BrewCap: Road Trip Ends on Low Note
Milwaukee Brewers finished one of their best road trips in recent memory. They went 7-3 winning all three series against Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota. All three teams were in the playoffs last season. Brewers made it known that they are a playoff contender, and an early World Series contender. It’s hard to be mad about the Brewers dropping a 3-1 game to Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. Brewers win the series at Target Field after getting swept by the Twins last summer.
Player of the Game: Jake Ordrizzi – Even though Logan Morrison got the big hit, Jake Ordrizzi had himself a revenge game. He nearly went six innings with five hits allowed and 10 strikeouts. He made one mistake to Jesus Aguilar, but that was it for the Twins right-hander. Brewers did not have many answers for him as he continued to mow down Brewers bats. He continues to have a solid season at home which is something you love to see as a Twins fan.
Sliver Star: Logan Morrison – Ah yes, LoMo. Twins signed him to an offseason deal, and Morrison really hasn’t lived up to the billing. He’s been rough to start the year, but his May is slowing improving his overall numbers. Morrison had a good moment with the Twins nearly hitting a grand slam off lefty pitcher Boone Logan. Morrison got a hold of one and drove it nearly out of the ballpark. That was the difference in the game.
Dishonorable Mention: Boone Logan – I know that Boone owned up to his shit after the game basically saying he needs to tweak a few things to be right out of the bullpen. We’ll see what we get from Logan in the next few weeks. The room for error on this Brewers bullpen is very little considering how well everyone else is, if you’re a weak link, you stick out like a sore thumb.
Brewers head home after the road trip to face Arizona for the second time in as many weeks. Zack Greinke gets the ball for Arizona, and the Brewers send Chase Anderson whose back from his illness. Anderson pitching is a huge advantage because the Brewers have seen Greinke recently, and it usually states that leads to a team jumping all over him the second time around. D’Backs did not see Anderson last week.