Brewers Weekend Wrap-up: Can’t Capitalize in Chicago
Milwaukee Brewers need to cure their thing with Chicago baseball teams. Currently, they’re 2-9 on the season versus the Cubs and White Sox. They will not be seeing the Southsiders for the rest of the season. Maybe, that’s a good thing. Brewers lose two of three to the lowly White Sox. It’s nothing to panic about it because Milwaukee has humans on their team, and they cannot be extraordinary all of the time even people expect them to be. Here’s a collection of thoughts I had looking through Twitter and box scores whilst on vacation.
The bullpen is beginning to show some cracks – I’m not shocked the bullpen struggled a little bit this weekend. It was only a matter of time before some negative reaction happened to some of these players. Dan Jennings had a tough weekend giving up runs on both Friday and Sunday. Matt Albers suffered the same fate struggling out of the pen. Only two to really pitch well out of the bullpen were Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress.
Brewers couldn’t deliver the big hit – Milwaukee had a rough time with runners in scoring position against Chicago. They put runners in scoring position 16 times, and they did not get a single run off it in three games. That’s not ideal. Milwaukee did not have that issue last week where they were stinging the ball over the field and delivering the big hit. This is a different series if Milwaukee could get some runs in.
Jesus Aguilar carries the team yet again – How many games this season have we seen Jesus Aguilar step up in a big moment and deliver a hit? He busted Saturday’s game wide open with a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give Milwaukee a five-run lead. It allowed Milwaukee to sit down Hader for the save appearance and let Milwaukee breathe easy for the remainder of the game.
Milwaukee heads to Cleveland where they’ll have to face Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco again starting on Tuesday. The good news is Carrasco tends to be worse at home versus Kluber who can be a machine. Brewers need to get 1 of 2 if possible with Chicago and St. Louis both surgining after big weekends.