The Milwaukee Brewers have the ability to hit homeruns in bunches, and they are. The enter today’s game pacing the National League in bombs with 81.
That is not bad for a team like the Milwaukee Brewers. The teams right behind them are no joke either. The Dodgers are in second with 79, followed by a tie between the Rockies and Nationals at 78. Rounding out the list is divisional rival Cardinals.
We have seen what happens when the long ball isn’t working, and the lineup has the tendency to struggle. But it is not surprising to see the powerful roster topping the list. The long ball threat has really come to life in recent games.
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In just the last game, the Brewers knocked three balls over the boards. Jesus Aguilar, Jonathan Villar, and the grand slam by Ji-Man Choi all helped push the Crew to the NL leading mark. That is not all. Prior to the start of game three, the Milwaukee Brewers have six homers in the series against Philadelphia.
Who Is Hitting The Homers?
Everyone is going deep these days. The highest Brewer ranked among MLB homerun leaders is Travis Shaw, who is tied for 14th. The only other Brewer to make the first page of the list is Jesus Aguilar, who is tied for 37th.
Among qualified hitters according to MLB.com, four have not collected a homer. Nick Franklin, Brett Phillips, and Jacob Nottingham combine for 13 games played and zero bombs. There is also Eric Sogard, who has 37 games under his belt without going deep. Even Brent Suter has joined the party in 2018 with a long ball.
Will The Power Surge Slow Down?
Well, Eric Thames is rehabbing, so I wouldn’t count on it. Before his injury, Thames hit seven homers in just 22 games. He has monster power, and Aguilar isn’t showing signs of slowing down either. The whole roster can go deep.
Homeruns are fun, and the Milwaukee Brewers are hitting a lot of them. It can be a huge spark for a lineup, but it can also hurt the team. Relying on homers can be dangerous. They tend to come in bunches, and there are bunches coming right now.