BrewCap: Peralta Falls Apart Early & Doesn’t Recover
Milwaukee Brewers are a bit in crisis right now. The old demons of 2014, 2017 are lingering again. Milwaukee Brewers are losers of four of their last five. After a collapse on Thursday night, Milwaukee followed it up with a 10-1 defeat to Atlanta. To add salt to the wounds, Kevin Gausman, a player Milwaukee wanted, dominated on the mound versus the Brewers on Friday night. Milwaukee is now in a tie for the Wild Card spot, and if they lose tonight, they’re likely out of the playoff race for the first time in forever. Milwaukee needs to break out on their funk sooner rather than later.
Player of the Game: Johan Camargo – Atlanta received a great game from one of their more unsung players on their team. Johan Camargo delivered with four hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Camargo was a difference maker by adding a Texas-leaguer RBI double in the first inning then got on base again to have Ender Inciarte drive him in the next inning. He drove in two himself later in the game to put the cherry on top of a fantastic day.
Silver Star: Kevin Gausman – Like mentioned earlier in the post, Gausman showed Milwaukee what could have been. You have to wonder, right? Gausman was fantastic going eight strong innings with only giving up six hits and one earned run. He struck out eight batters as well. This is what Atlanta traded for and the returns haven’t been there yet. If the Braves get this version of Gausman down the stretch, they’re going to be really good.
Honorable Mention: Nick Markakis – Talk about one of the most professional hitters in baseball. He’s really a great baseball player. Markakis had a great day at the plate going 3-for-3 with three runs driven in and two runs scored as well. Markakis added a walk as well. He doesn’t get many outs. He’s a vital part to Braves success.
Next up: Biggest game for the Brewers season rests on the shoulders of Wade Miley… Yep. This needs to be a win tonight for Milwaukee. They’ve been very good in the second game of series. Miley will have to deal with Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Tyler Flowers who all kill lefty pitching. Braves send Julio Teheran who Milwaukee jumped all over last season at this ballpark. He given up over 20 home runs this season, so, we’ll see if Milwaukee can launch a few.