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Old 06-16-2018, 06:19 PM   #104
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Week-in-Review: May 17th- May 23rd, 1966. The Brewers go 3-3 on the week, taking 2 of 3 from the Brooklyn Aces on the road then coming home and losing 2 of 3 to Oklahoma City.

Who's Hoppy? Left fielder Antonio Puente (.256/.320/410, 0.9 WAR), who has been under-performing since about the second week of the season, started to look like himself again this week as he went 7 for 19, with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles (4), and 1 stolen base (4). Still a far cry from the high expectations for him, but a start. Young starting pitcher Chris Montefusco (4-0, 3.27 ERA, 1.20 WHIP), pitched one of a few gems on the week, as he worked 8 innings, allowing no runs on 7 hits while striking out 5 and walking just 1 batter in a 2-1 victory over Brooklyn.

Who's Hungover? Team captain, catcher Sam Rogers (.320/.352/.417, 0.9 WAR), in what can probably be best viewed as a reversion to the mean, had probably his worst week of the season, going 2 for 19 with 2 RBI and 5 strikeouts. Tanner Yurek (.198/.304/.344) continued his unimpressive start, managing just 1 hit in 16 AB's, though the one hit was his 8th double of the season and he did walk 5 times (while striking out 7 times.)

What's Brewing Around the League? In the SJL, Pittsburgh remains in 1st at 22-14, but reigning WPK champs Jacksonville are breathing down their necks now with a 22-15 record. El Paso holds third place at 20-16. L.A. continues to top the MGL and are now 23-11. Portland is hot and are now 26-14. Phoenix sits in third place with a 21-15 record while the Brewers are the only other MGL team over .500 with their 20-17 mark. Jacksonville did get some bad news though, as promising young reliever Guillermo Cruz was lost for the season with a torn back muscle. Portland also suffered a loss, though a much more temporary one, as Andy "Lemonhead" Wilson, the reigning MGL MVP and arguably the best all around player in the WPK, was involved in a car accident leading to an elbow sprain and a short trip to the DL (expected to be out 2 weeks.)

Streak Souffront Saga: Ruben Souffront (.260/.283/.333, -0.1 WAR) has a largely unimpressive week, going 4 for 18 with 3 runs scored, hitting 1 double (his 3rd), and striking out 4 times. He did, however, not only get his first stolen base of the season, but in fact his first 5, including 3 on May 21st, when he led his team to a 7-6 win over Oklahoma City with a 3 for 4, 2 runs scored, 1 double game. He now has 5 stolen bases with 3 times caught stealing.

Brewers Power Ranking: #9 (#1 POR, #2 L.A., #3 PHO, #4 JAC, #4 PIT)
Brewers Record: 20-17, .541, 4th place, MGL, 4 1/2 gb L.A.
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