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The Brewers’ Rather Excellent Bullpen

The Brewers have been in first place for basically the entire season, and their odds of making the playoffs exceed 90% — at least by one estimate. But, the baseball fan can never be fully satisfied, and one thing to complain about has been the… [More]

Do the Brewers Struggle to Hit Bad Pitching?

Last night, some guy named Kyle Hendricks shut out the Brewers 3-0. The night before, the Brewers had faced Jake Arrieta, one of the best pitchers in baseball this year. They stayed with him, scored three runs, and won the game. Few things are more… [More]

Are the Brewers’ Bats too Streaky?

The Brewers dropped their third straight game on Tuesday, this time to the Rays by a final of 5-1. In what is becoming a recurring theme, the team got a solid start but it wasn’t good enough for the victory.  Matt Garza went seven innings and… [More]

Cluster Luck: Matt Garza, Brandon Kintzler

We commonly evaluate pitchers by the number of so-called “earned” runs they allow (ERA). That said, many of you know that a pitcher’s ERA at any given time is a poor, or at least misleading indicator of either their true ability or likely success going… [More]

The NL Central: Who Should Win It?

So here we are at the All-Star Break, with the Brewers clinging to a one-game divisional lead. After two months of acting disinterested, the Cardinals, Reds, and Pirates have come charging back. As of now, the Cardinals are one game back, the Reds one and… [More]

Proposal: A Six-Man Brewers Rotation

The Brewers’ current rotation consists of Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza, Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada, and Wily Peralta.  None of them is an “ace” is any real sense of the world, but all of them can be decent, eat innings, and be quite effective.  (Entirely excepting… [More]

Mission June Accomplished, Now for July

At the end of May, I wrote that the Brewers lineup was facing a significant opportunity in the month of June: terrible pitching, the same level of crap pitching that the Oakland A’s tore up over the first two months of the season. The previous… [More]

How Innings-Eating Starters Help Bullpens, Sometimes

As you’ve probably heard by now, Brewers starters are pitching a lot of innings.  So far, they are second only to Cincinnati in their ability to go deep into games, delivering 6.3 innings per start.  Moreover, these starts have, by and large, been effective.  The… [More]

Are the Brewers Primed for More Success?

The Brewers have been full of good news this season. Currently, they feature the second-best record in the National League, and have so far have been holding off a Cardinals outfit that is finally having some luck fall their way. What’s been particularly satisfying about… [More]

The Brewers Rotation, and The Contenders

It is June 11, and the Brewers are doing better than most rational fans could have ever imagined.  They lead the NL Central by several games, and have been in first place for over two months.  The Brewers are given better than even chances of… [More]