There may be no better metaphor for Erik Kratz's career than what happened Friday night (and Saturday morning).

One of the Brewers' most popular players in the playoffs of last year, Kratz presented his first career win for the San Francisco Giants, scoring a defensive player choice in the 18th round for give his team a 3-2 win over the Rockies. .

Kratz, a veteran minor league player who finally broke through at the age of 30 and played his first playoff game at age 38 last year, picked up the 18 innings of the crazy battle and officially ended day 0 for 6 on the plate. But his slow roll to second goal led to a tight game at home, with Brandon Belt touching the plate right in front of the tag.

This was reminiscent of the Brewers' game against the Pirates on August 24, when Kratz pitched a simple tie-up, a two-point homer with two outs in the 15th match, setting the winning match of Orlando Arcia, hitting later, from a hitter 7-6. .

The exploits of Kratz, arriving at 14:48 HAC, technically Brewers receiver Yasmani Grandal did not play on the same day as the night, which earned him three hits and three runs against his former teammates with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Free agent Grandal, who helped Milwaukee beat the Dodgers on Friday, made it difficult to keep Kratz, who was traded to San Francisco shortly before the team's formation in March.

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He is not the only former Brewers player to have scored so far in 2019.

Khris Davis

Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis (2) salutes coach of third base, Matt Williams (4), who is getting closer to third place in a home race against the Texas Rangers pitcher, Chris Martin, in the eighth inning of a baseball game on April 12, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Oakland won 8-6. (AP Photo / Jeffrey McWhorter) ORG XMIT: ARL123 (Photo: Jeffrey McWhorter, AP)

The former Brewers player became the first baseball slugger to reach 10 homers, helping Oakland rally for an 8-6 win over Texas on Friday. Davis has scored two homers in each of the previous two games and now has five homers in the last three. In his last three seasons since leaving Milwaukee, Davis has "khrush" 42, 43 and 48 home runs.

Domingo Santana

The player, traded before the season in Seattle in a contract that brought Ben Gamel to Milwaukee, did not calm down after his big opening day. In 16 games, he averaged .358 with a score of 1.016 OPS, including four homers, three doubles and 22 RBIs. He has scored only once since hitting three bombs in his first four games, but he has had at least two hits in five of his last six games (and has a run of eight losses). ).

Jordan Lyles

It's one of the most surprising beginnings of a former Brewers player. Inserted into the Pirates' rotation after spending a half-season with Milwaukee last year, Lyles was excellent in two starts, allowing only one deserved point on six hits in 11 innings (0.82), with 12 strikeouts and four goals.

Five other centers of interest from the 2018 brewers team

  • Jonathan Schoop (Twins) is batting .313 with two circuits in 36 appearances at the plate so far.
  • Wade Miley (Astros) is 1-1 with an ERA 3.45 in 15 2/3 innings on three starts.
  • Joakim Soria (Athletics) awarded five earned runs in seven innings, even though four of those were scored in one outing. He worked five times without a goal as a result.
  • Keon Broxton (Mets) has four goals stolen in just 11 games, and he is 4 for 18 (all singles) with nine strikeouts. One of those successes, however, was a single RBI in the eighth inning of a 6-5 win over the Nationals.
  • Jorge Lopez (Royals) started three games, averaging 3.71 points in 17 innings and 13 strikeouts. Former Brewers player, Brett Phillips, who joined Lopez in Kansas City as part of Mike Moustakas' return to play last year, began the year slowly with the AAA Omaha Class.

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