Milwaukee Brewers’ Freddy Peralta throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
The Milwaukee Brewers are threatening to put some distance between themselves and the Cardinals by the All-Star break.
The Brewers took two of three games from the Reds in Cincinnati this week. Since falling below .500 at 24-25 on May 26, the Brewers have gone 11-2.
They have pulled into a first-place tie with the Chicago Cubs, three games up on the Cardinals in the National League Central.
“We’re having fun as a team and looking forward to whoever we play, trying to put together wins,” Brewers second baseman Jace Peterson told Bally Sports Wisconsin. “It was a fun series, and [we’re] looking forward to more.”
ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers had this take on the Brewers:
Milwaukee is the beneficiary of a light schedule in June, and the Brewers are taking advantage of it. Their ERA over the past week is tops in the NL and Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta easily give the Brewers the best starter trio in the division. Though they still struggle to produce consistent damage at the plate, it didn’t stop them from sweeping a four-game series with the Diamondbacks and then keeping that winning streak going in Cincinnati.
The series victory in Cincinnati was costly for the Brewers, though, since infielder Travis Shaw suffereed…