WP: Zach Davies
LP: Gio Gonzalez
SV: Corey Knebel
HR: Jonathan Villar (11)
A solid team victory propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory against the Washington Nationals. This win moves the Brewers within 2.5 games of the second NL Wild Card, but a victory by the Cubs keeps Milwaukee at 3.5 back in the division.
Zach Davies helped lead the charge on the mound and on the bases. The Brewers’ starter stayed hot with the ball in his hand, throwing seven innings of two-run ball. Meanwhile, Davies went one for two with the bat, with a walk and two runs. The victory also gives Davies 16 wins on the year, keeping him in first place in the win column in all of baseball (which would be awesome if pitcher wins meant anything at all).
Together, the Crew’s offense tallied five runs against Washington starter Gio Gonzalez, a feat that hadn’t been done by another team since May. The game-winning hit came when Jesus Aguilar smacked a single to left field, driving home two runs to put the Brewers in front of the Nationals 3-2 in the third. A couple innings later, Jonathan Villar would give the Brewers all the run support they would need to win the game with a two-run shot to center field.
Milwaukee takes on the Nats again tomorrow for game two. First pitch will take place at it’s originally scheduled time of 7:10 p.m. because the Brewers like to play fair. Jimmy Nelson (10-6, 3.75 ERA) faces off against Washington’s Tanner Roark (11-8, 4.63 ERA) in that game.