The Milwaukee Brewers have had a very exciting last two games against the New York Mets. On Monday, during the home opener, they won by a score of 10-0. A day later they won by a score of 9-0. There has been a ton of buzz surrounding the team with their great play and in this article we will cover eight facts that you need to know from the last two days.
Brewers facts to know #1 + #2: They have hit seven home runs in the last two days and accomplished back-to-back home runs in consecutive plate appearances for the first time since 2001.
After not scoring a run during the first 16 innings of the season and not hitting a single home run while in Wrigley, the Brewers have hit seven home runs since arriving at American Family Field. Brian Anderson has three of them, Garrett Mitchell two, Rowdy Tellez one, and Brice Turang one.
Three of these home runs came in a row off of star pitcher Max Scherzer and another two came an inning later when Brian Anderson and Garrett Mitchell went back-to-back for the second time in the game on consecutive plate appearances. The last Brewers to accomplish this feat were Richie Sexson and Jeromy Burnitz in 2001.
Brewers facts to know #3: Brice Turang became just the fourth player in franchise history whose first career home run went for a grand slam.
On Monday rookie Brice Turang launched his first career home run that just so happened to come with the bases loaded. It was a special moment and is just the fourth time in franchise history that his has ocurred. The other players to accomplish this are Bill Spiers in 1989, Tim Unroe in 1997, and Shaun Marcum in 2011.
Brewers facts to know #4: The pitching staff has not allowed a run over the last 19 innings.
This streak started with a scoreless frame in the ninth inning against the Cubs on Sunday and has continued through two consecutive team shutouts against the Mets. Starting pitchers Freddy Peralta and Wade Miley have accounted for 12 scoreless innings and the bullpen the remainder.
Brewers facts to know #5 + #6: Wade Miley collected his 100th career win and ranks 10th among left-handed pitchers in wins since 2011.
With the Brewers 9-0 victory on Tuesday night, starting pitcher Wade Miley earned his 100th career win. Since 2011 he has the 10th most wins among left-handed pitchers. Former Brewer Gio Gonzalez is ahead of him on this list along with expected names such as Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester, David Price, and Madison Bumgarner.
Brewers facts to know #7: Joey Wiemer recorded his first career outfield assist
Former Milwaukee Brewer Daniel Vogelbach hit a rope into the right field corner during Monday's home opener that in most cases is an easy double. However, Joey Wiemer played the ball perfectly off the wall, made a nice spin throw, and delievered a 82 MPH dart right on the bag to throw out Vogelbach for his first career outfield asssit.
Brewers facts to know #8: Brice Turang ranged 125 feet for a fly out.
A lot has been said about the Brewers rookies speed and Brice Turang is showing it with his play at second base. On Tuesday he ranged 125 feet to catch a ball in foul territory in right field with Joey Wiemer and Rowdy Tellez also converging on the ball. He not only made the play, but crashed up against the netting as well. It was anything but a routine F-6.
The Brewers final game of the series against the New York Mets will be Wednesday afternoon in which they will look to sweep a National League playoff favorite.