The Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins met at Miller Park tonight. The good news in this one was that Brewers’ pitching was outstanding for eight innings. Unfortunately one bad inning, one bad pitch really, was the deciding factor.
Adrian Houser got the start tonight for the Brewers. When his night was over, he covered five innings, scattering six hits. For most of his time on the mound, he was good. The top of the third inning got him though.
In the top of the third, Alex Avila led off with a single. That was followed by a check-swing hit by Max Kepler that trickled towards third base just opposite the defensive shift. Houser would later hit Nelson Cruz with a pitch to load the bases. Notorious low-ball hitting Eddie Rosario was up next. Houser simply did not get his two-seamer down enough and Rosario took him deep for a grand slam. That would be the only scoring the Twins would do and it was enough.
The Brewers did put two runs on the board tonight. In the bottom of the second inning, Luis Urias singled to start things off. He eventually came around to score on a double by Orlando Arcia.
The Brewers got another run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Keston Hiura launched his fourth home run of the year.
The most impressive aspect of this game for Brewers’ fans is that Freddy Peralta was dominant. Over four innings, he struck out eight Twins’ hitters. The slow curve was carving up Minnesota’s lineup of bashers. Hopefully this outing coupled with his last one is in line of what we can expect from the young Brewers’ pitcher.
These two teams go at it again for the second of three at Miller Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CT. Josh Lindblom will take the ball for the Brew Crew, while it has yet to be determined who will pitch for Minnesota. The game will be telecast on Fox Sports Wisconsin and broadcast on WTMJ 620.