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The Next Big Steps

The Brewers exited their month of May with a much deserved day off, winning 19 of 27 games on the strength of a 134 Runs Scored (RS) / 104 Runs Allowed (RA) run differential for the month. By allowing 3.85 runs per game, the pitchers remained significantly better than average (+14 RA), but the story […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Fun With Pythagoras: Doubt

Entering Sunday, the Brewers bats had posted their best offensive output of the season, a runs scored total so large that a mediocre-to-bad offense suddenly had a much more positive season trend (or at least closer to average). Our Beloved Milwaukee Nine extended a four game lead over the nearest National League Central rivals w, […]

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Who is Josh Hader?

Brewers left hander Josh Hader is causing quite a stir thanks to his strike out mania. The Milwaukee reliever began the season with a fascinating 15.3 IP performance in 10 appearances, striking out 31 of 53 batters faced. But the breakout arguably occurred on April 30, 2018, when Hader completed an eight out save (2.7 […]

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Runs Prevented Rankings I

Over the last couple of months, some comments based on Runs Prevented have helped me to re-evaluate how I present the statistic on the website (and, by extension, on BPMilwaukee Twitter, where I publish the Brewers Daily Pythagorean (or Run Differential, RS / RA) record). Thus, in March I posted a basic explanation of how […]

Brewers Farm Update

The Call Up: Freddy Peralta

When Brewers GM David Stearns took over the reins of the club, his first move established a particular type of rebuilding approach: he traded reliever Francisco Rodriguez to Detroit for infield prospect Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later (catcher Manny Pina). This was a relatively solid trade for an established-but-not-necessarily-impact veteran reliever, […]

Brewers Farm Update

2018 MILB Context I: Batters

It’s early in the minor league season, which causes one particular issue in prospect coverage: thus far, the scouting report and prospect list coverage is in the works, so there is an information asymmetry in terms of statistics versus scouting information. This is problematic because, in the first place, minor league statistics do not have […]

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Using Deserved Run Average

Baseball Prospectus officially released the new Deserved Run Average (DRA) this week, fresh with a new set of improvements, as always. The main site will have more information coming soon to highlight some of the specific methodological tweaks that were made for the latest DRA. In the meantime, the data are here to play with […]

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Series Preview: Brewers at Cubs

Just in time to test an eight game winning streak, our beloved Milwaukee Nine head south to take on the Lakeview Baseball Club, the new Evil Empire, the undisputed dynasty of the National League Central who will win the division without question. (We have the spreadsheets to prove it, why are we even playing the […]

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Everybody Loves the Drake

On Monday night, the Brewers suffered a particularly rough loss to the Reds. Brent Suter did what he does best, working five innings while allowing 3 runs, and the offense did what they do best, which currently means they had yet to score any runs by the time Suter left. Enter Oliver Drake, an average […]