BrewCap: Miscues in Miami Plague Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers headed into Miami riding high. They won five of their last six games and beat the Atlanta Braves in three of four series against a nearly pcked Miller Park each day this weekend. It should be no surprise that the Brewers let down a little bit on Monday night in Miami. The team may have had 300 to 500 in attendance as you can hear a pin drop in the stadium. Brewers had multiple chances to win, but they got nothing from Josh Hader or Corey Knebel leading to a 4-3 defeat. Good news for Milwaukee is Chicago lost in extras late night thus the Brewers stayed 1.5 games up on the Cubs.
Player of the Game: Lorenzo Cain – Even though the Brewers lost, I’ll give it up to Cain’s performance on Monday night. He had three hits on four at-bats looking like he did not miss any time off the disabled list. He did plate an RBI, stole a base and walked. Talk about a productive day for the All-Star. Good to see Cain showing no signs of the groin still bothering him by being able to swipe second base.
Silver Star: Bryan Holaday – This name you may not know, but it’s the backup catcher for the Marlins as J.T. Realmuto is on paternity leave. Holaday came up big twice in this game. First time, he had the bases loaded with no out in the fourth, and he was able to fly out deep enough to score the first run. Then he added the final run of the game with an RBI single.
Honorable Mention: Taylor Williams – Even though his bullpen counterparts did not perform well, Taylor Williams had a pretty nice day. He retired four Marlins batters in 15 pitches. That’s efficient and honestly, he could have maybe went out for the 10th. I still wouldn’t debate Craig Counsell as he used Knebel instead but Williams mowed through that Marlins offense.
Brewers-Marlins get ready for round two with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound for the Brewers. After a tough first, Chacin was fantastic on Thursday night. Marlins send Pablo Lopez to the mound. Marlins spotted Lopez a 9-0 lead in Washington only to have Lopez give five back. He’s a decent pitcher, but the Brewers can get to him.