Game 3 of the Brewers Blue-Gold Series brought another Gold team victory, but it was Ed Sedar that stole the show.
It’s been a lot of fun watching the streams of this Brewers series as we close in on the beginning of the 2020 MLB season. Baseball is finally back on our screens and it’s never been more fun.
Josh Lindblom Pitching Well
Josh Lindblom was bringing some nasty stuff. His offspeed stuff had great movement and he was locating his pitches really well.
He had a scoreless outing as well, extending the streak of scoreless outings by Gold team starters to three.
He’s looking exactly like the guy the Brewers saw in Korea the past few years that won the equivalent of the Cy Young award over there two years in a row, plus the MVP award last year.
Lindblom is lining up to be the No. 3 starter in the rotation, and he looks like he’s sharp and ready to go.
Logan Morrison Powers The Offense
The big boom of the day came from Logan Morrison. In the first inning, Freddy Peralta got into some trouble, giving up back-to-back singles ahead of Morrison, and then Peralta left a pitch a little too far out over the plate and Morrison didn’t miss it.
LoMo picked up where he left off in spring, crushing a towering home run to the 2nd deck in Miller Park, giving the Gold team a 3-0 lead.
Even back in spring training, things were looking good for Morrison making the roster. He had three home runs and has now added his fourth in exhibition games this year.
With the extra roster spots to start the season plus the addition of the DH, Morrison is almost a guarantee to make the roster at this point. He’s in the best shape of his life and he’s hitting the ball extremely well.
Freddy Peralta Struggles To Keep Up In Rotation Battle
After Corbin Burnes dominated in his Blue-Gold series start on Wednesday night, it became apparent he was setting himself apart in the battle for the 5th starter job. It was down to Burnes and Peralta for that spot since Eric Lauer is currently on the COVID-related IL and out of action.
Since Burnes pitched well, it was up to Freddy Peralta to match that kind of performance if he was going to get that rotation spot.
Unfortunately for Peralta, he wasn’t quite able to do so.
He struggled in the first inning, giving up a couple of hits, including the three-run homer to Morrison. For the past two years, it’s been a trend for Peralta to struggle in the first inning of games before settling down later. Although he’s added to his arsenal this offseason, until he can figure out that first inning, it’s going to be tough to push himself into a rotation spot.
Ed Sedar Steals The Show
Ed Sedar was mic’d up for the broadcast tonight and he was a barrel of laughs. From making fun of Brent Suter, to talking about how Lorenzo Cain owes him some more gifts, to Pineapple Yoga poses with Manny Pina, and much much more, Ed Sedar stole the show.
In a weird moment after one of Freddy Peralta’s innings, Craig Counsell called for Alex Claudio to come in to face one batter to finish off the inning after they already had three outs. During the pitching change, Sedar decided to jog up to the mound meeting and asked Craig Counsell, “They [the broadcast crew] want to know what the hell’s going on.” Craig Counsell declined to answer.
There was a fly ball into the right-center field gap, and Ronny Rodriguez was chasing after it, and in Sedar’s play-by-play, he said “That’s in the gap! Ronny’s running it down…no he’s not” as the ball fell just out of Rodriguez’s reach.
Sedar has a big personality and he’s a lot of fun to listen to. Having him mic’d up was a great choice by the Brewers and he was absolutely the star of the broadcast.
The Gold team is up 3-0 in terms of game victories in this series, but in the ‘point system’ the coaching staff is using, it’s just a 5-3 advantage for the Gold. Game 4 will be Friday night.
Excitement is building for the 2020 season and there’s just about a week until Opening Day. Check back here on Reviewing the Brew to stay up to date on the Brewers as the season is about to begin.