The Milwaukee Brewers are back in the win column! After a season-long eight game losing streak, the Brewers were able to pull off a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon. The win was Craig Counsell’s 563rd as manager, tying him for the most in franchise history. Counsell is still the leader in all-time win percentage as a manager for the Brewers.
The Top-Five Winningest Managers in Brewers History
- Craig Counsell: 563-507 (.525)
- Phil Garner: 563-617 (.477)
- Ned Yost: 457-502 (.477)
- Tom Trebelhorn: 422-397 (.515)
- George Bamberger: 377-351 (.518)
Willy Adames Leads the Way
The Milwaukee Brewers were led on offense by short stop Willy Adames. Despite a slow start to the season at the plate, Adames went 2-4 with a home run and three RBI on Sunday.
— MLB Dominicana (@MLBDominicana) June 12, 2022
Willy Adames now leads the Milwaukee Brewers with 11 home runs on the season. After the game was over, though, he gave all the credit for the win to the Brewers’ pitching staff:
Willy Adames wanted to point out before he did this interview it was the five-man pitching performance today that led the Brewers: pic.twitter.com/ptlCscBjcP
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) June 12, 2022
Jason Alexander Makes Brewers History
Rookie starter Jason Alexander made his third start of the season for the Milwaukee Brewers. While he did not get his first Major League win, he did enough to limit the Washington Nationals. Alexander pitched 4.2 innings allowing seven hits, three walks, one run, and two strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 2.16. This mark is the third lowest in team history after a pitcher’s first three starts to start out their career:
Lowest ERAs in franchise history through first three @MLB appearances, all coming in starts (minimum 15 IP):
— Mike Vassallo (@MikeVassallo13) June 12, 2022
Andrew McCutchen Continues His Tear
After going through a 1-40 slump, Andrew McCutchen has been a hitting machine for the Brewers. Today, McCutchen went 1-4 with a home run, his fourth of the season.
Huge insurance provided by Andrew McCutchen on this home run pic.twitter.com/QouwTAvzO2
— Mr Matthew CFB 🇺🇦 (@MrMatthewCFB) June 12, 2022
His was a no-doubter, according to the Twitter page “Would It Dong?”:
Andrew McCutchen vs Carl Edwards Jr.#ThisIsMyCrew
Home Run 💣
Exit velo: 105.7 mph
Launch angle: 28 deg
Proj. distance: 428 ft
No doubt about that one 🔒
That's a dinger in all 30 MLB ballparks
MIL (4) @ WAS (1)
🔺 9th pic.twitter.com/LB4bJQ9SiO
— Would it dong? (@would_it_dong) June 12, 2022
After seeing his batting average dip all the way down to .205, McCutchen is now hitting .233/.286/.317 on the season. Over his last six games, he is hitting .434 at the plate.
Jace Peterson: Web Gem
Jace Peterson had a lousy day at the plate, going 0-4. However, he did have this highlight-reel catch in foul territory:
Jace can do it all!
This is a must-watch catch👇 pic.twitter.com/E0PrWeBfBb
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 12, 2022
The Bullpen Looked Sharp
The Milwaukee Brewers had lost eight games in a row. While some of the losses were due to poor offense, there were some definite struggles from the pitching staff as well. That was not true today, though, as four Brewers relievers combined to allow just one hit and no runs in 4.1 innings of work:
- Hoby Milner: 1.1 innings pitched, one hit, one strikeout (earned the win)
- Brad Boxberger: One inning pitched, no hits, two strikeouts
- Devin Williams: One inning pitched, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts
- Josh Hader: One inning pitched, no hits, three strikeouts (earned the save)
- Luis Urias left the game in the fifth inning with right hamstring tightness
- Omar Narvaez continued his hot streak at the plate going 2-4; he is now hitting .283/.372/.416
- Tyrone Taylor was 2-3 with a run scored
- Christian Yelich was 1-4 with a run scored as the Brewers’ leadoff hitter
- Rowdy Tellez was 1-4
The Milwaukee Brewers have an off-day on Monday before heading to New York to play the Mets. Adrian Houser (3-6, 3.92 ERA) will pitch for Milwaukee against Chris Bassitt (4-4, 4.35 ERA) of the Mets.
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