After each (most, at least) game, I’ll write a short but of course exciting recap of said game. Then, you the reader, will have the opportunity to give the Brewers a grade based on their performance. Simple enough, right?
Taylor Jungmann (2.74 ERA/3.19 FIP) squared off against soon-to-be-traded (?) Cole Hamels (3.26 ERA/3.58FIP) Tuesday, as the Brewers looked to at least split the series against the Phillies. Jungmann did his job and kept his ERA low, giving up two earned runs in six innings. He did, however, allow a home run to Carlos Ruiz (48 wRC+) who came into the game with zero to his name. Hamels was brilliant, striking out seven while only allowing two earned runs. Ryan Braun (.356 wOBA) continued his dominance at Citizens Bank Park. Through the first two games, he’s racked up seven hits in 10 at-bats. I mean, that’s good, right? The Brewers squeaked out a 4-3 victory, but not before Francisco Rodriguez made it interesting in the ninth.
The play that made the game worth watching: Aramis Ramirez stole a base. Seriously.
Stat of the day: Hernan Perez is in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak. He has a 129 wRC+ since joining the Brewers on June 2.
My grade: B
Defense again plagued the Brewers, but a solid start from Jungmann and great work from Jeremy Jeffress sealed the victory.
Grades so far (beginning on June 29)