Brewers starting pitcher Eric Lauer is entering his fourth season with the team. The southpaw was acquired via trade in 2019 as the Padres sent him and Luis Urias to the Brew Crew in exchange for Zach Davies and Trent Grisham. Throughout his tenure with Milwaukee, Lauer has found a lot of success on the mound. He has also been a vocal player regarding decisions made by Brewers upper management. He recently caught up with Mike Heller of The Mike Heller Show on iheart Radio and discussed team chemistry and missing the playoffs last season.
Eric Lauer says the Brewers clubhouse is family oriented. He also is not letting what happened last season negatively impact him this year.
Eric Lauer was asked by Mike Heller how the club house vibe, feel, or chemistry is established each year. He also inquires about how having new players, both younger and veterans, impacts this. Lauer provided the following response.
“It has a lot to do with what kind of guys you have in the clubhouse. I feel like, its kind of weird to say, but we have a lot of family men in the clubhouse, so everybody feels more like a family. You have a lot of guys that have families, who love their families, so in here that’s what we talk about. We talk about our families, we talk about how life’s going, and you kind of become one big family in doing that.”
When asked about missing out on the playoffs last season, Lauer gave a very mature response. Lauer was quite vocal about the “another bite at the apple” theory last year, so to hear him say that he won’t let what happened last year impact him this current season is good to hear.
“You got to let it fuel you a little bit, that’s something we don’t want to experience again. You do let it fuel you, but at the same time it’s baseball, so you have to have a short memory, you have to let it go. You don’t want to completely forget about it, but you want to make sure it’s not influencing, or having a negative impact on the current season.”
You can listen to the full interview by clicking on the link above. Also mentioned in the podcast is Lauer’s pitching mechanics and feel for the game. He also discusses how him and south paw Wade Miley will be learning from one another this season.