Winning Pitcher: Tyler Thornburg

Losing Pitcher: Burke Badenhop

HR: M. Reynolds 1 (1), C. Gomez 1 (2)

SV: K-Rod (2)


It was an interesting/weird first inning for the Brewers' offense. Jean Segura managed to reach base on a grounder that shot off opposing starter Clay Buchholz's leg. Jonathan Lucroy hit into a fielder's choice and on what was either a wise decision or an overly aggressive risk, Segura advanced to third on the throw to first from Xander Bogaerts. Whatever you call it, it worked as Aramis Ramirez would then drive Segura home on a grounder that just barely went under Bogaerts' glove. Khris Davis would also get a hit, but no more runs would score that inning.

In the second innings things started off with a blast...literally. Mark Reynolds got his first hit as a Brewers on a massive line-drive home run off the first pitch. Not to be outdone, with two outs, Carlos Gomez absolutely crushed a home run to left. For a moment you could actually see the fabric of spacetime start to rip. If it weren't for the light pole, I believe the ball would have left the park entirely.

Wily Peralta worked a quick first inning retiring the Red Sox in order but he got roughed up a bit in the second inning. After back to back hits, the Red Sox got their first run on a fielders choice. They would a second run on a grounder that was badly bobbled and kicked by Segura (At the time of writing this, the official scorer did not rule this an error so the run is earned which is ridiculous). Martin Maldonado would end the inning by throwing out Jonathan Herrera trying steal second.

The Brewers offense kept rolling in the third inning. Lucroy led off with a double and Ramirez moved him to third with a single. Davis followed with another single scoring Lucroy. Logan Schafer ground out on a dribbler back towards the mound, but the runners would advance to second and third for Mark Reynolds. He would strike out, but Scooter Gennett would double in the pair to bring the Brewers lead to 6-2.

Peralta started off the third inning with a strikeout but then allowed a walk. Another runner reached on an error by Aramis Ramirez. The defense again failed Peralta as Segura, with a chance for at an easy double play, bobbled and was only able to get the runner out at first. Mike Napoli made them pay with a 3-run home run to center field cutting the Brewers' lead to 6-5. Bogaerts would draw a walk, but no further runs would score.

Carlos Gomez led off the fourth inning with a single and Jean Segura quickly followed with a bunt single. With runners at first and second, Jonathan Lucroy struck out on 3 pitches. The runners would have advanced to second and third on a flyout from Aramis Ramirez, but Gomez got caught trying to score on the throw and was out at home to end the inning. Ed Sedar did wave Gomez around, so it's not really on him. It was pretty close and for the life of me I don't know why Ron Roenicke wouldn't try to review that one.