The Milwaukee Brewers ran up against a red hot pitcher inn their opening day game last night at Wrigley Field, losing to the Cubs 3-0, opening the pandemic-shortened 60-game season without fans at Wrigley Field.
Righty Kyle Hendricks finished a three-hitter, Anthony Rizzo homered and dished out hand sanitizer to his teammates. Showing off his curveball, Hendricks struck out nine and walked none in his first career opening-day start and fourth career shutout.
Orlando Arcia had each of Milwaukee’s hits off Hendricks (1-0). After he singled with two out in the third for the Brewers’ first baserunner, he accepted a splash of sanitizer from a smiling Rizzo at first and cleaned off his hands.
Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff allowed four hits in five innings in his first career opening-day start. Woodruff (0-1), who made the All-Star team last year for the first time, struck out five and walked one. Woodruff’s only rough patch occurred in the third, when Nico Hoerner singled with one out and Happ followed with a deep drive to center. Happ also homered on opening day in 2018.
The two teams go at it again this afternoon at Wrigley with the first pitch set for 1:05. Corbin Burnes will go to the mound for Craig Counsell versus against the Cubs’ Yu Darvish. We’ll have coverage on 940 WFAW starting at 11:30.
Source: AP & 940 WFAW Sports