BrewCap: All-Star Game Features Ups & Downs for Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers had a record five All-Stars in this year’s version of the Midsummer Classic. It’s a great thing to see that many represent the team even if FOX Sports color analyst John Smoltz had zero idea what the fuck he was talking about with the team. I will not blame Smoltz. He should have done his research, but that’s okay. I’m trying to do less of the ‘Woe is me, I’m a small town Milwaukee fan.’ and more of ‘You don’t know us, too bad.’ Brewers had a couple highs and a few lows which isn’t surprising in an All-Star Game format.
Christian Yelich – DJ YELLA with a big fly in the eighth inning to bring the National League back by one run. Scooter Gennett would later tie the game in that inning. The game saw 10 home runs on a humid night in Washington D.C. This is a record for an All-Star. Crazy to think this game was 2-2 in the seventh, and it finished up with 14 runs total.
Jeremy Jeffress – It was only an inning and he did walk a batter with no strikeouts yet the inning was clean. Jeffress pitched in an All-Star Game after getting suspended twice from Major League Baseball. Being an outcast on Toronto, Kansas City and Texas and only really fitting with the Milwaukee Brewers. What an amazing comeback story.
Josh Hader – Rough night for Hader on the mound and off the mound. He gives up a three-run homer to Jean Segura which gave the American League a 5-2 lead at the time, and also, he had a crazy night with some terrible tweets from 2011. If you missed any of that, we talked about it very early this morning.
Jesus Aguilar and Lorenzo Cain – Struggle bus city for both guys who went a combined 0-5 at the plate. Aguilar had a chance to drive in a couple runs when he entered the game, but he could not get it done for the National League. Cain received a good amount of playing time during this one with three at-bats.
Someone may wonder if Dave Roberts purposely played all the Brewers as his Dodgers face them over the weekend. I’m not going to go that woke on people, but I wouldn’t be surprised if my dad sent me a text about it tomorrow.