The frustration with the Milwaukee Brewers this season is the fact that their offense has been one of the worst in baseball. Today they attempted to reverse things in a big way as they routed the Detroit Tigers 19-0, getting 13 extra base hits on the day.
Before we get too far into the offensive explosion, the pitching today was stellar. Corbin Burnes was lights out. He went seven innings of 1-hit, shutout baseball. He struck out 11 and was dominant. Eric Yardley and Josh Lindblom covered the last two innings of the game, but Burnes continues to be locked in.
Now let’s get into this offensive explosion. Things got started in the top of the second inning. Orlando Arcia led the inning off with a ground rule double, and he would score the game’s first run on a double by Luis Urias. Urias erased himself from the base paths by getting caught stealing.
.@LuisUrias03 got the scoring started in the second with this RBI double.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 9, 2020
Arcia, @tyrone_taylor15 and @AvisailGarcia also hit doubles to give the Crew a 3-0 lead.#ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/ZkSaxrxDo8
Tyrone Taylor subsequently hit a double of his own, which was followed by a walk to Jacob Nottingham. Both men scored on a double by Avisail Garcia, and things were off and running.
Milwaukee scored only one run in the top of the third inning. It came off a Jedd Gyorko home run.
The fourth inning had some scoring too. Tyrone Taylor led the inning off with a single. He would score on a big fly by Jacob Nottingham over the left centerfield wall.
The Brewers scored one more in the fourth. Avi Garcia drew a walk and advanced to second when Keston Hiura was hit by a pitch. Ryan Braun drove Garcia in with a single to left.
Milwaukee would not score again until the top of the sixth inning. This time they put up five runs in the inning. Avi Garcia hit a double to lead things off. Christian Yelich got into the fun with a double of his own to score Garcia.
Later in the inning, Ryan Braun walked, which was followed by an Orlando Arcia single to load the bases. Luis Urias hit another double that cleared the bases. Tyrone Taylor knocked Urias in with, you guessed it, a double.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Brewers tacked on three more runs. Garcia led the inning off with a walk, who advanced to third on an Eric Sogard single. Christian Yelich walked to load the bases. Garcia scored when Gyorko hit into a double play. Don’t worry though, Ryan Braun launched a 2-run shot to make it 15-0.
Milwaukee failed to score in the eighth, but did score four more in the top of the ninth. Jedd Gyorko launched his second home run of the game to make it 16-0.
Later in the inning, Orlando Arcia was awarded a single and advanced to second on a throwing error by Tigers’ shortstop, Willi Castro. Luis Urias knocked in Arcia, but this time he was only able to hit a single. He would score on Tyrone Taylor’s fourth hit of the game. This one was a homer to left to mercifully end the scoring garage at 19.
That's @tyrone_taylor15's first @MLB HR, making it a 4-hit day for him!— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 9, 2020
It also sets a new Brewers franchise record with 13 extra-base hits as the Crew leads 19-0.#ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/tn0SGTBBKx
Milwaukee gets the day off tomorrow, but will be back in action on Friday against the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Woodruff is scheduled to make the start for Milwaukee. The Cubs have yet to announce their starter. Game time is scheduled for 7:10 CT. The game will be broadcast via radio on WTMJ 620 and by telecast on Fox Sports Wisconsin.