The Brewers will open the postseason with their leading Cy Young candidate on the mound
Maybe all it took was for us to start a poll.
With a few days still to go before they begin their National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Brewers are announcing their first two starting pitchers for the games in Milwaukee this weekend. It will be Corbin Burnes facing Charlie Morton in Game 1 and Brandon Woodruff facing Max Fried in Game 2.
Brewers have announced their starters for the first two games of the NLCS: Corbin Burnes in Game 1 on Friday, Brandon Woodruff in Game 2 on Saturday.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) October 5, 2021
Neither team has announced their plans for when the series shifts to Atlanta next week, but it’s a safe bet that Freddy Peralta, Adrian Houser and Eric Lauer will be involved in some fashion. The days off could also mean a couple of those names — or all three — could be used out of the bullpen in Games 1 or 2, as well.
We will also have to see how some of those guys handle a long layoff between appearances — specifically Woodruff and Peralta, who didn’t necessarily get the couple tune-up innings Burnes did.
First pitch for Game 1 is at 3:37 p.m. on Friday at AmFam.
What do you think — was this the right call? Did it even matter who Craig Counsell chose for Game 1?