BrewCap: Gray, Winker, and Castellanos Help Reds Rock The Crew
Milwaukee Brewers played their first doubleheader in Miller Park history today. It is crazy to think that there was never a malfunction or some weather issue that caused a doubleheader at Miller Park until yesterday, but here we are. Brewers are playing this doubleheader for things that were much bigger than sports. Milwaukee Brewers joined their brethren the Milwaukee Bucks in not playing yesterday as a call for more to be done for racial injustice. More MLB teams followed suit today as six games were postponed today. Brewers took a stand and looked like leaders in baseball. Baseball returned today for the Brewers. But it wasn’t all that sweet as Milwaukee loses 6-1 in Game 1.
Player of the Game: Jessie Winker – Brewers do not like Winker. He seems to be a thorn in the side of Brewers’ pitching. Much similar to his teammate Eugenio Suarez and others on the Reds who are carrying the torch from Jay Bruce, the ultimate Brewers killer. Winker had three hits including two home runs. He had a lot to do with Cincinnati scoring runs in Game 1 this afternoon.
Honorable Mention: Nick Castellanos – As mentioned, this was not a day for the Brewers. Castellanos had himself an afternoon just like Winker. He went 3-for-3 as well with two runs scored. Reds outfielder also went deep taking one off the scoreboard. Milwaukee kept him at bay for the first two games of this series, but he roared back in this one.
One thing to think about: Adrian Houser is on the struggle bus – After a promising start to the season, Adrian Houser has cratered back to earth. Houser has now given up three or more runs in his last three starts. Things are not well for him from a pitching perspective. I still believe he can rite the ship and be a real threat for Milwaukee’s pitching staff. But if they do not have Houser, the Brewers rotation gets thin very quickly.
Next up: Milwaukee takes on Pittsburgh yet again. This time at Miller Park. That place hasn’t been good to the Pirates so let’s hope Milwaukee can keep it that way. Derek Holland will get the ball again for Pittsburgh. He has been decent versus Milwaukee which boggles the mind. Corbin Burnes goes for Milwaukee as he tries to continue his solid 2020 campaign.