Author: Michael Regan

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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The Brewers took advantage of a stellar night of pitching and three solo homers to get back on track in San Diego in the late hours of the night. Brandon Woodruff was fantastic, and he out-dueled Joe Musgrove despite the 13 strikeouts produced by the latter. The bullpen – run by JP Feyereisen, Brent Suter, and Josh Hader, took care of their business tonight too, and all the Crew needed were the runs produced by Luis Urias, Billy McKinney, and Tyrone Taylor. Milwaukee is now 9-7, and they moved within half a game of the idle Reds at the top…

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With Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined with a knee injury and various other players nursing short-term ailments, the Bucks have found themselves in a bit of a rut. They’ve lost three in a row, a streak that started with a game they blew late in Golden State, continued on to a loss to the Mavs after a 17-36 fourth quarter, and finished with a defeat to the Hornets that saw the Bucks down 19 after three quarters. Giannis likely won’t play tonight either, but Milwaukee should have most of the remaining roster available for the trip down to Orlando, where a struggling…

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Milwaukee Brewers (3-3) @ St Louis Cardinals (4-2) After this season’s first road series against a NL Central rival, the Brewers are diving right back in for seconds this weekend when they take on the Cardinals in St Louis. Both teams have some momentum after losing two of three in their opening series. The Brewers took the last two from the Cubs in Wrigley while the Cardinals closed a sweep of the Marlins with a 7-0 shutout. The first game is tonight (Thursday), and we get a day off before the series closes on Saturday and Sunday. This should be…

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The Brewers and Cubs played for the series today at Wrigley Field, and, as we’ve come to expect so far this season, we got a pitchers’ duel. Brandon Woodruff was fantastic in seven very efficient innings, and he carried a no-hitter into that seventh frame. Kyle Hendricks wasn’t quite as impressive, but he still kept the Brewers off the board in six scoreless innings of his own. The game needed an offensive hero, and Lorenzo Cain was the man for the job. He homered in the top of the eighth to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead, and he drove…

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After a 12-2 run that covered both sides of the All-Star Break, the Bucks have lost three in a row to fall 2.5 games back of both the Nets and Sixers at the top of the East. Uninspiring losses to the Celtics and Clippers – the latter seeing Milwaukee outscored by 36 over the last three quarters – have led to a significant dampening of the mood around this team. It doesn’t get easier from here either with the Lakers, Trail Blazers, and Mavs headlining the remaining five games of this Western Conference road trip. The good news is that…

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There hasn’t been much to complain about behind the backstop for the Brewers in recent years. According to Fangraphs, Milwaukee’s primary catcher has ranked in the top 20 among all MLB catchers in WAR in every season since (and including) 2010. That’s about a decade of solid production, and there have been plenty of elite seasons from Jonathan Lucroy and Yasmani Grandal mixed in along the way. There’s no prime Lucroy or Grandal putting on the catcher’s mitt this time around, but Manny Piña, the man behind three of those top-twenty seasons, and Omar Narváez headline a deep group of…

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