Brewers take two out of three against Miami on 4th Of July Weekend

Milwaukee, W.I. ~ The first place Milwaukee Brewers won another series this time against the Miami Marlins over 4th of July Weekend. In the series opener, newly acquired Stephen Vogt hit two homeruns and Matt Garza pitched phenomenally. In the second game, a seven run second inning propelled the Brew Crew to an 8-4 victory. But in the last game of the series Milwaukee was defeated 10-3. 

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Matt Garza

On Friday night the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins by a score of 3-2.

Both starting pitchers, Matt Garza of the Brewers, and Edinson Volquez of the Marlins, pitched great baseball but even though Volquez pitched better,  with 6 innings, three hits,  and one run, his Marlins still ended up losing as Garza pitched five innings and gave up two runs on six hits.

It was a scoreless game until the top of the fifth, when the Marlins truck first. Miami catcher, J.T. Realmuto singled and stole second base. Realmuto then  scored on a double from shortstop, J.T. Riddle. Riddle advanced to third on Volquez’s base hit and scored on a safety squeeze. Garza loaded the bases but worked his way out by striking out Marcell Ozuna.

In the bottom frame of the inning Stephen Vogt, a catcher acquired by the Brewers after being waived by the Oakland A’s, hit a one-out homer and put the first run on the board for the Brewers.

Carlos Torres gave Milwaukee two solid innings only allowing one hit.

Then in the bottom of the 7th inning Vogt homered again, this time a two-run shot to center field to give the Crew a 3-2 lead.

Jacob Barnes pitched a dominating 1-2-3 inning in the 8th.  And Corey Knebel ran into trouble in the ninth but ended up with the save.


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Orlando Arcia celebrates his homerun

The Brewers got another victory on Saturday thanks in part to a good start by Zach Davies and a big seven-run seventh.

But Davies didn’t quite get off to that great of a start allowing to runs in the first. After getting lead-off man Dee Gordon to ground-out, he walked two batters and gave up a two-run double to Justin Bour.

After a 1-2-3 first for Miami starter Tom Koehler the Brew Crew got to work in the second. Travis Shaw led things off with a walk and after that Domingo Santana homered to right  field in which the ball was in Giancarlo Stanton’s glove and then it fell out for a homerun and the game was tied 2-2.  Next Stephen Vogt singled, Keon Broxton struck out, and Orlando Arcia hit a base hit. A fielders choice by Davies made it 3-2 and Villar’s single made it 4-2. A base hit by Eric Thames loaded the bases for Ryan Braun. Braun then struck out. Travis Shaw singled in two run and Domingo Santana and Stephen Vogt both walked and it was 7-2.

The Brewers ended up winning 8-4.

On Sunday the Brewers fell to the Marlins 10-3.

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Marlins pitcher Dan Strailey.


By Jacob Szczap

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