MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff is stopping the Milwaukee Brewers’ revolving door of opening-day starting pitchers. Manager Craig Counsell says Woodruff will start the Brewers’ season opener for a second straight year.
Woodruff will be the first Brewers pitcher to start the opener in consecutive seasons since Yovani Gallardo started a franchise-record five in a row from 2010-14.
Woodruff will be facing Kenta Maeda when the Brewers host the Minnesota Twins on April 1. Having the same pitcher start the season opener in back-to-back season is unusual by recent Brewers standards.
Milwaukee had a different pitcher start each of the last seven openers.