Vogt & Arcia Lead To Successful Weekend vs. Miami
Milwaukee Brewers came back to Miller Park after an unsuccessful road trip. They went 2-4 against Atlanta and Cincinnati. Now, Braves are playing better baseball of late, but still for a first-place team, you’d hope they take advantage against those teams on the road. Brewers came home to face Miami and notched two victories against Marlins with Stephen Vogt and Orlando Arcia leading the charge. Here were some things to like and dislike about the weekend that was.
LIKE: Orlando Arcia is becoming a star – The 2017 Brewers have a ton of storylines this season, and another one added is Orlando Arcia rise to stardom. We already knew about his glove, but his bat is making headlines as well. The young shortstop has been the best hitter in baseball since May 18th, and he’s spraying the ball all over the park including two big home runs this weekend. Arcia made a game-saving play on Friday night to gun down the tying run in the ninth inning.
LIKE: Stephen Vogt welcomes himself to Milwaukee – Brewers received a considerable boost from Stephen Vogt. On Friday night, he provided all of the offense with two home runs and three runs driven in. Vogt found himself very comfortable at the plate and endured himself to Brewers fans. One of the big reasons Milwaukee is succeeding is their depth. Every night, it’s a different person taking the spotlight.
LIKE/DISLIKE: Zach Davies settles after a rough start – Man, Zach Davies is a frustrating one. He started off very slow on Saturday afternoon with four runs early, but Davies found himself in the middle of the game. He retired 19 straight Miami batters as well as striking out five batters. At some point this season, Davies is going to put it all together, or it’s happening next year much like Jimmy Nelson is doing this year.
Next up: Brewers are welcoming Baltimore Orioles to town. The Orioles still have a powerful offense, but their pitching staff is atrocious as it’s the worst in the American League. Wade Miley goes today who has been halfway decent then it gets worse with Ubaldo Jimenez and Chris Tillman to finish out the week. Brewers send Brent Suter to the mound this afternoon, then Jimmy Nelson and Matt Garza.