Record Last Week: 3-3
Runs Scored: 22
Runs Surrendered: 20
Standings: 55-45 (1st in NL Central)
Game 105 | PHIL 4, MIL 3
Game 106 | MIL 5, PHIL 3
Game 107 | MIL 4, PHIL 0
Game 108 | ATL 6, MIL 4
Game 109 | MIL 4, ATL 3
Game 110 | ATL 4, MIL 2
NEWS AND NOTES
It certainly wasn't a busy week on the transaction front, but it was an important one. The shortlist of moves included one of MLB’s top prospects, Sal Frelick, getting the call to the big leagues. And even though the loss of Wade Miley is painful, Brandon Woodruff started to make the final steps on his return by beginning his rehab assignment this week.
- 07/22/23 - Designated RF Raimel Tapia for assignment.
- 07/22/23 - Sent RHP Brandon Woodruff on a rehab assignment to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
- 07/22/23 - Selected the contract of OF Sal Frelick from Nashville Sounds.
- 07/18/23 - Recalled RHP Trevor Megill from Nashville Sounds.
- 07/17/23 - Placed LHP Wade Miley on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to July 14, 2023) with left elbow discomfort.
In a week where the Brewers ran into the toughest competition the NL East had to offer last week, and even though Sal Frelick played in only two of those games, no one’s light shined brighter.
If you somehow missed Frelick's electric debut, the rookie recorded three hits, a sac-fly, 2 RBIs, and two web gem-level catches in the outfield. By the night's end, Frelick had earned the Brewers a win almost single-handedly and a well-deserved Gatorade from Willy Adames and Andruw Monasterio.
The Brewers bullpen has been excellent since the All-Star break, with the three-headed monster of Devin Williams, Elvis Peguero, and Joel Payamps handling the late-game innings. However, Abner Uribe and Hoby Millner stepped into the late innings when they needed to last week, which is worth highlighting.
If there was any doubt Corbin Burnes was still a Cy-Young caliber pitcher, he’s put it to rest with his past two weeks. He turned in another excellent start this past week, pitching eight strong innings against a solid Phillies offense.
TRENDING STORYLINE AND LOOKING AHEAD
The trade deadline is quickly approaching, and with the Brewers still lacking offensively at numerous positions, it’s worth noting that some players on the roster might be playing for their job. With the upcoming schedule looking just as brutal as last week, now is a good time to prove you're worth a roster spot heading into the final stretch.
TUESDAY 7/25: REDS @ BREWERS: LHP Andrew Abbott vs. RHP Corbin Burnes
WEDNESDAY 7/26: REDS @ BREWERS: RHP Blake Lively vs. RHP Freddy Peralta
FRIDAY 7/28: BREWERS @ BRAVES: TBD vs. TBD
SATURDAY 7/29: BREWERS @ BRAVES: TBD vs. TBD
SUNDAY 7/30: BREWERS @ BRAVES: TBD vs. TBD
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