The Milwaukee Brewers have made that exact kind of franchise history that no team wants to make. The Brewers, whose lineup hasn’t given the scoreboard operators anything to do to start the 2023 season in their series against the division-rival Chicago Cubs, have broken the franchise’s previous record with 16 straight scoreless innings to start a season, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
The last time the Brewers’ bats went this cold was in 1970, their first season in Milwaukee.
The record left Brewers fans shaking their heads in disgust.
Not only were fans frustrated that the offense simply couldn’t muster any runs for a second straight game, but they also could not believe that the team had wasted a strong outing by pitcher Brandon Woodruff, who had kept the Cubs off the board as well.
Me watching the Brewers waste another Brandon Woodruff Masterclass: pic.twitter.com/2pIdvtkHGe
— Jack Cerveny (@JackCerveny) April 1, 2023
Fortunately for Brewers fans, it wasn’t all bad. The Milwaukee lineup managed to put together their first successful rally of the season, scratching across three runs in the eighth inning at the time of print, thanks to singles by William Contreras and Jesse Winker.
It doesn’t change the fact that the offense went stagnant to start the year- and fans should absolutely expect this lineup go through its fair share of ups and downs.
But it’s also not even two full games into a 162-game campaign.
Brewers fans have as much reason to roll their eyes at the sight of a slow-starting offense as any fanbase.
But, to quote the wise Axl Rose, Brewers fans just need a little patience.
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