders.
Next up, the Brewers (9-5) play the Dodgers (9-7) Saturday night. Zach Davies (1|0, 1.69 ERA, 7 SO) will get the start for Milwaukee. The Dodgers will counter with Caleb Ferguson (0|0, 0.00 ERA, 8 SO) who is making his first start of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10pm.
The Milwaukee Brewers won’t go the season without losing a series. They slugged it out with the Angels Tuesday night but fell short, losing 11-8.
Starter Freddy Peralta struggled early on in his first start since an eight-inning, 11 strikeout gem against the Reds on April 3. He gave up six of his seven earned runs in the first inning putting the Brewers in a difficult spot from the beginning of the game.
Milwaukee battled back thanks in large part to catcher Yasmani Grandal. He blasted two home runs that accounted for three RBIs. The Brewers actually took the lead in the fifth, 8-7 but the bullpen couldn’t get the job done.
Matt Albers, Alex Claudio and Jake Petricka each allowed at least one earned run in relief.
It was the third time in five games that the Brewers pitching staff surrendered at least 10 runs.
Next up, the Brewers (8-4) will look to avoid the series sweep against the Angels (6-6) on Wednesday night. Brandon Woodruff (1|0, 6.00 ERA, 13 SO) will take the bump for the Crew opposite of Felix Pena (0|1, 5.40 ERA, 10 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 9:07pm.
The Brewers continue to show why they are one of the coolest teams in the league. They previously created the “Sandlot” parody and now gave their take on the movie “Mean Girls.”
This is just another example of the great team chemistry the Brewers possess. They all get along with each-other and enjoy having fun together.
The video starred manager Craig Counsell, newcomer Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Brent Suter, Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress.
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