BrewCap: Brewers’ Bats Finally Wake Up & Get Split From Sox
Milwaukee Brewers are .500 after the first 10 games of the season. In most years, you would not even have that conversation. This year, you do because 16% of the season is already completed. Brewers took a split from the Chicago White Sox winning 8-3 on Thursday night. Brewers’ offense finally awoke with eight runs and 13 hits. Fingers crossed, Milwaukee found a lineup that works and they should ride it out. Pitching was again stellar from the Crew as well.
Player of the Game: Jedd Gyroko – The Brewers’ third baseman had his first moment with the team. Gyroko had three RBI’s last night on two hits including a home run. Gyroko took control of the third baseman role in the last few days. He is hitting .257 and looking more like the every day third baseman or this team. If Milwaukee can get some production out of him and assuming he’ll hit sixth behind Braun, that’s encouraging for a complete flyer of a pickup.
Honorable Mention: Freddy Peralta – Look, I know Fastball Freddy wants to be a starter. But he is very good in the bullpen. Not sure what it is, but Peralta dominates out of the bullpen. He went three innings, one hit allowed, and six strikeouts. Peralta looked so much comfortable out of the bullpen than he did in his start against the Chicago Cubs. Maybe it’s opponent, and maybe it’s the nerves, but Peralta is a good bullpen arm
One Thing to Know: Brewers pitching staff may be good – Look at the Brewers’ starters in the last four games, Josh Lindblom pitched well in five innings only giving up two runs and striking out seven. Adrian Houser won Milwaukee the game on Wednesday. Brandon Woodruff made one mistake but pitched well overall. And Brett Anderson dealt with baserunners but he did okay. This staff is impressive, and if you have a good staff, the hitting doesn’t always need to be there.
Next up: Brewers head home for a three-game matchup with a desperate Cincinnati team. They were swept in four by the Cleveland Indians and are 5-8 on the season. Trevor Bauer goes for the Reds. He was terrific the last time out. Brewers give the ball to Eric Lauer. The young lefty will have to navigate dealing with Eugenio Suarez and Nick Castellanos, two of the best hitters against left-handers.