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Brewers Bats: Five Offensive Explanations

The Brewers sat at 12-23, with 133 total runs scored, on the morning of May 14 when I checked in with the bats. Their overall RS / G of 3.80 was somewhat misleading, however, as the club was in the midst of a 19-game hot… [More]

Friday Round Up: Draft, Tanking, Biogenesis, Comeback Win

Last night, the Brewers’ hopes looked dismal during an error-plagued start by Matt Garza, but the bats answered each of the errant frames with runs against Tanner Roark to tie the ballgame. Newly recalled second-baseman Scooter Gennett supplied the game-winning RBI in the bottom of… [More]

Ryan Braun’s Adjustment

Nearly three weeks ago, Ryan Braun swung at approximately 46% of pitches outside the strike zone. If you’re guessing that improved discipline is driving Braun’s .266/.360/.547 May campaign, your guess is correct. However, it’s not simply that Braun has cut down on swings outside the… [More]

Ryan Braun’s Swings

By on April 30, 2015

Ryan Braun’s Swings

One of the fascinating developments in Ryan Braun‘s career prior to his slide into suspensions and scandal was his consistently improved plate disciplined. Reduced to its most simple elements (strike outs, walks, swings outside the zone (and contact outside the zone)), Braun’s career exhibits several… [More]

Batting Failures

By on April 20, 2015

Batting Failures

The Brewers once again kept a game close, tempting fans with an opportunity to seize a road victory, but ultimately fell to the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates completed the series sweep, handing the Brewers their worst start in franchise history. Fans are instantly… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Outfield

There are several common Brewers fan refrains entering 2015, but none sounds louder than “The Brewers’ success will depend on Ryan Braun‘s thumb.” Indeed, Braun’s fall from grace after the Biogenesis scandal has been nothing short of severe, but the slugger’s thumb injury that silenced… [More]

Gomez & Lucroy: The Gateway to 2015

When Jonathan Lucroy‘s hamstring injury was reported last week, it was difficult to not imagine the injury as some continuation of the “collapse” narrative. That is, if the Brewers collapsed out of sheer, inexplicable luck in 2014, a different side of that coin seemed poised… [More]

Revisiting Jonathan Lucroy’s Value

While many sports fans were freaking out over the total value of the contract signed by Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, a relatively new labor weapon was secured in the outfielder’s deal. Namely, the MVP Candidate joined the group of recent stars and free agents to… [More]

You’re My Boy, Braun!

By on August 18, 2014

You’re My Boy, Braun!

“You’re my boy, Braun!” It’s the bottom of the first inning of Friday’s game at Dodger stadium. I’m seated near the right field line, tucked two sections before the foul pole. Ryan Braun is close enough to hear me yell, but it’s not me bellowing… [More]

Summary of Previews: Brewers’ First Half

62.5% If there’s a telling statistic about the Brewers’ recent success and struggles, it’s also a straightforward statistic: from June 1 onward, 62.5% of the Brewers’ games required five runs (or more) in order to win. Let that sink in: basically, for every series, the… [More]