Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Recap

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The Brewers have a season record of 34-26 after playing on the road against the Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates.

@ Twins

May 27th-28th

  1. Win 5-4
  2. Loss 3-5

The Twins and Brewers split the series winning 1 game a piece. Up to this point in the season, the Twins (106) and Brewers (92) have been the top home run hitting teams in the AL & NL respectively. In this series, the two teams combined to hit 5 home runs.

Gio Gonzalez, for the second straight game, managed to work through early inning struggles, allowing 4 earned runs and going for a season high 102 pitches. Jeremy Jeffress had a strange chain of events happen to him. First, he was approached by the umpires to change the sleeves on his uniform from gray to blue. Next, a line drive hit came right for him when he made a spectacular catch. Orlando Arcia hit a 2 run homer to take a 5-4 lead in the top of the 8th. Josh Hader earned his 13th save of the season.

Zach Davies bounced back from his rough outing against the Reds, when he gave up 6 earned runs, going 6 shutout innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts against the Twins, in another impressive performance, Davies ultimately got pulled after the 6th inning, which is when the Twins’ bats started getting hot. Alex Claudio and Junior Guerra each gave up 2 earned runs.

@ Pirates

May 30th-June 2nd

  1. Win 11-5
  2. Loss 4-9
  3. Win 12-10 (13 innings)
  4. Win 4-2

The Brewers won 3 of 4 games against their division rivals.
Chase Anderson is now 3-0 after a strong outing where he went 5 innings with 2 earned runs and 5 strikeouts. Chase benefited from terrific run support as the Brewers scored 5 runs to help back him up.

Jhoulys Chacin’s struggles have continued as he lost his 4th straight start. Chacin walked 4 batters and allowed 7 earned runs through just 2.2 innings pitched.

After being named the Brewers pitcher of the month of May, Brandon Woodruff struggled in his first start of June, going just 4 innings with 6 earned runs. Josh Hader gave up a 3 run home run in the 8th that gave the Pirates a 2 run lead. Brewers’ rookie Keston Hiura tied the game in the top of the 9th with a 2 run bomb. Once again, Orlando Arcia came up huge hitting his 2nd 2-run  home run of the game to give the Brewers a 12-10 lead in the 13th inning. It was a great hard fought win for Milwaukee, who used all of their bench players and 6 different pitchers.

Zach Davies was excellent in his start against the Pirates, going 8 innings with 2 earned runs and 3 strikeouts. Craig Counsell left him in for the 9th inning, but ultimately decided to pull him after he allowed a leadoff double. Alex Claudio and Corbin Burnes came in to help seal the Brewers’ victory.

Biggest Takeaways

The Brewers currently have the most home runs in the National League, with 104. In their 6 games this week, the crew hit a combined 15 home runs. Brewers starting pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Jhoulys Chacin have both been placed on the 10 day IL with arm and back discomfort respectively. Jimmy Nelson will make his return to the Brewers starting rotation, which happens to be on his 30th birthday on Wednesday against the Marlins. This will be his first start since September 17, 2017. It’ll be interesting to see what he’ll provide for the Brewers in his highly anticipated return. Keston Hiura has been optioned to Triple-A San Antonio to make room for the return of Travis Shaw. It’s an interesting move considering how well Hiura has performed.

Player of The Week: Orlando Arcia
23 At Bats / 8 Hits / 5 Runs / 5 RBI / 1 B.B / 5 S.O / 3 HR / .347 B.A

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