Brewcap: Brewers Bats Explode in the Fourth
Milwaukee Brewers looked for their third straight win, and a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon. The first two games had been pitcher duels, and one could think that yesterday could be the same with Zach Godley on the mound for Arizona. Godley pitched very well versus Milwaukee in his last few starts, but yesterday, that didn’t happen. Milwaukee had a seven-run fourth inning with a homer from Travis Shaw, two-run single by Jesus Aguilar and others got themselves involved with the offense. Brewers have the best record in the National League, and their best overall record through 50 games.
Player of the Game: Jesus Aguilar -> Even though The Mayor broke the game wide open, Jesus Aguilar deserves some love for another awesome day at the play. He goes 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored. Aguilar drove in the early run for the Brewers who had a quick 1-0 lead, then with the bases loaded, he added a two-run single. If Aguilar grounds in a double play, this inning is over, and the Brewers never get Shaw, Domingo Santana, Jonathan Villar or Tyler Saladino up.
Silver Star: Tyler Saladino -> Well, it appears the Brewers have this year’s Eric Sogard. We said this a couple weeks ago, but it appears more true with each game Saladino plays for the Brewers. He continues to contribute at the bottom of the order. Saladino singled up the middle to score two final two runs in the big fourth for Milwaukee. Then he padded the lead with a solo homer. Even though Orlando Arica is the future, Craig Counsell said yesterday that Saladino gave himself a chance to play more often. He’s hitting a whopping .455 since getting called up.
Honorable Mention: Jett Bandy -> First time we’ve talked about Jett Bandy, but if he gets called out at third, the fourth inning doesn’t happen. This honorable mention is one to tell him maybe how stupid that decision was and lucky it worked out for him like it did. Bandy is not the brightest crayon in the box.
Next up: Milwaukee stays home and welcomes the New York Mets who just lost two straight versus the Miami Marlins. Steven Matz heads to the hill for New York who the Brewers saw some late-inning success against in April. Wonder if we see Aguilar at third tonight to have Ryan Braun return to first base? Probably. Brewers get the return of Zach Davies. Not sure if he will be on a pitch count tonight, but it’s good to have him back. This Mets team is nothing to be scared of right now offensively.