BrewCap: Manny Pina’s Mother’s Day Moment
Milwaukee Brewers did not have much to play for this afternoon. Milwaukee won the first two games of the series, and they would be 4-2 this week. Not to mention, Jacob deGrom was on the hill for New York Mets. Brewers were down 7-1 in the fifth inning, but they kept fighting back. Even with Milwaukee’s pitching staff giving up more runs to make it harder, Milwaukee kept fighting until the eighth inning when Manny Pina launched a three-run homer to put Brewers over the top against New York Mets, 11-9. Brewers scored 29 runs this weekend, and these last two nights really make you say ‘These guys are pretty good, and it start to look more real.’
More Mother's Day Magic from the Brewers!! This time from Manny Piña!pic.twitter.com/zNoROSmDFb
— The Brew-City Army (@brewcityarmy) May 14, 2017
Player of the Game: Manny Pina (Brewers) – It’s hard not to select Pina after he launched a three-run home run off Addison Reed. It’s funny I wondered about the shadows as this game ran long, but as my dad said who I watched with ‘These guys are professional.’ Pina sent this out for his second of the year. Brewers bats continue to remain hot, and Pina continues his hitting nature. It’s crazy to think how Brewers are still pretty good at hitting catchers after losing Jonathan Lucroy.
(Not) Player of the Game: Nick Franklin (Brewers) – I continue to wonder why Nick Franklin has a job with the team. Ryan Braun is traveling with the team and could come off the Disabled List as early as Friday. I wonder if Craig Counsell gives Eric Sogard a couple more chances to start in San Diego to see if he should replace Franklin on the roster.
Player of the Game: Michael Conforto (Mets) – What a day for the young Mets star who had a helluva series as well. Conforto finished a single away from the cycle. He played an integral part in giving New York the lead. Mets fans are down right now, but Conforto is a future star and we’re seeing his breakout year.
Positive: Never say die – It’s hard not to come away impressed with this baseball team. If you listened to our podcast last week, I explained how ‘Brewers are for real moment might not have a date, but a series where it opens your eyes.’ It’s fair to say this weekend did some eye-opening for people with a eight-run fifth inning on Saturday night, and the comeback on Sunday. They’re hot right now, and we’ll see if they can keep it up on the road where they’ve been pretty well.
Negative: Wily Peralta’s bad afternoon – I don’t want to spend an entire paragraph on Wily because I’m probably writing on it tomorrow. Let’s just say I’m pretty sad that he’s done as a Brewer.
Next up: Brewers head west for the first time for a four-game set with San Diego Padres. Milwaukee hasn’t been the best on the West Coast, but San Diego isn’t very good. They are 10 games under .500 and in a current rebuild process. They’re 3-9 for the month of May. The talented Luis Perdomo takes the hill for Padres who faced Milwaukee once as a starter last season. Chase Anderson is in need of a good start, and PETCO might help the fly ball pitcher.