BrewCap: Brewers Downpoured Runs In Chicago
Milwaukee Brewers made it rain in Chicago on Thursday afternoon in a makeup game with Chicago Cubs for the game they delayed without any rain. Milwaukee made them wish the game got played in May as Brewers dominated with an 11-2 victory with a huge seven run inning. Brewers didn’t really make a statement here, but a message was sent to Major League Baseball that this team is here to stay for the long haul. Milwaukee is now 4.5 games up over the Cubs, and eight wins over .500, their highest number of the year.
Player of the Game: Domingo Santana – Big time day for Domingo who went 4-for-5 with two RBis and two doubles. He did well hitting in front of Ryan Braun all game long. Santana enjoyed the two spot. I wonder if he’ll see more with left-handed lineups when Eric Thames isn’t in the lineup.
Player of the Game (Cubs): John Jay – He pitched in the ninth inning and it was completely wacky. Like it has not happened ever before in a baseball game. He did well with a clean ninth inning and 16 pitches thrown.
Positive: Ryan Braun enjoys Wrigley again – I can’t tell you how many times Braun got booed in Chicago, but he completely feeds off it. Brewers slugger notched his 10th home run and went 2-for-2 on the day with two walks. He could have a day at Yankee Stadium.
Positive: Zach Davies gets out of trouble – Davies had himself quite a jam after Brewers scored seven runs in the top of the third. Cubs loaded the bases, but Davies only gave up one run through the meat of their order.
Next up: Brewers head to New York to face a struggling Yankees team with Junior Guerra taking the hill. Brewers are going to need eight or nine runs to compete tonight with the way Guerra has been running.