If you aren’t from Wisconsin, there’s a decent enough chance you aren’t paying attention to anything in the Milwaukee Brewers outside of Ryan Braun and his scandalous situation. The truth is, you probably aren’t missing much. The Brew Crew’s season has been hijacked by injury, bad breaks, bad play, and bad press. Here’s a primer of the Milwaukee Brewers campaign in 2013, strictly by the numbers:
360 – The number of runs scored by the Milwaukee Brewers, 22nd in the Major Leagues
.262 – This is what opponents are hitting against Milwaukee’s pitchers, better than only four teams in Major League Baseball
15-29 – The Brewers record on the road in 2013 so far
9 – The number of players currently on the Disabled List entering the All-Star Break
8 – The number of rookies that have debuted for the club ALREADY this season
It’s not all bad, however. The Brewers have bright young stars in Carlos Gomez and Jean Segura — two All-Stars this season and Gold Glove candidates. The Bullpen has performed admirably in the absence of even serviceable starting pitching. The team has the talent to make a late push this season — especially if they can get talented returns after the Trade Deadline.
Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late to remain competitive. It looks like it’s moral victories from here on out in Milwaukee as the team will be looking to the future for better days.
You can check out the complete review of the Brewers first half of the season over at ReviewingTheBrew.com.