BrewCap: Davies Mows Down Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers should be on a five-game winning streak. We should be talking about how this team dismantled one of the best teams in baseball. But instead, Brewers won one of three getting at least a game versus Los Angeles with a 3-0 victory this afternoon. This is Milwaukee’s first shutout victory since early April. This is a solid victory for Milwaukee, but they’ll think about what could have been this weekend.
Player of the Game: Zach Davies (Brewers) – A nice bouceback start from Davies who looked very sharp in his outing with a six inning, three-hit effort with six strikeouts and one walk. Couple things worth noting from Davies in this one is he’s been awful at home for the season so it’s nice to see he gets comfortable at Miller Park again, and he’s been brutal against lefties all year, so for him to figure out LA is big.
(Not) Player of the Game: Orlando Arcia (Brewers) – I’m not going to upset at a bad game from Arica who has been one of the better Brewers hitters in the last few weeks, but it wasn’t a good day for him. He had a bad error in the first inning then Arcia failed to drive in another insurance run in the eighth inning.
Agreed. I think this is the move going forward until Sogard slows down. https://t.co/72kU1KWMMh
— Charlie (@SnoTapWI) June 4, 2017
Hot Take Takeaway – This isn’t my take, rather, Bart Winkler of WSSP who mentioned how Brewers are 7-0 with Eric Sogard in the lineup. Sogard continues to play really well while Jonathan Villar does not. Bart suggests you ride the wave. I’m with him. Until Sogard shows he slows down, you have to play him. Craig Counsell is stubborn about this shit, but he needs to keep using #NerdPower.
Positive: Eric Thames looks to be finding himself again – It appears Brewers have sort of fixed Thames in the past couple weeks. He added another home run in the first inning, and that’s his second in the last few games. Thames continues to look comfortable at the plate, and that’s a great thing for Brewers.
Next up: The Crew welcomes San Francisco Giants on Monday night. This isn’t your older brother San Francisco Giants. They are struggling but their offense has shown some glimpses in the past weekend against Philadelphia. Old friend Jeff Samardzija goes for San Francisco who has been struggling against lefties this season whilst striking out a lot of batters. For Milwaukee, Junior Guerra heads to mound.