Tornado Craig Hits Milwaukee Not St. Louis

Ben Brown, the young and promising starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, took the mound this past Tuesday with high expectations from both fans and the organization. His performance was a testament to his potential and a glimpse into what could be a bright future for the Cubs’ rotation.

From the first pitch, Brown exhibited excellent command and control, establishing his fastball early in the count. His fastball, which consistently sat in the mid-90s, set the tone for the evening. Brown effectively mixed in his secondary pitches, including a sharp curveball and a deceptive changeup, keeping hitters off balance.

As the game progressed into the third and fourth innings, Brown faced some adversity. The Milwaukee Brewers hitters began to make adjustments, working deeper into counts and fouling off tough pitches. During this stretch, Brown demonstrated maturity beyond his years by making necessary adjustments, such as varying his pitch sequences and changing speeds more effectively. He was taken out after seven no-hit innings handing the ball to Hayden Wesneski who would blow the chance of a combined no-hitter.

In his sixth start in the majors Brown twirled seven innings of no hit ball before the tornado which never hit St. Louis on Sunday night hit Milwaukee in the last few innings of the ten inning game. The tornado I am referring to here is the Cubs offense which has been silent for most of May. The Cubs went on to win 6-3 in ten innings and even thought the Brewers were able to score a few runs Wesneski and the other Cubs relief pitchers were able to continue blinding the Brewers and the umpires with their pitches!

Wednesday morning on ESPN 1000 David Kaplan led the show off posing the question, “Should the Cubs have pulled Ben Brown?” His answer to the question was… yes because you do not want him complaining about elbow pain after throwing 125 pitches just to give him the first no hitter of his career.

Here’s the things folks: Ben Brown’s start this past Tuesday was a showcase of his potential and a crucial step in his development as a major league pitcher. His ability to command the strike zone, make in-game adjustments, and perform under pressure bodes well for his future. As he continues to grow and improve, Brown has the makings of a future ace for the Cubs, bringing hope and excitement to the team’s pitching rotation which is already overloaded with some wonderful names including but not limited to Justin Steele and Shota Imanaga.

With that… we are hours away from Imanaga’s seventh start which was pushed back thanks to the Tornado delay over the weekend in St. Louis.

If you cannot play with them, then root for them.

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