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I thought I read that Miley really enjoyed being with the Brewers last year and wanted to come back but they didn't even make an offer.


Yeah, if Miley left of his own accord, fine, but to not even put an offer out there for him was just really odd...especially in hindsight when they had to scramble to bring back Gonzalez.
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Well, once again, Stearns and CC go against conventional thinking and send Saladino back to San Antonio.  That leaves no backup SS on the roster.  It also means that Arcia will have to play every inning and can not be a part of a double switch or for that matter, get a day off.  Once again, a move that is really hard to understand.  Having Shaw or Moustakas - as CC seems to indicate would play there - is really hard to imagine.  With all of the double switches that occur in the national league, not being able to take Arcia out is going to be an issue at some point.  

Jacob Barnes is DFA to open a spot for Grisham on the 40 man roster.  Not a shocker.  Flip a coin to let Barnes, Smith or Williams go.  At least it wasn't a 22 year old pitcher!!  

Send Ben Gamel to AAA??  Easy answer to that is NO.  Although, with some of the moves lately, sending one of the few guys that has produced in the clutch out does kind of fit.  

Stearns letting Miley walk away - when Miley was one of your most productive pitchers coming down the stretch last season - was based on his belief that Woodruff, Burnes, and Peralta would all be productive.  Something that few felt was realistic.  And then, to let Drew Smyly walk away - and I don't want to hear there was no spot for him on the roster - was nearly as bad.  You just traded for a left handed reliever that could also start in Pomeranz.  Um - wasn't Smyly a lefty that could start??  He could have been added to the bullpen weeks ago and even is Woodruff were still healthy, worked as a long man out of the pen.  


They also sent down Williams to make room for Pomeranz.

Fully expecting an injury to Arcia today as the lack of right buttons being pushed this year continues.
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Hader back for the third day a row, blows up in the 8th inning and a lead disappears as all the wrong buttons continue to be pushed.

To say nothing of poor situational hitting. Shaw still got ABs though, so it's all good.
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Lots to digest here with this loss.  db - the situational hitting for many on this team leaves a lot of be desired.  7th inning bases loaded and NO outs.  Ahead 2-1 with your 4-5-6 hitters coming up.  I mean, 2 fly balls guys at the very least.  Well, Moustakas rolls to 1B and they throw out Grandal at the plate.  Bases load still.  Braun up.  Now, I am sure some will pull up some numbers about this, but doesn't it seem like Braun either strikes out or grounds out in these situations??  Luckily, as he does strike out, the ball gets away and Yelich scampers home.  Runners move up to 2nd and 3rd.  Thames up now - yep you guessed it.  To win the division and get to the playoffs, this is not the way.  For those guys to not hit in situations like this has hurt this team all year.  They were lucky to get the run they did.  

As far as Hader - I don't know how it works anymore.  First, CC says he really doesn't want to throw him back to back days.  1 inning of work usually gets him a day off.  2 innings usually mean 2-3 days off.  Today, he puts him out there for the 3rd day in a row, something that has never happened.  The result??  2 hits - 1 HR - 2 runs and a BB.  16 pitches.  Now, after going 3 in a row, he probably will not be available for the Cubs series - which may be as important a series as this team has had so far this season.  

Maybe we can turn to one of those former closers that we traded for to pick up some slack - Strickland, Elias, Greene, Martin or Melancon.  Oh wait - we passed on those guys to grab a failed starter who after 5 innings of relief has been deemed "outstanding in that role" and two guys that are not even able to make the 25 man roster.  The guys on hand are good enough is what we were told.  Not going to be shocked to see Jeremy Jeffress on the mound tomorrow in the 9th.  That is a comforting thought (sarcasm).  
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At some point Hader is gonna have to learn to deal that slider for a strike with consistency, because while his 95 mph heater up is pretty much unhittable, that same pitch down and over the plate is the biggest meatball in the MLB right now.

I'm just curious as to what the plan was, was he really gonna get two innings, or was he bridging to who exactly in the ninth?

Growing up with awful Brewers team after awful Brewers team, it feels almost dirty to whine about a team where this one is in the standings, but man this has, for large chunks of it anyway, been a very tough season to watch. Expectation will do that, but what's perhaps worst is the lack of a visible plan from management, both in the dugout and upstairs. It seems like the philosophy is throw [bleep] at the wall and see what sticks. They got away with some non-conventional stuff last year, but had no contingency plan in place this year in case that stuff wasn't anywhere near as successful.

When you accidentally find yourself in a pennant race, always find a way to keep the .155 hitter on the roster and in the lineup. It WILL eventually work out in your favor. 😉
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db11 wrote:
At some point Hader is gonna have to learn to deal that slider for a strike with consistency, because while his 95 mph heater up is pretty much unhittable, that same pitch down and over the plate is the biggest meatball in the MLB right now.

I'm just curious as to what the plan was, was he really gonna get two innings, or was he bridging to who exactly in the ninth?

Growing up with awful Brewers team after awful Brewers team, it feels almost dirty to whine about a team where this one is in the standings, but man this has, for large chunks of it anyway, been a very tough season to watch. Expectation will do that, but what's perhaps worst is the lack of a visible plan from management, both in the dugout and upstairs. It seems like the philosophy is throw [bleep] at the wall and see what sticks. They got away with some non-conventional stuff last year, but had no contingency plan in place this year in case that stuff wasn't anywhere near as successful.

When you accidentally find yourself in a pennant race, always find a way to keep the .155 hitter on the roster and in the lineup. It WILL eventually work out in your favor. 😉


The plan, according to Counsel, was to have Hader pitch to their best hitters in the eighth inning and turn it over to Freddy Peralta for the ninth.  Hader has now given up 11 home runs in 52 innings which is way too many.   Hader's 11 bombs allowed is the most by any reliever in the National League.   The new backup shortstop has a .155 average which is better than old one who had an average of .123.  Improving at the margins.
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yzerman1 wrote:


The plan, according to Counsel, was to have Hader pitch to their best hitters in the eighth inning and turn it over to Freddy Peralta for the ninth.  Hader has now given up 11 home runs in 52 innings which is way too many.   Hader's 11 bombs allowed is the most by any reliever in the National League.   The new backup shortstop has a .155 average which is better than old one who had an average of .123.  Improving at the margins.


Admittedly forgot about Freddy. Figured he'd probably go to Jeffress.

Live by the fastball. Die by the fastball. Has to develop a consistent second pitch or he will eventually flame out. Was that ground ball out he got yesterday the first grounder out he's gotten all year? To think people thought he should have been a starter last year...

Trent Grisham now with more MLB time in Milwaukee than Mauricio Dubon too. Who saw that coming?
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