A strong outing from Brandon Woodruff and a lockdown job by the bullpen helped Milwaukee to a 3-2 win Tuesday night against Cincinnati.
Woodruff went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out eight. It included getting out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth inning. The Brewers ace gave up a leadoff single, a double and then walked a batter to load the bases with no one out. But he didn’t buckle, getting Joey Votto to strikeout, a force out at home on an amazing throw from Ben Gamel and then popped up the final batter for the third out. Woodruff improved to 2-2 on the year.
His efforts held up thanks to Milwaukee’s bullpen. The trio of Brent Suter, Devin Williams and Josh Hader dominated the final three innings, not allowing a hit and striking out five. For Hader it was save No. 7 on the year and he still hasn’t allowed a hit in any of his appearances.
Through 9 outings, Josh Hader – now 7-for-7 in save chances – has yet to allow a run or a hit as opponents are 0-for-28 with 5 walks, a HBP and 13 strikeouts. #ThisIsMyCrew