The Milwaukee Brewers head into San Francisco slumping at the plate. After a big win on Friday night, the Brewers were shut out on both Saturday and Sunday in Arizona. With their bats silent as of late they will now take on one of the hottest teams in baseball as they battle the red-hot San Francisco Giants who have won five straight and nine of their last ten. Here is a look at five Brewers to watch in this series.
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Lohse will take the ball on Monday night in the midst of a brutal season. Instead of being the ace that was expected, Lohse has been killed by the long ball (23 home runs allowed) as he leads the league in losses, hits allowed and earned runs. With a current six-man rotation in place, this could be his final start in a Brewers’ uniform.
The Brewers rotation is set to go six man because of the return of Wily Peralta. After a giant leap last season, he looked to be ready to take his game to the next level this year. Though he struggled to get going out of the gates, he looked great in his rehab and his return to the rotation Tuesday will add another exciting arm to watch each time out.
Parra is currently the Brewers’ hottest commodity as interest in him is running wild. Among league leaders in batting average and in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak, there is a good chance that Parra may not make out of San Francisco as a Brewer.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a lot of interest in Lind, but one of the most important things may be for him to be in the lineup and show that his back is healthy over the next few days. He is not in the lineup for Monday so playing at some point in these next few days could be critical.
By hitting two home runs in Arizona, Braun inched closer to the all-time Brewers home run record. Currently with 248 long balls, Braun is just three away from Robin Yount for the all-time franchise lead. I don’t expect him to get three in this series at a tough place to hit, but if he were to hit one or two he could be within striking distance by the weekend home-stand with the Chicago Cubs.