You Should Be Rooting For Brewers’ 31-Year-Old Rookie Pitcher Junior Guerra (3-0) Tonight
Some players' stories just transcend the laundry. That is to say, I'm not a Brewers' fan, but I'll be rooting for 31-year-old Milwaukee rookie Junior Guerra (3-0) tonight vs. the Braves.
Atlanta is Guerra's old team, which brought him up through its minor league system from 2003-2006, the first three years as a catcher. But he hit only .210, and decided to make the switch to pitcher. That didn't work out so hot either.
He bounced through independent league baseball in the U.S. and teams in his native Venezuela until 2015, when the White Sox signed him to a minor league deal after he went 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA with 49 strikeouts and 17 walks in the Venezuelan Winter League. Atlanta Journal Constitution:
This guy is becoming quite a story in Milwaukee, after striking out 11 Cubs in seven innings on Thursday and allowing only five hits, three runs and three walks in a Brewers win. The Braves just hope they can slow his roll a bit and put the Brewers’ feel-good story on hold until next week.
Guerra is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and .156 OA in his past two starts. It's not every day you get to root for a 31-year-old rookie pitcher to go 4-0.
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