Last night the Brewers completed a great 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Some of the brightest highlights of the game included Eric Lauer’s pitching performance and the home run by Urias. The bullpen also pitched well and held onto the lead for the Brewers.
It was a great team win capped off by stellar performances from Lauer, and Keston Hiura. Hiura, who is batting .247 with 13 home runs in 53 games this year, launched a homer in the 9th inning. He hasn’t been able to play everyday but when he is on the field, the impact is felt. Over the last 15 games, Keston has batted .310 with six homers and ten RBI’s. One of the most positive statistics he brings to the table is his offensive WAR of 1.3 this season. This means the Brewers would win 1.3 more games if Keston Hiura started based on his offense alone.
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Hiura may not have played a starting role this season like many Brewers fans wish, but his presence has been felt. As of late, Hiura has been in the lineup more while the Brewers attempt to catch up to the Cardinals who are five games ahead in the division.
Bad Circumstances for The Brewers
Craig Counsell and company haven’t had the greatest season this year. By far, they have struggled to reach the expectations management and the fans had for them. The Cardinals aren’t the only worry for the Brewers as well, since the Phillies and Padres have taken a lead for the Wild Card positions. Along with this, Aaron Ashby is also headed to the IL with shoulder inflammation. This season feels like a fever dream, but hopefully the playoffs are still in sight.