roadkill1
Pirates not playing well as of late, they scare me.
9 games left.
If Brewers can finish 5-4 I think they get in.

I think St Louis will win division.
Cubs and Cards have 6 left against each other.
If Cubs go 5-4 in last 9 they still can't catch the Crew if they go 5-4.

So here we go;

Chase Anderson vs. Steven Brault

Seems like no one posts here much.
Too bad, 9 games left and our team is in the middle of the playoff race.

Break them whoopin' sticks out tonight boys!!!


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oldballcoach1
The Cubs stubbed their toe again today and the Crew is already up 3-0 in the 1st.  Finish tonight and start to put some distance from the Cubs.  Winning the division is probably not going to happen, but lets get that home Wild Card game.  The Nats are in Miami though and that may not bode well.  

This team is showing some grit and a sweep of the Pirates and the Cubs sucking the pipe against the Cards would make for a good spot the last week.  
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db11
Brewers win 10-1 as the Pirates continued their mailing it in here in September. Six strong from Chase Anderson, and the Brewers pounded out 10 hits and 10 runs without the benefit of a home run.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/pirates-vs-brewers/2019/09/20/567630#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567630
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roadkill1
Zach Davies against Marvel

Keep them whoopin" sticks working.

Disappointing only 3 posters here.
Very exciting baseball.
CC is doing an excellent job.


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The weather is Chicago looks iffy today, so with a rainout, they will have to play a doubleheader tomorrow and I think that is a big advantage Brewers.  Lets get to Marvel early and often today and stretch this lead out.  

Road - give me your thoughts on the pitching through the week.  They will have to be lining up for that wild card game and who starts.  I have a feeling with Woodruff starting tomorrow and maybe going 2 innings again - he then could do the same Thursday and be in a spot to start the Wild Card game.  If not him, then I think it has to be Lyles.  It will be interesting to see who is left off the playoff roster.  Starters will be Woodruff, Lyles, and Gio for sure  - Houser will go to the pen - comes down to Davies or Anderson.  Both guys have had their moments, but I don't see CC carrying 5 starters in the postseason.  
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The weather is Chicago looks iffy today, so with a rainout, they will have to play a doubleheader tomorrow and I think that is a big advantage Brewers.  Lets get to Marvel early and often today and stretch this lead out.  

Road - give me your thoughts on the pitching through the week.  They will have to be lining up for that wild card game and who starts.  I have a feeling with Woodruff starting tomorrow and maybe going 2 innings again - he then could do the same Thursday and be in a spot to start the Wild Card game.  If not him, then I think it has to be Lyles.  It will be interesting to see who is left off the playoff roster.  Starters will be Woodruff, Lyles, and Gio for sure  - Houser will go to the pen - comes down to Davies or Anderson.  Both guys have had their moments, but I don't see CC carrying 5 starters in the postseason.  


It rained in Chicago, but it also rained HRs as Kimbrel blew yet another save, giving up back-to-back bombs to open the ninth, and the Cards would go on to win.

The Brewers got to Marvel and the rest of the Pirates staff as they won, 10-1, for the second straight day.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/pirates-vs-brewers/2019/09/21/567631#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567631
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The rain didn't do much in Chicago yesterday, but it is very wet there today.  That could force a doubleheader next week in St. Louis possibly if they don't get it in today.  The Cards are off to Arizona for a series beginning Monday so can't make it up tomorrow with the Cubs being off.  As for the Nats, they have 5 with the Phils yet and end with 3 against the Indians.  They could stumble.  

The Brewers 3 up with 7 to go - including today on the Cubs.  Win today and a Cubs loss, 4 up with 6 to go takes some pressure off and maybe allows for some rest for a few guys.  Grandal could use a day off or part of a day anyway.  

Woodruff today for a couple and then gotta get him lined up for that Wild Card game.  
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roadkill1
Brandon Woodruff today against T. Williams
Keep them sticks hot boys!

2 maybe 3 from Woodruff.

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roadkill1
Brandon Woodruff today against T. Williams
Keep them sticks hot boys!

2 maybe 3 from Woodruff.

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yzerman1
The way the Brewers rotation is set up now, it looks like Jordan Lyles will pitch the wild card game on Tuesday.  Lyles pitches on Wednesday in Cincinnati so his next regular day to pitch would be Monday.  If they have a tie breaker game Monday he is starting that game, if not he probably gets the ball on Tuesday.   If the Brewers keep their rotation as is, Woodruff isn't scheduled to start again until Saturday in Denver.  He only threw 37 pitches in his first start back so any game he starts is going to be a bullpen game.  If they are planning on trying to extend the number of pitches he is able to throw, Denver is a tough place to do that.  If he throws 60-70 pitches on Saturday, you would have to wonder about his availability for Tuesday.  In the wild card game the roster is only 25 players again.
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roadkill1
My question is/will be who do the keep in the bullpen?
Hader
Pomeranz
&
Suter?
Claudio
Albers


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roadkill1 wrote:
My question is/will be who do the keep in the bullpen?
Hader
Pomeranz
&
Suter?
Claudio
Albers


MR. RK


It would be hard to not keep Suter the way he's been pitching as a multi-inning guy.
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If I am right, you reset the roster after the wild card game and before the divisional series, so things could change.  Here is my pitching staff for the playoffs.  

Lyles
Gonzalez
Woodruff 

Albers
Claudio
Suter
Houser
Pomeranz
Guerra
Peralta
Hader

That leaves either Anderson or Davies as the odd man out.  It also means Jay Jackson is left off.  That is tough for all of those guys as they all have contributed through the season.  Suter has to be on the roster with his ability to go multiple innings and get both lefty and righties out.  Honestly, I would not be opposed to leaving Claudio off in favor of Jackson.  
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Brewers pitchers went perfect through six innings, before a cheap infield single (a play Arcia probably should have made) broke that up in the seventh with the Brewers sitting on a 4-0 lead thanks to two Thames HRs and an Arcia solo shot. Milwaukee punted on a golden opportunity to extend the lead in the seventh with Moustakas and Hiura the goats. Naturally, the until-that-point docile Pirates then struck for three off The Enigma, with an assist from Arcia bottling one and Hader giving up a two-run single before getting out of the inning.

Hader then manned up and struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the 4-3 victory and sweep.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/pirates-vs-brewers/2019/09/22/567632#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567632

Meanwhile the Cubs gave up two in the ninth again to lose 3-2 and get swept by the Cardinals, who clinched at least a WC berth in the process.
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hirschey76
It is too bad the Cubs couldn't have hung on to win at least one from the Cardinals...oh well
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