The Biggest Week of Keston Hiura’s Career Starts Off On The Right Foot
Keston Hiura got the call that he would be joining the Milwaukee Brewers yet again. After a short stint in the minor leagues, Hiura came back up with Willy Adames going on the IL. Hiura got an opportunity to play immediately with the Brewers facing off against a left-hander. Hiura played first base while Rowdy Tellez went to the DH spot. Hiura delivered one of the more memorable moments of the Brewers’ season by walking off the Atlanta Braves as the Brewers came back for the third time in the game. That had to feel good for Hiura on his return to the Brewers.
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The question now is will Hiura actually stay in the big leagues? He will be on the team for sure until next Friday. Adames comes off the IL then, and it seems like that stint will be all he needs to heal a bum ankle. To me, he deserves a spot on the team moving forward. I realize this could be in the moment and potentially short-sighted but hear me out.
Milwaukee cannot hit the ball against left-handers currently. It’s been a recent struggle before they got to Max Fried today. Part of me thought that was a little bit misinformed with Willy and McCutchen out. But the optimal left-handed pitching lineup probably involves Adames (Obviously), McCutchen, and Hiura. All three do really well against lefties, and they should be given their opportunity.
It will likely come down to if the Brewers want to hold on to Mike Brosseau or send Hiura back down when Adames returns. To me, he has outgrown Triple A. If anything, they should be looking to move Hiura for a reliable bullpen arm similar to what they did to acquire Adames last May.