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Brewers Bullpen in Rare Company?

With a 20 wins and nine losses, the Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in baseball. While the offense and starting pitching has been fine, the bullpen is the real reason for the highly unexpected success. What was expected, however, are the calls for regression…. [More]

Bullpen Follies Cost Brewers

Through the first 6 innings on Wednesday, the Brewers and Pirates played to a 2-2 stalemate between the game’s starters, Yovani Gallardo and Edinson Volquez. Then the bullpen got involved and things got out of hand quickly. When the carnage was over, the Brewers were… [More]

Brewers Bullpen Notes: Thornburg, Henderson, and Wang

The Brewers bested the Phillies 9-4 on Wednesday night, running their winning steak to five games. For the second straight night, it was the Brewers’ power bats that helped overcome a mediocre starting pitching performance. The headliner for the series at this point is most… [More]

The More Talented Brewers Bullpen

The Brewers prevailed in their Opening Day contest against in the Braves, in a game that featured three of the Brewers’ best bullpen pitchers pitching sequential scoreless frames.  Last year’s best Brewers reliever, Brandon Kintzler, handled seventh-inning duties doing what he does best: induce ground… [More]

Does it Matter Who Else Joins the Brewers Bullpen?

Several names are probably locks for the opening day bullpen: Jim Henderson, Brandon Kintzler, Will Smith, Tom Gorzelanny, and Tyler Thornburg. That leaves one or two spots. Does it really matter who the Brewers choose? We can answer that by continuing last week’s discussion about… [More]

The Mirage of the “Retooled” Brewers Bullpen

The 2012 Brewers bullpen had the worst earned-run average (ERA) in baseball: 4.66. The 2013 Brewers bullpen had the fifth-best ERA in baseball: 3.19. Because this dramatic improvement in ERA coincided with an overhaul of the bullpen, it’s tempting to chalk it up to great… [More]

Rounding The Bases: What Does Success Look Like?

Welcome to Rounding the Bases, a weekly column where writers Ryan Topp and Steve Garczynski participate in a discussion on one baseball topic. You can follow @RyanTopp and @SteveGarczynski on Twitter. Ryan Topp: OK, Steve, so we’ve taken some heat for being too negative in this space… [More]

Rounding the Bases: The Bullpen

Welcome to Rounding the Bases, a weekly column where writers Ryan Topp and Steve Garczynski participate in a discussion on one baseball topic. This week, the two tackle the Brewers’ bullpen. You can follow @RyanTopp and @SteveGarczynski on Twitter. Steve Garczynski: I’m going to get… [More]

Stan Kyles takes the fall for Brewers bullpen

Apparently the latest bullpen meltdown — nine runs allowed in the final five frames on Sunday — was the final straw for Brewers management. Bullpen coach Stan Kyles was fired Monday in what amounts to a symbolic measure. Essentially, they’re not able to fire the… [More]