Brewers Week in Review: @ CHC, vs. St. Louis
Chicago Cubs: 4/17-4/19
Results: 6-3 W, 9-7 L, 7-4 L
Star of the Series: Jett Bandy (4-for-7, 2 HR, 2 RBI)
The Brewers arrived at Wrigley Field winning 5 of their last 6 games going into their last series of a 9-game road trip, and that trend continued in the first game of the series.
St. Louis Cardinals: 4/20-4/23
Results: 7-5 W, 6-3 L, 4-1 L, 6-4 L
Star of the Series: Travis Shaw (4-for-15, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
For the second series in a row, the Brew Crew rode a power trip to a game one series victory. This time, however, the Cardinals were their victims behind home runs from Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jett Bandy. Zach Davies tossed 5.1 innings of 4-run ball before Jacob Barnes would record his first save on the season to hold on for the 7-5 victory. However, just as in the Chicago series, the bullpen would struggle over the latter half of the series, including in game 3 where the Cardinals would score 3 out of their 4 runs from the seventh inning on. This is certainly not to say there weren’t stars in this series however, including the aforementioned Shaw.
NL Central Update:
- Chicago Cubs: 10-8
- Cincinnati Reds: 10-9
- Louis Cardinals: 9-10
- Milwaukee Brewers: 9-11
- Pittsburgh Pirates: 8-10
4/22: Designate Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment; Recall Brent Suter from AAA Colorado Springs https://www.fanragsports.com/news/brewers-dfa-kirk-nieuwenhuis-and-call-up-brent-suter/