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Milwaukee Brewers: Mike Moustakas heating up at the right time

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CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 29: Mike Moustakas #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the 8th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 29, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 29: Mike Moustakas #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the 8th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 29, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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One of the three Milwaukee Brewers notable July acquisitions is starting to get hot. Mike Moustakas is starting to show why Milwaukee wanted him for their playoff run.

Mike Moustakas is turning it on at the perfect time. The Milwaukee Brewers will need him and his explosive pop when they go on a crucial stretch run against the teams they are chasing. Most importantly, when they face off against the Cubs, Moustakas will be a very valuable bat in the lineup.

Moustakas is on such a tear right now that in Wednesday’s thrilling victory, the slugger was 4-for-5 with a go-ahead home-run late in the game and a dazzling diving stop that would seal the game in the 10th. His performance was a little under the radar due to Christian Yelich having one of the best games ever seen by anyone in baseball history.

Moustakas has been brilliant in the last week. He’s batting an impressive .429/.455/.952 with three of his five Brewer home runs in that stretch and he’s added seven RBIs.

How has he been during the Month of August?

This month Moustakas is demonstrating just what he can do for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is not only hitting for power, but his batting average is increasing as well.

Moustakas owns a .303/.370/.551 line in the last 30 days. He has hit all of his Brewers home runs during August. He has 19 RBIs and 27 hits as well.

Solid Defense

Moustakas has made so many potential game-saving plays that he makes it impossible not to appreciate what he’s been able to add to this team.

His defensive metrics don’t lie. In 25 games at third base, Moustakas has had 61 chances and has recorded 50 assists. He has only committed one error in his time with the Brewers. He has an impressive .984 fielding percentage.

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Moustakas has been a lot of fun to watch on both sides of the ball. If he can continue hitting at this rate and play solid defense, he could entice the Milwaukee Brewers into bringing him back for 2019.

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