Welcome to Episode 009 of the Brew Crew Fever Podcast. This week we take a look at the sweep of the Reds and the Braves series, the power surge, a couple of hitters that are getting hot, and I field questions from fans in the new Ask DJ segment.
The Brewer bats were out in force when the Reds came to town. Eric Thames has now hit 8 home runs in 7 games against the Reds. The Braves took 2 of 3 from the Crew, but Domingo Santana came out of his slump, hitting 3 home runs over the weekend.
The Brewers have hit 45 home runs, led by Thames with 11 and Ryan Braun with 7. Twelve players have hit home runs, with Jesus Aguilar remaining as the only position player not to hit one for the Brewers.
Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez have started to heat up this week. Villar has hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games. Perez had 2 home runs, 3 doubles, and 2 triples while scoring at least one run in 5 of the 6 games this week.
Finally, in the Ask DJ segment, I answer questions about how much longer the rebuild is going to take, when we’ll start seeing some of our prospects, the pitching staff, our catching situation, and the fate of Braun.