In the last game of the series in Milwaukee the Cubs Jason Hammell takes on Junior Guerra in his 4th start of the season. Dexter Fowler leads the game off with his 4th Home Run of the season to right field. A walk to Rizzo would be all the action for the Cubs but they’re up 1-0. Hammel has a perfect in the bottom half.
Guerra starts off the second against Jorge Soler and gives up a double. Russell K’s but Montero sends a line drive to left scoring Soler! Hammel strikes out to end the inning. Hammel would return the favor, striking out Chris Carter to leadoff the bottom half. Kirk Nieuwenhuis would single and move over to second when Hernan Perez walks. Montero would try to pick off Kirk but a throwing error would send him to third. He would then score on a wild pitch by Hammel. 2-1 Cubs.
Both men would make it through the third with just one base runner. Guerra would have a perfect top of 4 but Hammel on a 1 and 1 count would toss one up for Chris Carter who ties the game with a line drive to center field. After 4 it’s a tie game.
Both men would have a solid fifth inning with Jason Hammel getting the only hit of the inning. Guerra would walk Zobrist in the sixth. Scooter Gennett would single on a line drive to Soler but Carter would go down swinging. With one man on Kirk would take Hammel deep to center for his second home run of the season. After 6, it’s the Brewers 4, Cubs 2.
With one out, Miguel Montero would send one to center field but not for a home run but it’s a three bagger. With two outs Fowler would step in looking to drive in Montero but he wouldn’t need to do much because Guerra would throw a wild pitch, Miguel would score and Fowler would end the inning with a fly out to left. Cubs get within one, 3-4.
Justin Grimm comes into the bottom half of 7, gets two batters out, gives up a single and is replaced by Clayton Richard, who gets the last out. Michael Blazek comes in for the Brew Crew gets the first two outs but then walks Rizzo who moves to third on Ben Zobrist’s double. Niether would score as Soler strikes out to end the inning.
Clayton Richard stays is only to be pulled after giving up a hit to Scooter. Trevor Cahill would come in to get the next two batters out. Two outs man on second, Hernan singles to center scoring Scooter to put the Crew up by two. The next two batters are walked one intentionally. Now we have Jonathan Lucroy pinch hitting for the pitcher with two outs but Cahill calms down and gets him out on strikes to end the inning.
Tyler Thornberg comes in for the save opportunity giving much hope to the boys in blue walking both Russell and Montero. After a visit to the mound, Tyler calms down and gets Javier Baez to strike out. Fowler flys out on a deep fly ball to right and Heyward goes down swinging to end the game. The Brewers take two out of three. Call it what you may but the high scoring bats have come down to earth but in the end #ItsJustMay