yzerman1
Hopefully the clown show that has been going on with the Brewers pitching staff the past two days is over.   This is a quote from Counsel on Corbin Burnes:

Instead of putting him in a different routine, and switching him back and forth, it just didn't seem like the right thing to do. And at this point in the season, it's not the right thing to do. We thought it best we keep him on a schedule, a normal starter's schedule. We discussed a number of options and this is best for his development, best for him long-term, best for us long-term. It's the best decision to make right now."

That quote was from two weeks ago.  Burnes is now back in the bullpen.  I am a firm believer that you don't develop as a starter by pitching short stints out of the bullpen.  So in less than two weeks it's no longer in his best interest or the teams to let him develop as a starter.   Burnes is going to be a really good starting pitcher if the Brewers give him a chance.  You don't come to the majors a become like Jacob DeGrom overnight.  He's only started 15 games at the AAA level and clearly wasn't ready for being a major league starting pitcher.  Pitching out of the bullpen isn't going to help that right now.

No DeGrom and Syndergaard for the Mets this series.   Unless you are playing the Marlins or Giants there are no easy series in the National League this year.  The matchups:

Friday:  Brandon Woodruff (3-1, 5.17)  vs  LHP Steven Matz  (3-1, 3.68)  
Saturday:  Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 3.60)  vs  RHP Zach Wheeler (2-2, 5.05)
Sunday:  Zach Davies (3-0, 1.38)  vs  LHP  Jason Vargas(1-1, 5.75)
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roadkill1
Clown show?

RK
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yzerman1
roadkill1 wrote:
Clown show?

RK


All sorts of strange moves the past two days.  Wednesday morning they announce that Freddy Peralta is going back into the rotation for Brandon Woodruff.  Woodruff gets his spot back because Chase Anderson has a blister issue that unfortunately lands him on the IL.  Peralta performance yesterday shows how insane it was to even consider replacing Woodruff with him.  Unfortunately, Woodruff gets his spot back because of Anderson's blister issues.  Then starting Jacob Barnes once Anderson couldn't go on Wednesday.  Burnes is at the park and was going to take someones spot on Thursday but they go with Barnes instead and later in the game Burnes comes in to pitch.  17 really bad innings in the majors puts Burnes in the bullpen which contradicts everything that was said about keeping him starting.  You believed enough of him in Spring Training that he started the year in the rotation and your opinion on him changes after 17 innings?  That feels like a move that was made to placate the fan base.  You have to expect some bumps in the road for Woodruff and Burnes this year.
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I think Burnes will be a good starter at some point for the Brewers, but for a team that is supposed to contend and] compete not only for the National League pennant, but win a World Series, they can not afford to have him continue to  work through his issues and cost the team games. Just as they can't with any of the other starters.  If this team goes to a 70 win team and misses the playoffs, like it or not, the fans are going to become anxious and I believe the owner will also.  He is spending a large amount on this team and missing the playoffs will not sit well.  

Adding Grandal and bringing Moose back was great, but at $28 million this year.  Were there two starters out there that could have fit in that cost??  Stearns put his trust in 3 young starters and they have not produced.  Knebel is out for the year - yes, no one planned for that, but that has not been addressed.  Hader has filled in awesomely, but his role from last year has left a huge hole.  Another all star set up guy in Jeffress has something going on and missed most of spring training and the beginning of the season and that has not been addressed. 

The over estimation of the pitching staff has been a huge mistake by Stearns.  And with no options in the minors, there is really no way to address it internally.  It is disappointing to see this team kind of imploding in front of us.  Counting on the offense to continually make up for the pitching short comes is not a good strategy.  Good pitching usually wins over good hitting.  
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db11
Push comes to shove, I think the rotation will level itself out...it may be at the expense of the bullpen though.

Stearns inability to hit on scrap-heap arms to plug in like his predecessor could is really hurting here.

Woodruff with another good start and Claudio, Guerra and Hader followed suit. Offense struggled with Matz again, but HRs from Cain and Braun were enough.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/mets-vs-brewers/2019/05/03/567570#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567570
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roadkill1
I like the starting rotation.

Chacin (3-3)
Davies (3-0)
Gio (0-0)
Woodruff (4-1)
Anderson (2-0) is a starter and showed well.

Nelson is coming.

Hader (8 saves)
Claudio
Jeffress
Guerra


The Brewers started the 3 young arms, hit on 1.
I think CC gave them a shot.
I also think he is figuring the whole staff out pretty nicely!

I just checked, the Cardinals have not clinched just yet!
In fact the Brewers are only 3 games out.

A couple of key hitters are starting to come around nicely.
Isn't Braun 3rd in HRs and 2nd in RBI's?

I'm going to wait until at least next weekend before I bail on them.

For those that were fawning over the Reds pitching staff, they are 6 games under .500 in last place.

Sometimes I am truly amazed at the collective baseball I.Q. on display here.


  • 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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db11
That went from the Ed Sedar-Actually-Held-Someone-At-Third-And-They-Played-15-More-Innings-Because-Of-It Game to the Braun-6-Hit-Slash-Pitchers-Drastically-Lowered-Their-ERAs Game...

...with a nod to Chris Flexen for the 18th inning walk-a-thon.

😱

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/mets-vs-brewers/2019/05/04/567571#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567571

Longest game in Miller Park history.
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roadkill1 wrote:
I like the starting rotation.

Chacin (3-3)
Davies (3-0)
Gio (0-0)
Woodruff (4-1)
Anderson (2-0) is a starter and showed well.

Nelson is coming.

Hader (8 saves)
Claudio
Jeffress
Guerra


The Brewers started the 3 young arms, hit on 1.
I think CC gave them a shot.
I also think he is figuring the whole staff out pretty nicely!

I just checked, the Cardinals have not clinched just yet!
In fact the Brewers are only 3 games out.

A couple of key hitters are starting to come around nicely.
Isn't Braun 3rd in HRs and 2nd in RBI's?

I'm going to wait until at least next weekend before I bail on them.

For those that were fawning over the Reds pitching staff, they are 6 games under .500 in last place.

Sometimes I am truly amazed at the collective baseball I.Q. on display here.


  • RK

And their pitching staff has the best ERA in the National League. They aren't struggling because of pitching.
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A report from ESPN on Jimmy Nelson's rehab start for San Antonio today:  He threw 72 pitches with 40 of those being strikes.  
 

Not an overwhelming outing for Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson in his first rebab outing at Triple-A San Antonio. He allowed two hits, three runs and four walks over 3 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. Was told he was touching 94 MPH with his fastball, so at least that's something to build off, though he worked more in the 90-92 range. The Brewers could really use a functional Nelson in their big-league rotation.

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Oh.

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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db11
At least they have a functional Davies on the MLB roster. 7 2/3 innings on a day where they really needed a good outing from their starter.

Yelich returned to the lineup and provided the winning margin on a Russell Branyan-length two-run shot.

Hader struck out the side in the 9th to preserve the sweep.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/mets-vs-brewers/2019/05/05/567572#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567572
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