The Milwaukee Brewers, looking to avoid a series loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Would need to get their bats going today as the Snakes sent out dominant 200 million dollar man and former Brewer, Zack Greinke to the hill against Chase Anderson.
Anderson and Greinke were facing their former clubs, and as it goes in sports, you want to prove the team that let you go wrong.
Chase the Ace did just that today, as he would pitch an absolute gem. You knew he was destined for a good game after he allowed back-to-back walks to start the first inning, but escaped the jam by striking out red-hot Paul Goldschmidt, and retiring Jake Lamb, easily the deadliest one-two punch in all of baseball.
Anderson was lighting up the radar gun as he was throwing his fastball around 96-97 mph through the 6th inning with movement.
Greinke, on the other hand, has won six straight starts, and has yet to lose in the month of May. Going into this game he surrendered only 12 walks on the season, but he couldn’t find the plate in the bottom of the 4th inning. The patient Brewers lineup load the bases with two outs.
The sizzling Jett Bandy would get his hacks in. He worked a 3-2 count and on the decisive pitch, Bandy swung for the fences. He just barely missed a grand slam by inches, but cleared the bases with a 3-RBI double.
With the Brewers now leading and Anderson having some run support to work with. This is exactly what the Diamondbacks didn’t need, as their former starter simply outdueled everyone at the plate today.
Taking a no-hitter into the 8th inning, Anderson reached a new career high for strikeouts in a game with 11 Ks. He was on his A-game today. Was this because he was facing his former club, or is it a sign of greater things to come?
Tonight he earned the name, “Chase the Ace.” He showed why he is the best starter the Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation currently possesses. He definitely seemed to give the Brewers the momentum they needed to end this five-game losing streak. Anderson also appears poised to recapture the quality he showed in April. His next start is scheduled for June 1st in New York against the Mets.