Does Tyler Thornburg Have A Reverse Platoon Split?

The Brewers have quite a bit of familiarity with platoon splits, especially when it comes to relievers. During his two-ish years in Milwaukee, Jeremy Jeffress fared far better against right-handed batters (.242 wOBA against) than he did against lefties (.351 wOBA). A host of other faceless bullpen arms — Burke Badenhop, Neal Cotts, and Jonathan Broxton, […]


Ryan Braun’s Worrisome Ground Ball Tendency

As we head into the offseason, perhaps no Brewer has a less certain future than Ryan Braun. Milwaukee’s prodigal son prospered in 2016: The 3.9 WARP that he compiled this year was the highest total since 2012, when he finished second in the NL MVP voting. That exquisite production, together with his fairly team-friendly contract — he’ll […]

Game 162 Recap: Brewers 6, Rockies 4

The conclusion of the 2016 season had everything: long balls, long relief, a couple of blown saves, and an extra-inning rally in a pear tree — all of which helped the Brewers narrowly avoid 90 losses. (Hey, 73-89 ain’t too shabby.) Worst Play: Oddly enough, the player who nearly blew the game for the Brewers […]

Game 156 Recap: Reds 4, Brewers 2

The Brewers blew a bunch of opportunities on offense and couldn’t make up for it pitching-wise; as the result, they lost their final home game — and final home series — of 2016, to the worst team in the National League. Yeah, that encapsulates 2016 pretty well. Best Play: Don’t say the Brew Crew didn’t put up a fight, […]


Game 150 Recap: Brewers 3, Cubs 1

In a sentence that I still can’t comprehend, Wily Peralta went toe-to-toe with a Cy Young contender to help the Brewers win the series against the Cubs. Worst Play: Thanks to two second-inning singles — one of them off the bat of Peralta — the Brewers held a 2-0 advantage heading to the bottom of […]