Brewers Starting Pitcher: Taylor Jungmann
Opponent Starting Pitcher: Francisco Liriano
Winning Pitcher: Taylor Jungmann
Losing Pitcher: Francisco Liriano
SV: Francisco Rodriguez (12)
HR: Jason Rogers (2), Aramis Ramirez (7), Starling Marte (12)
Both teams got their first runs via the home run in the second inning. The Brewers got theirs from Jason Rogers. The Pirates got theirs from Starling Marte. The game would stay notched at 1-1 until the 7th inning.
Ryan Braun led the inning off with a walk and reached third base on a single from Carlos Gomez. Aramis Ramirez would ground out for an RBI that also advanced Carlos Gomez to second. A sharp grounder up the middle off the bat of Rogers eluded all infielders to drive in Gomez.
Jeremy Jeffress pitched in relief of Taylor Jungmann in the 8th inning. He allowed a single and nothing else.
Jared Hughes pitched in relief of Francisco Liriano in the 9th inning. He allowed a bit more than a single. After one quick out Aramis Ramirez launched a solo shot to left field.
Francisco Rodriguez would take the mound with a chance for his second save in as many games. That's exactly what happened 1-2-3.
The Brewers won by a score of 4-1 thereby securing a series victory against the Pirates and giving themselves a chance for a sweep tomorrow for the second time in back-to-back series.
Outstanding Offensive Play
Jason Rogers was 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs batted in. He doesn't get a chance to play often but has been solid when they've called on him.
Outstanding Pitching Performance
In his major league debut Taylor Jungmann showed that he might still be able to reach that mid-rotation potential the Brewers were hoping for when they drafted him. He threw 7 complete innings allowing just 3 hits and 1 run on a second inning home run. He struck out 5 batters, walked 1, and hit one. He also beat up the infield grass inducing tons of grounders. If wins are your thing, and they really shouldn't be anyone's thing, he did get the win. Francisco Liriano went an inning longer, but the Brewers rookie had a better stat line through 7 innings.
Wednesday June 10, 6:05 pm CST: Kyle Lohse vs Charlie Morton