BrewCap: Arcia’s Hot Hitting Afternoon Leads Brewers to Third Straight Win
Orlando Arcia is an enigma. He always had talent in his bat just like his glove, but it never all came together for him. In 2020, it might be happening finally. Arcia is a guy that needs motivation to be successful. Is that immaturity showing through? Probably, but it’s the truth. Luis Urias put direct pressure on Arica to be successful this season. While Urias came back from COVID, Arica kept hitting the baseball. Right now, you cannot remove either guy from the lineup. Both are playing a huge role in Milwaukee’s recent success. Brewers took down the Chicago Cubs for the third straight day winning 6-5.
Player of the Game: Orlando Arcia – We nearly saw a cycle from Arcia in this one. He hit a big two-run homer to put Milwaukee ahead 5-3 then hit a triple that he scored on thanks to a Ryan Braun single. Arica is hitting .304 for the season and playing out of his mind on offense. He has been a key cog to Milwaukee’s success over the past few weeks. It is great to see him pull it all together. If Brewers keep getting this type of production out of the bottom of the order, they will be hard to beat.
Honorable Mention: Keston Hiura – While Urias is worth praising, I have to give it up to the Kest Daddy here for his three-run home run. He is scuffling a little bit at the plate, and Hiura broke out of that slump with a big three-run home run to tie this game. After a rough start for Josh Lindbloom, the Brewers bats picked him up with a big-time base knock in the third inning. Hiura added a second hit later in the game.
One thing to think about – Can Luis Urias bat leadoff?: Milwaukee seems to be looking for a leadoff hitter. They’ve put Ryan Braun there. Avisail Garcia and Omar Narvaez got chances too. But what about Urias? He is red hot at the plate with a .474 average. All the guy does is hit the baseball. If the Brewers are worried about not having the Arcia-Urias combo, Arcia would be setting the table now in all other innings that aren’t the first.
Next up: Corbin Burnes will get the start on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. With Eric Lauer sent down, Milwaukee will start it out with Burnes. They’re high on what he’s been doing on the mound, so, let’s hope it translates against the Minnesota Twins. Round two for the Crew with Kenta Maeda.