roadkill1
Well, here we are boys and girls.
They won the division.

One of the coolest seasons I've ever followed!

Reading posts here I learned we have;

No starting pitching
Bad trades
Poor free agency moves
Wasted money on Cain
Bad deal for moose and Schoop
Poor defense
Inconsistant hitting
poor managing 
And the bull pen is about to collapse due to over use.
Shoddy defense

Yet, here they are with the best record in the NL and Division champs.

WTH?

And you know what?
I think they got a shot at the pennant!!!

Whatchya think?

God I love this game!

Stan b
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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roadkill1
So the Brewers will be hosting the Rockies who beat the Cubs @ Wrigley.
Tough way to end the season for the Cubs.

Thoughts on this series?
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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roadkill1
What I like best about this team is when THIS team gets pushed, they PUSH back!

My observation of recent Brewers team was they were soft.
The "wall" was to close.

This team doesn't have a wall, there doesn't seem to be a limit.
They seem unafraid to lay it all out there.
Something I tried to teach my young players back in the day.
Hold nothing back, there is no shame in losing if you've done your BEST.

These guys have each other's back.
I really noticed that @ the All-Star game when Cain and the guys stood by Hader.

That's when I felt this team was different.

No matter what, this has become 1 of my top 3 teams of all time.

The 60's Cardinals, the 80's Brewers and the Stearns Brewers.

Instead of getting Melvin type players with unrealized potential, Stearns seems to get grinders who put it out there everyday!

Maybe overachievers versus under achievers?

I got the Brewers in 4.


Stan b
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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formerwiacbaseballer
roadkill1 wrote:
Tough way to end the season for the Cubs.

When you can only muster two runs in 22 innings at your home ballpark, you deserve to be eliminated...

I think with the way the Cubs were swinging the bats and the fact that Lester/Hamels/Hendricks all threw last night, the Cubs might have been the "easier" match-up for the Brewers. 

I will be curious to see if the Rockies send Marquez to the mound on Friday on just three days rest after he started Monday.  I gotta believe Senzatella will start Thursday's game in Milwaukee.
"Let's Play Two!!!"

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"There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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nyybball
I will go with Brewers in five.  I expect a similar type series that they had against Arizona in 2011....Win all the home games.   This is going to be a very tough series with all the talent in that Rockies lineup.
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formerwiacbaseballer
roadkill1 wrote:

These guys have each other's back.
I really noticed that @ the All-Star game when Cain and the guys stood by Hader.

That's when I felt this team was different.

Stan b

I swear I saw "SSDD" on more than one occasion in a few of the game threads in August.... 😁

Or no? 😉
"Let's Play Two!!!"

Baseball is not a game that builds character, it is a game that reveals it.

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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roadkill1

I swear I saw "SSDD" on more than one occasion in a few of the game threads in August.... ÃƒÆ’°Å¸ËœÂ

Or no? 😉
 

Yeah, I got frustrated at times I'm a fan.
But I've been as positive a Brewers fan as anyone throughout the season.
And very little complaining once Villar was gone.

So I guess you win the internet today.

So, in keeping with the tone of your snarky post, sit back and WATCH the series.

Your team choked up two HUGE losses at home.
And I enjoyed it!

RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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formerwiacbaseballer
roadkill1 wrote:
 

Yeah, I got frustrated at times I'm a fan.

So I guess you win the internet today.

So, in keeping with the tone of your snarky post, sit back and WATCH the series.

Your team choked up two HUGE losses at home.
And I enjoyed it!

RK

Guess the smiley faces didn't have the desired effect?  So be it....

I wouldn't say the team "choked" up two losses....  Just the offense, (which has been inconsistent most of the season) as the pitchers did just about everything short of being perfect to give the team a chance to win.  That's baseball though, as you need to get production from both ends to win consistently.
"Let's Play Two!!!"

Baseball is not a game that builds character, it is a game that reveals it.

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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nyybball
Craig Counsell just announced the brewers starting pitching plan for the first two games.  I assume they don't want to start Miley/Gio because of Arenado/Story's numbers against lefties.  This strategy tells me that they have to be going with thirteen pitchers for sure.

Game 1: Bullpen Game
Game 2: Chacin will be going on short rest
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oldballcoach1
With the decision being made to go with the bullpen, maybe that means another "start" for Dan Jennings to face Blackmon to open the game.  What this does though is makes the Game 3 starter up in the air.  The Rockies hit lefties well, so I really don't want to see Miley or Gio in Colorado on Sunday.  Quite honestly, I would rather have seen one of them tomorrow or Friday.  

I suppose it could work out that if we go 2-0 to start, maybe then one of them goes Sunday - but if we go out there 1-1, then the decision becomes difficult.  I have not heard the roster announced yet, but it seems to make sense that Anderson, Peralta, and Woodruff all make it.  
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yzerman1
Brandon Woodruff will start off the game for the Brewers today.  He was great for the Brewers in September pitching in relief with an ERA of under 1.00.  He started a game in September at Coors and got crushed by the Rockies and only lasted 3 innings.  Brewers are only looking for a couple of innings out of him today.
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yzerman1
The surprising Brewers roster for the NLDS:

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traviswilson
The bullpenning decision and then to only keep 11 pitchers boggles my mind. If you want to win a World Series you will play anywhere from 11 to 19 games in the next three-plus weeks. You can't bullpen your way through that long of a stretch. Very short-sighted strategy without looking at the big picture/long game if you ask me.
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westfalls
I hope they can get past the Rockies.  If they do I would be shocked if the roster remains the same since they can make changes after each round. Add more pitching for a 7 game series. They must be thinking there starters that are in the bullpen (Gio, Miley, Peralta, Woodruff, Guerra)  are going to pitch a lot early and they are ok with that.  
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fb30
About the only surprise, if any, is no Cedeno but after Monday's outing they probably didn't feel comfortable with him. Broxton is there probably for late inning pinch-run and defense particularly at the spacious outfield in Coors Field.

Their strength has been there bullpen so I fully understand them going with that philosophy. With off days scheduled after games 2 and 4 there is no reason you can't expect Hader/Jeffress/Knebel/Burnes/Soria and one of the lefties to be available every game. That combination should be able to pitch 5 innings each game without wearing out. 

They'll have Chacin at home for games 2 and 5 if needed. That means Woodruff/Peralta/Guerra/ and Gonzalez/Miley for the rest.
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