The Braves, from Bryse Wilson early to Touki Toussaint late, got absolutely demolished by the Brewers in this game. Brandon Woodruff was excellent, and the Brewers offense gave him plenty of run support in a 13-1 beating of the Braves.
The Atlanta offense was eerily quiet for almost the entirety of the game aside from a Tyler Flowers solo home run in the fifth inning. Brandon Woodruff opened the game firing his trademark high-90’s fastball for strikes, and continued to attack Atlanta hitters all night. Woodruff was lifted with two outs in the seventh, but finished having allowed only one run on five hits with seven strikeouts. In relief, the Brewers got shutdown performances from Jeremy Jeffress and Jay Jackson to slam the door on a blowout.
Bryse Wilson began the night with a perfect first inning, but with two outs in the second, things began to unravel. Keston Hiura opened the scoring with a blast to right-center that bounced off the facade of the second deck, giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead. In the third, Yasmani Grandal grounded a single up the middle to score Lorenzo Cain, then Mike Moustakas followed with a double on the next pitch to score Christian Yelich, staking Woodruff to a 3-0 lead.
Flowers’ homer in the fifth cut the deficit to 3-1, but was quickly answered in the bottom-half of the inning as Jerry Blevins threw a ball to the backstop, allowing Christian Yelich to score from third and push the Milwaukee lead to 4-1. Blevins then served up a solo homer to Cain in the sixth, which added another run to make the score 5-1.
The wheels fell off for Atlanta in the seventh, with Huascar Ynoa entering the game for his first appearance since being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and being greeted very rudely by the Brewers. RBI singles from Hiura and Ben Gamel gave Milwaukee a 7-1 lead before Yelich hit a grand slam into the bullpen in right-center to push the lead to 11-1.
The Brewers would tack on two more against Touki Toussaint in the eighth inning, running the final tally to 13-1, which would hold as the Braves went down in order against Jackson in the ninth. There is really nothing left to say at this point. This was a solid beatdown by a good offense and a good pitcher. The Braves have struggled to score runs in three consecutive games, and will look to remedy the issues that ailed them tonight in the rubber match tomorrow. Join us then for what will almost assuredly be a more entertaining game than this one.