An Armguard and a Home Run

By-Nick Richter

Something has happened in the Brewers clubhouse this year and I have a theory.  Eric Thames came over from the KBO and still uses the same arm guard. While I can’t read what the writing on it says, I’m completely convinced that thing has some special powers because the curse of the disastrous April for the Brewers seems to be over.

…In all seriousness, the Brewers are leading the majors in home runs and it’s not even close. At the time that this article is being published the Brewers have 33 homers with the next closest team being the Mets with 26. Eric Thames has 8 home runs which single-handedly is one more than the entire Boston Red Sox team. His projected home run count this season of 72 is just one less than the record set by Barry Bonds in 2001.

Travis Shaw is another Brewer that has been hitting long balls and when I say loooooooong I mean it. His last home run measured 465 feet and tied Kris Bryant for the longest HR in this young season. He totals 5 home runs and leads the team with 16 RBI’s. Ryan Braun is off to a great start too, he his batting .304 with 6 home runs and 12 RBI’s. This three-headed monster combined with a few other key contributors has helped the Brewers become a run scoring machine. They rank second in the majors right now with 86 runs scored. As I had previously stated the Brew Crew has the weapons to score run with ease. 

Rarely can I say the Brewers are fun to watch but so far this year they have been more than fun, they’ve been borderline addictive to watch.


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