Brewers lose fifth series out of six following opening win against the Dodgers
We'll always have Monday
The Milwaukee Brewers are not having much fun these days. They’ve lost five of their last six series and can’t seem to string together wins like they did earlier in the season.
An offensive outburst led to a 9-3 opening win on Monday, before the bats went cold and starting pitching faltered in a 6-2 loss followed by a 8-1 loss. There’s no shame in losing a series to the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers, but I can’t say the process was enjoyable.
All that being said, the Brewers still have not been punished in the standings. They’re still just a half game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central and there’s plenty of time to right the ship. That opportunity starts on Friday as they begin a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.
Master Brewer Leaderboard (through 37 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.)
Freddy Peralta 🍺
Freddy Peralta delivered the good stuff again this series. He pitched six innings and allowed just one run against the Dodgers, providing the only positive outing from a Brewers starting pitcher.
Elvis Peguero 🍺
Every relief appearance sees Elvis Peguero fighting to keep his role in the Brewers bullpen, such is the life of a relief pitcher with options. Peguero was stellar against Los Angeles. He threw three innings of scoreless baseball across the first two games of the series.
Joey Wiemer’s three-run homer gave the Brewers the spark they needed to break the first game of this series wide open. The next two games didn’t go so well, so the Joey Wiemer experience continues to be a wild ride. Stay tuned for whatever comes next.
Victor Caratini just keeps producing in his limited role. During his only game of the series he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a homer. Could Caratini see time at DH if the other options continue to struggle? Do I sound crazy? Maybe I sound crazy. I’ll go take a nap.
Tyrone Taylor recorded three hits against the Dodgers and has maintained his fantastic defense in right field. Once the homers and doubles start to become a more regular occurrence, Taylor could see his name rocket up the leaderboard.
Leaderboard through 37 games
Devin Williams, Peter Strzelecki: 🍺x7
Willy Adames, Brian Anderson, Bryse Wilson: 🍺x6
Freddy Peralta, Joey Wiemer, Rowdy Tellez, Wade Miley, Christian Yelich, Brice Turang, Garrett Mitchell, Joel Payamps: 🍺x5
William Contreras, Corbin Burnes, Hoby Milner: 🍺x4
Elvis Peguero, Victor Caratini, Eric Lauer: 🍺x3
Jesse Winker, Brandon Woodruff, Gus Varland, Javy Guerra, Colin Rea, Jake Cousins, Owen Miller, Tyrone Taylor: 🍺x2
Mike Brosseau, Luke Voit, Matt Bush, Tyson Miller: 🍺