BrewCap: Kluber’s Slider Redemption
Corey Kluber pitched well last month at Miller Park. Cleveland lost the game, and the ace pitcher gave up an uncharacteristic home run to Brewers pitcher Brent Suter. He had a chance to redeem himself on Tuesday, nad boy, did he ever. Brewers lose two straight games for the first time since late April. Milwaukee is now 1-3 on their road trip. Chicago and St. Louis pulled closer over the weekend, but neither team was able to pull closer after both lost on Tuesday night.
Player of the Game: Corey Kluber – What more can you say about the two-time Cy Young award winner. He’s that damn good. kluber had everything working including the signature slider. He finished with seven innings of strong work with seven strikeouts only allowing that one run. I did mention on the podcast how Kluber is much better at home, so, maybe this shouldn’t have been surprising.
silver Star: Jose Ramirez – Even though he only had one base knock, it was a big one. Jose Ramirez went deep yet again continuing to build off his great 2017 season. Ramirez is a complete stud. It’s hard to be mad at Junior Guerra for surrendering a home run to him. The frustrating part is Milwaukee getting a run in the half inning before only to have Ramirez knock one over the park.
Honorable Mention: Junior Guerra – The run support didn’t show up for him, but he did pitch well going six innings for the squad. Guerra finished with five strikeouts and seven hits allowed. Guerra did allow three runs, but it’s nothing to be that upset with from him. If the Brewers offense is rolling, three runs is nothing. He continues to have a good season for the Brewers after such a bad 2017.
Brewers finish up their season series with Cleveland this afternoon facing Carlos Carrasco. You may remember that Carrasco pounded the Crew with a complete game and 13 strikeouts. Since then, he’s been a mess giving up at least one home run each start. Brewers send Chase ANderson to the hill who has not been very good this year allowing home runs at a rapid rate. Brewers will be lucky to get a split in Cleveland.