While some Brewers fans were clamoring for Milwaukee to pick up an ace at the trade deadlines, little did they realize there might already be one on staff. Miley's impressive season continued with two strong starts last week. He allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings in a 2-1 win at Cincinnati then one run in six innings in an 11-1 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday. His ERA over 12 starts is 2.12 -- Miley has allowed three runs just twice, and in one of those only one run was earned. Perhaps most impressively his WHIP is 1.17 a season after allowing 10.2 hits and 5.3 walks per nine innings with Baltimore. Miley has walked only four batters over ihs last 29 innings.
Jonathan Taylor, Badgers running back (⬆ UP)
Taylor entered last season as an unknown fifth-string running back and finished as the FBS record holder for rushing yards by a true freshman (1,977). And he picked up right where he left off. Taylor carried the ball 18 times and tallied 145 yards and two touchdowns during Wisconsin’s 34-3 win over Western Kentucky, coming up just shy of his sixth career game with 150+ rushing yards.
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Alex Hornibrook, Badgers quarterback (⬆ UP)
The junior was efficient in his season debut Friday, completing 17 of 29 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. It was his fifth career game throwing multiple touchdown passes without an interception. Hornibrook finished the night just one-yard short of his career-high 258 passing yards, set in the Orange Bowl last season.
Christian Yelich, Brewers outfielder (⬆ UP)
Do you not know? Have you not seen? Yelich went from a MVP outsider to an MVP favorite in the span of a week, picking up his second career National League Player of the Week honor in the process. The outfielder has registered a .387/.472/.710 slash line, two homers and 13 RBI in his last seven games, a stretch that’s included a cycle, a game-winning hit (ok, fielder’s choice) and his first career grand slam. What a week.
Junior Guerra, Brewers pitcher (⬇ DOWN)
Guerra is officially moving to the bullpen after a horrible month of August. In five starts (24 1/3 innings), Guerra had a 7.03 ERA and 2.014 WHIP while allowing five homers. Opponents are hitting .342 off him since the All-Star break. Gio Gonzalez, who the Brewers acquired from Washington on Aug. 31, will take Guerra’s place in the rotation. Guerra has made 10 appearances out of the bullpen over his four-year career, registering a 5.23 ERA, 1.258 WHIP and 13.1 K/9 in 10 1/3 innings.