The Brewers are off to a hot start this 2018 season, after winning the Cactus Cup the Brewers kicked off their season in San Diego with a three-game sweep of the Padres. After Chase Anderson’s dominant performance on opening day, bats took over in game two and three.
Chase Anderson looked in midseason form on Thursday after an excellent performance against the Padres. Chase went six shutout innings allowing one hit and striking out six batters. After a two-out blown save by Knebel in the 9th inning on Thursday, the Brewers won it in the 12th, with a Ji-Man Choi game-winning double.
On Friday the Brewers found themselves down 6-5 in the top of the 9th with two men on and two outs. Ryan Braun was their last chance of pulling out a late night win in San Diego, and he did not disappoint.
Once again proving Braun is the owner of Petco Park.
The two big adds of the off-season Cain and Yelich have been raking at the plate to open the season. Combined Yelich and Cain are 15-28 with four doubles, six RBIs, seven runs scored, two walks, and three stolen bases. Yelich alone went 5-5 last night with two RBIs, so far showing he was definitely worth the trade in the off-season. Yelich and Cain add the ability to make consistent contact with the ball hopefully making the Brewers less of a home run or bust type of offense.
On Saturday Brent Suter had himself a standard Brent Suter start, he pitched five strong innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out four batters. It wasn’t a great outing, but he threw well enough to give the Brewers a chance to win, and with the potent offense the Brewers have that is all they need from Suter. It proved to be more than enough with the offense scoring seven runs on twelve hits including ten hits and seven RBIs from Yelich, Cain, and Shaw.
After their 3-0 start, the Brewers look to continue their winning ways at home with two big series against division rivals. They have a three-game series at home against the Cardinals. The starters will be Davies on Monday, Anderson on Tuesday, and Chacin on Wednesday. After a three-game set against the Cardinals, we have the Cubs in town for a four-game set. Suter is going Thursday, Woodruff on Friday, Davies on Saturday, and Anderson on Sunday.