The Milwaukee Brewers are off to one of the most surprising starts in baseball this season. Entering May 15th, the Brewers sit at 21-17, good for second place in the National League Central, one game back of the first place St. Louis Cardinals. Currently, the Brewers are winners of six of their last seven, against the Red Sox and Mets of all teams. The first win did come against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road 6-2. Zach Davies got the win and the Brewers bullpen did a great job for the final 3.2 innings. After that the Brewers came home for three against the Red Sox. In game one, Milwaukee won a slugfest 11-7, picking up 13 hits. The Brewers won game two 7-4, getting to Red Sox starter Kyle Kendrick early and often. The Brewers lost game three 4-1 as the bats fell silent. Interleague games are kind of neat because fans get to see players they don’t normally get to see, especially those who are Miller Park regulars.
Milwaukee then welcomed the Mets for a three game series. In game one, the Brewers hit three home runs off of starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who is just not right in the head at this point time. Milwaukee got six solid innings from Matt Garza one the mound. Garza is building some value come the trade deadline. In game two the Brewers got 8 runs in the 5th inning on their way to an 11-4 victory. In game three the fans got quite the treat. The Brewers fell behind 9-0 after five innings. The bats the came to life in the 6th inning as Milwaukee came storming back, scoring 11 runs over the next three innings, winning 11-9.
Now Milwaukee heads out on the road, beginning with a four game series in San Diego. Following that it is a three game series in Chicago against the Cubs, who have been very inconsistent so far in 2017. We will see how long this holds up. They can’t keep scoring 11 runs and/or winning close games. If they want to contend, they have to start showing the ability to pick up good solid 6-3 victories.