Brewers best World Series winning Astros behind back-to-back shutouts
Houston you have a problem
The Milwaukee Brewers showed some serious resilience this week. After dropping Monday’s opener 12-2, they bounced back in a big way by stacking up a pair of shutout victories.
Colin Rea and Adrian Houser both provided stellar performances, the bullpen got out of jams, and the bats woke up thanks to Owen Miller’s insane hot streak. This is an Owen Miller fan podcast at this point.
Next up on the agenda is a chance at revenge. The Brewers will welcome the San Francisco Giants to town this weekend. The Crew dropped two of three games in San Francisco earlier this month, but they’ll look to put that in the rear view mirror after an exciting series win.
Master Brewer Leaderboard (through 49 games)
(The Master Brewer Leaderboard is a season-long leaderboard tracking and ranking exceptional performances from Brewers players in the form of Master Brew Points 🍺, which at the end of the season will tally up to crown our Crewsing for a Brewsing Player of the Year.)
Adrian Houser 🍺
Adrian Houser looks like a man on a mission lately. His outing was cut short after a Rowdy Tellez error and Alex Bregman double put him into some trouble, but other than that he was fantastic. Houser worked 5.1 innings without allowing a run and his effort was crucial to the Brewers finishing off this series against Houston.
Joel Payamps 🍺
The “throw-in” to the William Contreras trade continues to be much more than that. Craig Counsell asked Payamps to be his damage control man this week and the damage was certainly controlled. Payamps stranded all four runners he inherited in his 1.1 scoreless innings of work.
Bryse Wilson 🍺
Bryse Wilson had a pair of rough performances back to back against the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, but he has clearly put those struggles behind him. He closed out Tuesday’s game and provided another scoreless innings on Wednesday.
Jake Cousins 🍺
Jake Cousins has been largely reliable during his return to the Brewers. Another pair of scoreless innings has his ERA at 3.24 in 8.1 innings.
When does a hot streak become who you are as a player? We’re not there yet, and plenty of datapoints suggest a regression is coming, but this has been extremely fun to watch. The man from Fredonia, Wisconsin has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball. Miller’s 4-for-11 series featured a pair of homers and he’s here to remind us that it’s almost always Miller Time.
It was a 4-for-10 series for Rowdy Tellez this week. His efforts included a solo homer, three singles, and a walk. Rowdy’s quiet consistency continues to be vital to this team’s success.
Similarly Brian Anderson had another positive series. Anderson finished the three-game set 3-for-11 with two runs scored, three RBI, a double, and a homer.
Christian Yelich’s back troubles didn’t keep him out of action long. Yelich’s 3-for-11 series included a double and walk. Will the homers we saw against Kansas City start to pile up again? That’s the evergreen question.
Leaderboard through 49 games
Devin Williams: 🍺x11
Rowdy Tellez, Brian Anderson: 🍺x9
Christian Yelich, Bryse Wilson, Joel Payamps, Peter Strzelecki: 🍺x8
Owen Miller, William Contreras, Willy Adames: 🍺x6
Corbin Burnes, Hoby Milner, Freddy Peralta, Joey Wiemer, Wade Miley, Brice Turang, Garrett Mitchell: 🍺x5
Elvis Peguero: 🍺x4
Colin Rea, Jake Cousins, Jesse Winker, Victor Caratini, Eric Lauer: 🍺x3
Adrian Houser, Brandon Woodruff, Gus Varland, Javy Guerra, Tyrone Taylor: 🍺x2
Mike Brosseau, Luke Voit, Matt Bush, Tyson Miller, Trevor Megill, Darin Ruf: 🍺