oldballcoach1
Tonight - Anderson vs. Gray
Tuesday - Davies vs. Roark
Wednesday - Chacin vs. TBA

I am surprised that Chacin gets the ball Wednesday, but without many options in the organization apparently, he has to go.  With the Woodruff injury, it helps Chacin's chances of hanging on.  

Tonight, apparently they have a 3 man bench with Braun gone to the funeral of Tyler Skaags. As we said last week, doing this is a huge risk.  With Woodruff going onto the IL - there was a chance to grab someone at least for tonight.  But, they bring back Burch Smith.  I almost would like to see what would happen if things dictate some moves being made.  

There is no real need for a 5th starter until the end of next week with some days off, so it wasn't a real pressing move to have to add a starter.  Is David Stearns becoming the second coming of Ted Thompson??
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After 101 games, the Brewers record sits at 53-48.  In the 20 games that Brandon Woodruff has started, the Brewers record is 16-4.  In the other 81 games that someone else has started, the Brewers record is 37-44.  With Woodruff expected to be out for around six weeks, the Brewers could be in serious trouble.
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db11
Tonight - Anderson vs. Gray
Tuesday - Davies vs. Roark
Wednesday - Chacin vs. TBA

I am surprised that Chacin gets the ball Wednesday, but without many options in the organization apparently, he has to go.  With the Woodruff injury, it helps Chacin's chances of hanging on.  

Tonight, apparently they have a 3 man bench with Braun gone to the funeral of Tyler Skaags. As we said last week, doing this is a huge risk.  With Woodruff going onto the IL - there was a chance to grab someone at least for tonight.  But, they bring back Burch Smith.  I almost would like to see what would happen if things dictate some moves being made.  

There is no real need for a 5th starter until the end of next week with some days off, so it wasn't a real pressing move to have to add a starter.  Is David Stearns becoming the second coming of Ted Thompson??


Thinking his way is the best and not adjusting when things stop working? Hanging on to players and coaches too long? Anything is possible, though I don't believe early on-set dementia will be the reason Stearns finally leaves town.
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After Saladino inexplicably hits his second grand salami in as many days to give the Brewers a 5-4 lead in the eighth, Jeremy "Regressing Hard To The Mean But For Some Reason The Braintrust Didn't See That Coming" Jeffress coughs up the game in the ninth as Eugenio "Still Don't Know Where This Guy Came From But He's Hitting Just Over .900 Against Milwaukee" Suarez hits a two-run shot as the Brewers lose another soul-crusher, 6-5.

Check off 7/22 on your calendar as one of those days where momentum was given away by the bullpen yet again. Be interesting to see how many of those are racked up by the end of September.

It's OK though. They like the guys they have.

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So far in the month of July, the Brewers bullpen has given up 52 runs in 68.2 innings for an ERA of 6.82.  Only the Rockies and the Reds have been worse for the month.  The Brewers and Reds both showed that ranking was spot on after their performances last night.
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Not sure why they pitched to Suarez with 1B open. In know the thought is you don't put the winning run on base but with some guy named Josh Vanmeter on deck don't you have to? And if you do pitch to Suarez why do you throw anything over the plate, make him chase and if you walk him on 4 off the plate so be it.  Why CC would pick that time to play conventional baseball when he's anything but most of the time is disappointing.
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An absolutely horrendous loss.  Once I seen Jeffress warming in the pen, it was like here we go.  The writing was pretty much on the wall.  I agree with you Blade - I would have just put Suarez on.  Don't even pitch to the guy.  Make a no name step up and come through.  Jeffress was hanging that curve all inning long and why oh why throw that to him.  No excuse. Combining with the Cubs being out west and playing the hot Giants, this was a huge lost chance.  

I didn't hear any post game comments, but I am sure there was some reason for Jeffress being in the game and why he threw the pitch he did and why they even pitched to Suarez.  It was just bad baseball management at the end of the game.  

On a good note, give Saladino credit.  He has been under the gun and has come through big time the last two games.  Just as he deserved all of crying for his job, he deserves credit for showing up and coming through in some clutch spots.  
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db11 wrote:


Thinking his way is the best and not adjusting when things stop working? Hanging on to players and coaches too long? Anything is possible, though I don't believe early on-set dementia will be the reason Stearns finally leaves town.
  If your going to use a Packers reference maybe you use the Ron Wolf quote saying that the Brewers are a fart in the wind.
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Anyone watching this fifth inning? I'm unfortunate enough to be here alongside a very passive 30,000+ crowd who should be booing their lungs out, but the nachos are apparently too good tonight.

What a microcosm for how poor this team is.

And then the the cherry on top? They bring in top off-season bullpen acquisition Alex Claudio to give up runs galore.

Jeffress blew the season last night. Thanks, pal.
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With Burch Smith's rough outing last night - he was sent to San Antonio and Taylor Williams was once again brought back to give up runs.  Same record playing over and over with the continuous recycle of guys that have under performed, but because Stearns fears his lack of depth in the minors, he continues to bring the same guys back.  
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Anyone watching this fifth inning? I'm unfortunate enough to be here alongside a very passive 30,000+ crowd who should be booing their lungs out, but the nachos are apparently too good tonight.

What a microcosm for how poor this team is.

And then the the cherry on top? They bring in top off-season bullpen acquisition Alex Claudio to give up runs galore.

Jeffress blew the season last night. Thanks, pal.


I made have had a few at this point...😁

Can't say I really disagree. What a deflating two games. Palpable sense of dread amongst the attendees.
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In Jhoulys Chacin's last 10 starts the Brewers as a team are 1-9.  His own personal stats are 0-7 with an ERA of 5.61, which isn't really that different from his entire season in which he is 3-10 with an ERA of 5.67.  How much worse does he have to be before he is removed from the rotation?  The other question would be how bad are their other options if they keep putting him out there?
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Chacin was brutal again today (again, should be the end, but it won't be), but the bullpen came through and the offense was able to scratch out a few runs to grab the lead in the fifth.

Set-up man Josh Hader went two innings with five Ks before giving way to closer Freddy Peralta who threw a 1-2-3 ninth. Hmm.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/reds-vs-brewers/2019/07/24/567605#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567605
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Jhoulys Chacin is going on the IL with an oblique strain.   Probably going to be gone for six weeks just like Brandon Woodruff.  It's probably a blessing in disguise because he's now finally out of the rotation.  The problem is that they don't have anyone to replace him or Woodruff.  They now need two starting pitchers to put into the rotation.  
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Everyone could see the Chacin injury happening.  I thought it would have popped up after his last start.  He is just not very good right now and he needs to go onto the shelf for a period of time.  Looks like 6 weeks.  Would guess we will see a recycle of Peralta and Houser into the rotation.  Just hope it is not Aaron Wilkerson again.  It could be.  

I think CC dodged a huge bullet today.  If Peralta flames out in the 9th and gives up the lead, CC would have be dogged by questions, and rightfully so.  I have not read his reasoning behind the choices he made today.  I will be interested to see what he said an why he made the decisions he did.  If you didn't trust Peralta in the 7th, trusting him in the 9th is kind of strange.  It worked out and the Brewers got the win and that is awesome.  It just could have made for a ton of questioning if it didn't work.  
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