WP: Chase Anderson
LP: Tyler Glasnow
HR: Eric Thames (30), Andrew McCutchen (25)
Chace Anderson cannot be praised enough this season. His career had been best described as “fine” up until 2017, but so far, he has been a huge part of the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers’ success and Wednesday, Sept. 13 was no different. Coming off short rest, Anderson led the crew to an 8-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Anderson’s lone mistake was a solo-homer to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning. Afterwards, he worked around seven hits across 5 1⁄3 innings, giving up another run which was unearned.
Obviously, Chase got a lot of support from his offense. That effort was led by Eric Thames and Brett Phillips who combined for five of the teams seven RBI (yes, that’s right, seven RBI for eight runs).
Thames crushed his 30th homer of the season in the third inning, a two-run shot. Phillips would follow up with two RBI of his own to cap things off in a four-run inning. Phillips would strike again in the fifth with an RBI, before scoring on a wild pitch.
Watching the scoreboard, the Chicago Cubs dominated the New York Mets 17-5. Meanwhile, the Colorado Rockies lost 8-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. This means Milwaukee is currently 2.5 games back in the Central and 3 games back in the Wild Card.
The Brewers are off tomorrow before the away-series-turned-home-series at Miller Park against the Miami Marlins. The Crew currently doesn’t have a pitcher listed in the matchup, while the Marlins are sending Adam Conley (6-7, 5.23 ERA) to the mound. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.