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/1-5/4: vs. St. Louis

Record: 2-1 (Game 3 PPD)

Results: 7-5 W (10), 2-1 L, PPD, 5-4 W

Star of the Series: Travis Shaw (6-for-13 (.462),  HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB)

The Brewers had a strong showing in St. Louis in a series of tight games. Neftali Feliz picked up saves number seven and eight in the two victories for the crew. Meanwhile Willy Peralta picked up his second loss of the season while only allowing two earned runs over 5.1 innings pitched in game two. The star of the series was none other than Travis Shaw. The Mayor carried the Brewers to the first win in the series with a clutch home run in the tenth inning of the series opener. He then added some of the little offense that the Brewers added in game two of the series by tallying one of only five hits for the crew in a tough offensive game. Shaw then capped off the series with a solid

5/5-5/7: vs. Pittsburgh

Record: 1-2

Results: 4-0 L, 2-1 L (10), 6-2 W

Stars of the Series: Eric Thames (4-12 (.333), HR, 2 RBIs, R); Matt Garza (7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ks)

The Crew made the flight from St. Louis to Pittsburgh to battle the Pirates. The bats for the Brewers were there in the first game, but they only managed to hit 1-for-7 with RISP. Milwaukee failed to improve in game two of the series. The Brewers only managed to scrape together a single run while only reaching base a total of five times and striking out in 13 of their 30 outs. The bright spot within the game was Garza’s 7 inning outing. Garza limited the Bucs to only one run and was able to do that while working out of the stretch for much of the game with runners on base. The real bright spot within the series was easily the final game. Milwaukee managed to get six runs across the board with the help of 3 home runs. Pittsburgh’s defensive errors allowed the brewers to capitalize for the other two runs and dominate the game from start to finish.

NL Central Standings Update (as of 5/8)

  1. Cincinnati Reds: 17-14 (.548)
  2. St. Louis Cardinals: 16-14 (.533)
  3. Chicago Cubs: 16-15 1 GB (.516)
  4. Milwaukee Brewers: 16-16 1.5 GB (.500)
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates: 14-17 2 GB (.452)

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