Corbin Burnes pitched another magnificent game this afternoon, as the Milwaukee Brewers (7-5) shutout the Chicago Cubs (5-7), 7-0.
Brewers win the series, taking two of three from the Cubs, although the club was painfully close from pulling off the sweep. But the Brewers have won both series’ against the Cubs this season, which is awesome.
The offense FINALLY gave Corbin Burnes some run support as he got his first win of 2021.
Burnes pitched six innings, allowed only two hits and struck out 10 batters. Burnes also helped himself out, getting his first two career RBIs in the bottom of the sixth on a bases loaded single that scored two runs to put the Crew up 7-0.
Through Burnes’ first three starts: 18.1 innings pitched, four hits, one run, one earned run, 30 strikeouts and zero walks. Burnes is the first pitcher since 1906 to have 30 (or more) strikeouts and zero walks in his first three starts.
Burnes’ ERA dropped to 0.49 on the season after today’s performance.
Travis Shaw had another solid day at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two RBI and a solo home run.
With how banged up the Brewers are right now, the fact that they’re 7-5 on the season is a success.
The Brewers will have an open date tomorrow, before hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-7) this weekend at American Family Field.
First pitch for Friday’s (April 16) game is set for 7:10 PM (Central Time).