BrewCap: Brewers Steal Another One in St. Louis
Milwaukee Brewers were probably not supposed to win the last two games. On Wednesday, Matt Garza took to the hill against Mike Leake who has been awesome thus far. On Thursday, three top relievers were not available, but Milwaukee provided the offense again. All of the sudden, Brewers found their stroke again in St. Louis. Milwaukee scored 21 runs in their last three games. Eric Thames provided the most important lumber on Thursday night.
Player of the Game: Eric Thames (Brewers) – Don’t look now but Brewers first baseman is hot again. Thames hit a home run for his second straight game and he added another hit in this one. In the last two games, Thames has five RBIs with two home runs. If he ends up carrying Brewers for the next couple weeks, I’m not going to complain. They’re looking like April Brewers again.
(Not) Player of the Game: Zach Davies (Brewers) – After having a hot start in June, Davies could not continue things on Thursday night. Cardinals tagged Brewers starter for four runs in the first five innings. Davies ERA is back to 4.91, and he’s not striking out enough batters to make him successful.
Player of the Game: Dexter Fowler (Cardinals) – We’ve seen Dexter Fowler have some big games against Brewers during his days as a Cub, but he provided the power stroke for St. Louis tonight. Fowler went 2-for-4 with a home run and a game-tying RBi single.
Positive: The Wining Resilience – There are many haters and losers about Brewers, but the one thing people are not focusing on enough is this team is gritty. Sure, it’s overused, but fuck, they do not quit. Brewers could have waved the white flag today and honestly, that would have been fine considering they would go 3-4 on a tough road trip. Instead, it’s 4-3 because this team loves to fight.
Negative: Time to start winning at home – What makes this week so much more exciting is the window of opportunity is wide open for Brewers to start winning games and pushing their lead out a bit. San Diego comes to town this weekend and Padres did sweep Cincinnati yet they’re 10-22 on the road this season. Pittsburgh comes to town after San Diego, therefore, they’re some real opportunities to win some home games.
Next up: As mentioned, they have San Diego with Miguel Diaz on the mound for Padres. He pitched in Brewers system in 2016 as a reliever. Diaz has been brutal in a short sample size against lefties and wouldn’t you know, Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and others are red hot. Junior Guerra looks to put together another strong start against a bad Padres offense.