BrewCap: Misery in Miami as Marlins Take Two
You could argue the Milwaukee Brewers were probably due to lay an egg. They haven’t done in awhile, and with the endurance of playing 21 games in 20 days, there are going to be nights where weird shit happens. This whole series featured weird shit. Miami takes two of three from the best team in the National League. Brewers do not actually lose any ground on Chicago as the Cubs had their own struggles versus San Francisco earlier this week. One thing that needs to be remembered about Miami is they’ve been a .500 team for the last month or so.
Player of the Game: Dan Straily – Even though Dan Straily is an abysmal pitcher at home this year, he knows how to pitch against the Brewers. Straily had a couple of issues earlier on but worked through them only allowing two runs. He gave up four hits and struck out seven Brewers batters. This game had many missed opportunities, and Straily did a good job of leaving runners stranded on the basepaths.
Silver Star: Jesus Aguilar – Great game for the big fella as he goes three for five with four RBIs. Aguilar had two huge doubles to put Milwaukee ahead in the first then put the Brewers into a tie in the eighth inning. Aguilar did not let the All-Star nomination go to his head as he continued to be business as usual. It’s amazing that he’s one of the most feared batters in baseball at the moment.
Honorable Mention: Jacob Barnes – Yes, he did allow a run, but it was unearned. He struck out three batters over two innings. Barnes is not a pitcher who ends up in a spot where he will be pitching in the fourth or fifth inning. Barnes did well striking out three batters. Good to see him bounce back after a few rough outings.
Next up: No rest for the wicked as Milwaukee heads to Pittsburgh. This could be a tough one. Good news for the Brewers is Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffries should be available for the team. They’re going to ask a lot of Wade Miley who is coming off the disabled list to pitch for Milwaukee. It appears that Miley is ready to roll for the Crew. Pittsburgh will send Jameson Tailon whose been up and down all year but can be a strikeout machine.