BrewCap: Bats Go Silent Again For Brewers As Home Struggles Continue
In the Brewers’ first four home games of the season, there have been moments where the fans would have been absurdly loud. Think about last night. Saturday night game in the middle of summer. Everyone in their cups. Brewers trailing 4-0 and put runners on first and third with no outs in the eighth. It would have been loud, rowdy, and may have led to Michael Lorenzen throwing a pitch he shouldn’t have. Instead, it was quiet with pumped in noise and didn’t do much. Milwaukee fell 4-1. They’ve lost their first four home games of the season. Brewers’ offense continues to be an absolute joke.
Player of the Game: Corbin Burnes – Despite what happened with the Brewers’ offense, Corbin Burnes was absolutely incredible. He made a case to be a starter in the Brewers’ rotation last night. Burnes came into the game in the fourth inning with the bases full of Reds and the hottest hitter in all of the National Leagues at the plate, Nick Castellanos. Burnes struck him out and kept the game in reach for the Brewers. Burnes finished the game allowing only one run, one hit, three walks, and eight strikeouts. Brett Anderson’s spot in the rotation will be up next Friday, and it should belong to Burnes.
Honorable Mention: Anthony DeScalfani – For the second straight night, a Reds pitcher made Milwaukee look silly. DeScalfani went six innings allowing two hits, not walking anyone, and striking out six batters. DeScalfani was too much for the Milwaukee offense. No disrespect to him, but that shouldn’t be that way.
One thing that needs to improve – Milwaukee has to be better the first time through the order. Whatever approach they’re doing, they should throw it out the fucking window. It’s not working at all. If this means more strikeouts for the first time through the order so be it. Just attack or be more patient. Whatever they’re doing it needs to stop. Here’s to hoping Milwaukee finally figures it out through the first four innings.
Next up: We have a pitcher’s duel set for Sunday. Sonny Gray gets the ball for Cincinnati while Brandon Woodruff goes for Milwaukee. Gray has been great thus far in 2020. He also pitched pretty well versus Crew last year although did have some hiccups at Miller Park. Woodruff has also been great in 2020. He pitched well against Cincinnati last year too. We will see if that continues today. Brewers need him to be a stopper.