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If you never use Hader, did he really happen?

I think we need to have a discussion of exactly what exactly we are saving Hader and Jeffress for at this point. What the Brewers should be saving them for is “right now.” There are 39 games to go, the Brewers have plenty of off days upcoming, and in 13 days rosters expand, allowing the […]

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Chasing 1988

I’ve dreaded writing this post for some time, the ultimate jinx post for the phenomenal 2018 Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff. In fact, they surrendered eight runs today while I researched this feature. Yet, as the games played total strolls over 100, it is worth broaching the topic of the place of the 2018 Brewers pitching […]

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The Brewers Can’t Afford To Be Dumb

In the first half of the season Craig Counsell acted intelligently, especially about the use of is pitchers. This was important because the back half of the Brewer lineup was simply terrible, and to win games, they had to lock down the opponent. This is basically what happened as the Brewers surged to lead the […]

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While it feels as though the Brewers are in the midst of a tough stretch with their pitching staff, the Brewers hurlers closed June with a better than average performance once again. The performance simply was not as great as previous months’ production: the Milwaukee arms prevented approximately 14 runs in June based on the […]

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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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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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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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How to turn one Josh Hader into two and a half Chris Sales

With Corey Knebel sidelined, many are clamoring for the excellent Josh Hader to take over the all-important “closer” role. The Brewers have mostly resisted so far, and don’t really seem interested in moving their fireman out of his current role, which is a good thing because in his current role, he’s essentially changing the way […]

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The Perfect Trade

On April 9, 2018 the Brewers recalled outfielder Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and optioned righty Adrian Houser to Double-A Biloxi. In transition, from Houser’s fantastic three strike out, 2.0 IP relief performance against the Cubs, to Brett Phillips’s 1-for-5 start at St. Louis, the duo alternated roster spots to join right fielder Domingo […]