Broxton does it all in Brewers 8-2 win

Cincinnati, O.H. ~ One week ago, Keon Broxton was in the minor leagues dreaming of a return to the Majors. Last night, he led the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Brewers rode Chase Anderson’s six strong innings and took a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning before exploding for a five-run frame to defeat the Reds at Great American Ballpark Friday night in Cincinnati.

Broxton led the way on offense and was responsible for all three runs before the game got out of hand. He singled home Ryan Braun in the second inning for the game’s first run. In the top of the fourth inning, Broxton hit a line drive homerun to make the score 2-0.
Click here to see Broxton’s fourth inning HR

In the sixth inning the Reds cut the Crew’s lead to 2-1. But Milwaukee got their run back in the eighth inning. Manny Piña led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch, and Keon Broxton walked before Orlando Arcia failed in a sacrifice bunt putting him on first and Broxton at second. In an attempt for a double steal, Broxton got pulled off the bag and got caught in a pickle. Broxton made it back, but Orlando Arcia, who was wandering between second and third, got thrown back out at second base. On the throw down to second, Broxton took off for home, making the plate easily.

Starting pitcher Chase Anderson was great last night, as he didn’t allow a base runner until Tucker Barnhart singled with one out in the fourth. Surprisingly, Anderson’s only run came on a solo homerun by Reds reliever Michael Lorenzon. Chase went six innings allowing two hits and one run ( earned.)

Josh Hader took the reigns in the seventh, allowing a walk erased away by an easy 6-4-3 double play.

The Brew Crew exploded for five runs in the ninth, off of a two-run double by Hernan Perez, a single by Manny Pina, and a two-run shot by Broxton.

Broxton, who has been stuck in Triple AAA all year, has finally started to have fun on offense, defense, and base running.

By Jacob Szczap


One comment

  • PaPa

    Go Broxton! Go Brewers!

    So great to have depth in the system.


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