The Reviewing the Brew podcast discusses all things Milwaukee Brewers and records each Tuesday night. Here’s the latest episode.
This week, David Gasper, Matthew Dewoskin, and Joseph Siemandel gather to discuss all of the latest news and notes surrounding our beloved Milwaukee Brewers.
To start off, Brandon Woodruff is acting more and more like a legitimate big league hitter. With a pinch hit double on Monday and a two-RBI double on Tuesday, has he placed himself in line for more pinch hit appearances? Could he be the next Brooks Kieschnick for this organization?
His fellow rotation mate Freddy Peralta has had a rough start to the season and has just been placed on the 10-day IL. We discuss the seriousness of his injury and who could possibly take his spot in the rotation while he’s gone. Chase Anderson? Aaron Wilkerson? Adrian Houser?
Another important transaction that went down on Tuesday was the activation of Jeremy Jeffress from the injured list. Jeffress has been out with shoulder weakness, but he’s back at full strength now and his return to the bullpen is much needed. We discuss how his return will impact the rest of the bullpen and how Craig Counsell will manage them.
What could also impact the bullpen is Craig Kimbrel, who is reportedly close to choosing his next team. The Milwaukee Brewers are one of the teams in the mix and he could end up choosing to join the Crew. How much could he cost and what kind of impact would he have?
The lineup has been interesting to watch over these first few weeks. Sluggers like Jesus Aguilar and Travis Shaw are trying to break out of slumps but Yasmani Grandal and Christian Yelich are more than picking up the slack from those two hitters.
Speaking of Christian Yelich, what the man has been doing is out of this world! He knocks three home runs on Monday after giving a puppy to a family before the game and then he hits another moonshot on Tuesday. We were recording this podcast during the middle of the game on Tuesday night, so you get to hear our immediate, unprepared, authentic reactions to Yelich’s three run blast. That starts around the 33:00 mark.
Yelich has hit eight home runs in six games against the St. Louis Cardinals this season, and nine total on the season. Joseph brings up some stats about the sheer dominance that Christian Yelich is displaying right now. It’s been an insane run and we Milwaukee Brewers fans are witnessing greatness in front of our very eyes.
Take a moment to appreciate it.
Have we ever seen a player like this in our organization? What he is doing, is something that is so rare that we almost don’t know how to react.
Yasmani Grandal has joined Yelich on a hot streak at the plate, and he dominated during that series against the Dodgers.
In the Mailbag segment, we talk about our level of concern over the Brewers pitching staff giving up a high number of home runs. We discuss all of these topics and much more on the podcast, so click the link at the top and listen!
The Reviewing the Brew podcast records each Tuesday night and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spreaker.