Player of the Week
Carter finished the week hitting .286 with 3 home runs, 6 RBI, and 4 runs scored, helping the Brewers to go 4-2 against the A’s and the Mets. The 3 home runs boosted his total to 17, tied for second in the National League.
Carter went 2 for 3 on Saturday, including a solo home run to put the Brewers on the board in the second inning, to help the Brewers finally beat the Mets. He also went 1 for 4 and scored a run in the second inning in the 4-0 win over the A’s on Wednesday.
But Tuesday was Carter’s big game. He went 2 for 4 with a 2-run home run in the second and a 3-run home run in the sixth, driving in all 5 runs in a 5-4 win over the A’s.
Pitcher of the Week
Davies had an impressive week again, giving up just 2 earned runs in 13 innings over 2 starts and earning Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week. Those two outings brought his ERA down from 4.53 to 3.88.
His first start of the week was on Tuesday against the A’s. He was sharp right from the start, retiring the first five batters he faced before he gave up a 2-out walk in the second. A one-out walk in the third inning was the last base runner for the A’s until Davies walked Jed Lowrie with one out in the seventh inning.
One out later, Billy Butler broke up the no-hitter with a 2-run home run. Davies would get out of the inning with no further damage. He came out of the game after 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits, striking out 5 and walking 3.
Davies turned in another stellar performance on Sunday. He pitched into the seventh inning without giving up an earned run. His final line showed 6 innings, giving up 1 run (0 earned) on 3 hits and a walk with 7 strikeouts.
Davies is now 5-3 after his 2 victories this week. He has a quality start in his last 3 appearances as he and the other Brewer starters are looking much better than they did earlier in the season.