BrewCap: Brewers Collapse vs. Cubs Yet Again
When are things going to change? When is the turning point going to happen for the Milwaukee Brewers versus the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park? The place is a haunted ground when the Cubs come to town. Milwaukee cannot win baseball games, and they always find a way to lose or do absolutely nothing at the plate. Basically, we saw both take place on Monday night with the Brewers only mustering two runs as they fall in extras, 7-2. They now trail Chicago by a .5 game, and things are not looking well for Milwaukee.
Player of the Game: Jason Heyward – So it took a couple years, but Jason Heyward might be finally playing to his contract. The Cubs right fielder stays red hot at the plate with three hits including the game-tying RBI single versus Josh Hader. This is only the third hit by a left-hander off Hader all season. Heyward is on another level right now for Chicago.
Silver Star: Junior Guerra – We continue to see great stuff from Junior Guerra. He is Milwaukee’s second-best pitcher to date returning to the 2016 form after a rough 2017 season. Guerra struck out four batters allowing five hits and only one run. He pitched very well tonight and continues to be very difficult against right-handers.
Honorable Mention: Corey Knebel – Even though he walked his first batter, I give Corey Knebel a ton of credit for battling in there versus Kyle Schwarber to get the third out in the eighth. That wasn’t easy at all. Knebel pitched very well in the ninth inning getting Javy Baez to chase the high cheese then striking out Ben Zobrist to end the frame.
Milwaukee will try to get their second win versus Chicago on Tuesday night when Chase Anderson goes for the Brewers. It’s not been great for Chase of late who gives up gopher balls like your favorite gas can. Good news for him is the Cubs’ starter Tyler Chatwood has been equally bad. Brewers’ offense needs to take advantage on Tuesday night.