After the shellacking the Brewers received at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates in game 1 of today’s double-header, Milwaukee was looking for a better outcome in game 2. They certainly got it. Brewers’ pitching was outstanding in this one as they shutout the Pirates 6-0.
Aaron Ashby got the start tonight, and he was good. He covered 4 innings and struck out 4 without walking a batter. His defense didn’t let him down either.
After Ashby left, the bullpen took over. Brad Boxberger, Devin Williams, and Hunter Strickland covered the next three innings and gave up just one hit between them.
As for the offense, six runs is certainly a good outing. They didn’t get rolling until the fourth though when Avisail Garcia led things off with a single to center. He would proceed to second on a Omar Narvaez single to right. Garcia would come around to score on a single by Jace Peterson.
Narvaez ended advancing to third on the Peterson single. Narvaez would score on a ground out by Lorenzo Cain.
Milwaukee’s biggest inning came in the top of the sixth. With an out in the inning, Jace Peterson worked a walk, and he advanced to second on a Lorenzo Cain single. With pinch hitter, Rowdy Tellez at the plate, Pirates’ catcher, Michael Perez tried to pick Peterson off at second. Instead his throwing error allowed Peterson to score from second. Tellez followed that by launching a home run out of PNC Park.
Milwaukee would plate one more run in the top of the seventh. Avisail Garcia homered just over the left field wall. It was his 21st of the season, which is a new career high for him.
These two teams go at it one more time tomorrow afternoon at 12:05 CT. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced. You can watch the game on Bally Sports Wisconsin and listen on WTMJ 620 as well as the Brewers Radio Network.