In 2014, he didn’t play Justin Morneau in the next-to-last game of the season and then used him as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning in the final game when Morneau was certain to win the batting title. “We’ll play it by ear,” Weiss said. “I’ve taken a lot of heat for something like this, with Morneau, and I’ll fall on the sword, for sure, for DJ. right hereWhen it comes down to sitting out an at-bat or two, whatever it looks like, I’m willing to do that to get him the batting title. Winning a batting title doesn’t take one day, the last game of the season. It takes six months.” First baseman Carter has reached career highs in homers (39) and RBIs (92). He needs one homer to become the sixth Brewers player in franchise history to hit 40 or more homers in a season, joining Richie Sexson and Prince Fielder , who each had two such seasons, Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie and Ryan Braun. Brewers third baseman Jonathan Villar, who leads the majors with 60 stolen bases, hit his 19th homer Wednesday. He needs one homer to become the fourth player in history to hit 20 homers and steal 60 bases in a season and first since Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson with Oakland in 1990. interview life skillsThe others to reach the 20/60 plateau are Hall of Famer Joe Morgan with Cincinnati in 1973 and 1976 and Cincinnati’s Eric Davis in 1986. The Brewers and Rockies went nearly five months without playing each other before the Brewers swept a three-game series in Milwaukee on Aug.
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