Brewers Notes -Week Three
In last week’s Milwaukee Brewers post I touched on the new plate patience philosophy from manager Craig Counsell. So far, so good. Going into Wednesday’s game with Minnesota, the Brew Crew had a team total of 54 walks, good for third in the National League behind Pittsburgh and Chicago. As individuals, every regular position player has drawn at least one walk with second baseman Scooter Gennett leading the way with nine. Also mentioned in the previous post is the new plate approach from “all or nothing” basher Chris Carter. He’s drawn six walks so far and had an on base percentage of .340 prior to yesterday’s contest. Right now the increased .OBP is an important stat for the team as these guys really aren’t hitting – the team batting average is just .215 while the collective .OBP is .304 – a whopping 94 points higher.