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Brewers Week in Review: Week 1

Brewers kick off the season with a series win

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Last Week’s Results

  • Thursday: Cubs 4, Brewers 0
  • Saturday: Brewers 3, Brewers 1
  • Sunday: Brewers 9, Cubs 5

Division Standings

  • Cardinals: 2-1
  • Reds: 2-1
  • Brewers: 2-1
  • Pirates: 1-2 (1 GB)
  • Cubs: 1-2 (1 GB)

Last Week

  • Brewers: 2-1
  • Cardinals: 2-1
  • Cubs: 1-2
  • Pirates: 1-2
  • Reds: 2-1

Top Pitching Performance of the Week

Brandon Woodruff kicked off his 2023 campaign with a solid performance against the Cubs. Across six innings of work, Woodruff struck out eight while allowing just three hits and one earned run. That performance set the Brewers up to get their first victory of the season, a 3-1 win at Wrigley Field.

Top Hitting Performance of the Week

He started out slow, but Jesse Winker made an impact on the back half of the Cubs series to help the Brewers secure their first two wins of the season. Winker batted .375 with four RBI, despite going hitless on Opening Day. On Sunday, he went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a walk, and a run, helping the offensive explosion en route to the 9-5 victory.

Injury Updates & Roster Moves

Luis Urias

Urias will be out for 6-8 weeks with a hamstring injury, per manager Craig Counsell. The injury occured during the Opening Day matchup, in which Urias went 0-for-4. The injury is a significant blow to the Brewers offense, who will have to rely on their young prospects to carry the load.

Joey Wiemer

Outfielder Joey Wiemer got the call-up to the Major League roster as a result of the Urias injury. The top prospect has been good in his early days in Milwaukee, earning his first career hit during his first appearance on Saturday. Wiemer showed off his speed on a bloop to right, turning the hit into a double.

Adrian Houser

Adrian Houser will start the season on the injured list, the Brewers announced on March 29. The right-hander is suffering from groin tightness and is expected to miss three weeks. He has an ERA of 3.97 in 106 career appearances with the Brewers.

Keston Hiura

Hiura will start the 2023 season in Triple-A Nashville, as he cleared waivers on March 28. It’s been an up-and-down career with the Brewers for Hiura, as he’s batted just .238 with 50 home runs in four seasons in Milwaukee.

This Week’s Games

  • Monday: Mets @ Brewers | 1:10 PM
  • Tuesday: Mets @ Brewers | 6:40 PM
  • Wednesday: Mets @ Brewers | 12:40 PM
  • Friday: Cardinals @ Brewers | 7:10 PM
  • Saturday: Cardinals @ Brewers | 6:10 PM
  • Sunday: Cardinals @ Brewers | 1:10 PM