The Brewers won 2 of 3 against the Cubs, then got swept by the Mets in New York. They did have some good performances, including the those of this week’s Player and Pitcher of the Week.
Player of the Week
The Brewers struggled on offense this week, scoring just 18 runs in 6 games. Carter provided some pop with 2 home runs and a double as well as driving in 5 runs. Carter’s home runs give him a total of 13, good enough to tie him for third in the National League, behind just Nolan Arenado and Yoenis Cespedes who each have 14.
Carter had a critical 2-run double in the sixth inning on Tuesday. Those 2 runs turned out to be the difference in a 4-2 win over the Cubs. On Thursday, Carter hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to tie the game at 2, and the Brewers ended up winning the game 5-3. On Friday, Carter supplied the only Brewer runs with a 2-run home run in the first inning.
Pitcher of the Week
Anderson was looking to regain the form that he had in his first two starts, when he did not give up an earned run in 11 innings. He did that and then some against the Cubs on Tuesday. He had a perfect game going until he walked Miguel Montero with one out in the sixth. Ben Zobrist led off the eighth inning with a double, but Anderson got out of the inning without giving up a run.
Anderson got the first two batters in the ninth, but Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant took him deep and chased him out of the game. Jeremy Jeffress finished up the game for Anderson by striking out Anthony Rizzo.
Anderson’s second game was not quite as good, giving up 3 runs in only 5 innings and taking a loss to the Mets on Sunday. He finished the week with a 1-1 record, 3.29 ERA, 12 strikeouts, and one run at a no-hitter.