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 Brewers finished with another strong week, going 4-2 on the road against the Cubs and Padres. Milwaukee is now atop the NL Central and one player has been crucial to their recent success.
King of the Diamond- Eric Sogard
Sogard was a pleasant surprise for the crew this week. After being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs, the utility man went on a tear at the plate, hitting 10 for 20 while filling in for the injured Ryan Braun. The veteran added five runs, five RBI’s and three doubles in this span. Brewers manager Craig Counsell would be wise to find Sogard some playing time in the future despite Ryan Braun’s return from the disabled list.
King of the Diamond- Adam Frazier, Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates remain at the bottom of the division, but their 4-3 week appears to have gotten them back on track. Frazier was a big part of this, shelling opposing pitchers all week long. Frazier had at least one hit in the six games he started in, and had at least two hits in five of those six. He added seven RBI’s in the process and continues to show no signs of pain from the hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list last month.