Miley was on top of his game on the mound, looking every bit as good as he did in Spring Training. He was working hitters in with his fastball and the curve looked strong. Overall, he lasted six innings, giving up three hits, one run, three walks, and striking out four.
The only real trouble Miley ran into was in the fourth inning. After walking the leadoff hitter, Miley would give up am RBI double to Devin Mesoraco with one out. Miley then walked the next batter before striking out Luis Castillo and Billy Hamilton for the other two outs. The lefty only allowed hits in one other inning and kept the runners from passing second.
After Miley was taken out of the game, the bullpen did what the Brewers’ bullpen does best: locked it up. Dan Jennings made his 1,000,000th appearance and only gave up a walk, while Jeremy Jeffress completed a two-inning save, his second multiple-inning save in as many games.
The Brewers took their first lead in the top of the second inning, when Orlando Arcia singled Jesus Aguilar home. After the Reds tied the game in the fourth, Christian Yelich would break the game back open in the top of the fifth with his third homer of the year.
The final run came in the eighth when the Reds threw a ball into the dugout trying to turn a play against Manny Pina.
The only bad part of this game came in the second inning. Travis Shaw fouled a ball off his foot. After finishing his AB, the trainers took him back into the clubhouse and he was replaced at third by Hernan Perez. The club is reporting that Shaw has a right foot contusion.
Ryan Braun also left the game with a tight calf. He was replaced by Brett Phillips. According to Counsell, no players should see much time off, especially with the off day tomorrow.
The Crew heads back home to Miller Park on Friday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Junior Guerra (2-1, 0.82 ERA) will take on Nick Kingham (1-0, 0.00 ERA). First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
WP: Wade Miley (1-0)
LP: Luis Castillo (1-4)
S: Jeremy Jeffress (2)
Home Runs: Christian Yelich (3)