Suter Shuts Down The Pirates For A Major Win
Brent Suter is having a standout 2017 season. He’s not going to be on a watch list for 2018, but there’s probably room for Suter to get a chance at the starting rotation next season if Milwaukee sticks with Josh Hader in the bullpen. I’m not sure if that’s going to happen, but if it does, Suter may find himself starting for the Brewers to start next season. He continues to impress out there going five innings strong tonight with four strikeouts and no runs allowed carrying the Brewers to a big bullpen win.
Milwaukee didn’t produce all the runs but delivered when they mattered
That headline might not make sense, but hear me out… The sixth and eighth inning featured Milwaukee getting a few runners on base with a hitter up to drive in a big run, and they did it. Look, these innings could have been bigger, but Milwaukee manufactured runs when they needed to in a stadium that doesn’t yield homers. That’s a major improvement for this team.
Can Ryan Braun find some magic of his own to finish the year?
In the last three games, Ryan Braun has two multi-hit games with home runs in each game. He has a modest four-game hitting streak going, and Braun is starting to sting the baseball again. We’ve seen this before with him where it’s a hot streak for a few games, but he hasn’t been that Ryan Braun who cannot get out for several days. If he starts finding that stroke again, Milwaukee might carry quite the hot streak to finish out the year.
Josh Hader will get some love to stay in the bullpen
I personally think Josh Hader will be a starter next season and probably kicked out Suter for a chance at starting for the team. But there will be a ton of comments that he should be an Andrew Miller-type bullpen pitcher for Milwaukee. I think it’s limiting Josh Hader’s talent. The guy has Chris Sale-like stuff. That comparison wasn’t outrageous at all after watching him, and you don’t have Sale pitch for only two or three innings. He’s been damn good in the last two games striking out eight batters in 3.2 innings.
Milwaukee brings Chase Anderson to the mound on Tuesday to face Trevor Williams. The Pirates rookie has been very good at PNC Park minus one hiccup against St. Louis in the last two weeks. I would imagine another low-scoring affair.