BrewCap: Brewers’ Bats Come Alive and Notch First Victory of the Year
Milwaukee Brewers could not buy a hit to save their souls on Friday night. Saturday afternoon, it was a different story. Every Brewers’ offensive player got a hit besides the ninth hitter, Orlando Arica. This is humorous considering that Arcia was the only player with a hit on Friday night. Milwaukee found themselves victorious with an 8-3 victory as they took advantage of a bad Cubs bullpen to pull away later in the game. Milwaukee is 1-1 on the year, and they avoid the sweep which is crucial in this short season.
Player of the Game: Lorenzo Cain – We already talked about the baserunning moves that Cain put on, but he was Fabolous in this one. Cain had three hits with two runs scored along with an RBI. He looked like the Lorenzo Cain we saw in 2018. Cain should be back in the leadoff spot though. That is where he belongs this season, not hitting sixth or seventh in the order. We’ll see if Craig Counsell sees it that way.
Honorable Mention: Christian Yelich – He only had one hit, but it was a big one. Yelich went deep for the first time yesterday afternoon. Why the homer proved important was the Brewers were only up 4-3 at that time. Kyle Schwarber tightened the Brewers 4-1 lead with a home run of his own. Yelich going yard there pushed the lead back out to three and they never looked back.
One Thing I Liked: Corbin Burnes’ confidence seems to be back – Corbin Burnes was a dumpster fire all season. He struggled in all ways of baseball. Burnes got his shit together in Arizona figuring out what all went wrong for him and for the time being, it seems to have worked out for him. Burnes could not make it through four innings, but he did not give up a home run. He struck out six batters including the side which features Javy Baez, Willson Contreas, and Schwarber.
Next up: Brewers get set to finish their series with the Cubs, and it’s going to be a slugfest. Winds are blowing in Wrigley and it is hot out there. This game could finish 12-10. Brewers cannot be satisfied with a few runs here. They’re going to need a lot of them today. Freddy Peralta takes the hill for Milwaukee while they face off against Tyler Chatwood.