Something Brewing

The O’s take the opener but lose the series to the Brewers @ home, despite hanging tough for most of the series against the NL Central Division Champions.

Game 1 : Orioles 2, Brewers 0 – Bruce Zimmerman tosses 4 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits, walks 2 & strikes out 4 in the 30th anniversary of Camden Yards first ever Opening Day & the Orioles blank the Brewers to pick up their first win of the season. Cedric Mullins provides all the Orioles offense w/ a 2-run single in the 2nd, against Milwaukee starter, Adrian Houser as Zimmerman (the first Maryland born pitcher to start a home opener since 1990) & the bullpen make it stand up the rest of the way. Mike Baumann, Dillon Tate, Cionel Perez & Jorge Lopez combine for 5 innings of scoreless relief for Baltimore.

Bal (1-3) Mil (1-3)

WP : Baumann (1-0)
LP : Houser (0-1)
S : Lopez (1)

Game 2 : Brewers 5, Orioles 4 : Andrew McCutchen has 2 hits & drives in 3, Willy Adames also has 2 hits & scores 3 times as the Brewers rally to rebound & take Game 2 of the Series. McCutchen doubles home 2 in the 1st against O’s starter Spenser Watkins to put Milwaukee ahead but Cedric Mullins blasts a Grand Slam in the 2nd to put the O’s on top before McCutchen breaks a 4-4 tie in the 7th w/ a go ahead RBI single against the Orioles bullpen. After being shut out in 2 of their first 4 games, the Brewers bounce back to even the Series. Hoby Milner picks up his 1st win, in his 96th career game, that’s a Major League record. Baltimore loses for the 4th time in their first 5 games to start the season.

Mil (2-3) Bal (1-4)

WP : Milner (1-0)
LP : Bautista (0-1)
S : Hader (1)

Game 3 : Brewers 4, Orioles 2 : Corbin Burnes pitches 7 shutout innings but fails to get the win as the Brewers rally in the late innings to take the lead & hold on to win the Series. Rowdy Tellez hits a 2-out RBI double & scores on a single by Mike Brosseau against O’s starter John Means in the 2nd to give Milwaukee the early lead & Means would depart after 4 innings w/ shoulder tightness. The O’s tie it up on an RBI single by Ryan Mountcastle & a sac fly by Trey Mancini in the 8th before Kolten Wong triples home a run & scores on the 2nd double of the night by Tellez. Josh Hader closes it out in the 9th as the Brewers win the Series.

Mil (3-3 Bal (1-5)

WP : Boxberger (1-0)
LP : Lopez (0-1)
S : Hader (3)

Baltimore will have Thursday off before hosting the Yankees for 3, while Milwaukee will now head home for their home opener on Thursday against St. Louis.

GO O’S!!