BrewCap: Brewers Go Homer Hunting & Blow Out Twins
Milwaukee Brewers had a moral victory on Monday night. Those words ‘moral victory’ suck in sports, but it is true. Brewers were no-hit for eight innings then they came back with three runs in the ninth. You had to appreciate that as a Brewers’ fan, player, or coach. Milwaukee carried that late-inning momentum into Tuesday night. Milwaukee scored nine runs including four home runs from Ryan Braun, Keston Hiura, Christian Yelich, and Avisail Garcia. This means Milwaukee is 4-2 on their road trip, and if they win tomorrow, they guarantee a .500 road trip.
Player of the Game: Ryan Braun – When a night like this happens, you can look at a bunch of guys for the POG. It belongs to Ryan Braun though. He had the first home run of the night then added a single which he scored on Yelich’s homer. Braun played a role in four of the first six runs of the game. He is a natural at the leadoff spot, and the thought of teams having to deal with Braun then Yelich then Hiura is helluva to start a game for a pitcher.
Honorable Mention: Keston Hiura – Another strong performance Hiura who has broken out of his mini-slump. Hiura had a big day on Sunday then followed it up on Tuesday with great performance too. Hiura went 3-for-4 and scored twice as well. Hiura is hell-bent on making sure that Christian Yelich doesn’t take the home run lead from him. Both players homer again in the same game. They should spread those things out a little more.
One thing to be happy about – Drew Rassmussen looks like the real deal: Craig Counsell got his other young guy in the mix tonight with Drew Rassmussen. He went two innings, allowed three strikeouts and only two hits. Rassmussen painted 98 on the corners today, and that’s another big arm out of the Brewers bullpen to use. Also with the continued struggles of Corey Knebel, Milwaukee will need a guy like Rassmussen around.
Next up: Milwaukee and Minnesota wrap up their season series. Brewers will try to get above .500 for the first time all season. They’ve gotten to .500 a few times this year then it’s an immediate loss. It will not be easy as the Crew faces off against Jose Berrios. Berrios is a stud and very good at home. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball for Milwaukee. Woody scuffled his last time out, but hopefully, that is through his system.