BrewCap: Torres Punches Ticket Out Of Milwaukee
Milwaukee Brewers hung in against Robbie Ray for most of Sunday’s game. Brewers were only down one run in the 7th inning and chased Ray from the baseball game. Like we’ve seen other times this season, Milwaukee’s bullpen could not keep it close. Carlos Torres continues to be a tire fire giving up two home runs along with two base hits leading to not recording an out. He wasn’t the only bad apple as Brewers gave up four home runs to D’Backs hitters in the final two innings of the game. Torres has to leave the team immediately.
Player of the Game (Brewers): Chase Anderson (Brewers) – The score won’t show it, but Chase Anderson had himself an afternoon going six innings, only allowing one first inning run and striking out eight batters. He continues to look like the best pitcher on this staff. Anderson, once again, had no issues with Arizona’s big bats.
(Not) Player of the Game: Torres and his gang of misfits – Torres will hopefully be DFA’d tomorrow, but he wasn’t the only one disaster as Neftali Feliz, Rob Scahill and Wily Peralta were all also trash in this one. Torres’ nightmare in stat form.
Correction on Torres’ innings over last seven games: 6.1 IPs, not 6.0. So make that a 14.22 ERA.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 11, 2017
Player of the Game: Robbie Ray (D’Backs) – We can put Robbie Ray in the Brewers killer category. He pitched stupendously again versus Milwaukee going nearly seven innings with 12 strikeouts and four walks. Ray got into a little trouble at different points, but he always found a way to bail himself out with a big strikeout.
Positive: Keon Broxton homered – Maybe this gets Keon Broxton jump started again. He’s in another bad slump but drove the ball for a homer in the ninth to avoid Milwaukee getting shut out. I’ll be curious to see what Broxton’s playing time looks like with Lewis Brinson up.
Negative: Left Handed pitchers are issue again – Milwaukee seemed to cure their ills against left-handers but it appears to be an issue again. Ryan Braun not being in the lineup really hurts in situations against Ray, and Eric Thames is a mere mortal again that he’s having difficulties against left-handed pitchers.
Next up: Brewers get a day off before doing the doubleheader thing with St. Louis on Tuesday night. Jimmy Nelson is pitching Game 1, but there’s no word on Game 2. It cannot be Matt Garza, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a bullpen game with Josh Hader starting and everyone else cleaning up yet that’s a scary thought considering that bullpen gave up 10 runs today.