BrewCap: Shaw Smashes Extra-Inning Bomb To Bury St. Louis
Milwaukee Brewers-St. Louis Cardinals have a relationship like Theon Grayjoy had with Ramsey Bolton. Cardinals are obviously Ramsey, and Brewers are the team who gets their penis chopped off (Sorry for the spoiler). So when Brewers beat Cardinals in a dramatic way, it’s a beautiful sight to behold. Milwaukee did their best to give away this game, but Travis Shaw would have nothing of it mashing a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give Brewers the win which is their second straight.
Player of the Game (Brewers): Travis Shaw – It’s hard to go against the Mayor of Ding Dong City who sent a 451 ft bomb to right field in the 10th inning on a pitch that Seung-Hwan Oh pitched out of the zone yet still in Shaw’s wheelhouse for a master blast. If he becomes this world power against Cardinals pitcher, I will love him forever. In a cruel twist of fate for Red Sox’s fans, Pablo Sandoval is likely heading to the Disabled List… Coulda used Shaw maybe.
(Not) Player of the Game (Brewers): Jacob Barnes – While Kolton Wong should really have the crown for the game itself, we don’t usually hand it to non-Brewers players so we’ll go with Barnes here. He had another rough outing. Barnes surrendered to Jedd Gyorko then couldn’t get an out leading to Oliver Drake having to come in. After a hot start, Barnes is struggling a bit. He gave up five runs in his last two appearances. He might need a couple blowout games to work through his issues.
Player of the Game (Cardinals): Jedd Gyorko – The Brewers Killer club is filing a meeting on whether he should be the President in place of Jay Bruce who will appear at Miller Park next weekend. Gyorko continues to kill Brewers pitching. He hit two solo blasts in this one plus two singles with a four-hit night.
Positive: Drake and defense saved it from being ugly – In the eighth inning, everything could have went to shit, but Drake did a good job in steadying the tide. He got a groundball from Wong that would have been a force at second, but Jonathan Villar booted it, albeit a tough play. Drake didn’t let it phase him, and he got Greg Garcia for a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Negative: Davies needs to go longer in games – This is a good news, bad news kind of thing. Good news, it appears Zach Davies is pitching better than he did at the start of the season. Bad news, he cannot seem to get past the fifth inning. Davies has not made it past the sixth inning all season. That needs to change at some point.
Next up: Wily Peralta does the dance with Carlos Martinez tomorrow night. Both pitchers struggled against these teams first time out. Martinez can throw gas against this team, but Shaw and Eric Thames gave him some real issues last time around. Peralta had issues with getting out the fucking pitcher last time versus Cards. He gave up four home runs to Reds last week so let’s hope that’s not a trend after St. Louis hit four out tonight.