BrewCap: Burnes Get Hurt & Brewers Offense Stays Quiet in Defeat
Milwaukee Brewers faced the St. Louis Cardinals for the first game of a five-game series that would decide if the Brewers are postseason bound or not. At this point, I may just would rather the Crew pull the plug than have postseason baseball next week. The Brewers have looked awful on this road trip. They’re 1-3 and have scored four or fewer runs in each of the games. A final parting shot for Andy Haines who I swear if he has a job next season, I’ll freak. Brewers fall 4-2 yesterday in St. Louis. Milwaukee needs to run the table or come to close to it to give Milwaukee a chance.
Player of the Game: Dylan Carlson – Part of me wanted to be mad that the ninth hitter had two major moments in this game, but then from some research, he is one of their top prospects which makes me sick. Seeing the Cardinals get that kind of production out of their nine hitter is frustrating, to say the least. It is comforting to know that he is not some scrub though. A player to definitely keep an eye on for the next few years, and depressing to see another young Cardinals player come through the system.
Honorable Mention: Tyrone Taylor – This is more of a shoutout than anything else. Taylor tied up the game at one point in the fourth inning. Even though Trent Grisham is having an awesome season for San Diego, Taylor is helping me forget a little about him. He is good enough to be on this roster and will make a case to be here again next year. Taylor could be a guy used in trade situations if Ben Gamel comes back again. Taylor is making the most of the time that should be Gamel’s.
The hunt for October – Brewers are a game back of San Francisco and half-game behind Philadelphia. They can rectify that today with two games where Brewers could make up some serious ground. If they sweep this doubleheader, Milwaukee is likely back in playoff position. We’ll see how tonight shakes out. It’s huge too for San Francisco’s sake as they have a doubleheader too.
Next up: As mentioned, there will be a doubleheader today. Brewers have yet to sweep a seven-inning doubleheader. In the first game of the double-dip, they send Brent Suter to the mound. Suter has been alright in these bullpen game spots. In the second game, it’s Josh Lindbloom who has been very good of late. The Cardinals will go Jack Flaherty who the Brewers crushed last night and Daniel Ponce De Leon. We’ll see where they stand after tonight.