“I like throwing in these kind video games,” Woodruff stated. “That’s simply what I like doing. … I simply really feel like I can gradual the sport down. We made some good defensive performs early on. That they had some visitors early, however I used to be capable of get by means of these innings and was capable of begin making pitches.”
Woodruff struck out 10 and walked one as he beat the Cardinals for the second time this season. He threw a season-high 108 pitches, 73 for strikes.
“The story of the sport was Woody,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell stated. “It was simply nearly as good a begin I feel that we’ve seen because the (CC) Sabathia begin on the finish of ’08, in a giant recreation, in a regular-season recreation, to ship proper there and never solely ship however assist us for tomorrow, it will possibly’t be understated, what he did.”
Josh Hader pitched an ideal ninth for his thirteenth save in 15 tries.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (5-3) retired the primary seven batters he confronted earlier than wriggling out of a two-on, one-out jam within the third.
Wainwright wasn’t so lucky within the fourth as Braun drove his second pitch of the inning into the Cardinals’ bullpen. Three pitches later, Vogelbach smashed an 89 mph supply 420 ft into the left-center bleachers to make it 2-0.
“Their man simply did an important job,” Wainwright stated. “I imply, he was filthy tonight. I assumed I noticed him at 98 miles an hour a pair instances with an important breaking ball and a few actually good changeups he throws, so I wanted to place zeros up there to match him them and so they obtained a few runs throughout on me.”