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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the 6-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday. Narvaez has turned the tide from his struggles at the plate last year. He leads the Brewers with 17 hits and is slashing .386/.451/.996 in 51 plate appearances. The Brewers signed him in 2020 hoping to be able to produce offensively and he is amongst the leaders in multiple batting categories for catchers. Narvaez is certainly an option if you are lacking in catcher production.
Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the 6-0 win against the Padres on Tuesday. Shaw took advantage of Jurickson Profar's error in the third inning, knocking in two runs on a double to stretch the Brewers' lead. After an unpleasant 2019 season with the Brewers batting .157, Shaw has turned the tables in his second journey with the team. He leads the team in RBI (13) and tied for the lead in home runs (3). The 31-year-old has picked up the slack while many key players remain injured for the Brewers. He's certainly valuable in fantasy leagues and is a staple in the middle of the Brewers order.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Billy McKinney went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Padres. McKinney slammed a solo shot off Chris Paddack in the third inning Tuesday. After hitting no homers this season prior to Monday, the 26-year-old has two bombs in as many days. The outfielder is likely going to revert to the bench once Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) return from the 10-day injured list, which could come as soon as next week. He's been valuable during this short stretch and could provide a stable yet affordable bat in DFS lineups.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (2-1) pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday against the Padres, allowing six hits while striking out 10 to earn the win. Burnes made history Tuesday, becoming the first starter to record 36 strikeouts without allowing a walk to start a season, per Elias Sports Bureau. There isn't anyone hotter than Burnes right now. In four starts, the 26-year-old has a stellar 0.37 ERA with 40 strikeouts and zero walks allowed in 24 1/3 innings. His average velocity is 97.3 mph, up from 96.0 mph in 2020. Although he handled the Padres with ease Tuesday, it was the most hits he's given up in a start. Simply put, no pitcher has ever had a stretch like this to begin the season. If you are a Burnes owner, you have to be feeling an extreme amount of joy.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Billy McKinney went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Padres. McKinney took advantage of a bad pitch from Joe Musgrove and sent it into the seats in right to put the Brewers up 2-1 in the fifth. Despite cranking his first home run of the year, McKinney hasn't been doing very well at the plate lately, as he's slashing .176/.222/.353 with a home run, three RBI, and three runs scored in his last five games since entering the starting lineup April 14 against the Cubs. He should still continue to see regular playing time with both Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) currently on the 10-day injured list.