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Grade the game (July 1, 2015)

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?

Kyle Lohse (6.28 ERA/5.09 FIP) actually won a game, beating out Aaron Harang (3.56 ERA/4.00 FIP). Harang could barely get an out as he gave up eight runs on 14 hits in five innings. In all, the Brewers accumulated 17 hits, and found out there is actually a team they’re better than. Milwaukee won the game 9-5, their fourth-consecutive victory. The top four hitters in Milwaukee’s lineup combined to go 9-for-19 with seven runs batted in. Scooter Gennett (.246 OBP) led the way with two doubles and a triple, but had another fielding error.

The play that made the game worth watching: Adam Lind mashes a two-run homer in the first inning.

Stat of the day: Lohse went 3-for-5 at the plate, raising his wOBA from .106 to .183.

My grade: A

Lohse actually pitched OK and the offense destroyed Harang. Give ’em an A.

 

Grades so far (beginning on June 29)

A: 0

B: 2

C: 0

D: 0

F: 0

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Grade the game (June 30, 2015)

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)

A: 0

B: 1

C: 0

D: 0

F: 0

Grade the game (June 29, 2015)

This is the inaugural article of “Grade the Game.” 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?

Jimmy Nelson (4.34 ERA/4.33 FIP/) took on the Phillies’ Sean O’Sullivan (5.34 ERA/6.28 FIP) in a battle of Major League Baseball’s worst teams. Nelson lasted just five innings (77 pitches), giving up four runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked two. O’Sullivan gave up a whopping 12 hits and six earned runs. The Brewers somehow racked up 16 hits on their way to a 7-4 victory. Adam Lind (133 wRC+) drove in two runs, Jonathan Lucroy had four hits and Cesar Hernandez (.325 wOBA) collected two hits for the Phillies. Oh, and Hernan Perez continued his hot streak at the plate. Some sloppy defense from Milwaukee led to two Phillies runs in the first inning.

The play that made the game worth watching: A first-pitch two-RBI double by pinch hitter Aramis Ramirez to give the Brewers a 5-4 lead. The Brewers never looked back.

My grade: B

The defense wasn’t stellar and neither was Nelson. But the offense did everything it could with closer to 30 hits than 0.