BrewCap: Anderson Returns to 2017 Form
Chase Anderson is not having a good 2018 season. Many baseball analysts expected Anderson to regress to the pitcher he’s been for his career. Brewers fans disagreed with that notion considering Anderson fixed a few things last season. Even with that, Anderson has not pitched well this season giving up a ton of home runs and battling an illness. We saw some of the 2017 in Anderson on Tuesday night as the Brewers get a huge victory over Chicago, 4-0, to retake first place for the time being.
Player of the Game: Chase Anderson – Without question, Anderson set the tone for this team. He dominated the Chicago Cubs order only allowing two hits and striking out five batters. Now, can we string it together for another start or two? He will throw on Father’s Day on Sunday versus the Phillies which might be good for him considering Philadelphia’s struggles at the plate lately.
Silver Star: Travis Shaw – Big night for The Mayor. He goes down the line in right field twice to drive in all four runs. Shaw did his job on Tuesday night driving in the guys on base from the cleanup position. It would be awesome to see Shaw get hot with the doubles and triples bat for a little bit. He’s having a good year from a homer and OBP perspective, but I’d love to see a little more pure hitting from Shaw.
Honorable Mention: Lorenzo Cain – Of course, Cain gets the honors for the baserunning play in the third inning. It was fantastic to watch, and the Brewers should be thrilled they have a guy like Cain on their team. I feel like most people thought that was something the Cubs have done to the Brewers this season. It might be a tide turning sort of thing, but I’m not ready to go that far.
Milwaukee plays Chicago to wrap up the series. It’s very important to win two out of three and go into the weekend with a lead in the NL Central. Mike Montgomery goes for Chicago. He’s been very good this season. Brewers like Ryan Braun have great career numbers against him. Jhouyls Chacin goes for Milwaukee. He’s going to have to be great at the plate with Chicago taking a ton of walks. A big strikezone would help Chacin.