Brewers Week in Review: @ Toronto, @ Cincinnati

Toronto Blue Jays: 4/11-4/12

Record: 2-0

Results: 4-3 W, 2-0 W

Star of the Series: Chase Anderson (W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 7 K, 2 BB)

The Brewers played foil to Toronto’s home opener on Tuesday night, as home runs by series star runner-up Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana backed up a relatively strong start from Wily Peralta to propel them to a 4-3 win. Wednesday brought much of the same, as Chase Anderson (0.69 ERA) shut the Blue Jays down over seven strong innings. Jonathan Villar answered an 0-5 Tuesday with a home run on Wednesday, and Keon Broxton added an RBI double in the 2-0 win to complete the sweep. Closer Neftali Feliz lowered his ERA to 2.45 with two saves in the series.

Cincinnati Reds: 4/13-4/16

Record: 3-1

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

Star of the Series: Eric Thames (.438 AVG, 7 H, 5 HR, 8 RBI)

This weekend, the Reds’ home truly turned into Great Am-Eric-an Ballpark as the KBO import had one of the best series by a Brewer in recent memory, as the slugger sent 5 balls out of the yard during the 4 game set, with at least one in each game (2 on Saturday) while driving in 8 runs. On the pitching side, no starter gave up more than 3 runs as Milwaukee made full use of the hitter’s park reputation in Cincinnati, outscoring the Reds 24-14 to take the 3-1 series win.

NL Central Update:

  1. Cincinnati 8-5
  2. Chicago 6-5
  3. Milwaukee 7-6
  4. Pittsburgh 5-6
  5. Louis 3-8

Transactions/Injuries

4/13: Sent RHP Matt Garza and C Andrew Susac to AAA Colorado Springs for rehab assignments http://www.brewcrewball.com/2017/4/15/15313026/milwaukee-brewers-activate-andrew-susac-from-disabled-list-option-him-to-aaa; http://www.brewcrewball.com/2017/4/12/15272842/brewers-matt-garza-rehab-assignment-groin-injury

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