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Brewers Swept Into Break

Bill Michaels
July 15, 2018 - 8:40 pm
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For a majority of the season the Brewers have been atop the National League Central.  With their stellar pitching staff and the addition of Cain and Yellich, the bats have remained pretty consistent. 

From April 17th thru May 28th, the Brewers took over the top spot in the National League racking up a record of 27-11. Since May 29th, the Brewers are 20-23.  In comparison, the Cubs are 27-16 and even the Reds, who fired their manager Brian Price and turned the reigns over to Jim Riggelman are 24-17 in the same time frame. 

When the Brewers were on fire, their bullpen ranked tops in the majors and their staff as whole was ranked 2nd overall. Since then, the Brewers were 9th in the month of June and 12th in the month of July. 

That coincides with injuries to Cain, Yellich, Braun who all have missed playing time just to name a few and then the demotion of starting position players Santana and Arcia…again, just to name a few. 

With a bullpen that has been used more than any other in baseball, the Brewers have limped, yet again, into the All-Star break by suffering only the 3rd 5 game sweep in franchise history. 

I hope the rest does them well.  They’re going to need all hands on deck, and a couple more via a deal or two, to make the post-season probable.