Milwaukee Brewers: RtB Podcast S2E8 – Christian Yelich Starts Off Hot
The Reviewing the Brew podcast gathers together every Tuesday to discuss the latest happenings with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Hosts David Gasper and Matthew Dewoskin are joined by Dairyland Express co-expert Paul Bretl on this week’s edition of the Reviewing the Brew podcast. We finally have some baseball games to talk about as the regular season is underway.
What We Talked About
One of the big topics of debate about the Milwaukee Brewers right now is Orlando Arcia. He’s gotten off to another slow start this season and many are concerned that he won’t be able to produce offensively. We discuss our article written on the topic and figure out what needs to happen for Arcia.
Arcia also finally got off the schneid on Tuesday night, knocking a clutch three run homer.
Christian Yelich has been the opposite, knocking home runs in each of the team’s first four games, slugging his way to the NL Player of the Week award. He’s looking as good as ever and the Brewers are reaping the rewards of it.
We go through the first four games of the season and the highlights from that Cardinals series. On Opening Day, Lorenzo Cain made a game-ending catch at the wall, on Saturday, Josh Hader threw an Immaculate Inning, and on Sunday, Yelich came through with a walk off double.
Also, we discuss the first starts of the season for the young guns Freddy Peralta, Brandon Woodruff, and Corbin Burnes. There is quite the disagreement between David and Matthew about the long-term placement of Corbin Burnes and what to take away from his first start in the big leagues.
What are the expectations for those three young starters this year? We dive into that, plus who could leave the rotation when Jimmy Nelson returns.
There’s also an extension spree going across baseball right now. But reports say the Milwaukee Brewers are not going to join in and they have no ongoing extension talks with any players. Why? We discuss that reasoning and try to figure out a timeline for when we could see extensions for guys like Yelich and Travis Shaw, as well as trying to place dollar amounts on those possible contracts.
In the mailbag segment, we discuss Josh Hader and his strict use of the fastball in the early going as well as if he should name that fastball.
All of that and much more are discussed in the RtB podcast that records each Tuesday and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spreaker.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a long ways to go this season, and we’ll be covering them all along the way.