Milwaukee Brewers: 5 Takeaways From Brewers 8-5 Victory


The Milwaukee Brewers have rebounded nicely after losing six straight and getting trounced in the series opener to the Padres Monday to take their second straight decision and salvage at least a spit in the three game series. With just one game remaining, here are five takeaways from tonight’s game.

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Taylor Jungmann Continues to Roll

After allowing the lead off man to reach and come around to score, Jungmann was on a roll tonight. He limited the damage to just two runs in seven innings of work tonight, improving his record to 6-3 while striking out a career high eight batters. Pairing with Jimmy Nelson the Brewers have the makings of a solid young rotation for years to come.

Shane Peterson Could a Solid Fourth Outfielder

With each at bat Peterson is continuing to show that he deserved to be on this roster on opening day. With another hit tonight he raised his batting average to .308 in limited action. While I don’t see him at all as a future starter, he definitely is showing that he is deserving of a bench role in the future.

They Continue to Battle

After dealing away five players, the Brewers have every reason to cash it in for the season but they still will not quit. While they were swept by the Cubs, they battled throughout the entire series, and tonight they cashed in on opportunities late to put the game away.

Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress Remain Underrated

With games close, the Brewers have an abundance of strong arms. Both Smith and Jeffress are two of the best late inning arms in the game and tonight they showed why again by striking out the side in the eighth. Though they have not been in a lot of important games this season, they have been excellent all year long.

K-Rod’s Cheap Save Adds to His Great Season

Francisco Rodriguez has been spectacular all season and while tonight’s save may have been the easiest he has had all year, he remained perfect as he struck out the only batter he faced to notch his 25th save in 25 tries. He has been an unexpected gem again in the bullpen.

The Brewers will look for the series win tomorrow afternoon as Matt Garza takes on Odrisamer Despaigne.

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