With 97 games left on the 2013 Major League Baseball regular season, the Milwaukee Brewers have plenty of time to fight for one of two Wild Card spots in the National League. However, to clinch one of those spots the Brewers are going to have to find inspiration wherever they can. Pitcher Alfredo Figaro is one player in particular who provided such inspiration during his performance Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins.
“Figgy was real good today,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said after the 10-1 victory, according to Brewers.com. “The fastball command was there, and the off-speed pitches were over the plate.”
Figaro gave up just three hits and struck out four batters in seven scoreless innings for his first win of the season. He also managed to collect two hits at the plate with one run.
The right-hander did not come to Milwaukee as a starting pitcher. In fact, there was plenty of doubt that he was going to make the 25-man roster in the first place. However, he did make the Opening Day roster, and he does plan on pitching in any role that is asked of him.
Even though Figaro has had an up and down season, much like the Brewers have in 2013, he still manages to put forth outstanding performances. Milwaukee is hoping that his confidence will inspire the rest of the team to forget about the numerous injuries and the dismal 27-38 record so that they can get the season back on track. To watch Figaro dominate on the mound and be productive on offense certainly motivates the rest of the team to improve their own style of play.