Phillies Becomes No Cure For Brewers
This weekend was the time when everyone thought Milwaukee Brewers would find their way back to the winner circle. Philadelphia Phillies came into the series with a little bit of swagger winning three of their last four, and they continued their good fortune with two wins to take the series from Crew. Things are a mess for Brewers as the team feels like they are coming apart at the seams a little bit. What’s going to be the fix for Milwaukee who sees Cubs tied with them for division lead?
FIX 1: Junior Guerra’s spot in the rotation should be done with – Who would have thought that Junior Guerra is no longer going to be a starter with this team. I can’t make a case for him. He didn’t finish five innings for the third time in four starts, and the inconsistency of his pitches makes him a movable asset. Who replaces him? Hopefully, Brandon Woodruff is ready in early August.
FIX 2: Get some bullpen help – I know Brewers are looking at starting pitchers, but they need to shore up that bullpen. Oliver Drake, Jacob Barnes, Michael Blazek, Carlos Torres all found to suck in their own special way against Phillies. I can’t fucking believe Brewers are still trotting out Wily Peralta. It does sound like this is the end of the road for him if he struggles out there. Brewers should be in on Pat Neshak, Justin Wilson and others.
FIX 3: Ryan Braun needs to keep hitting – What an impressive weekend for Braunie who nearly hit for the cycle on Saturday night then gets a run scoring double late on Sunday. He’s starting to warm up a bit, and that’s a big sign from Brewers moving forward. He needs the rest of the team to get on board.
Phillies shouldn’t be a club you drop two of three against. I can see Pittsburgh, but not the Phillies. That’s bad news especially considering Brewers don’t face a truly bad team until Cincinnati in three weeks. Brewers are in a do or die spot with Washington waiting in the wings. This isn’t good.