Bourgeois debuts for Milwaukee (Friday) and goes 1-for-5
Jason Bourgeois – a 27 year old native of Houston – recently joined the Milwaukee Brewers and he played his first game Friday evening in an 11-2 Brewers win. He went 1-for-5 and got his first Major League RBI.
Bourgeois played in three Major League games late last year and had just one hit in three at-bats. His solid and consistent play this year has hopefully earned him a permanent stay at the next level. Jason can look for more playing-time, according to manager Ken Macha, who says Bourgeois will start for a while against left-handed pitchers.
The Brewers brass seem pretty high on the Houston-native’s work ethic, desire to succeed, and his athletic ability – especially his speed. Jason can get down the line and steal bases too.
Jason put up some impressive numbers for Nashville this year. He has arguably been the single most consistent hitter all year. He was batting .316 with two homers, had 41 RBIs, 36 stolen bases in 105 games for Nashville. He was leading the Sounds with 41 multi-hit games.
Congratulations on your promotion Jason. It could not have happened to a finer young man, with a great attitude.