BrewCap: The Weekend Is For Home Runs
Milwaukee Brewers haven’t been that good at home this season. In fact, they were two games under .500 before their seven-game homestand started on Friday night. Brewers fans know these next three weeks are crucial for Milwaukee’s continued success with playing many sub .500 teams in the next few weeks. They welcomed San Diego Padres to town where Brewers took two of three games from the NL West doormat. Brewers ended up scoring the last 15 runs all on home runs and nothing else. This team will enjoy hitting in Miller Park this summer.
Home runs everywhere
Brewers brought the big stick out to play this weekend. Keon Broxton hit two along with Eric Thames and Manny Pina who also hit two home runs this weekend. Hernan Perez splashed one to left while the mayor of Ding Dong City Travis Shaw added one as well. Brewers have five players with double-digit home runs and it’s June 19th. They’re a scary team for a flyball pitcher as things can fly out of the stadium as we saw this weekend.
Torres and Drake continued their struggles
Milwaukee could have easily swept San Diego, but bullpen gave up their own home runs as well. Carlos Torres surrendered one in the 10th inning of Saturday’s game then Oliver Drake followed it up by giving up two more in the 11th. I’ve asked a few dozen times why these two remain on the roster as it continues to be a mystery to me.
Growth of Jimmy Nelson continues
My favorite person who blocked me on Twitter continues to be a beast at home this season. Nelson goes nine innings complete on Sunday with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Nelson pitched a career-high 118 pitches. I know people wanted to call Chase Anderson the ace of this staff, but I think that belongs to Jimmy. He’s must-see TV at home, and if he can figure out the road a little bit, he’ll be great.
#Brewers' Thames: 'Two home runs by an inch, I'll take that any day!' pic.twitter.com/AD7keu8mBd
— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) June 17, 2017
Eric Thames submits his WWE tape
This is like a muscled-up version of Tony Plush. Gotta love it from Brewers slugger who found his stroke this week hitting four home runs.