Milwaukee Brewers: Gennett Hits Key RBI in 9th, But Others Help Under the Radar

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Apr 17, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (2) is greeted at home plate by left fielder Ramon Flores (R) after Gennett scored a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (2) is greeted at home plate by left fielder Ramon Flores (R) after Gennett scored a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Scooter Gennett hit the key RBI single yesterday, but in a season where an even record doesn’t even seem likely, it’s nice to look at the small highlights.

Scooter Gennett continued his hot streak yesterday as he’s been batting .283/.400/.943 with 3 HRs and 4 RBIs. Plus, can’t forget his 9 BBs, 3 off last year’s total of 12. Going 2-5, he may have had some others that helped, but just short of making the highlight reel.

First, Wily Peralta pitched 5 innings giving up 2 ERs, 4 BBs, and 2 Ks. Definitely not the prettiest outing as he struggled getting out of the first couple of innings, but eventually settled down, so his team had his chance at winning the game. The Milwaukee Brewers are unsure about what to expect from Peralta, but they’ll take any type of positive they can get right now.

Then, coming into the game, Tyler Thornburg and Jeremy Jeffress were the only Milwaukee Brewers pitchers who hadn’t given up a run after yesterday’s rough outing from both Chase Anderson and Blaine Boyer who gave up their first ERs of the year. For Thornburg, his 0.00 ERA went up a bit.

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He gave up 3 ERs in 1.1 IP, but Jeremy Jeffress decided to go solo being the only Milwaukee Brewers pitcher having not given up an ER this year as he grabbed his 5th save yesterday. Along with the pitching, the offense did just the same doing all the small things.

Colin Walsh got his first hit of his career with a double in the top of the 1st. And Yadiel Rivera’s substitution for Walsh was key in the top of the 9th as his double set up Scooter Gennett’s RBI single to take the game.

The win ended the Twins’ 4-game win streak.

The Milwaukee Brewers (6-8) have Jimmy Nelson pitching tonight, who comes in with a 2-1 record, 2.79 ERA, and 13 Ks. The Minnesota Twins (4-10) have Tommy Milone pitching and he is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA with 6 Ks. The game is at Miller Park at 7:10 PM.

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