05.06.2019: Ryan Braun is back, decisions surrounding two young pitchers and a conversation with Jhoulys Chacin
Ryan Braun's monster week helped the Brewers sweep the Mets, including an insane 18-inning victory Saturday. Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Braunaissance, as well as the team's fascinating decisions when it comes to pitchers Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta. How has Zach Davies emerged into the team's ace? Has Lorenzo Cain already won the 2019 Gold Glove? What to make of Travis Shaw's struggles (and is there any scenario where Keston Hiura fits into the equation)? Plus: a discussion on the impact of losing last year's pitching coach, Derek Johnson.
Then, JR sits down with another Brewers starter, Jhoulys Chacin, who has been a rock for the Brewers since he signed a low-profile free agent deal last offseason ... and he appears to be coming around. He talks about his opening day home run, the ups and downs of his career and his time as an ace for last year's World Series contender.
Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture Organ by AshFox on freesound.org.