BrewCap: Bauer Makes Own Cy Young Case As Brewers Fall 6-1
Trevor Bauer is having one of the best years in Major League Baseball. Things are going well for him. He is potentially going to be the National League Cy Young. Bauer made his case to voters last night. On four days rest, he dominated the Milwaukee Brewers. And with the Brewers using their fifth starter in the rotation. This was a recipe for disaster, and it showed on the baseball field. While I understand the importance of the weekend games the playoffs started on Monday for the Brewers, and the creativity was needed today to avoid getting beat by Cincinnati.
Player of the Game: Trevor Bauer – Good stuff from Bauer tonight who, as mentioned, made an impressive case for why he should be the Cy Young. He went six innings, gave up one run, one walk, and struck out 12 batters. For the first time in what feels like a week or so, the Brewers were shut down by a starting pitching. Milwaukee had no match for Bauer who continued his torrid performance in this short season. The Daily Tap will talk about Bauer at more length today.
Honorable Mention: Avisail Garcia – Maybe, this is me noticing it today and it’s not a usual thing, but it seems like when Brewers have gotten their teeth kicked in, Garcia has multiple hits in the game. He went 3-for-4 in this one. Good to see Garcia back in the lineup after missing the first two games of the series. The power hasn’t been there for him in this short season, but he has at least been reliable.
One frustrating thing – Brewers refuse to go one game over.500: Easily the worst part of the year has been the Milwaukee Brewers faced with going over .500 for the first time this season and them losing. They’re 0-9 in those games. That’s not winning baseball. Milwaukee had multiple opportunities to be great this year, and they haven’t capitalized on it.
Hunt for October: Miami leaves the playoff chase after their fourth straight loss. Enter in San Francisco who came back to win last night. They’re the eighth seed with Cincinnati at the seven. A lot can change this weekend though. Milwaukee-St. Louis has a lot on the line through five games. Cincinnati takes on Minnesota who still needs to win to clinch the division. Marlins play a Yankees team that needs to win to avoid the sixth seed.
The two teams with the easiest weekends are San Francisco and potentially Philadelphia. San Fran gets a San Diego team that is locked into fourth place. They have not much to play for. Philadelphia gets Tampa who clinched the AL
East and they’re two games up on Oakland for the one seed. They could clinch that tonight if Oakland were to lose.
Next up: Milwaukee heads to St. Louis for the final series of the year. They’re playing five games this weekend. Corbin Burnes kicks it off for the Brewers in his last case for the Cy Young. Burnes has been terrific this season. St. Louis sends Kwang-Hyun Kim to the mound. He dominated the Crew the last time, but a lefty which is what Milwaukee mashes against. St. Louis is leaking a little oil losing two of three to Kansas City.