The Milwaukee Brewers offense has been firing on all cylinders lately. Since an off-day on March 16th they have put up 93 runs, as batting averages have been soaring. But today they ran into a buzzsaw as they were shutout by the Oakland A’s. While many are ready to speak about the team’s streaky offense, the Brewers have nothing to be worried about with the season just over a week away.
Today against the A’s, the Brewers faced Kenndall Graveman, a pitcher who has been flat out nasty this spring. As the key arm in the Josh Donaldson trade, Graveman has shown why he was so valued. Before today’s start Graveman had been dominating anyone in his path, allowing only run run in his first 15 innings of work with a WHIP of 0.733.
He has been the A’s best arm all spring and he was just as dominant today. Pitching in 6.1 innings, Graveman allowed no runs and just three hits as he quieted the Brewers’ lineup.
In a long season, the Brewers are going to run into days like this, but I am fully confident that this offense will be better than many expect. They have been on fire for well over two weeks and with healthy bodies and players ready to rebound, these bats will exceed all expectations.