“at the Hot Corner for the Senior Circuit” in the 2nd Half All-Star game…
Over the last month the Brew Crew from Milwaukee have been scorching hot. Going from twelve games under .500 to five games over in thirty days is quite the feat. So how do you get a team to play .793 baseball while staring a fourth place finish in the face? Hard ASH!
During the 29 game stretch they have scored eight or more runs in 10 games and 6+ runs in 14 games.
Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez have been major contributors to the offensive surge but the keystone to the barrage is 3rd baseman Aramis Ramirez. While posting a 1.000 OPS since the All-Star break Aramis is doing his best Doug DeCinces circa 1982 impression:
36 HR (550 AB pace)
46 2B (pace)
Second year manager Ron Roenicke deserves credit as well for not letting a third place finish get in the way of guys playing for long-term contracts.