Brewers v. DBacks Series Recap 5/21-5/23

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The Brewers returned to Miller Park on Monday following an impressive 7-3 road trip. They faced a familiar foe in the Diamondbacks, a team they took 2 of 3 from during the 10 game road trip. The Crew continued their hot play with a sweep of the Dbacks. The Diamondbacks are not very good offensively right now. Their perennial MVP candidate is hitting .200 and their stud centerfield AJ Pollack is on the DL. They won’t be this bad on offense all year, so now is the time to face them.

The Brewers faced an old friend in game one. Former Brewers ace Zack Greinke was on the mound for the Dbacks and he didn’t have his usual Miller Park success. He did strike out nine Brewers over six innings, but gave up homeruns to Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, and Lorenzo Cain. His final line was 6ip, 4er, 0bb, and 9k. Chase Anderson was solid in his first start coming off the DL. His final line was 6ip, 2er, 3bb, and 3k. Albers, Jeffress, and Knebel didn’t allow anything after Chase left the game and the Brewers would take game one 4-2.

Game two was a pitchers duel. Both teams combined for seven hits and just one run. The Brewers got a sac fly from Domingo Santana off Matt Koch in the sixth inning and that was all the Brewers would need. Chacin, Albers, Hader, and Knebel would combine for a three hit shutout.

Game three started out as a close game, but one big inning for the Crew ended that. Spot starter extraordinaire, Brent Suter was solid again. He gave up two solo homers to Goldschmidt and Murphy in the second inning and that was it. He went 5.2ip, 2r, 2bb, and 6k. The Crew trailed 2-1 going into the fourth inning. They were up 8-2 after the fourth. The big blow was a three-run homer from Travis Shaw. Tyler Saladino would add a solo homerun in the 7th to make it a 9-2 final.

The Brewers are 31-19, their best 50 game start in franchise history. The Mets come into town for a four game series this weekend. The last time the Brewers saw the Mets in New York; they had the best record in the NL and took 2 of 3 from the Crew. Now they are currently 24-20, third place in the NL East. The Brewers will miss Jacob DeGrom, but will face Syndergaard on Friday. Lets hope the Brewers can keep it rolling with seven games left on this home stand.

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