Tyrone Taylor has been balling over his most recent stretch of games and is going to have to continue to be a force after hitting his way into being a mainstay in the Brewers lineup.
Tyrone Taylor is red hot right now 🔥
With last night’s big home run, he now has 3 HR, 10 RBI and an OPS of 1.329 in his last 5 games pic.twitter.com/h92B4702h8
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) May 25, 2022
Tuesday night the Brewers outfielder made his biggest statement of the season with a three run game winning homer with the game tied in the sixth .
The pain in Padres pitcher Craig Stammens face reflected everyone else’s at PETCO Park, as Taylor has had that same effect on Nationals fans this past weekend.
Entering Wednesday Taylor has racked up 10 RBI, three home runs, a double and scored four times in his last five games.
Taylor got his opportunity to play every day after Andrew McCutchen went on the Injured List with a case of Covid that had him down for a few weeks.
After McCutchen’s return over the weekend their other outfielder Hunter Renfroe was placed on the Injured List, giving more reason to keep Taylor in the everyday lineup even though manager Craig Counsell is prone to platooning his batters.
Count Lorenzo Cain among the Tyrone Taylor believers… pic.twitter.com/fdWk4Wv8c1
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) March 28, 2022
World Series Champion Lorenzo Cain wants everyone to recognize and hop on Taylor’s bandwagon.
Although the defense is still there Cain has seen a decline at the plate, as has Christian Yelich making Renfroe’s injury that more difficult to deal with.
Taylor is going to have to put up big numbers throughout the rest of the season if the Brewers not only want to win the National League Central, but finally make some noise in the playoffs.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 26, 2022
Milwaukee has been one of the best regular season teams in baseball in recent years making the playoffs in each of the last four seasons after missing them six years in a row.
They have always had the pitching with a staff that includes lock down relievers Devin Williams and Josh Hader as well last season’s Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes but the bats have never followed them into the postseason.
Taylor is one of the few Brewers in the lineup that were homegrown.
They drafted him in the second round of the 2012 out of Torrance high school in California.
He was ranked by Baseball America as the Brewers second ranked prospect before the 2014 but was not called up to the Major League roster until September of 2019.
He appeared in 22 games during 2020 where he hit two home runs and batted .237.
Last season was really when his potential finally began coming to light. He hit .247 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in just 93 games.
This year he has four home runs and 17 RBI which are both in the top five among all Brewers as well as a .736 OPS and eight runs scored.
Thursday the Brewers go on the road for a four game series against St. Louis Cardinals who are only three games behind them in the standings.