The Brewers are coming out of the All-Star Break swinging. After a come-from-behind win on Friday night, the bats kept going on Saturday.
Brandon Woodruff started out a bit rough, allowing two walks and a single in the first. That gave the Rockies a 1-0 early lead. However, that was his worst inning of the night. He kept the Rockies in check for the remainder of his six innings. In total, he allowed just one run on four hits and a walk and added eight strikeouts.
Meanwhile, the Brewers were held in check by Jose Urena for three innings, but broke through in the fourth. Andrew McCutchen walked and Kolten Wong singled with two outs to set it up for Hunter Renfroe, who homered to put the Brewers up 3-1. The homer extends Renfroe’s hitting streak to eight games and gives him his second homer in as many games since the All-Star break.
The Brewers then took full advantage in the sixth as they sent 10 batters to the plate. They hit four singles, a double, and scored five runs after a costly error by CJ Cron, giving the Crew an 8-1 lead. Kolten Wong, Victor Caratini and Christian Yelich all drove in runs in the inning. The Brewers tacked on another run in the eighth with two singles and an error, putting them up 9-1.
Meanwhile, the bullpen was able to rest their top relievers with a big lead. Trevor Gott pitched a scoreless seventh and Jake McGee added a scoreless eighth in his Brewers debut. Connor Sadzeck finished the game up in the ninth, and while he did allow homers to Cron and Yonathan Daza, he finished up the inning and the Brewers won 9-4.
Kolten Wong led the offense with a 3-for-4 day, and Hunter Renfroe had a 2-for-4 day with three RBI. Every Brewers starter recorded at least one hit except for Andrew McCutchen, who still reached with a walk.
The Brewers go for their third straight win Sunday afternoon. Eric Lauer faces Chad Kuhl in the series finale between these two teams. First pitch is at 1:10 PM on Bally Sports Wisconsin and the Brewers Radio Network.