roadkill1
They are on a roll.

3 game set.
2 is a must!
Houser vs. Wainwright tonight



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oldballcoach1
Not a good night, but looking at this series, avoiding a sweep is a must.  If we can get 1 of 3, that still puts this team on track - thanks in part to the 4 game sweep in Miami.  Not a good showing by the pitching staff and the bats.  Hopefully they show up tomorrow and play with some urgency.  
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yzerman1
Last night's game was a disaster.  It featured two of the Brewers biggest off season decisions, Travis Shaw and Jimmy Nelson.  It appears right now, and rightfully so, the Brewers have no faith in either of these two players.  Travis Shaw is been bad all season, but he has reached a new low in ineptitude this month.  He is 0-19 for the month of September.   He had an OPS over 1.00 in San Antonio which just further proves the point that minor league numbers are a useless prediction of future major league success.  Jimmy Nelson still is not back to form and is shell of his former self.   The problem the Brewers face with these two is that they are going to be owed a lot of money next year if the Brewers tender them a contract.  The arbitration process doesn't let a team reduce their contracts by 20%.  However both have had success in the past which figures into the process.  My guess is that Nelson will get a contract worth 4 million next year and Shaw will get around 6 million.  For a big market team it's a no brainer that you automatically renew the contracts and go from there.  For a team like the Brewers, it's a little bit tougher.  Those two guys would represent nearly 10% of the Brewers 2020 payroll.  There aren't any options for third base in the minors and you never have enough starting pitching.   The deadline for tendering contracts is early December.  I would bring them both back and hope that they bounce back.  It;s risky but they don't have a lot of other options.  They could go the free agent route, but that is going to cost them considerably more money. 
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traviswilson
I'd be ok jettisoning Shaw completely. Nelson I'd be more apt to keep, because like you said, starting pitching is so hard to come by. As far as third base, I think they have to try to keep Moose even more now. Savings from Shaw and/or Nelson should help that, though it could be difficult to bring back both Grandal and Moose. 
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oldballcoach1
I agree that they should talk extension with Moustakas. With his connection to Braun and Yelich, it makes sense.  With no options internally ready to go, he kind of becomes the top priority.  Grandal I think moves on as someone will offer him a ton of money and he pretty much made it known he was playing this year to try to back his truck up to the free agent bank next season.  As far as Jimmy Nelson goes, his velocity is getting back to what it was and an off season to further strengthen that shoulder, I think they have to see what they have with him.  He would be a fairly cheap option for the rotation.  With Suter moving his way back and appearing to become another option for the rotation, those two could be nice cheap additions.  

As far as today goes, Lyles needs to come through with a solid outing.  With Houser getting hit around last night, it would be nice to see Lyles get into the 6th, although CC probably won't let that happen.  
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db11
I agree that they should talk extension with Moustakas. With his connection to Braun and Yelich, it makes sense.  With no options internally ready to go, he kind of becomes the top priority.  Grandal I think moves on as someone will offer him a ton of money and he pretty much made it known he was playing this year to try to back his truck up to the free agent bank next season.  As far as Jimmy Nelson goes, his velocity is getting back to what it was and an off season to further strengthen that shoulder, I think they have to see what they have with him.  He would be a fairly cheap option for the rotation.  With Suter moving his way back and appearing to become another option for the rotation, those two could be nice cheap additions.  

As far as today goes, Lyles needs to come through with a solid outing.  With Houser getting hit around last night, it would be nice to see Lyles get into the 6th, although CC probably won't let that happen.  


Lyles goes six complete giving up two runs (just one earned) and got the victory as the offense overcame 17 Ks to hit two 2-run HRs (Moustakas and Grandal) and take a nice 5-2 victory over St. Louis.

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roadkill1
Anderson vs. Wacha

C'mon boys, bust put the whoopin' sticks today!

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oldballcoach1
Getting a win today would be a solid one.  Getting a win and some help from the Pirates would be even better.  The Pirates have went into the tank and have not even been competitive in Chicago.  The Cubs have the Reds coming in next and hopefully they haven't packed it in yet.  If we can get even with the Cubs today, then I really do like the Brewers chances of winning the Wild Card.  Anderson has to keep the ball in the yard and I would guess CC will have a really, really short hook today.  
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roadkill1
Do I get honors for 1 more thread?


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Brewers pulled out a win today and the grand slam by Braun played a huge role. I'm not sure if anyone had taken notice in the NL Central Standings that none of the teams in the Central have a winning record in road games this year. Considering who St. Louis, Chicago, and Milwaukee face in the final two weeks of the regular season. Chances are there may be a surprise in store that may shake up the NL Central or not.
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db11
roadkill1 wrote:
Do I get honors for 1 more thread?


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Yes, and hopefully for every thread through the end of October. 😎

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A down-to-their-last strike grand slam from Ryan Braun (on a horribly hung pitch) gave the Brewers a 7-4 lead, and despite giving up a trademark walk and bomb in the ninth, Hader was able to nail down the save as the Brewers take two of three in St. Louis.

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