Jun 8, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers head Craig Counsell looks complete a lineup paper successful nan 5th inning against nan Philadelphia Phillies astatine American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The opening of June is conscionable complete a week away, but nan first-place Milwaukee Brewers person immoderate reliable decisions to make earlier then.
Despite a comparatively sadistic wounded bug bite, nan Brewers find themselves successful first place, conscionable up of nan Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs sewage disconnected to a 20-8 start, but person since fallen backmost to earth. Milwaukee, meanwhile, has steadied, and on pinch nan St. Louis Cardinals has been 1 of nan champion teams successful nan NL Central of late.
The Central is wide open, and nan Brew Crew are 1 of conscionable 2 teams pinch a .500 grounds aliases amended successful their past 10 games. Despite a nonaccomplishment to nan Houston Astros connected Monday, nan Brewers are caller disconnected a expanse connected nan Tampa Bay Rays, 1 of nan champion teams successful baseball. Should they support up this effort, there’s nary mobility they’re among nan frontrunners successful nan division, astatine nan very least.
Considering their wounded issues, though, keeping up pinch nan day-to-day roster moves has been reliable for nan fanbase, fto unsocial wide head Matt Arnold. Expect much roster change arsenic immoderate of those important players return.
Brewers who won’t beryllium back: Bryson Miller aliases Jake Cousins
Am I taking nan easy measurement out? Absolutely I am.
In nan past week-plus, Milwaukee called up Tyson Miller and Jake Cousins to thief retired successful nan bullpen. Both person sounded admirably truthful acold successful their big-league stints, though Miller has nan little ERA successful little appearances. Both are righties, and some were called up for bullpen depth.
Unfortunately for 1 of nan 2 players, nan likes of Matt Bush and J.T. Bukauskas should beryllium backmost soon, meaning Milwaukee needs to unfastened up a roster spot (or two). Miller is elastic considering he has acquisition arsenic a starting pitcher, and tin propulsion aggregate innings arsenic a alleviation pitcher. Cousins has struggled this go-around pinch nan Brewers bullpen. He started nan play hot, pinch a 1.37 ERA and 6.95 FIP successful 4 2⁄3 innings his first clip up. Now, his ERA is up to 3.68, which is respectable but trending successful nan incorrect direction.