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Logan Morrison cleared waivers today and refused his assignment to Appleton thus becoming a free agent.  I hope they add their first round pick, Garrett Mitchell to the Appleton site.  He hasn't played any type of organized ball since March.  The longer he sits on the sidelines, the longer it is going to take to develop especially his swing.
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A Christian Yelich three-run homer in the sixth turned the game around for the Brewers after a good start from Woodruff went up in flames in the fifth, and solid relief work from Freddy Peralta and Devin Williams set up Josh Hader who labored for 35 pitches but recorded the final four outs to save a 4-3 victory.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-cubs/2020/08/14/631610#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=631610
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The announcers (Rock, B.A. & Minnaert) discussed at length last night about pitch framing and "fooling the umpire."
They discussed how CC says Narvaez works hard and is a willing student.

Nuff said.........
Pina is a better catcher, IMO


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A stat that I came across on Twitter this morning...

Since June 10th, 2018, Hader has faced 48 Cubs hitters.  Just one has gotten a hit (Kris Bryant had a single.)  Easy to see why it's been "game over" for all intents and purposes once Hader has taken the mound against the Cubs over that stretch.

Sure would've been nice to have Bryant available to take that at-bat in the 8th inning with the bases loaded instead of Josh Phegley. 

It will be interesting to see if Hader is available to pitch again tonight after throwing 35 pitches last night.  With that said, I don't have much faith in today's game being close with Colin Rea getting the emergency start (and needing to get 9 innings from a bullpen that's been roughed up so often this year) so I doubt Hader will even be needed this afternoon.
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A stat that I came across on Twitter this morning...

Since June 10th, 2018, Hader has faced 48 Cubs hitters.  Just one has gotten a hit (Kris Bryant had a single.)  Easy to see why it's been "game over" for all intents and purposes once Hader has taken the mound against the Cubs over that stretch.

Sure would've been nice to have Bryant available to take that at-bat in the 8th inning with the bases loaded instead of Josh Phegley. 

It will be interesting to see if Hader is available to pitch again tonight after throwing 35 pitches last night.  With that said, I don't have much faith in today's game being close with Colin Rea getting the emergency start (and needing to get 9 innings from a bullpen that's been roughed up so often this year) so I doubt Hader will even be needed this afternoon.


Whoever posted that stat on Hader might want to do a little more research.  I was at the game on Labor Day in 2018 where Anthony Rizzo hit a bomb up in the Dew deck off Hader.   Hader, in fact,  faced the Cubs in six games after June 10 in 2018 and gave up a hit in five of those games.   
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yzerman1 wrote:


Whoever posted that stat on Hader might want to do a little more research.  I was at the game on Labor Day in 2018 where Anthony Rizzo hit a bomb up in the Dew deck off Hader.   Hader, in fact,  faced the Cubs in six games after June 10 in 2018 and gave up a hit in five of those games.   

That's what I get for not doing the research myself....  Broke my own rule, of not believing everything you read on-line!  My apologies everyone!

Now that you mention it, was that the same game Bryant tried stepping on 3rd and turning a double play with the bases loaded only to be late on the throw and have the Brewers win?  
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That's what I get for not doing the research myself....  Broke my own rule, of not believing everything you read on-line!  My apologies everyone!

Now that you mention it, was that the same game Bryant tried stepping on 3rd and turning a double play with the bases loaded only to be late on the throw and have the Brewers win?  


That was the game.  Carl Edwards and Steve Chisek walked it seemed like every Brewers that came to the plate and blew the game.
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So the corrected stat came out now, and I verified it this time...

Hader has given up one hit (a Kris Bryant single on July 26th, 2019) over the last 40 Cubs batters he's faced dating back to 10/1/18, which most Brewers fans should remember fondly as it was the win in Game #163 at Wrigley Field.
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Despite a so-so start from Adrian Houser and finding themselves down 3-0, the Brewers fought back and took a 4-3 lead into the eighth. Steven Souza, however, would tie the game with a home run off Corey Knebel.

To the 10th we'd eventually go where Avisail Garcia would lead off with an RBI double, and eventually score himself on a Luis Urias infield single.

Alex Claudio would record a three-up, three-down 10th, and despite a run scoring, the Brewers took Game 3, 6-5.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-cubs/2020/08/15/631611#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=631611
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3 of 4 from the Cubs.
Good weekend.

I like Avi & Urias.
Good pick ups.
Put Urias at 3rd, leave him there, the bat plays!
I'm disappointed in Narvaez so far, I'm guessing he will get right.

The Brewer bullpen is set up nice for CC's style of management.
Maybe they are just good.
But they seem pretty solid.

I actually enjoyed watching this series........some pretty good baseball.




RK
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roadkill1 wrote:
3 of 4 from the Cubs.
Good weekend.

I like Avi & Urias.
Good pick ups.
Put Urias at 3rd, leave him there, the bat plays!
I'm disappointed in Narvaez so far, I'm guessing he will get right.

The Brewer bullpen is set up nice for CC's style of management.
Maybe they are just good.
But they seem pretty solid.

I actually enjoyed watching this series........some pretty good baseball.




RK

Was only able to watch Saturday's game, but followed other three games on-line....  From what I saw, it seems like these two teams are pretty "even" despite what the standings might say.  I'd say Cubs have the slight advantage in the starting rotation, but the Brewers have a HUGE advantage in the bullpen!  Losing Chatwood on Friday hurt not only this series, but the upcoming 5-game/3-day series against the Cardinals.  
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Brewers take a needed 3 of 4 from the Cubbies with a 6-5 victory on Sunday afternoon.

Luis Urias (triple, 2 RBI) and Orlando Arcia (triple, 2-R HR) accounted for six of the Brewers 12 hits, and Keston Hiura had a three-run homer to dig the Crew out of yet another early deficit. Lindblom worked his way through five innings, while the bullpen (Yardley, Williams, Phelps and Hader) kept the Cubs at bay.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-cubs/2020/08/16/631612#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=631612
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Was only able to watch Saturday's game, but followed other three games on-line....  From what I saw, it seems like these two teams are pretty "even" despite what the standings might say.  I'd say Cubs have the slight advantage in the starting rotation, but the Brewers have a HUGE advantage in the bullpen!  Losing Chatwood on Friday hurt not only this series, but the upcoming 5-game/3-day series against the Cardinals.  

From a "BASEBALL" standpoint, these were some of the better played games I've seen.
The intensity was stepped up a bit.
Nice defense by both teams.
Happ & Sogard come to mind defensively.
Avi moves pretty well for as big as he is.
Cain "opting out" may be a blessing in disguise.......
(I like Cain, I just mean Avi gets an everyday look)

From a Brewers perspective, Urias is looking really good.

What can anyone say about Braun at Wrigley?

RK
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