BrewCap: Grisham’s Five-Hit Night Fuels Brewers
Trent Grisham might be one of my favorite stories in a while. He was tolling around in the minor leagues and did not really have a trajectory towards the big leagues. This was disappointing considering Milwaukee picked him in the first round and thought big things of him. Well, that changed this season. Grisham tore through Double-A then he went up to Triple-A and did much of the same. He is in the big leagues now playing a reliable fourth outfielder. He had his best game as a professional aiding the Brewers in an 8-3 victory.
Player of the Game: Trent Grisham – That probably wasn’t hard to figure out. What a night from Grish. He gets five hits, a home run away from the cycle. Grisham is the first rookie since Keon Broxton, of all people, to get five hits in a game as a Brewer. He added the key hit of the night with a two-run triple to break the game open for Milwaukee. With him on third, Yasmani Grandal delivered an absolute moonshot to left field. The Brewers rookie finished with two runs scored, two driven in and a batting average now at .260.
Honorable Mention: Jay Jackson – This is a weird one because Jackson did load up the bases in the following inning and needed Ray Black to bail him out. But Jackson got out of the sixth inning jam. They were up one run with runners everywhere. Jackson came in to bail out Freddy Peralta, and he did just that. He can some big league stuff every now and again.
The Thing I Liked: No traps allowed – Granted, this is one game of a four-game series, but it appeared Milwaukee was ready to play. They score two runs early on, and they keep attacking. It was great to see from Milwaukee as they’ve been known to stub their toe throughout this season against inferior opponents. Brewers will have to keep it up all week.
The Highlight of the Night: Yasmani Grandal’s moonshot. Grandal’s bat flip is amazing, too.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 10, 2019
Next up: Brewers stay in Miami, and hopefully, everyone is minding their P’s and Q’s. Chase Anderson will look to bounce back after a tough outing versus Chicago. Good news for Chase is this ballpark does not yield many home runs which will be good for the fyball pitcher. Elieser Hernandez goes for Miami. He’s been rather average to below-average all season.