Did you want the Milwaukee Brewers to win today? Then, I recommend you just watch this highlight video and stop there.
That was the only point in today’s game that the Brewers held a lead. From there on, it was pretty much a game for the Chicago Cubs to celebrate.
Corbin Burnes was dominated by Cubs hitters, giving up seven earned runs on six hits and three walks. The Northsiders started pummeling Burnes in the second, when Jason Hayward smacked a two-run homer. Victor Cratini would hit his own two-run bomb in the fifth. The power kept coming against Burnes, when Baez took him deep in the sixth and then Albert Almora drove in Kyle Schwarber with a single. Burnes’ final surrendered run came on a Cole Hamels sac fly allowed by Junior Guerra.
If things were bad for Corbin, they were AWFUL for Alex Wilson. Right when he came in, Wilson gave up a homer to Hayward. Then Rizzo drove in two runs with a double. Finally, three runners scored on a David Bote double given up by Taylor Williams. Wilson allowed six runs in just one-third of an inning. Williams would give up the final run.
The Brewer did their best to battle back. Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer in the seventh that brought the Crew within two runs. Eric Thames hit his second homer in as many days to make it 14 to 8. Still, even against an awful Cubs bullpen, the lead was too big to come back from. REMEMBER: it is only the Crew’s second loss.
The teams close out the series tomorrow at Miller Park. Chicago sends Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 4.15 ERA) to the mound against Zach Davies (0-0, 3.60 ERA) First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.