Author: Michael Regan

It’s good to be a Brewers fan right now. After a cold stretch spoiled a fantastic start to the season, they’ve responded as well as anyone could have hoped over the last two weeks. Milwaukee is on a 14-2 run sparked by the addition of new shortstop Willy Adames, and the latest win pushed them, at least temporarily, half a game ahead of the Cubs at the top of the NL Central. The pitching continues to be excellent, and the offense is finally starting to hit its stride after a brutal start to the season. Let’s ride. For now, though,…

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The Portland Trail Blazers exited the postseason without a series win yet again. This time, they fell short in a 2-4 first round loss to the Denver Nuggets, who were without two likely starters in Jamal Murray and Will Barton. In the immediate aftermath, they fired long-time head coach Terry Stotts. Stotts’s downfall was caused by a lack of consistent postseason success despite the presence of star Damian Lillard. Dame’s incredible offensive ability has created expectations that were not met by four first round exits in five years, and while those expectations might not have been realistic given Portland’s roster…

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Giannis free agency rumors and trade talk. Endless taunts and criticisms. And a five game bubble beatdown to back all of it up. The tension that was at the forefront of this series was well-documented and obvious to fans here and across the league. There’s a reason many predicted the 6 seed Heat would hang with the Bucks despite their inferior record, stats, and players. There was a significant mental roadblock in Milwaukee’s way, and not everyone believed they could clear it. We can officially say it now – those people were wrong. The Bucks made as strong of a…

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It happened folks. Despite dreadful perimeter shooting and a group of refs that did the Bucks no favors, they hung on to take Game 1. This felt far more important than a single win after what happened last summer, and it was great to see Milwaukee pull this one out despite all of the things that went wrong. They missed thirteen free throws, were outscored by 45 points from beyond the arc, and saw Duncan Robinson make more threes than the entire Bucks team. None of it matters after Khris Middleton’s fadeaway fell at the end of overtime. One down.…

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It’s no secret the Brewers have some of the best bullpen arms in the game. Josh Hader is a flame throwing beast who has given up just two runs in fifteen innings while striking out nearly two batters per frame. Devin Williams started to heat up after a slow start, allowing just three runs in his last 11.1 innings, and he boasts one of the best pitches in baseball. JP Feyereisen is the newcomer on the scene, and – before his implosion in the finale against the Braves – he had allowed just eight walks, five hits, and one earned…

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With just nine games left in the season, this quick two-game series with the Nets is a prime opportunity – and, really, the last opportunity – to make a run at the 1 seed. The Bucks are 3.5 games behind the Nets and 3 games behind the Sixers, and it’s hard to see them catching either team at this point without a sweep in the Fiserv Forum. Making up less than 2 games with seven to go is certainly a more reasonable goal, even if it will still require a great finish and some help. Now, the obvious question…

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It’s a good day to be a Brewers fan. In one of the best games of the season so far, the Brewers outlasted the Dodgers to take a 3-0 series lead. The Crew is now 17-10, which puts them in a tie with the 16-9 Royals for the best record in baseball. The Dodgers, if anyone was curious, are now 16-12 and losers of ten of their last thirteen. It’s a true shame, and it’s a good thing we don’t have issues like that here in Milwaukee. The Brewers keep chugging along, with or without their preferred starters. Let’s…

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The Brewers never really had it in any area of the game in this one, and it resulted in a 2-6 loss that never felt all that competitive outside of a brief moment in the third. Emergency starter Zack Godley provided a three-inning start filled with all sorts of chaos, former Brewer Jesus Aguilar sent a deciding three-run home run to left in the fourth, and the Crew never got enough going offensively to match the Marlins. It’s the third home series loss of the season, but the Brewers are still 14-10 and atop the NL Central. Let’s take a…

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The Bucks entered Charlotte on a low after allowing the Hawks to score 41 points in the fourth quarter and turn an eight-point deficit into a seven-point win. It was a brutal loss at a brutal time after all the work Milwaukee had done in recent games to tighten the race at the top of the East. Before the Hawks, the Bucks were 1.5 games back of the Sixers and 2.5 games back of the Nets. This morning, they were an additional game behind each. With the remaining season quickly shrinking, each game becomes vital in the attempt to gain…

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The Brewers finished off a sweep this afternoon in San Diego. Despite a huge number of Padres reaching base throughout the game, the pitching staff managed to hold it to only the two runs given up by Adrian Houser in his 4.2 innings of work. Both Jace Peterson and Omar Narvaez drove in two runs, and that was all that was needed in this one. Let’s take a deeper look at the game.  GAME RECAP Early Innings Jackie Bradley Jr led off the game with an infield single, setting up an early opportunity for the Brewers. Unfortunately, Dinelson Lamet, San…

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