BrewCap: Brewers Pound Braves With a Longball Sunday
Milwaukee Brewers have been playing a lot of four games sets over the weekend. In the last few weeks, their brand has been to win the first two games then lose the next two games. The pattern spanned over multiple weeks and multiple series. There was a chance it could happen again versus Atlanta as the Braves took Game 3 on Saturday afternoon. That didn’t occur. Milwaukee used the longball to their advantage as they hit four home runs leading them a 10-3 victory. Milwaukee wins three of four from Atlanta and goes into the last road trip before the All-Star Break winning five of their last six.
Player of the Game: Hernan Perez – Yes, Jesus Aguilar had two dingers, but Perez’s longball proved to be the difference maker in busting this game wide open. Sean Newcomb flirted with disaster early on in this game, and the Crew finally got to him in third inning. Perez launched a three-run homer after Milwaukee already scored two runs in the inning to put Milwaukee up by 5 runs. They did not look back from there. Perez also drew two walks, and it’s the only the third time in his career he walked twice in a game.
Silver Star: Jesus Aguilar – The Brewers righty continues to mash at an unbelievable rate. The MVP caliber season continues for Aguilar who hit home runs number 21 and 22 against Atlanta. He’s been a wrecking force on offense continues to provide offense for this team. He’s tied for the league lead in home runs, and Aguilar did not have everyday plate appearances until early May. That’s fucking crazy. The whole season is absolutely wild for Aguilar.
Honorable Mention: Junior Guerra – Even though Milwaukee had a big day with the bat, Junior Guerra went six innings allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out four. He only gave up one run in the fifth, but other than that Guerra did his job. He’s not going to win on style points usually, but he finds a way to be productive. That’s all you can ask for.
Next up: Chase Anderson will try to continue his streak of good pitching when he faces the Miami Marlins. Now, the Fish bats have been hot of late with near double-digit runs against Washington last week. Brewers will see Jose Urena who has been very bad against right-handed pitching this season. This will be also be the return of Christian Yelich to Miami.