The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Weekend Recap: LCS

Unfortunately, the Brewers season ended on Saturday night. While many national media outlets breathlessly reported on Milwaukee’s pitcher usage and its sustainability throughout the playoffs, it was the bats that failed the team in the National League Championship Series. The Brewers won every game in which they scored at least four runs, but they couldn’t […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Weekend Recap: Milwaukee LCS

After two games, the Brewers are tied 1-1 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. The blown lead in Game 2 will not sit well with the team if they fail to advance to the World Series, but the Brewers are not in a terrible position as the series heads to Los Angeles. Everything […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

LDS Clinched!

The Brewers have advanced to the National League Championship Series. Their pitching staff carried the series as Craig Counsell’s out-getters gave up two runs in the three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. As a team, the Rockies mustered only twenty-two baserunners over twenty-eight innings while striking out thirty times. Outside of a nerve-wracking Jeremy Jeffress […]

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MVPs II: The Race without WAR

Over the weekend, the MVP race took a decided turn in favor of Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, as the left-handed batting phenom not only excelled in Pittsburgh, but his right-handed batting counterpart, Lorenzo Cain, nursed a brief injury for the bulk of the series. So it goes, as most of the MVP race discussion devolves […]

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21: The Trap

In a much-publicized scheduling crunch, the Brewers are headed on a trek in which 21 games will be played in the 20 days leading to the All Star Break. Any baseball fan will look at their favorite team’s schedule for such an occasion and grimace. That the stretch’s extra contest comes at the cost of […]

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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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The No Good, Very Bad,… .500

A month ago, had someone told Brewers fans and analysts that the club would be .500 after their first dozen games, I gather no one would have even shrugged. First things first, there is this essential feeling that even though *every game matters*, early in the season is the time to iron things out and […]

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Weekend Recap: Yelich and Barnes

Last week the Brewers faced an early gauge of how they measured up with their main opposition in the National League Central Division, as the Cardinals and Cubs both visited Milwaukee. Unfortunately, the results failed to match expectations, as the team went 2-5, including getting shut out three times.   Cubs Brewers Thursday April 5 […]