Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Recap

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The Brewers have a season record of 30-24 after playing at home against the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies.

Vs. Reds 

May 21st-22nd

  1. Loss 0-3
  2. Win 11-9

The Brewers split this short two game series with the Reds. Milwaukee’s starting pitchers, Gio Gonzalez and Zach Davies, both struggled early. The Brewers went to their bullpen which pitched excellent during the two games, allowing 3 combined runs. Freddy Peralta was the most notable bullpen pitcher in this series. Going from the starting rotation to the pen, Peralta pitched 2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Adrian Houser also pitched extremely well in the same game, going 2 innings with 1 hit allowed and striking out 4 batters. In the second game the Brewers were down early. Keston Hiura started off the scoring in the second inning with a solo home run, followed by a third inning Mike Moustakas solo homer and a sixth inning Yasmani Grandal 2 run shot. Additionally, Orlando Arcia had a clutch 2 RBI single with 2 outs. The Reds blew an opportunity to score on an odd double play with 1 out and the bases loaded. This play ultimately helped the Brewers seal the win, as Josh Hader would enter the game in the 8th and earn his 12th save of the season.

Vs. Phillies 

May 24th-26th

  1. Loss 4-6
  2. Loss 2-7
  3. Win 9-1

Milwaukee lost 2 of 3 games against the Phillies. The Brewers bullpen struggled in games 1 and 2, allowing 6 earned including 3 home runs. In game 2, home plate umpire, Mike Estabrook, did a poor job with his strike zone, calling some very questionable strikes, especially while Ryan Braun and Lorenzo Cain were up to bat. Braun ultimately got tossed out of the game for arguing balls and strikes in the 4th inning and said after the game “I’ve said far worse and not gotten thrown out.” As for Cain, it was a big moment in the game that could have potentially changed the outcome with what should have been a walk to get the tying run on with Christian Yelich on deck. But that’s not what happened and Brewers manager, Craig Counsell, was having none it, getting ejected himsel. The highlight of this series for the Brewers was starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff, who remains on a hot streak going 8 innings (for the second straight start), striking out 10, and allowing just 1 hit (which was a homerun). Another bright spot was Ben Gamel, who has been playing lights out recently and hit 2 homeruns Sunday

Biggest Takeaways

The Brewers won just 2 of 5 games this week. Behind both of the Brewers wins was excellent run support. The Brewers are still trying to figure out their bullpen, which has been improving weekly but remains inconsistent at times. Three Brewers were ejected during their 3 game series against the Phillies: Ryan Braun and Craig Counsell in game 2 and Mike Moustakas in game 3. This week, the Brewers will  be taking on the Minnesota Twins in Minnesota for a short 2 game series and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh for a 4 game series.

Player of The Week:Brandon Woodruff

Pitching: 8 I.P / 1 Hit / 1 ER / 1 R / 1 HR / 0 BB / 10 S.O

Hitting: 4 At Bats / 3 Hits / 2 RBI / 1 S.O


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