Brewers snap 6-game losing streak with closing win in San Francisco
It's always nice to end a tough week with a win
The difficult road trip has finally come to a close. The Milwaukee Brewers went 1-5 against the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants, but somehow gained ground on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
While the Brewers were winning one of three games against the Giants the Pirates were getting swept at home by the Toronto Blue Jays. NL Central fans may consider starting a support group if this keeps up.
The 19-15 Brewers find themselves just a half game back of the aforementioned Pirates and now return home to face the suddenly red hot Los Angeles Dodgers, before welcoming the ice cold Kansas City Royals to town.
Master Brewer Leaderboard (through 34 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.)
Willy Adames 🍺
What a series it was for Willy Adames. He snapped out of his slump in a big way by going 5-for-10 at the plate with a home run and five runs driven in. Perhaps most notably, he only struck out once in 13 plate appearances.
William Contreras 🍺
William Contreras tapped into his power this weekend, slugging a double and homer, while continuing to showcase his excellent receiving skills behind the plate. He’s tied for third place (with several players) in catcher framing runs on Baseball Savant and he leads all catchers in defensive runs saved.
Utility man Owen Miller received a pair of starts against the Giants. He ended his series 2-for-7 with one run and two RBI. During a time when run production has been scarce his contributions are appreciated.
Brice Turang has recovered nicely from his early season slump. He finished the series 3-for-8 with a walk and played his usual rock solid defense at second base.
This may be a controversial beer, but Burnes had some bad luck against the Giants. Without the throwing error in the 5th inning the Brewers likely win that game and we’re talking about how the tide is starting to turn with Corbin. Even with the issues, this was his fifth straight start allowing two or fewer earned runs. It’s not a total return to form, but it’s also not a disaster.
Joel Payamps 🍺
Joel Payamps bounced back from a tough outing against the Rockies. In San Francisco, Payamps provided 1.2 innings of scoreless work with three strikeouts. His season ERA is down to 2.81 across 16 innings.
Leaderboard through 34 games
Devin Williams, Peter Strzelecki: 🍺x7
Willy Adames, Brian Anderson, Bryse Wilson: 🍺x6
Rowdy Tellez, Wade Miley, Christian Yelich, Brice Turang, Garrett Mitchell, Joel Payamps: 🍺x5
William Contreras, Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta, Joey Wiemer, Hoby Milner: 🍺x4
Eric Lauer: 🍺x3
Jesse Winker, Brandon Woodruff, Gus Varland, Javy Guerra, Elvis Peguero, Victor Caratini, Colin Rea, Jake Cousins, Owen Miller: 🍺x2
Mike Brosseau, Luke Voit, Matt Bush, Tyson Miller, Tyrone Taylor: 🍺