Someone give Corbin Burnes some run support. He pitches an absolute beauty this afternoon to get in a category with Cy Young, and takes a no-decision in a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals.
Corbin Burnes is the first pitcher in MLB history with consecutive starts of six or more innings, one hit or fewer and no walks. Two pitchers, however, have done this in consecutive appearances:
Cy Young (1904)
Hal Brown (1963)
First games for Cy and Brown were in relief.
Like Brandon Woodruff yesterday, Corbin Burnes said he was spent at the end of his outing. Said his legs weren’t under him at the end, evidence by some of the Cardinals’ hitters counts in the sixth. Rather astonishingly, Corbin Burnes didn’t sound happy at all with his stuff today (6 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 9 strikeouts). He didn’t have his finishing stuff, he said, “the cutter was iffy for most of the day.”
The Brewers offense, once again, didn’t show up despite a magnificent starting pitching performance.
Travis Shaw had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-4, but the rest of the team only had three hits.
One bright note, Keston Hiura got a base hit that snapped his 0-for-20 to start the season. Which means Brook Conrad still has the longest season opening oh-for in Brewers history. Conrad went 0-for-27 in 2012.
Kolten Wong did have a left oblique injury today. Doctors told him they’d have a much better idea of the severity of it in the next day or two.
Craig Counsell on Kolten Wong’s oblique: “The injured list is a distinct possibility, but we’re not definite on it yet. We’re going to see how he feels when he wakes up tomorrow. He still has pretty good strength, which is a good sign.”
The Brewers (3-4) and Cardinals (5-2) have an open date tomorrow, before a 1:15 PM (Central Time) game on Saturday from Busch Stadium.