The Brewers pitching was out in full force for the second game in a row as Chase Anderson went 6 innings in what would be the longest start of the young season for the team. The young right-hander gave up 1 run on three hits, walked a pair and struck out 4, in his first start of 2017.
It was a great performance which probably would have led to a victory in any of the other three games so far but he didn’t get much in the way of support from the offense. The Brewers managed five walks and five hits but the only run they managed came on a solo blast by Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Nieuwenhuis had come into the game to replace Keon Broxton who left in the second inning after taking a pitch to the helmet. Fortunately for Broxton his helmet was equipped with an extension that prevented further injury.
The Brewers entered the ninth inning holding on to a 1-1 tie when Nolan Arenado jacked a homer into deep left-center for what would be the deciding run. The hit came off of closer Neftali Feliz who was tagged with his first loss of the season.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Brewers as they welcome the Cubs to Miller Park for a three game series after dropping three of the first four against the Rockies to start the season.