Record Last Week: 3-3
Runs Scored: 24
Runs Surrendered: 25
Standing: 1st in NL Central (3.0 GA)
Game 120 | LAD 6, MIL
Game 121 | LAD 7, MIL 1
Game 122 | LAD 1, MIL 0Game 123 | MIL 9, TEX 8
Game 124 | MIL 6, TEX 1
Game 125 | MIL 6, TEX 2
NEWS AND NOTES
It was a tale of the two series last week, as the Brewers found themselves getting rolled over by the Dodgers before flipping the script and sweeping the Rangers the following series. They did so by getting offensive contributions from some of their coldest bats while their hot pitching stayed hot.
The Brewers had an interesting week last week but stayed almost entirely healthy. Rowdy Tellez returned to the big league club after a surprisingly lengthy injured list stint, and Jesse Winker began his minor league rehab. Sal Frelick was out of the lineup Sunday, dealing with a hamstring injury. He was available to pinch-hit in the game, and the concern level is supposedly low.
Here’s the complete list of the transactions last week:
- 08/19/23 - Activated 1B Rowdy Tellez from the 10-day injured list.
- 08/19/23 - Optioned 3B Abraham Toro to Nashville Sounds.
- 08/15/23 - Sent LF Jesse Winker on a rehab assignment to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
- 08/15/23 - Placed RHP J.C. Mejía on the 15-day injured list retroactive to August 14, 2023, with right shoulder inflammation.
Willy Adames and Tyrone Taylor have had seasons to forget, but both men found themselves swinging hot bats in Texas. Adames collected seven hits in the series, while Taylor added five more in the sweep of the Rangers.
Freddy Peralta turned in yet another fantastic outing this past week, turning in another double-digit strikeout performance against the Rangers. Peralta now leads all pitchers in fWAR in the second half.
Perhaps the only player who could say they had a complete week is newcomer Carlos Santana, who collected 10 RBIs and four home runs on the Brewers' latest road trip.
The Brewers finally return home next week to face the Twins and Padres. They’ll also have two off days on the schedule, which Craig Counsell will use to help the pitching staff recover going into the stretch. Both the Cubs and Reds remain within reach of the division, with the Cubs playing better baseball as of late.
FRIDAY 8/25: PADRES @ BREWERS: TBD vs. TBD
SATURDAY 8/26: PADRES @ BREWERS: TBD vs. TBD
SUNDAY 8/27: PADRES @ BREWERS: TBD vs. TBD
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