The Brewers entered their toughest series of the year against the best team in baseball, with Freddy Peralta on the mound facing Mike Soroka. With a tight race atop the NL Central, the Brewers have a playoff spot to hold onto.
The Brewers were able to get to Soroka early, with Yelich leading off the Brewers half of the first with a double. He was then brought home on a double from William Contreras. Jesse Winker then hit a single, scoring Contreras from second, giving Milwaukee a 2-0 lead heading to the second inning.
The Braves answered right back in the second, with a sacrifice fly from Marcell Ozuna that scored Matt Olson, and former Brewer Orlando Arcia followed that up with a two-run home run, giving the Braves a 3-2 advantage. Austin Riley added more insurance to the Braves' lead with a two-run home run in the third. With that, the Braves took a commanding 5-2 lead.
Ozuna brought home another Braves run in the top of the fifth when he grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Riley from third. Milwaukee would fight back with a two-run home run from Willy Adames that brought home Contreras in the bottom of the sixth but were unable to get any more runs across, falling to the Braves 6-4.
Game two of the series is on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. CDT on Fox and 620 WTMJ. Atlanta hasn’t decided who will face Adrian Houser, as the Brewers hope to bounce back. For even more Brewers content, check out the Crew Talk podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and on Twitter @CrewTalkFFSN.