The Brewers walked off again last night beating the Cubs 5-4 in the bottom of the 9th. Orlando Arcia’s clutch single to right field scored Manny Pina to win another game in their last at-bat. Other than Arcia, the hero of last night was the Brewers bullpen. Coming in and pitching 5 1/3 strong innings out of the pen after Woodruff was only able to go 3 2/3 innings. Hader was lights out last night throwing two innings and striking out three Cubs batters. Matt Albers also pitched two strong innings last night he struck out two and earned the win.
The Brewers primary source of the scoring came in the 5th inning when they snapped their 22 innings scoreless streak with two-run home runs from Eric Thames and Travis Shaw. Eric Thames hit his second of the season to deep center to tie the game at two. Two batters later The Mayor of Ding-Dong City Travis Shaw hit his own two-run home run to give the Brewers a 4-2 lead. It was Shaw’s first home run of the season!
Woodruff’s rough start was another of many for the Brewers starting pitchers. With one quality start in eight games, the starting pitching is putting a lot of stress on the Brewers pen to keep them in games. Chase Anderson is the only pitcher to pitch six innings this season, and that needs to change or else this bullpen won’t survive the season. Look for Craig Counsell to get as much as he can out of Zach Davies tonight.