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Right at the top of the Jesús Aguilar
Aguilar hit a pair of home runs, collected three hits in a game for the fourth time this season and reached four times in a 15-hit power Attack in an 8-3 Brewers Victory over the Minnesota Twins.
"I just go to there and say goodbye, try to do my job and swing at strikes," he said.
Aguilar raised his average to .326 and his OPS to .954 with his big night, and he's now got five homers and 17 runs batted in spite of himself.
They were the kid of the Brewers they were hoping they would get some point from the big Venezuelan when they kept him Eric Thames and Ryan Brown
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They're the child of numbers the brewers need now with Thames on the list for a prolonged spell after undergoing left-thumb surgery and Brown has just taken him back with tightness.
"It's depth, certainly," manager Craig Counsell said. It's been down in the last few years, and Jesus has stepped into it.
Aguilar started playing 55 games a year ago and played in 133 total, finishing with a .265 average, 16 homers, 52 RBI and OPS of .837 .He was an ace pinch- hitter as well in 2017, ranking among the major league leaders with three homers, 15 hits and 10 RBI.
He's started and played every inning of all eight games on the current road trip – including one at third base – but Aguilar
"I come here like I'm playing every day", "Aguilar said." And if not, I just prepare for whatever situation they need me. If I'm playing I just try to think about being aggressive in the strike zone, do not chase, stay with your strength.
"Go out there, have fun, make hard contact and that's it."
Aguilar's first hard contact on Friday came in the third inning. After Christian Yelich singles, Aguilar belted a two-run homer into the second deck in left to give the Brewers what proved to be an insurmountable 4-0 lead.
He walked in the fifth inning and then knocked his second homer of the night off the foul pole in left. It's the power, for sure, "he said." It's the power, for sure, "he said. Counsel said when describing what Aguilar brings to the table.
"It's kind of a hit-and-miss." He's doing that.
"He's doing a heck of a job, man. He's in the middle of the lineup and he's producing and driving in runs when we need him to. He's been huge for us. "
The Brewers' first homer of the night was hit by Ji-Man Choi, the left-handed slugger who has been recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs earlier in the day with Brown having been moved to the DL.
Kyle Gibson to put Milwaukee ahead, 1-0, in the second.
He admitted to being too overanxious in his next three
"That's a great way to start out, for sure," Counsell said. "Make yourself comfortable with a home run.
"It's a great begging to be in the middle of the lineup."
homer what the first for Choi in the majors since last July 7, when he took part in the team Junior Guerra deep as a member of the New York Yankees.
"Forty-one," he said with a laugh while pointing to Guerra's locker, just a few stalls down from his.
Milwaukee improved to 22-5 in games in which they are homer and 21-4 in games where they scored four or more runs.
Everybody gets hit as the Brewers fell two shy of their high season, which they accomplished in Colorado at 11-10, 10-inning slugfest with the Rockies on the second game of their current trip.
"Every night it's somebody different," Aguilar said. "Tonight it was me. Tomorrow it can be somebody else. We're hitting good, we're playing like a unit, like a great team."