The good news for Corbin Burnes is that his insane strikeout-to-walk streak, now up to 49:0 through 29.1 innings pitched on the season, remains intact. The bad news, however, is that his scoreless inning streak came to end in tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins, and not just with one run coming across, either.
The game started off oddly, with Jazz Chisholm, Jr. reaching on a wonky base hit that bounced on the infield grass and up and over the head of Kolten Wong. That wound up being harmless, however, as Burnes posted a zero in the first inning, then in the second and third frames, too. In the fourth, though, Miami scratched across their first run. Jesus Aguilar singled with one out, then two batters later, he motored around to score on a double by Corey Dickerson that Billy McKinney attempted, and failed, to make a diving play on.
A crooked number in the sixth gave the Marlins a significant advantage. With Burnes still in the game and starting his third time through the order, Chisholm, Jr. led off with a ground rule double. He scored on a single by Miguel Rojas to give Miami a 2-0 lead. Then Aguilar singled to put runners on first and second, which was followed by an RBI double from Garrett Cooper to make it 3-0. A Dickerson single made it five straight batters to reach off Burnes, giving the Marlins a 4-0 lead and ending Corbin’s day. He entered the contest with a 0.37 ERA and exited with a 1.53 mark.
Drew Rasmussen entered in relief and, other than an unearned run on charged to Burnes when his attempted pickoff throw went for an error on Keston Hiura and allowed Cooper to score, mostly put out the fire. He pitched the sixth and seventh without an earned run on his line, punching out three and walking one but allowing zero hits. Phil Bickford, though, allowed a homer, hit a guy, walked someone, allowed a base hit and then a sac fly as two more runs came across in the eighth, then Angel Perdomo served up a dinger in the ninth as the Marlins ended up with eight total runs.
The Brewers, on the other hand, recorded eight hits but hit into double plays in the first, second, third, and seventh innings. Kolten Wong had three hits and Tyrone Taylor had a pair of knocks, but Trevor Rogers was terrific for six scoreless frames, allowing six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 1.29.
The Brewers will look to bounce back tomorrow night behind Adrian Houser, as he’s scheduled to square off against left-hander Daniel Castano. First pitch is set for 6:40 PM cental.