02 Oct

that’s a blow

Brandon Woodruff, the Mississippi State alum from Wheeler, will not pitch in Milwaukee’s National League Wild Card Series because of a capsular injury in his right shoulder, the team announced today. Woodruff was originally scheduled to start Wednesday’s Game 2 of the best-of-3 against Arizona at American Family Field. “It just popped up at the wrong time,” Woodruff said in a tearful press conference. “It sucks, man. We’ve got a good clubhouse and I want to be a part of that.” Woodruff returned in August from an early season shoulder issue and pitched very well. The 30-year-old right-hander finished 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA. He has a 3.18 ERA in eight career postseason games for the Brewers. It’s not clear if Woodruff will be able to return for the division series should Milwaukee advance. The Brewers, champs of the NL Central, have the pitching depth to get past Arizona but were surely counting on Woodruff for the long haul.

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