Through the first five games of the season, the Brewers have had some down moments offensively. Should we worry about the offense?
On Opening Day, the Brewers were limited to just three hits and were shut out by Kyle Hendricks. Then, they exploded for eight runs on Saturday in a victory before struggling to score just one run on Sunday against Tyler Chatwood and company.
The offensive struggles continued on Monday night in Pittsburgh as the Crew only had one run through the first eight innings before getting to a really poor Pirates bullpen. Similar struggles ensued on Tuesday.
Because of the poor offensive performance in early going, many are concerned about the Brewers hitters. Should we be?
Should We Be Concerned About The Brewers Offense?
It’s still far too early to judge the whole offense and start to get concerned about them. It’s only been a handful of games and although it’s been a long time since we’ve seen baseball, poor offensive performance in the first five games is not something to get overly concerned about.
Yes, it’s the first five games of the season and it’s all we have to go on at the moment, but this offense is still full of great hitters that will get it going.
It’s also impossible to ignore the fact that this is an abbreviated season, so each game seems to count a little bit more, and there is an increased sense of urgency to get the offense firing on all cylinders as soon as possible.
But it’s still not time to be concerned.
When Can We Get Concerned?
If no one on offense can seemingly get it together on offense after another week or so, then it’s time to be legitimately concerned. After a week and a half to two weeks, someone on offense should be able to get it going.
The slow offensive start can’t put them in too big of a hole since the season is so short. But in the coming days, guys like Christian Yelich, Keston Hiura, and Avisail Garcia are going to be able to dial in and get the offense going.
Obviously, the whole offense centers around Yelich. The rest of the team will go as he goes. He’s been off to an unusually slow start, and there still is no reason to be concerned about him.
Things have looked rough, but five games is not enough to judge this group on.
Perhaps a return to Miller Park will jolt some life into this team, perhaps not. They do need to figure it out, but don’t get concerned after just a handful of games. This team is not garbage, they are not mediocre, they are not terrible. Don’t start looking at top 2021 MLB Draft prospects just yet.
Just relax, and enjoy the fact that we have baseball right now. The offense will get there. Everything will be fine.