An exciting day turned into an exciting night at American Family Field on Saturday, as the Brewers beat the Cubs 7-0.
The exciting part of the day was the call up of highly touted prospect Garrett Mitchell to the big league club. The exciting part of the night was a Brewers victory that they desperately needed.
Brandon Woodruff was lights out through six innings. He struck out 10 Cubs for his 14th career game with 10 or more strikeouts. He didn’t allow a run.
Taylor Rogers relieved him in the 7th inning and struck out three batters himself.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Brewers did their damage. Victor Caratini and Kolten Wong led off the inning with singles. Jace Peterson pinch hit for Tyrone Taylor and bunted the ball up the third base line. The ball was thrown past first base allowing Caratini to score. The Brewers took a 1-0 lead.
Christian Yelich was the next batter and hit his tenth home run of the season. A 386 foot blast to right field and the Brewers extended their lead to 4-0 over the Cubs.
Matt Bush pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Also, Garrett Mitchell made his MLB debut in centerfield in the inning.
Kolten Wong hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to extend the Brewers lead to 5-0. It was Wong’s 10th home run of the season.
Yelich singled later in the inning to earn his fourth hit of the night. It was Yelich’s first four-hit night since May 11th. Adames followed that up with his 26th home run of the season to extend the lead for Milwaukee to 7-0.
Brent Suter pitched a scoreless 9th inning and the Brewers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over the Cubs.
The Brewers will go for the series win on Sunday afternoon against Chicago at 1:10pm at American Family Field.