Woodruff (2-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.2 innings while striking out six to pick up the win Tuesday as the Brewers defeated the Cardinals 8-4. Woodruff shut out the Cardinals for the first five innings, but was touched for a two-run homer by Marcell Ozuna in the sixth. The 26-year-old has a 5.23 ERA and 1.40 WHIP but an impressive 26:6 K:BB this season, and currently lines up to face the Dodgers at home Sunday.
Woodruff (1-1) took the loss Wednesday as the Brewers fell 4-2 to the Angels, allowing four runs on four hits and a walk over six innings while striking out seven. The 26-year-old is still looking or his first quality start of the season after three outings and has a rough 6.00 ERA, but Woodruff's 20:4 K:BB through 15 innings suggests patience is in order. He'll next take the mound Tuesday at home against the Cardinals.
Woodruff didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 13-10 win over the Cubs, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks over four innings while striking out eight. The Brewers gave Woodruff plenty of run support -- they had an 8-0 lead after three innings -- but the right-hander just wasn't efficient enough to take advantage and land in the win column, throwing 57 of 88 pitches for strikes before hitting the showers. He'll take a strong 13:3 K:BB through nine innings into his next start Wednesday on the road against the Angels.
Woodruff (1-0) picked up the win Saturday, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk over five innings while striking out five in a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals. It wasn't the most efficient performance -- Woodruff needed 100 pitches (64 strikes) to record his 15 outs -- but with Milwaukee's bats booming once again, it was good enough to get the right-hander into the win column. Woodruff will next take the mound Friday at home against the Cubs.
Woodruff was officially announced as a member of the Brewers' rotation Thursday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Woodruff will be rewarded for a strong spring during which he's recorded a 1.84 ERA while striking out 20 batters in 14.2 innings. He turned in a 3.61 ERA with an even better 3.30 FIP in 42.1 innings last season. Chase Anderson will be the odd man out in the Brewers' rotation competition.