The Brewers have started off the season with a resounding bang, and this series was another big part of that.
The Brewers hadn’t played in Seattle since 2016, and having recently traded their fan-favorite second baseman to the Mariners, this was a big series. The Brewers aimed for the sweep with Eric Lauer on the mound facing Marco Gonzales.
The Mariners jumped out to a lead first, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third after a clean first two innings from both starters. Jose Caballero doubled to lead off the inning, and Seattle’s young superstar Julio Rodriguez followed it up with a two-run home run.
Milwaukee could not score until the seventh inning when the offense exploded. The Crew loaded the bases on three straight singles, and Luke Voit drove one run in on the fourth consecutive single. Owen Miller and Christian Yelich followed that up with outs, but the offense wasn’t done yet. Brice Turang hit a single that scored both Jesse Winker and Brian Anderson, and Rowdy Tellez singled to score both Voit and Turang, giving Milwaukee a 5-2 advantage.
Seattle’s other young star Jarred Kelenic, who hails from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was able to drive in a run in the bottom of the ninth off Peter Strzelecki. With the bases loaded, Craig Counsell turned to Matt Bush, who was able to work his way out of the jam and earn the save, giving the Brewers a 5-3 victory and the series sweep of Seattle.
The Brewers now get a much-needed day off before starting a homestand in Milwaukee. The return home starts on Friday with a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox before series with the Tigers and Angels.
The first game will be Friday at 7:10 p.m. CT on Bally Sports Wisconsin and the Brewers Radio Network. Check out the Crew Talk podcast on Apple Podcast and Spotify for even more Brewers content.