BrewCap: Miley Gets Off to Encouraging Start
For those who don’t know, I’m a Daily Fantasy baseball player. I play almost every day, and it actually helps my knowledge of the league as a whole. Last night, the industry was all over Cincinnati bats. With the over/under being at 10.5, people thought Wade Miley would get shelled based off last year’s numbers. I didn’t think that would be the case considering things changed in Spring Training but knew that’s much like preseason football, it can be complete bullshit. So far, Miley’s hot Spring paid off. He pitched what you want from him allowing one run over six innings.
Brewers get some nicks and bruises
Good thing the Brewers have tomorrow off to heal up. Travis Shaw fouled a ball off his foot leading to a foot contusion that pulled him out of the game. Ryan Braun had his calf tightened up on him again, and Dan Jennings also had a calf issue pop up. Craig Counsell does not consider any of this serious which is a good thing. Even though Pittsburgh is not having the best series vs. Washington, you’d like to have a full roster for a team you’re battling for the top of the division.
Jonathan Villar has to be smarter
With Lorenzo Cain getting a day off, Jonathan Villar moved into the leadoff spot. That’s perfectly fine with the way he’s been hitting the ball. He actually should be hitting ahead of Manny Pina in the regular lineup considering Pina’s struggles at the plate. That said, he cannot do dumb shit from the leadoff. He started the third inning with a single then easily got out at second trying to extend it to a double. Of course, Christian Yelich comes through with a double that would have easily scored Villar. He cannot make these mistakes early on in a close game. I appreciate the hustle, but c’mon.
Yelich’s big fly puts the team ahead
Christian Yelich came through with a huge home run in the sixth inning to put Milwaukee ahead by 2-1 which was enough. Yelich looked pretty good tonight as he had a double and homer. He continues to find himself a little bit after struggling versus the Cubs. Good to see him coming back to life against bad Cincinnati pitching.
Brewers will head home for a few games and start a series with Pittsburgh. Last year was an interesting up and down year with the Pirates. It would be great for Milwaukee to win two of three in a series versus a Pirates team that’s hanging around the top of the NL Central. It will be Junior Guerra versus Sean Kingham. Guerra continues to roll this season, and Kingham had a stellar debut over the weekend.