BrewCap: Brewers’ Bats Break Out While Burnes Dominates on Mound
Milwaukee Brewers’ offense is playing better than people give it credit for. Trust me when I say I’m not trying to carry the water like my first name is Craig or Dario though. Rather pointing out that Milwaukee had multiple games with 5+ runs in the last few weeks. They struggled in the last stretch against Cleveland and Detroit. That was until yesterday afternoon. Milwaukee set a team record for the most extra-base hits in a game with 13. They were terrific. Just like Corbin Burnes who continues to show ace-like stuff on the mound. He struck out eleven batters in seven innings. He looks like the prospect that everyone talked about a couple of years ago.
Player of the Game: Corbin Burnes – Do you go pitching or offense when a team wins 19-0. For me, it’s the pitching. Burnes is the headline because he has been pitching so well of late. He is the only pitcher that is doing this well at the moment. Burnes finished with seven strong innings, allowing one hit and striking out eleven batters. He did not walk a batter either. Burnes is having a fantastic short season. He is the leader of this pitching staff for now. If Crew could get one more guy going, they would be set.
Honorable Mention: Luis Urias – Picking out which Brewers player deserved this spot was tough, but I’ll give it to Urias who keeps hitting the baseball. Urias had three hits, drove in five betters, and scored twice. Urias started off the scoring with a double that scored Orlando Arcia then he broke it officially open with a three-run double. Brewers stop putting him at the leadoff spot, but I’d like to see that changed in the coming weeks.
One opinion I have: Brewers should ride Taylor and Nottingham to the finish line – Some might think this is an overreaction, but Milwaukee should look to Tyrone Taylor and Jacob Nottingham to start moving forward. Hear me out. Nottingham provides power from the catcher position and has done more with his two weeks than Omar Narvaez has done all year. Taylor has more power than Ben Gamel and can compete with him speed-wise. If the Brewers want to make a run, this is how you do it.
Next up: Milwaukee gets today off then they welcome the Chicago Cubs to town for a big, big series. It is the start of deciding Milwaukee’s season. We’ll if the offense will carry over or if the Brewers used up all their runs for the week. Brandon Woodruff looks to bounce back after a few tough outings while Jon Lester, a lefty, faces the Brewers who just crushed a lefty. Why change the lineup on Friday?