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Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 15 In Review

July 16th, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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There were only three games this week, mind you, but 3-0 will do nicely. The Cubs have come out of the break mashing (against the hapless Orioles‘ pitching staff), but the Brewers actually INCREASED their lead to 5½ games over the north siders. Milwaukee averaged almost six runs per game, so hitting was the big story – although the pitching had some very good aspects as well.

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TOP PITCHING STORY: Speaking of good, the Brewers’ bullpen worked ten scoreless innings in the three games, allowing four hits with 17 strikeouts. Corey Knebel saved all three games after his days off in Miami. They did walk six, but a 1.000 WHIP will do. The pen’s work gave the Crew a three-run win, a two-run win, and a one-run win. No laughers this week â?? every game went down to the wire.

Honorable Mention: Holy Schnikes! Jimmy Nelson worked 43.2% of all innings pitched this week! Is such over-use sustainable? That would be nice, as he solidly kept Milwaukee in both games he started. The Sunday 5-3 win over the Yankees was a portrait of persistence, while his start against the Phillies last night was dominant. Jimmy came out perhaps earlier than he would have liked (well, not perhaps. He was ticked – but I like that), but the bullpen moves worked like a charm, so I ain’t complainin’. I’ll leave that to Jimmy.

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TOP HITTING STORY: Jonathan Villar hit like a lead-…

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