All of the Sudden, Here Comes the Brewers Offense
With Week 2 of the NFL season starting tonight, there are fans all over the country who overreacted to their team’s first game. Some will be justified and say to their buddies, ‘See I told you so.’ Others will feel like dumbasses and try to delete all of the tweets they put on last Sunday. I, too, am overreacting about something, but it has nothing to do with football. Rather, it’s the Brewers offense suddenly showing life in the past week scoring five or more runs in three of their last five. This offense is beginning to look like what we saw at the start of the season.
We’ve heard a couple times on the broadcast that Brewers hitting coach Darnell Coles believed a breakout was coming from these hitters. That happened on Saturday when the team scored 15 runs against Chicago with only one coming on a home run. They had five on Tuesday against ace pitcher Gerrit Cole, and eight on Wednesday, much against flamethrower Tyler Glasgnow. While they’re driving in runs, Brewers are also hitting with 12-7-8-12 in four of their last five forgetting about Monday’s debacle. This team is starting to feel it again.
Speaking of feeling it, Eric Thames hit a home run in his second straight game. If we’re ready to see a Thames hot streak, I’m here for it. Thames pounded one to deep left center to give Milwaukee a 3-1 lead at the time. With Travis Shaw scuffling of late, he could be a huge power source for this team down the stretch. Unfortunately for the big guy, Miami will be sending two lefties to the mound over the weekend, but who knows when he was hot in April, it did not matter who the pitcher was on the mound.
Brewers need to keep this rolling against Miami as every win is crucial for this team finding a way into the playoffs. If you want some hope for this offense, the Marlins surrendered five or more runs in seven of their last nine games. Their pitching staff is not exactly rolling right now.
Last night’s win pushed them back to second place only 2.5 back, and a Rockies loss gave the Brewers a game back in the Wild Card. St. Louis, Colorado and Chicago all play today, and it would be great if two of three ended up losing while the Brewers enjoyed their off day.