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Every Monday we will look at which Milwaukee Brewer stood out from a game changing performance, or provided consistent production over the previous week. We will do the same for one other player within the NL Central (Cardinals, Cubs, Reds, Pirates).
The Crew fell just a game short of a perfect week, taking two from Boston and sweeping the Mets over the weekend. This impressive homestand puts Milwaukee four games above .500 and just two losses behind the Cardinals for the NL Central lead.
King of the Diamond- Hernan Perez
Hernan Perez picks up Cream City Central’s first ever King of the Diamond award. Perez was a big factor in the Brewers’ series sweep of the Mets, hitting .462 while adding three runs, three RBI’s, a pair of doubles and not striking out once all series. Perez continues to be a versatile slugger that Brewers manager Craig Counsell can place at multiple positions. Perez should continue to be a key member of Cream City’s lineup moving forward.
King of the Diamond- Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals
Carlos Martinez wins the first divisional King of the Diamond award after earning a pair of wins this past week over the Marlins and Cubs. In a combined 12.2 innings pitched, Martinez gave up just three earned runs and five hits while striking out seven in each contest. After a shaky 0-3 start to begin the 2017 campaign, Martinez has won three straight starts and the Cardinals (21-15) are thriving atop the division, winning eight out of their last nine games.