By Adam Roberts – 6/4/2021
Talk to any athlete, and ask them about how particular they are about their gear. Chances are most would be reluctant midway through the season to use a completely new piece of equipment as integral to the game as a baseball bat is to a ballplayer.
But Brewers’ outfielder Christian Yelich decided to give it a try last night against Arizona, switching out his black bat for a blonde and taking a third inning pitch for a ride into right field. The three-run homer was the difference ultimately in a 7-4 Milwaukee win that also featured home runs by Jackie Bradley Jr. Avisail Garcia, and birthday boy Luis Urias.
On the mound, Brent Suter got the win in relief for Brett Anderson, who gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings. Josh Hader posted his 13th save in 13 attempts this year.
Second baseman Kolten Wong did leave the game in the fourth inning with oblique discomfort. The left oblique is the same spot that sent Wong to the IL back in April.
The series continues tonight, with Freddy Peralta starting against Matt Peacock.