Brew Crew Fever Podcast Episode 017

Here we are at the end of August and the Brewers are just 2.5 games out of first place. Not bad, considering the fact that the team is in just the second full year of a rebuild. 

Success Out West

The Brewers are coming off a 5-4 west coast trip that included series wins over the red hot Dodgers.

The Brewers have been hitting for power and stealing bases. They are second in the NL in home runs and lead the league in stolen bases. Travis Shaw and Eric Thames lead the team with 27 home runs apiece. Keon Broxton is just 1 stolen base from 20/20.

The Brewer pitching staff is getting the job done in August. Zach Davies, Jimmy Nelson, and Chase Anderson are looking sharp and will be a solid core for the rotation in 2018. Corey Knebel has been solid in high leverage situations.

2 thoughts on “Brew Crew Fever Podcast Episode 017”

  1. We’re going to need some help from the baseball gods this week with St. Louis in town. I swear, the Cardinals could be in last place and nowhere near even a wild card berth and they’d still have our number. This is a hurdle we’ll just have to get past, and we can do it if we just play our game, heads up ball, everyone loose and on each others’ side (or back, as the case may be), and Counsell making the right move at the right time. That includes tonight when Garza will be on the mound. He should be on a short leash, even with the success he’s had against the Cards. With the September call-up just around the corner, we should not be sparing the pen. I’d tell Garza to go in there a pitch your game, throw strikes, be aggressive. If he can’t do that, put in someone who can. I would rather lose to St. Louis because they beat us, not because we beat ourselves. These games are too important. And one other note: KEEP PLAYING WALKER!! (I call him “Walks” because of my disdain for the current faux governor of the state).

    1. I agree with you about the Cardinals. They are the thorn in the Brewers’ side. We had their number in 2011, but they came back in the second half and knocked us out of the NLCS.

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