8/7/2017 – Twins won 5-4 over the Brewers
Keon Broxton started the offense with a solo home-run in the 3rd inning. The inning continued with an RBI single from Travis Shaw that actually scored two runs because of a Byron Buxton fielding error. Broxton picked up yet another RBI in the 4th inning to give the Brewers a 4-1 lead. However, the bullpen couldn’t hold on to the lead, giving up 4 unanswered runs to allow the Twins to win 5-4. Buddy Boshers got the win for the Twins, and Oliver Drake took a loss and a blown save.
8/8/2017 – Twins won 11-4 over the Brewers
It was basically a home-run derby for the Twins, who hit 5 of them, including two from Max Kepler and a grand slam from Brian Dozier. Matt Garza, who took the loss, gave up 8 runs in 3 1/3 innings. Jeremy Jeffress couldn’t stop the bleeding, giving up 2 more runs in 1 2/3 innings. Broxton, Villar, Santana, and Braun all picked up an RBI in the loss.
8/9/2017 – Twins won 4-0 over the Brewers
We will just call this one the Bartolo Colon show. He got the win by going 7 scoreless innings, only giving up 5 total hits. Woodruff took a tough loss after pitching well – giving up only 2 runs. Ryan Braun continued to hit well vs the Twins with 2 hits.
8/10/2017 – Twins won 7-2 over the Brewers
The Twins jumped on Zach Davies early in the game leading 6-2 after 3 innings. The Brewer’s bats were silenced yet again. Keon Broxton hit a solo home-run in the 2nd inning. Jesus Aguilar earned an RBI after a bases loaded walk in the 3rd inning, but the Brewers couldn’t cash in on anymore runs. Alan Busenitz got the win for the Twins and Zach Davies took the loss for the Brewers.
8/11/2017 – Reds won 11-10 over the Brewers
Looking at Homer Bailey’s ERA coming into this game, you would imagine a high scoring game…and that’s exactly what happened. The Reds had a 10-2 lead after 4 innings. That’s when we cue the Brewer’s comeback attempt. A wild 3rd inning saw the Brewers score 7 runs to make it a 10-9 game. However, they weren’t able to complete the comeback and lost 11-10. Villar & Pina each had 2 RBI. Thames hit a 3 run home-run and Sogard & Perez each picked up an RBI. Homer Bailey got the win and Jimmy Nelson took the loss.
8/12/2017 – Brewers won 6-5 over the Reds (10 innings)
Three different Brewers went yard: Travis Shaw (3 run home-run), Ryan Braun (solo home-run) and Eric Thames (solo home-run). Eric Sogard scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning on a wild pitch. Corey Knebel got the win and Tim Adleman took the loss.
8/13/2017 – Brewers won 7-4 over the Reds
Ryan Braun started off the offense with an RBI double in the 1st inning, and came around to score on a Neil Walker (making his Brewer’s debut) single. Pina hit a ground-rule double to make it a 3 run 1st. Hernan Perez got an RBI sac fly in the 4th inning, and Domingo Santana hit an insurance 3 run home-run to put the game away in the 5th inning.
Rough week for the Brewers who went 2-5 in their 7 games this week. As of 8/14/2017 they are in third place in the NL Central – 2 games behind the Cubs. They next host the Pirates at home for 2 games.