Back-to-back jacks by Thames, Grisham lead Crew to win

The Crew win their third straight

Joe Zenzola
August 24, 2019 - 10:38 pm
© Benny Sieu | 2019 Aug 24

© Benny Sieu | 2019 Aug 24

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By Daniel Plocher

The Milwaukee Brewers entered today's game after making a flurry of roster moves as Jhoulys Chacin was DFA'd and Ben Gamel was sent down to AAA-San Antonio. INF Cory Spangenberg was selected to take Gamel's spot on the roster and started tonight at shortstop. 

The change, a big one, but the Crew seemed unfazed as they threw their fifth shutout of the season and won their third straight with a series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. The final: 4-0 Milwaukee. 

The offense started churning in the fifth went Eric Thames launched a ball for his 19th homer of the season:

Next batter was Trent Grisham and the Brewers went back-to-back. 

Chase Anderson was now in line for the victory and pitched a gem throwing 5 innings giving up only 3 hits while striking out 5 in the win.

The Brewers knew they could use a bit of insurance runs and they got 'em in the 7th inning when Kest Daddy ripped a liner into the left-center gap with the bases-loaded scoring two and giving Milwaukee the 4-0 win. 

With 33 to go, the Brewers find themselves down three games to the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.