The Milwaukee Brewers (6-5) had an offensively challenged game in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Lorenzo Cain did leave tonight’s game with left quad discomfort.
Luis Urias hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead, but the Crew went on to get only two more hits the rest of the game to finish with a grand total of three hits on the day.
Brandon Woodruff got the start today for Milwaukee. While Woodruff didn’t have his best game, he still pitched pretty well, going six innings and striking out six, only allowing one run on three hits.
Woodruff, who got a no decision tonight, remains winless against the Cubs in his career and also remains winless (0-0) on the season. Woodruff has pitched well enough to get wins in two of his three starts this season.
Wilson Contreras hit a two-run homer off Brent Suter in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead.
After hitting the home run, Contreras chucked his bat and shushed the crowd as he rounded the bases.
I feel like at some point this season, Contreras will wear a fastball from a Brewers pitcher, and it won’t be on the hands (he leans into pitches), and it will start a bench-clearing brawl.
For those that say this isn’t a rivalry….Ryan Tepera threw behind Brandon Woodruff in the bottom of the fifth inning, obviously intentionally trying to hit him. Yeah, it’s a rivalry.
Woodruff on getting a pitch thrown behind him: “I’ll just let you form your own opinion about it. I don’t have much to say about it.”
The Brewers and Cubs will play the series finale from American Family Field tomorrow. First pitch is set for 12:40 PM (Central Time).
Corbin Burnes (0-1, 0.73 ERA) will start for Milwaukee. Jake Arrieta (2-0, 2.25 ERA) will start for Chicago.