The Brewers are entering May on a five game winning streak. They currently are atop the National League Central standings and finished April with a 15-7 record. This is good enough for the franchises third best winning percentage in April. They also are tied with the Mets for most wins in the National League.
Throughout the first month, the Brewers have had some spectacular performances from players. Willy Adames had a seven RBI game against the Pirates. Eric Lauer had a 13 strikeout game against the Phillies. Josh Hader was steady all month and collected 10 saves, including his 100th career save. There are many other great moments as well, all of which have helped the Brewers win games.
If we put this all together, we can take a look at where the Brewers as a team rank against the rest of the league. We will take a look at both pitching and hitting rankings.
After one month of play, the Brewers have the fifth best ERA in the league at 3.06. The starting pitchers all together have a 2.93 combined ERA and the bullpen 3.26. As a team, they have 222 strikeouts, which is the best in baseball.
Opposing teams are having a hard time collecting hits against the Crew. The batting average against Brewers pitchers is just .206, which is fourth best in the league. They have surrendered 13 home runs against them, which is tied for the second fewest. One knock against the pitching staff would be base on balls. 83 batters have reached via the walk, which is the fifth most throughout the first month of the season.
Overall, the pitching has been great for the Brewers. They are ranked near the top in several categories and hopefully this will continue as the season advances.
To begin the season, Brewers pitching got off to a better start than the hitters. However, to end the month of April runs have been coming in bunches for the Crew. From a statistical standpoint, this has helped their numbers drastically after they spent the first few weeks of the season near the bottom of most offensive categories.
To end April, the Brewers put up 94 runs, which is a 4.27 runs per game average. They also put up 24 total home runs, with nine of them coming in the last two days of the month. They still rank in the bottom half of the league in terms of OPS (.673), but if the bats continue to stay hot they will soon be in the top half.
The recent offensive surge has been a delight to see. Hopefully the hitters can carry this momentum into May!
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