The unit has good players, but few stars.
Andrew McCutchen, however, is turning back the clock this week and carrying the Brewers on his back.
“Andrew McCutchen has three home runs in his last five at-bats,” MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy tweeted on Friday afternoon.
Andrew McCutchen has three home runs in his last five at-bats.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 19, 2022
The Brewers and the Chicago Cubs are currently in the middle of a slugest that includes nine runs between the two teams in the first three innings.
McCutchen also homered twice on Thursday, so it’s safe to say he is on fire.
A Surprisingly Good Season And A Recent Hot Streak
The 35-year-old outfielder/designated hitter is having a good season at the plate.
He is not close to being the force he once was during his days as the leader of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he is slashing a solid .254/.325/.415 with 14 home runs in 2022.
His .740 OPS is actually a solid output for a player of his age.
His numbers, however, have been much better in his last seven and 15 games.
In his last seven, he is hitting .240/.296/.600 with the aforementioned three blasts.
However, in his last 15 contests, ‘Cutch’ is batting .240/.339/.560 with four home runs.
When he is on, he has enough power and plate discipline to make a major impact.
The Brewers need all the offense they can get, and McCutchen has been their best hitter over the last week.
It remains to be seen if he can keep this level of performance for a sustained period of time, but he is showing he still has it.