BrewCap: Shorthanded Brewers Get Burned Late
Milwaukee Brewers tried to make chicken salad out of chicken shit. For awhile, it looked like they were going to get a great sandwich out of it. But it went back to shit by the end of the game. Milwaukee fell apart in the latter part of this game losing 12-3. It’s hard to fault the Brewers for losing with the lack of resources they had for yesterday afternoon’s game against Cincinnati. Brewers were without Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun, Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader. It’s pretty hard to win a baseball game with all of those guys unavailable to play for Milwaukee.
Player of the Game: Michael Lorenzen – Yes, this fucking pitcher did it again. Cincinnati brought him to pinch hit like his name was Brooks fucking Keisnick and dude slugged a grand slam. Brewers haven’t had many embarrassing moments in a great season, but this was an embarrassment to say the least. Good on Lorenzen for knowing how to swing the bat and break the game wide open. But still, that’s a massively bad look for Jacob Barnes.
Silver Star: Eric Thames – Even though the Brewers got blown out, Eric Thames did have a good game. Thames hit another home run versus Cincinnati, and he added a single plus an intentional walk. Thames continues to own the Reds. He has 14 home runs in 22 games against the Redlegs. That’s amazing. Like Brewers fans fear Jay Bruce for similar gaudy numbers, but nothing like what Thames did.
Honorable Mention: Scooter Gennett – Sigh. It’s hard for me to avoid that Scooter Gennett is having a great season. I still believe Milwaukee made the right move to move on from Gennett. The guy was not this player at the plate. He needed a change of scenery. And that’s what Cincinnati is for him. Scooter had a great game on Saturday with three hits with one run scored.
Next up: Milwaukee finishes their four-game road trip with Freddy Peralta taking the hill for the fifth time this season. What’s going to be in store for the young right-hander who dazzled Kansas City. We’ll see what he can do versus Cincinnati. Matt Harvey goes for Cincinnati. Harvey continues to struggle in a Reds uniform. Thames is once again on alert to go deep.