A feeling of deja vu set in at Miller Park on Wednesday night. One night after Zach Davies dominated the A’s with a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Chase Anderson nearly matched it, taking his own attempt at a no-hitter deep into the sixth as part of a 4-0 Milwaukee Brewers win to complete a two-game sweep of Oakland.
Anderson (4-6) did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the sixth inning and finished the game giving up two hits in 6 2/3 innings. The righthander struck out four in earning his second consecutive win and improved to 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in his last five outings.
Blaine Boyer and Will Smith combined to throw a scoreless 2 1/3 innings and close out the win, the Brewers’ tenth in their last 15 games. The recent run has pushed Milwaukee (28-31) within three games of a .500 record and four games of the wild card. [Read more…]