The Brewers pitching and offense combined today for an absolutely beautiful game. Zach Davies continued his quality streak after a rough outing last time. Today he threw 6.2 innings. He only struck out 3 batters, but he also only allowed one walk. He was able to scatter nine hits and limit the damage to just 2 runs. Davies even helped with the bat. Aided by a Nationals error he was on base when Aaron Hill launched a home run.
The combined to lock down the rest of the game. Carlos Torres allowed a walk to the only batter he faced, but the rest of the pen did well. Will Smith, Tyler Thornburg, and Jeremy Jeffress closed out the game without allowing another run.
The offensive side was even more explosive for the Brewers. Hernan Perez and Aaron Hill each hit home runs. Hill had three hits on the night as well as a walk. I firmly believe, while he won’t net the biggest return, he’ll be the Brewers most sought after trade commodity and tonight’s game only bolstered his season.
Tomorrow’s game is an afternoon one with a 3:05 pm CT start time. Matt Garza looks to get back on track against Tanner Roark.