BrewCap: Berrios Outduels Woodruff As Brewers Bats Fall Asleep Again
Milwaukee Brewers do not know the word consistency. They go from three straight good offense days in Chicago. To multiple bad offensive games in Minnesota. Brewers are 4-3 on their road trip, which isn’t awful, but they could have one more win if they were able to steal on Tuesday night. Brewers bats cannot seem to get going here on a nightly basis. It is like they have one or two nights in them, but that’s it. They’re like your friend who cannot go out more than one night a week because if he or she does more, they’ll be hungover until Wednesday. That’s how the Brewers feel.
Player of the Game: Jose Berrios – Like Kenta Maeda, Jose Berrios dominated the Brewers’ bats. He went six innings, allowing only one hit, no runs, and struck out nine batters. For the Twins, they have to be encouraged with the way Berrios looked on Thursday. With the Brewers, it is depressing to think that whenever they’re facing an ace on the mound, there is a chance to get no-hit and expect less than three runs.
Honorable Mention: Nelson Cruz – I rarely do two players from the opposite team on the recap, but no one played well for the Brewers last night. Brandon Woodruff struggled, Freddy Peralta gave up a dong to the aforementioned Cruz, and the Brewers’ batters only had five hits. Therefore, the nod is to Cruz who hit a two-run home run in th seventh inning to put Minnesota up 4-1. They got their space and never looked back.
One thing to be frustrated about: Brewers cannot score first or score early – Milwaukee Brewers have barely put together any runs in the first two innings of the game. As Tom Hardicourt noted, they have two fucking runs in 23 games in the first two innings. They’ve been the last to score in 18 of the first 23 games. Remind me again what Andy Haines is fucking doing in the dugout? The approach this team takes to hitting is one of the worst I’ve seen in the last few years.
Next up: Brewers head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series. We’ll see if there is any news today about a potential cancellation. Pittsburgh president tested positive for COVID-19, but he apparently got ahead of it early and maybe no players are affected. They played last night against Cleveland. Pittsburgh’s pitching should be a pick-me-up for the Brewers as they’ve been struggling. Adrian Houser takes the ball against Chad Kuhl. Kuhl has an issue giving up homers to lefties so it could be a big Yelich day.