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Brewers shutout Nationals to complete road sweep

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Woodruff outduels Scherzer.

Milwaukee Brewers v Washington Nationals Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers came in to today’s action seeking a series sweep on the road against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals sent their ace to the mound in an effort to thwart that endeavor in the form of Max Scherzer. The Brewers also sent one of their best to the mound in the form of Brandon Woodruff. Woody got the best of Mad Max in this one.

Brandon Woodruff was simply magnificent this afternoon. Once again a quality start; the tenth in a row. By the end of his day, his pitching line was 7 IP, 0 runs allowed, 2 BB, 10 strikeouts, and his fourth win in 2021. His ERA on the season is now 1.27, and his league leading WHIP went down even more.

The damage offensively came from the bats of the two most consistent hitters in the Brewers’ lineup this season. What a difference a season makes. Avisail Garcia put the first two runs on the board in the top of the first off Scherzer. With Daniel Vogelbach on second base, the Brewers’ right field launched a Scherzer fastball over the centerfield wall. Milwaukee was up early 2-0.

That would be the score until the ninth inning. This time Omar Narvaez got into the action. With no one on base, Milwaukee’s catcher took a fastball from Austin Voth that got too much of the plate over the right field wall.

That would make it 3-0, and that is how it would stay as Josh Hader shut the door in the bottom of the ninth. With the win, the Brewers move to 28-25 on the season.

The Brewers return to Milwaukee to begin a 2-game series with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers just handed it to the New York Yankees sweeping them in a 3-game series over the weekend. The Brewers are scheduled to send Corbin Burnes to the mound. The Tigers are TBD.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 CT. The game will be televised on Bally Sports Wisconsin. It can be heard on WTMJ 620 and the Brewers Radio Network.