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Brew Crew Ball May 6, 2019
Game Thread #37: Washington Nationals (14-19) @ Milwaukee Brewers (20-16)

Game Thread #37: Washington Nationals (14-19) @ Milwaukee Brewers (20-16)

Jhoulys Chacin starts off the series against the Nationals. Following a three-game sweep against the Mets, the Nationals are now in town for a three-game series to finish off the current homestand. Jhoulys Chacin makes the start tonight, coming off of a good start his last time out. He pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and three walks in the start. In the lineup, Lorenzo Cain is out of the lineup after getting hit in the hand with a pitch yesterday, so Ben Gamel gets the opportunity to lead off. Meanwhile, Ryan Braun also gets a day off and Eric Thames gets the start in...
Brew Crew Ball Apr 29, 2019
Jesus Aguilar resurrects bat, mashes pair of homers in 5-1 Brewers victory over Colorado

Jesus Aguilar resurrects bat, mashes pair of homers in 5-1 Brewers victory over Colorado

He had been losing playing time to Eric Thames. Box Score Before today’s game against the Colorado Rockies, manager Craig Counsell was asked about struggling slugger Jesus Aguilar. “We are at the point where we need results,” the skipper told the assembled media. Milwaukee’s first baseman delivered. The first inning for the Brewers began with a leadoff double by Lorenzo Cain. Ryan Braun walked with one out to bring Aguilar and his slumbering bat to the plate. On 1-1, opposing starter Kyle Freeland tried to sneak an 85 MPH slider past Zeus, but left it a little too far over the...
Reviewing the Brew Apr 28, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers: Can they win by relying on the home run?

The Milwaukee Brewers will take runs any way they can get them, but can they compete for a championship with a high reliance on the long ball? Following Eric Thames‘ home run on April 24th, the Milwaukee Brewers scored 23 straight runs via the home run. Baseball Prospectus has a statistic called the ‘Guillen Number’ […] Milwaukee Brewers: Can they win by relying on the home run? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball Apr 25, 2019
Eric Thames’ shot at redemption

Eric Thames’ shot at redemption

A potential increase in playing time offers an opportunity for a bounce back for the hulking first baseman The baseball career of Eric Thames has been a roller coaster ride of extreme ups and downs, to say the least. Getting his first shot in the big leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, he played everyday for a very short period before becoming a platoon player. His numbers were actually decent in his first year. In 394 plate appearances he slashed .262/.313/.456 for an OPS+ of 105. He could have walked more, but as we have come to see, that would be a hallmark of a successful or...
Brew Crew Ball Apr 24, 2019
Brewers late rally falls short, swept by Cardinals with 5-2 loss

Brewers late rally falls short, swept by Cardinals with 5-2 loss

Thames homers in the loss The St. Louis Cardinals came into today’s action looking to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers. Brewers’ nemesis and former ace, Adam Wainwright got the start for the Cardinals. The Brewers countered with Jhoulys Chacin. The first inning got off to a very positive start for the Brewers and Eric Thames, who launched his fifth dinger of the year on a pitch up and over the plate. The Brewers took the early lead 1-0, but that would be the end of the scoring off Wainwright. Eric Thames hit a homer against a team that wears red in April. That checks out. #ThisIsMyCrew...
Brew Crew Ball Apr 24, 2019
Game Thread #26: Milwaukee Brewers (13-12) @ St. Louis Cardinals (14-9)

Game Thread #26: Milwaukee Brewers (13-12) @ St. Louis Cardinals (14-9)

Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 5.92 ERA) vs. Adam Wainwright (1-2, 4.74 ERA) The Milwaukee Brewers are 5-10 in their last fifteen games played after getting off to a blistering start. They are also in danger of being swept in a series for the second time this season, but this time by the St. Louis Cardinals. Jhoulys Chacin will look to stop the bleeding as he takes the mound this afternoon to face off with long time Brewers’ nemesis, Adam Wainwright. The Brewers will send out a lineup that does not include NL MVP, Christian Yelich as it looks to be a day off for him. Eric Thames will play first...
DodgerBlue.com Apr 22, 2019
Dodgers News: Kenley Jansen Upset With ‘Mental’ Mistake That Resulted In Brewers’ Eric Thames Hitting Game-Tying Home Run

Dodgers News: Kenley Jansen Upset With ‘Mental’ Mistake That Resulted In Brewers’ Eric Thames Hitting Game-Tying Home Run

The Los Angeles Dodgers provided Clayton Kershaw with a 4-0 lead by the second inning on Sunday and...
Reviewing the Brew Apr 21, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers: Eric Thames Pushing for More Playing Time

While serving mainly as the Milwaukee Brewers’ backup first baseman, Eric Thames has put up somewhat respectable numbers. Is it time to start giving him more starts in place of Jesus Aguilar? Eric Thames gave Brewer fans hope for a series tie on Sunday when he banged a three-run homer in the eighth inning off […] Milwaukee Brewers: Eric Thames Pushing for More Playing Time - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball Apr 20, 2019
Improbable home run against Josh Hader gives Dodgers 5-3 win over Brewers

Improbable home run against Josh Hader gives Dodgers 5-3 win over Brewers

For the first time in his career, Josh Hader made a mistake on an 0-2 pitch and paid for it WP - Pedro Baez (1-1)LP - Josh Hader (0-1)SV - Kenley Jansen (7)HR - MIL: Christian Yelich (11), Eric Thames (3); LAD - Kiké Hernandez (5) Box Score Coming into tonight, Josh Hader had only ever allowed 5 hits on an 0-2 count. Ever. E-V-E-R. Nobody had ever homered against him on an 0-2 count. Ever. E-V-E-R. Kiké Hernandez had never homered on an 0-2 count. Never. N-E-V-ER. Then Hernandez jumped on an 0-2 high fastball from Hader that wasn’t quite high enough to hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in...

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