Brewers off to a surprising start

Dexter Cruse, Staff Writer

The Milwaukee Brewers have started out the season red hot, currently 16-9 through the first month of games. The Brewers have seen quite the roster change from last year, and some surprising names have got the team back to winning ways.
This season has seen a lot of new faces for the Brewers in particular, rookie center fielder Garrett Mitchell, rookie second baseman Brice Turang and rookie right fielder Joey Weimer. All three have adapted quickly to the big leagues, showing that they are ready to prove themselves. The Brewers have a mix of both young and old players, and they hope to return to the playoffs this season.
Mitchell has led the way for the rookies with a batting average of .259 along with 3 HR’s and 6 RBI’s. The Brewers will unfortunately be without Mitchell for the foreseeable future as he will undergo surgery to fix a shoulder injury sustained in the Brewers game against Seattle on April 18.
With Mitchells injury, Weimer can expect a bump in the playing time. He has shown glimpses of elite talent this year, although he has struggled with consistency. Weimer has shown he is a great defender with great speed. He brings a lot of power to the plate as a homerun threat but has recently been in a slump with a batting average of .227 along with 2 HR’s and 6 RBI’s. Weimer can expect an everyday role now with Mitchell injured. He will have to step up to keep his job in the big leagues.
The Brewers new second baseman Turang has also shown he has what it takes to be a big leaguer. He has also found himself in a slump as of recent batting 3 for 22 over his last seven games. But he has shown promise that he will make a great ball player. He too has shown great defense and lightning-fast speed. IF he can get his offense back on track, he will make out to be one of the best second basemen in all of baseball.
The Brewers hope to continue the hot start to the season as they currently sit second in the division, and fifth overall in all the MLB. The Brewers will face a tough schedule to start the month of May as they will visit the Giants for a three-game series, then return home for three games against the Dodgers.