Time to talk BREWERS!!!!
walk off walk for Shaw, put it in the W column
Great pitching by JuniorG, 6 strong innings, 2 innings of Haderade, then 2 outs for Knebel before he started walking guys, blown save ... Jeffress number comes up, gets 4 outs and the win
Sogard gets a single, ends up scoring the winning run
Was starting to look bad, ended well !
Very much on board with sending Arcia down. A little cocky for a guy batting .194, regardless of the glove work. Maybe some time down in the bushes will deflate his head and he'll work on getting his stick going. Always seemed to work with Broxton when he'd get sent down. Saladino may be a small downgrade for the defense, but a huge upgrade for the offense - at least for now.
Bandy needed to go. Hopefully DFAed to be released. Just isn't ML material. Picking up a vet for backup a likely good move, much like Vogt was last year. Hopefully still has gas in the tank at 38.
---- thanks for the news murman
Good analysis dude
I have no problem sending Bandy down, decent catcher but hasn't contributed to the offense in a long long time
Bethancourt was hitting the crap out of the ball in spring training, and a decent catcher, and more or less a veteran, so the acquisition of another catcher sorta surprised me, thought Bethancourt would have been a good bench guy with a bat
But must yield to the guys collecting a check from the Brewers
Sogard is truly a warm body. Clearly the plan is to play Saladino until he goes cold. If you are going to do that, Orlando wouldn't be getting at bats, which he clearly needs. Send him down and let him take Sogard's at bats. In a strange twist, this is almost a demotion for Sogard. It basically tells him his game isn't worth working on.
fwiw, did a little digging, list is all 9 shutouts,team played, # hits, and who got them and link to final box score if interested
and yes, Braun batted 3rd with exception of the Cards game, not sure what it proves or disproves...just had my interest peaked
Cards * 5 hits Braun out, Thames 1, Shaw 1, Santana 1, Villar 2 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cardinals-vs-brewers/2018/04/04/529493#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529493
Cubs * 4 hits Braun 1, Aggy 3 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cubs-vs-brewers/2018/04/05/529499#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529499
Cubs * 3 hits Cain 2, Villar 1 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cubs-vs-brewers/2018/04/08/529535#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529535
@Cubs * 6 hits Cain 1, Braun 2, Santana 2, Arcia 1 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-cubs/2018/04/26/529780#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529780
@Cubs * 2 hits - Cain 1, Perez 1 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-cubs/2018/04/28/529807#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529807
@Cubs * 2 hits - Cain 1, Braun 1 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-cubs/2018/04/29/529822#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529822
Pirates * 2 hits - Perez 1, Santana 1 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/pirates-vs-brewers/2018/05/06/529923#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529923
@Rockies * 5 hits - Cain 1, Aggy 1, Santana 1, Perez 1, Suter 1 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-rockies/2018/05/12/529992#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529992
Mets * 5 hits - Cain 1, Yelich 1, Braun 1, Perez 1, Saladin 1 : https://www.mlb.com/gameday/mets-vs-brewers/2018/05/24/530151#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=530151
I don't have an issue playing Braun coming off the DL. I do take issue with him sliding right back into the 3 hole. There is a big enough sample size for this year to tell you he shouldn't be batting there. I hate it that he seemingly bats there base don salary instead of production.