BrewCap: Brewers Offense Stays Sizzlin’
Brewers offense may not have been as advertised through the first 40 games. They’re decent, but nowhere near the explosive offense talked about in Spring Training. The bats seems to be heating up as the weather gets nicer. Milwaukee scored 8 runs in an 8-2 blowout win versus Arizona. In every win on this road trip, Brewers have five or more runs. That’s an encouraging sign moving forward.
Player of the Game: Travis Shaw – The Mayor continues to roll through a hot road trip. The average is creeping back up to .250, and he’s been mashing the baseball. Shaw hit another home run directly off the foul pole for his ninth of the season. He also added a double where he scored on a Jonathan Villar double. Shaw is a catalyst of this offense. When he goes, the team seems to go with him.
Silver Star: Domingo Santana – Even though he only had one hit, Santana looks like he’s back to swinging the bat in 2016. Domingo hit a monster blast to follow Shaw to put Milwaukee up 3-0, and he had a productive out to drive in a run later in the game. With Ryan Braun headed to Disabled List, Santana should continue to see frequent time.
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Villar – What a series for Villar. He played well again this afternoon with an RBI double. He did add another hit as well. Villar is currently batting .280 on the year. I get Tyler Saladino is off to hot start, but Villar is too valuable to keep on your bench.
Milwaukee heads to Minnesota for their annual rivalry with the Twins. It’s not really a rivalry, more so, a cross-state battle between the two teams. Brian Anderson returns for those who watch the Crew on television. Brent Suter goes for the Crew while Minnesota sends out Kyle Gibson whose been strong all season.