Milwaukee Brewers Week in Review: September 5-11

The week in review:  The Milwaukee Brewers kicked off last week with a big 12-5 win over the Chicago Cubs at home, and followed that with a 2-1 win to take the series.  They moved on to St. Louis and again won big by a 12-5 score. The four game series was ultimately split.  After the Cards won the middle two games, Milwaukee won 2-1 on Sunday.  Going into Monday’s action the Brewers are 64-79, good for fourth place in the NL Central and 27.5 games behind the division-leading Cubs.

Offensively speaking:  The team had tons of offense in their rout of the Cubs and Cardinals in their 12-5 wins.  Against the Cubs, Ryan Braun drove in four runs and Hernan Perez had four hits.  Perez had another four hit night and Orlando Arcia chipped in three hits, plus the team managed back-to-back homers for the seventh time on the season.  Perez is hitting .458 in his last 24 at bats.

Pitching in: Matt Garza had a nice start against the Cubs in the 2-1 game. He tossed six innings and gave up just three hits and a run.  On Sunday it was Zach Davies turn to be the mound star in the 2-1 win over the Cardinals.  He went 7 1/3 innings, giving up five hits and one run, while striking out seven batters.

Injuries and roster moves: The final September call-ups were pitcher Taylor Jungmann from the Biloxi Shuckers, catcher Andrew Susac from Colorado Springs, and pitcher Damien Magnifico also from the Sky Sox.

Down on the farm: The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers bowed out of the Midwest League Class A playoffs Thursday night after being swept by the Cedar Rapids Kernals.

The week ahead:  The Crew begin a three game series in Cincinnati tonight.  They move on to Chicago for a four game set with the Cubs over the weekend.  Next Monday is an off day.  Probable pitchers for the Reds series are Wily Peralta, Matt Garza, and Junior Guerra.

Random notes: Later this week I’ll have a blog post about the cup of coffee career of early Brewers player Ray Peters.

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