BrewCap: Davies Struggles vs. Hot Mets Bats
Zach Davies is one of the top three pitchers in the Brewers rotation. He’s a notably slow starter. Just like Jhouyls Chacin who has a similar issue. It requires some patience from Brewers’ fans. Davies struggled on Friday night as he was unable to get out of the fifth inning. Davies left runners on for reliever Dan Jennings who equally struggled out there. Brewers’ bats woke up a little bit as the game went on, but it wasn’t enough as Milwaukee came up short losing 6-5 in the first game of this big weekend series. Milwaukee is now 2-2 on this six-game road trip.
Davies left too many easy opportunities for the Mets hitters
You could tell early on that this would be a long night for Davies. Everything seemed up, and the New York Mets were absolutely crushing the baseball. It’s no surprise that he got tattooed out there. Mets’ lineup is a lethal one, and full of Brewers killers. People forget how much Todd Frazier used to mash against Milwaukee when in Cincinnati, and he’s doing it again for the Mets. Fraizer hit two home runs against the Brewers early in this on. Oh and let’s not forget good friend, Jay Bruce. I wish these guys still played in the American League.
Jesus Aguliar picks up where he left off
With Christian Yelich on the disabled list, Jesus Aguliar received a start with the lefty Matz on the mound, and he did the usual Jesus Aguliar. He went 3-for-4 with a double, and he nearly had another one if it weren’t for a sick catch made by Yoenis Cespedes. Don’t be surprised if we see a lineup where Yelich heads to right field with Aguliar and Braun in the lineup. tat
Uh… was I wrong about Oliver Drake?
It’s very early on in the season, but we cannot ignore that Oliver Drake has a 1.13 ERA in the young season. That’s a special start to the season. He struck out three batters in an efficient eighth inning. Maybe Craig Counsell knows he can only use him against lefties as he has dramatic reversed splits, and that’s propelling to a strong start this season.
Milwaukee sends Chase Anderson to the mound tonight who bounced back nicely against the Cubs last Sunday in a losing effort. Anderson dazzled in Flushing in June last season going seven innings with no runs allowed and seven strikeouts. It’s a little different of a team this time around. Brewers will face Matt Harvey who isn’t officially back but starting to look like the pitcher of old.