Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Recap

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The Brewers have a season record of 38-28 after playing at home against the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Vs. Marlins

June 4th-6th

  1. Loss 0-16
  2. Loss 3-8
  3. Win 5-1

The Brewers managed to avoid getting swept by the Marlins, winning 1 of 3 games. The Brewers allowed 25 runs in just 3 games. Hopefully this series will be a wakeup call to the Brewers moving forward.

Chase Anderson struggled in game 1, giving him his first loss of the season. Chase went just 4 innings giving up 3 home runs and 4 earned runs. However, Chase wasn’t the one who struggled the most, it was Taylor Williams who went just 0.1 inning, giving up 8 earned runs with 1 strikeout. Travis Shaw made his return to the Brewers starting 9, getting 2 hits and 1 walk. He’s someone to keep an eye on moving forward to see if he can turn his season around.

Jimmy Nelson finally made his return to the mound after a long recovery. In his return, he went just 3 innings with 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and an allowed grand slam. Despite the tough outing, it was great to see Nelson back on the mound for the first time since September 17, 2017.  Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia were the Brewers only bright spots this game, providing all 3 of their runs.

With starting pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Jhoulys Chacin being placed on the 10-day IL, Freddy Peralta made his appearance back into the starting rotation. Peralta was excellent in his start, going 6 innings with 1 earned run and 9 strikeouts. Mike Moustakas and Christian Yelich did a great job providing Peralta with run support with 3 home runs and 4 RBI between the pair.

Vs. Pirates 

June 7th-9th

  1. Win 10-4
  2. Win 5-3
  3. Win 5-2

After their rough series at home against the Marlins, the Brewers bounced back in a major and managed to sweep the Pirates.

Brandon Woodruff remains one of the Brewers’ top pitchers, earning his 8th win of the season after going 6 innings with 3 earned runs and 10 strikeouts. Once again, the Brewers’ offense provided excellent run support with Ryan Braun (3) Lorenzo Cain (2), Thames (2) Mike Moustakas, Travis Shaw, and Christian Yelich all provided the Brewers with RBI. Both Eric Thames and Ryan Braun went deep

Zach Davies earned his 7th win of the season after he managed to go 5 innings allowing 3 earned runs. After Davies’ exit from the game, Alex Claudio, Junior Guerra, Jeremy Jeffress, and Josh Hader each went 1 inning to help seal the Brewers victory. Josh Hader struck out the side in the 9th inning to seal his 15th save of the season. Mike Moustakas has been trying to catch up to Christian Yelich in home runs, as he has hit 4 homeruns in the last 4 games.

Chase Anderson managed to bounce back from his last start against the Marlins, this time going 6 innings with 2 earned runs and 6 strikeouts. Christian Yelich(24) and Mike Moustakas(20) both went deep once again. Together, the two have combined for the most home runs between teammates with 44.  

Biggest Takeaways 

Mike Moustakas and Christian Yelich have been becoming one of the most dangerous hitting duos in the MLB. They’re the only pair of players on a team that each have 20 or more home runs. Meanwhile, Zach Davies and Brandon Woodruff have both been putting together All-Star worthy performances this season. The Brewers still don’t know when Freddy Peralta will show up, but if he can keep his earned runs down and strikeouts up, he could be a key piece for the Brewers moving forward either in the bullpen or as a starting pitcher. Travis Shaw, in the 4 games he played this week managed to get just 4 walks, 4 Strikeouts, and 3 hits in 12 at bats. Hopefully, this isn’t the Travis Shaw we see for the remainder of the season and he can get out of his funk. Meanwhile, Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar have been maintaining a split at playing first base this season, with the advantage going to Thames, who has been better overall batter thus far.

 

Player of The Week: Mike Moustakas

24 At Bats / 8 Hits / 5 Runs / 6 RBI / 2 B.B / 2 S.O / 4 HR / .333 B.A

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