BrewCap: Comedy of Errors Leads to Milwaukee’s Demise
Milwaukee Brewers had a chance to sweep the Chicago Cubs in a two-game series on Wednesday afternoon. Brewers trailed Chicago by two games, and they had a chance to get another game back. Instead, nothing fell their way. Errors are not in the actual sense, but in everything seemed to break the Cubs way. Brewers have been an unlucky team this season, and it continued on Wednesday. Milwaukee moved back to three games down to the Cubs. Brewers are tied with the Phillies for the Wild Card spot with the St. Louis Cardinals lurking one game back.
Player of the Game: Jason Heyward – Strong outing from the Chicago Cubs right fielder yesterday. He had three hits and two big RBis. Heyward doubled in Javy Baez in the third inning to give Chicago its third run of the game. After Milwaukee got two runs back in the fourth, Heyward added another RBI with a single to bring the lead back up to four runs. He’s had a very impressive season this year for Chicago.
Silver Star: Mike Moustakas – He continues to be a strong force for the Milwaukee Brewers. Moose is on a five-game hitting streak, and he has hits in eight of his last 10 games. Both of the games where the Brewers third baseman didn’t get a hit, it was in a pinch hit role. Milwaukee needs to keep him in the lineup moving forward. He’s one of the hottest bats on Milwaukee’s team.
Honorable Mention: Kyle Hendricks – Even though he gave up four runs through six innings, Hendricks pitched like a stud in this game. He kept the Brewers’ bats at bay like he’s done countless other times when facing the Crew. Hendricks hasn’t been that good this season, but he stepped up with a big performance on Wednesday night.
Next up: Milwaukee heads to St. Louis to face the red-hot Cardinals team. They’ve won eight straight games. They play Washington tonight. If the Cardinals win again, they’ll be only 0.5 game back of Milwaukee or Philadelphia for the final Wild Card spot. Freddy Peralta goes for Milwaukee on Friday. I really think this is a good spot for Young Fred with the abundance of righties, but he needs to be accurate. Cardinals go with Jack Flaherty who dominated Milwaukee a few months back.