Brewers: Willy Adames had a historic night at the plate vs the Pirates
Brewers shortstop Willy Adames has been a huge asset to the team since being acquired during May of 2021. Last season, he was one of the most clutch hitters in all of baseball and he is viewed as a catalyst for this team. It is fair to say that when Adames is firing on all cylinders, so are the Brewers.
Adames is now in his second season with the Crew. Manager Craig Counsell has him batting either second or third in the lineup each night. It’s expected that Adames will be a big offensive producer for the Brewers. After somewhat of a slow start to the season, on Tuesday night against the Pirates the shortstop had a historic night at the plate.
The final stat line for Willy Adames in the Brewers win over the Pirates was as followed: 4-5, one double, two home runs, and seven runs batted in.
Over his five year career, Adames has 67 career home runs. Up until last night he had never had a multi-home run game. This did seem a bit surprising for does have a history of hitting home runs in consecutive days, but now he officially has a multi-home run game on his resume.
Along with the homers, Adames drove in seven runs. This tied the Brewers franchise record for single game RBI’s. A Brewers player has now recorded seven RBI’s in a game on 13 different occasions and this has been accomplished by 11 different players.
The last player to have seven RBI’s in a game was Christian Yelich in 2019. This came on an April night against the Cardinals when Yelich hit three home runs. The last shortstop for the Brewers to have a seven RBI game was Jose Hernandez in 2001.
Adames’ historic night at the plate was also contagious to his teammates. For the first time in the 2022 season the Brewers put up double digit runs (12). All together the team had 14 hits with four of them going for extra bases. They also stole two bases, one of which was Andrew McCutchen who recorded his 200th career steal.
Adames raised his batting average 45 points last night and raised his OPS a whopping 174 points. Adames now has the highest OPS on the team so far this season at .792.
The offense has been off to a rather slow start again this season, so hopefully this game will serve as a building block and the bats will start to heat up.