6/13-6/15: @ St. Louis Cardinals

Record: 3-1

Results: 6-0 L/8-5 W (doubleheader), 7-6 W, 6-4 W

Star of the Series: Keon Broxton (4-for-11 (.363), 2 HR, 5 RBI)

As a result of the rainout on May 3rd, the Brewers had to play two to open the series against the Cardinals. The first game began on a rather interesting note, as recent call-up Brandon Woodruff was to make a spot start in his major league debut, only to injure his hamstring while warming up. Thankfully, while he was only on 25 minutes notice, Brent Suter was available to pitch as he was the 26th man on the roster for the Crew. While both Suter and the offense would struggle, the second leg of the day, as well as the rest of the series, provided offensive fireworks for Milwaukee. Behind six home runs over the final three games, including two each by Eric Thames and Keon Broxton, the Brewers were able to secure their second series win in St. Louis this season after not having won a single series against them in several seasons.

6/16-6/18: vs. San Diego Padres

Record: 2-1

Results: 6-5 W, 7-5 L, 2-1 W

Star of the Series: Jimmy Nelson (9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K in win Sunday)

The Brew Crew was decked out in blue during this series, as MLB celebrated Father’s Day with uniforms and caps tinged with the color to mark the occasion. The Brewers certainly delivered on this day as Hernan Perez and Manny Pina, both fathers themselves, hit home runs in the same inning to deliver the deciding 2-1 margin. Meanwhile, Jimmy Nelson put together arguably the best game of his Brewers career, throwing his first complete game while striking out 10 Padres, including two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to seal the win.

NL Central Standings Update (as of 6/20/17)

  1. Milwaukee Brewers: 38-34
  2. Chicago Cubs: 35-34 1.5 GB
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates: 32-38 5.0 GB
  4. Louis Cardinals: 31-37 5.0 GB
  5. Cincinnati Reds: 30-39 6.5 GB

Transactions

6/19: Brewers released RHP Neftali Feliz http://www.foxsports.com/wisconsin/story/milwaukee-brewers-neftali-feliz-released-061917

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