Milwaukee Brewers: Brewers Bite Into D-Backs, Take Series in Arizona
After a good series win at home against the Braves, the Milwaukee Brewers tested their success against the Diamondbacks in the desert.
The Milwaukee Brewers won Sunday ,night’s game giving them their second consecutive series win and they’re now winners of five of their last six games. But this series gave us a few questions that arose:
What To Do With Chacin and Saladino?
Jhoulys Chacin has had quite the year, and not in a good way. His time in Milwaukee could soon be coming to an end after what was a dominant year last year. Chacin gave up six runs in the third inning in his outing on Friday. After that, as his night was over. Milwaukee made a run, but lost the game 10-7.
That outing might have the Brewers thinking that it may be time to part ways with the veteran right-hander as they are in need of some help in the starting rotation if they want to make a push for the postseason.
Tyler Saladino is another name that Brewers’ fans are ready to see take some time off. As Travis Shaw is tearing the cover off of the ball in Triple-A San Antonio and Keston Hiura having an outstanding first year in the Majors, it may be time for Shaw to switch places with Saladino. Even though Saladino hit a the game tying grand slam on Sunday, he’s still batting .102 on the year and that was his first home run and his only four RBIs. However, that does leave the issue of the backup shortstop position.
Yelich Is Still Great
Christian Yelich is still yet again proving that he’s out to earn his second National League MVP. This series, fans saw him a 459-foot moonshot for his league leading 35th home run and he went 6-12 (.500) in three games. He did not play in the series finale on Sunday as Craig Counsell said Yelich had a scheduled off day.
Moose Is Still Loose
Mike Moustakas was the main key for success in this four game series. While the spotlight is still shining for Yelich, Moose is quietly making a case for his name to be thrown into the conversation for a National League MVP top five finish.
Moose went 5-16 (.312) with his 26th home run and came up clutch on Saturday with his go-ahead home run and on Sunday with his go-ahead single.
The Brew-Crew come back home tomorrow night to take on the surging Cincinnati Reds. Chase Anderson will take on Sonny Gray and first pitch will be 7:10 as they look for another series win or maybe even a sweep.
With a week and a half remaining until the Trade Deadline, the Milwaukee Brewers will need all the wins they can get to prove to David Stearns that he should go all in.