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Henderson comments on losing his closer job

Ousted Brewers closer Jim Henderson appeared on 1250 WSSP Tuesday morning, a day after the first save opportunity of the season unexpectedly went to Francisco Rodriguez. A variety of topics were discussed in the interview, but they got the big question out of the way… [More]

Early Surprises in the Brewers Bullpen

At the beginning of the seventh inning of the Brewers’ 2-0 win over Atlanta on Monday, I thought I spotted what would be a talking point for fans in the coming days: the decision to have setup man Brandon Kintzler pitch the seventh rather than the… [More]

2014 Position Previews: Setup Man

Starters: Brandon Kintzler, Francisco Rodriguez Backups: Will Smith, Jim Henderson AAA Depth: Michael Blazek, Rob Wooten, Johnny Hellweg The future: Kevin Shackelford, Wei-Chung Wang, Barrett Astin Yesterday, Tim previewed the closer role for the Brewers. He talked about Canadian closers, eccentric personalities, and Brandon Kintzler’s awesomeness…. [More]

2014 Position Previews: Closer

Starter: Jim Henderson Backup: Francisco Rodriguez, Brandon Kintzler AAA Depth: Johnny Hellweg, Michael Blazek, Alfredo Figaro The future: Jimmy Nelson, Damien Magnifico, David Goforth, Wei-Chung Wang, John Axford again? Closers are a strange breed, or at least that’s the expectation. It’s perhaps the one role in baseball where a player’s outrageous /… [More]

Brewers Camp Battles: Bullpen Fun

Last season, despite owning the fifth-lowest ERA, the Brewers’ bullpen held the ninth-highest FIP and sixth-lowest WAR. It wasn’t an elite group, but it wasn’t terrible, either. They only walk 3.04 batters per nine innings, stranded 77% of base runners, and posted a fairly league… [More]

Game of The Year: Brewers vs Diamondbacks (4/7/13)

It might have only been the sixth game of the 2013 season, the finale of their second series, but the Brewers battle against the Diamondbacks on April 7th would come to encapsulate their entire season. A few strong personal performances were eventually overcome by injuries, mistakes,… [More]

Another Bullpen Implosion in St. Louis

For the second-consecutive evening, a Brewers pitcher carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the team ultimately lost the game. Right-hander Marco Estrada was brilliant, throwing strikes and generating 13 swings-and-misses. He and Jonathan Lucroy had an effective gameplan for the Cardinals, working primarily with… [More]

Exploring ERA and Expectations for Brewers’ Pitching

Pitching statistics are far from perfect. Around the early 1900s’, a pitcher was expected to throw the complete game. So determining a pitcher’s effectiveness by a simple “win” or “loss” was a decent barometer. That is until James Otis Crandall began to pitch. Widely considered… [More]

Predicting the Ump Show

By on July 12, 2013

Predicting the Ump Show

It has been a little over ten years since Curt Schilling used a bat to smash a QuesTec camera to bits. At the time, QuesTec had cameras installed in 13 major league ballparks to help MLB provide feedback to umpires about their strike zones. Schilling,… [More]

Brewers’ Starting Pitchers: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Saturday in Cincinnati, the Brewers’ shutout an opponent for the first time all season. They were the last MLB team to do so in 2013. Yovani Gallardo led the charge by going six innings, striking out five, and giving up three hits and two walks…. [More]