By Adam Roberts – 4/26/2021
It’s hard to believe that going into Sunday afternoon’s Brewers-Cubs series finale, Milwaukee pitcher Brandon Woodruff hadn’t won a game against Chicago. He has firmly established himself along with Corbin Burnes as one of, if not the, most dominant 1-2 pitching duos in baseball this season so far. It’s was only a matter of time before he crossed a win against the Northsiders off the list.
Woodruff stuck out eight over six scoreless innings to earn his first win in 11 career appearances against the Cubs. Luis Urías hit a two-run single during Milwaukee’s five-run ninth inning as the Brewers took two-of-three in the series to conclude their road trip with a 5-and-1 record. As a team, Milwaukee surrendered just four hits on a chilly 44 degree day at Wrigley, and combined with a solid outing from Jake Arrieta, this win was no guarantee.
“There’s the familiarity there of just facing the guys,” Woodruff said after the game. “Obviously they’ve seen me a lot. I’ve seen them. I think the biggest thing it just comes down to is executing pitches.”
The Brewers are 13-and-8 and host the Marlins tonight.