Record Last Week: 5-0 (73-57 overall)
Runs Scored: 37
Runs Surrendered: 23
Standing: 1st in NL Central (4.0 GA)
Game 126 | MIL 7, MIN 3
Game 127 | MIL 8, MIN 7
Game 128 | MIL 7, SD 3
Game 129 | MIL 5, SD 4
Game 130 | MIL 10, SD 6
NEWS AND NOTES
The Brewers continued their streak of hot play this past week, sweeping series against both the Twins and the Padres. They’ve pushed their win streak to a season-high eight games, and have widened the gap in the division. This past week saw contributions from the whole roster, and the whole team managed to stay healthy.
They're so healthy, in fact, that the Brewers only made two separate transactions last week--one sending Jesse Winker on a rehab assignment, and another signing free-agent pitcher Fernando Abad to a minor-league contract.
The Brewers' winning formula this past week was the big inning. They scored five or more runs in four separate innings, across four different games.
William Contreras has been the Crew's hottest hitter over the past two weeks, during which time he’s generated a wRC+ of 155. Oh, and he also clobbered a baseball Sunday that landed as the Brewers farthest home run of the year.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the week happened before the games, when both CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets, who have gone down as two of the most legendary pitchers in club history, were feted on the field before the games against the Padres.
The Brewers offense is finally clicking, and whether it's the result of a changed approach or some better luck, they’ll hope to continue their hitting ways against the Cubs next week. With a good series in Chicago, the Brewers can widen their gap in the Central to a comfortable margin.
FRIDAY 9/01: PHILLIES @ BREWERS: TBD vs. TBD
SATURDAY 8/02: PHILLIES @ BREWERS: TBD vs. TBD
SUNDAY 9/03: PHILLIES @ BREWERS: TBD vs. TBD
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