There wasn't much joy to take from the Brewers' recent three-game home series against the ransacked Miami Marlins. Sure, the Crew won the final matchup, but they were outscored in total, 25-8 – including a game one bludgeoning in which the Brewers could've scored two touchdowns AND STILL LOST.
There was one positive, however: Hernán Pérez, baseball's most entertaining non-pitcher pitcher.
Sent to the mound in the ninth, the utility player wasn't just the only Brewers pitcher to put up a 1-2-3 inning; he did it with style, busting out Bronson Arroyo's high leg kick, Johnny Cueto's shimmy and your dad's 70 mile-per-hour fastball. It's rare to find smiles in the crowd when you're on the ugly end of a score that looks more like a Bills-Jets game, but that's the miracle Pérez pulled off.
Last night, down 16-0 to the @Marlins in the 9th inning, the @Brewers sent out utility infielder Hernan Perez to pitch. ICYMI, he imitated various pitching styles, had fun, and threw a 1-2-3 inning. He was the only Brewer to not give up a hit last night. pic.twitter.com/aCNQRicqyc — First and Fan (@FirstandFan1) June 5, 2019
Put this guy in the All-Star Game – and if we can't do that, well, at least put him on a T-shirt. Oh, perfect; the fine people at BreakingT already did, as they released this terrific tee for $28 on its website.
"Let Hernán Pitch" is just one of several nifty Brewers and Bucks shirts on the site, so check them all out. But fair warning: If you want on of these – and you should – get yourself one quickly before I buy them all.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.