After a slow start and tenuous showing in their opening series here in Milwaukee, the Brewer bats exploded in Boston, as they swept last years World Series Champions over the weekend.
The Brewers in their first three games of the season, against the Braves at Miller Park were unable to get their offense going which resulted in only one win (Opening Day). The team as a whole batted only .184 which included 16 hits, 4 runs, one double, and a home run.
The Crew hit the road, for their first road trip of 2014, and arrived in Boston to play in the 102nd Opening Day at Fenway Park. Their bats came alive and hit .317, slugging .500 compared to their first 3 games where they slugged only .230. Against the Sox they scored 17 runs on 40 hits, 12 of which were doubles, and 3 home runs.
Aramis Ramirez continues to stay hot leading the team with 11 hits to date as well as 6 RBI, which for him is huge since he has in the past deemed himself as a “slow starter.” Another pleasant surprise is outfielder Kris Davis, who was one of the main reasons the Brewers were able to move Norichika Aoki to the Royals during the off season. Davis’ opening series in Milwaukee resulted in .000 batting average, going 0-8 with 4 strike outs. Over the weekend Davis batted .533 with 8 hits in 15 at bats, which included 4 doubles.
The Brewers are now off to the “City of Brotherly Love,” to take on the Phillies, and will be part of their third Opening Day Tuesday. Hopefully their bats stay hot as they improve on their 4-2 record, and move closer and closer to my 91 win prediction.