BrewCap: Lauer Gets Rocked Again As Twins Blow Out Brewers
On Sunday, I mentioned how if fans were in the stands they could have made a difference in the outcome of what occurred on Saturday night. Today, I’m thankful fans aren’t allowed so no one had to pay money to watch this game. Brewers were embarrassed from the start as the Twins added six runs in the second inning, and it was all downhill from there. Milwaukee lost 12-2 in their worst loss of the year. Brewers continue their struggles at home too as they’re 2-6 at Miller Park.
Players of the Game: The Twins big bats – There is not one person that truly deserves POG. They all had an impact in Milwaukee losing by 10 runs today. Byron Buxton had two home runs. Mitch Garver had three hits. Miguel Sano sent one to the moon. All of them were a problem yesterday for Milwaukee. Every Twins starter had a hit yesterday for Minnesota.
Honorable Mention: Luis Urias – The one small little bright spot is Urias had another good hitting day. He went 2-for-2 coming off the bench to replace Christian Yelich who got the rest of the night off. Urias singled in the two runs as Milwaukee finally got on the scoreboard. Urias is hitting .375 to start out the season. We’ll see if it continues or not.
One thing to fix – Justin Grimm needs to be off this roster: Look, it was a cool story with Grimm that he got a chance on a big league roster for the first time in two years. But there is a reason that Grimm hasn’t been a roster for two years. The guy absolutely stinks. Grimm gave up four runs and walked three batters including walking in two runs. He ended up leaving the game with a callus injury, so, a DL stint is likely for him. Maybe Milwaukee can keep him there until late September.
Next up: It doesn’t get any easier for Milwaukee as they play the best team in the National League, the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley. Brewers-Cubs lock horns for a four-game series. This one will be on national television on FOX. Former Cub Brett Anderson will take the ball for Milwaukee while Crew sees Yu Darvish again. Milwaukee jumped all over Yu earlier this year, so, let’s hope for the same tonight.