WP: Carlos Torres (2-3, 3.79 ERA_
LP: Drew Pomeranz (3-2, 5.23 ERA)
Home Runs: Mookie Betts (4), Eric Thames (13), Keon Broxton (3)
It was anything but pretty, but the Brewers are going home winners against the Boston Red Sox in an 11-7 offensive battle. More importantly than riding the struggle bus to the win: the Brewers are back over .500!
Obviously, the Brewers were led to victory by the offense. Eric Thames got the Brewers scoring started with his 13th homer of the season, a 2-run shot that would put the Brewers ahead for good. Thames didn’t do the rest of the scoring by himself. Most of the offense was led by the bottom of the order, which combined for 8 RBI. Keon Broxton was the offensive star, going 3 for 3 with a HR, 3B, 4 RBI and 3 R.
The game wasn’t pretty from the mound. Wily Peralta got the start for the Brewers and really struggled. Peralta made it through 4.1 IP and allowed 4 ER, 3 coming in the 5th inning.
That short start from Peralta meant it was yet another night for the pen to come out and get the win. It could barely do that. Jacob Barnes hit the first road bump, allowing a run to score in the 7th. Then in the 8th, Yhan Mariñez couldn’t finish the inning, giving up two runs on 3 hits and a walk. Knebel came out and immediately got Xander Bogaerts to group out to get out of the 8th. aerts to group out to get out of the 8th. Oliver Drake came out and managed to get through the 9th to finally manage to put this game away.
The Brewers and Red Sox go back at it again tomorrow. Chase Anderson (2-0, 2.86 ERA) takes the bump against Boston’s Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 13.50 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.