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Brewers blank Dodges, take 2-1 NLCS lead

Settle down, national narratives. The Milwaukee Brewers have a 2-1 NLCS lead with two more to play in Los Angeles. Monday night, they would blank the Dodgers 4-0 en route to their 13th win in 14 games. But how would they do it? After all, they use their bullpen too much! They don’t have good enough starters! Other things! Well, Game 3 starter Jhoulys Chacín would beg to differ. The Brewers would get out of the blocks immediately. In the top of the first, Ryan Braun would follow a...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Orlando Arcia, an unlikely offensive force

Who would have guessed this guy would carry the offense?

Orlando Arcia was the worst hitter in the National League during the 2018 regular season.

That’s just not hyperbole. There were 119 batters on the Senior Circuit that made at least 350 trips to the plate this year, and no one posted a lower wRC+ than Orlando Arcia, whose .236/.268/.307 slash translated to a mere 54 wRC+. The 24 year old was so bad that the team demoted him twice for stints in Colorado Springs so that Arcia could try...

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The 10 best MLB players in 2018

The 2018 MLB season is technically far from over because we’re still waiting to see who captures October glory in the World Series. But in reality, 26 organizations have already turned the page to the offseason and are gearing up for the next few months leading into next March. Some players are happy the regular season is in the rearview mirror, but there are also plenty that will look back on the past six months fondly, hoping they can carry that momentum into 2019. Baseball is a game...

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Ben Reagan

Brewers shut out Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 series lead

It was easy shutting down LA tonight...until the ninth

WP: Jhoulys Chacin (1-0); LP: Walker Buehler (0-1); Save: none; Homeruns: Mil - Orlando Arcia (2); LA - none

ooohh...this is an “it’s getting exciting” Box Score

The Milwaukee Brewers used their pitching again to win a post-season game, shutting out the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 behind Jhoulys Chacin and four relievers, taking a 2-1 lead in their best of seven series with the LA. The Crew made the most of their scoring opportunities...

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Playoff beast Orlando Arcia hits another big homer in Brewers win

Orlando Arcia continues to be a beast in the playoffs for Milwaukee. Arcia ripped Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler for a 2-run home run in the top of the 7th inning of NLCS Game 3 on Monday. He took an 0-1 fastball from Buehler out of the park to right field to give the Brewers a 4-0 lead. The Milwaukee shortstop only had three home runs in the regular season, and he has matched that total in the postseason. He homered in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Colorado Rockies and in...

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Dodgers bench struggling catcher Yasmani Grandal for Game 4

Yasmani Grandal will not be in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS due to his struggles this postseason. Grandal has been in and out of the Dodgers’ lineup in the NLCS, and that pattern will continue on Tuesday. Manager Dave Roberts announced after the Dodgers’ 4-0 loss in Game 3 to the Milwaukee Brewers that Grandal will be on the bench to start Game 4. Grandal suffered through a brutal defensive game in the series opener. For Game 2, Grandal found himself on the...

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Dodgers fans boo Yasmani Grandal during latest atrocious game

Los Angeles Dodgers fans are absolutely done with Yasmani Grandal and let the catcher know it. Grandal struck out in the third and again in the seventh, though he did bloop in a double in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday. But the bigger concern is how bad Grandal’s defense remains. Grandal couldn’t handle a ball in the dirt in the top of the sixth, allowing Travis Shaw to score from third on a wild pitch to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-0 lead. A few innings later,...

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Twitter slams Manny Machado for not knowing how to slide

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado is having a hard time running the bases in Game 3 of the NLCS vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. Machado got away with a questionable slide at second early in the game. Then, as he was attempting to break up a double play, he had another. Upon review, that slide was illegal and the runner at first, Cody Bellinger, was called out. Twitter was highly critical of Machado’s tactics. His base running and sliding technique certainly needs a lot of work.

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Ben Reagan

Wade Miley to start NLCS game 5 for Milwaukee Brewers

No one has been announced yet for game 4.

The Milwaukee Brewers are still uncertain (at least publicly) as to who will be on the mound first in game four of the NLCS, but have announced that Wade Miley will go on short rest for game five Wednesday night.

Still no Game 4 initial out getter for #Brewers but Miley will go on short rest in Game 5.

— Tom (@Haudricourt) October 15, 2018

Miley’s stellar outing on Saturday, when he shut out the Dodgers over 5.2 innings on two hits and no...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Alec Asher elects free agency

He made two appearances for the Brewers this year.

While the Milwaukee Brewers are still locked in a postseason battle with the Los Angeles Dodgers, most of the rest of the players and teams around baseball are already looking ahead to the winter months. MLB’s offseason doesn’t really start in earnest until the World Series, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any transactions already going on:

As an outrighted player w/enough service time, RHP Alec Asher elected minor league...

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Ben Reagan

NLCS Game Thread #3: Milwaukee (1-1) Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1)

As per usual, we’ll either be on top of the world or in the dumps

When asked how he would describe the 1975 World Series after the first two games, Bill Lee said “Tied”. That description is valid this season in the NLCS, some 43 years later. Hoodathunk.

The Milwaukee Brewers and LA Dodgers split the two in Miller Park, and each team looks to get a leg up on a trip to the World Series. The Dodgers have started slowly on offense in both games, but have come back late against the...

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What We Learned: Moving to Los Angeles

After splitting at home, the Brewers and Dodgers move to LA for three games. We prep you for that in today’s What We Learned.

NLCS Game 1: Brewers 6, Dodgers 5
NLCS Game 2: Dodgers 4, Brewers 3

NLCS Game 3: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Walker Buehler | 6:39 pm

Pitching Analysis

In the face of constant criticism, the Brewers developed and deployed a run prevention system, and it’s working
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers’ Corbin Burnes is secret weapon
Nick Michalski, Dairyland Express

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Checking in on the Milwaukee Brewers prospects in the Arizona Fall League

How have the Brewers’ prospects fared after one week?

Arizona Fall League play got underway on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Seven Brewers prospects have played for the Peoria Javelinas, guiding them to a 2-2 record.

The story line for Brewers prospects was Keston Hiura’s blazing start. In the first two games, the top Brewers prospect went 3-7, HR, 2B, 7 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB and 2 SB. His home run was a grand slam that broke open a tie game for Peoria.

Meanwhile, the Brewers’ pitching prospects have...

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Brewers’ Jeremy Jeffress clarifies his comment about Dodgers getting ‘lucky’

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress clarified his comment about the Los Angeles Dodgers getting “lucky” against him. Jeffress blew a 3-1 lead in Game 2 of the NLCS on Saturday by walking in a run and then giving up a two-run home run to Justin Turner. After the game, he said the Dodgers were “lucky.” A day later, Jeffress addressed the postgame remarks on Twitter. He said the home run was not lucky, but the “cheap hits before” were. Chris Taylor reached on an infield...

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Ben Reagan

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Postseason Week 2

Small Sample Sizes yield odd results

I’ve said it before: losses on Saturday make the mood of Sunday Sundries darker. Sorry. Still, the Brewers won two of the three games they played this week. They’ll go to LA tied at one game apiece with the Dodgers in the NLCS, after having swept the Colorado Rockies in three straight in the NLDS.

Next week could be the last Sundries for the season, or I could get a couple more chances at creating a masterpiece. Of course the masterpiece would be a...

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Turner puts Dodgers ahead for good in NLCS Game 2 win

Justin Turner gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the lead of NLCS Game 2 with a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning on Saturday. Turner took a 2-0 pitch from Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress deep to left field for a go-ahead home run to make it 4-3. Jeffress threw Turner a splitter low and in, but the ball did not dive much, allowing Turner to get a hold of it. Saturday’s big homer helped make up for his brutal game the night before, which saw him strike out four times....

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Brewers' Jeffress thinks Dodgers were 'lucky' in scoring off him

After taking the loss in NLCS Game 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jeremy Jeffress had some interesting things to say about the poor outing. The Milwaukee Brewers reliever entered Saturday’s game with a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning. He then proceeded to allow three runs to score (one on a bases-loaded walk to Austin Barnes and two an inning later on a go-ahead home run by Justin Turner) to give the Dodgers the ultimate 4-3 victory. After the game, Jeffress said that he thought the NL...

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Brewers bullpen falters, Dodgers win 4-3 to even NLCS 1-1

Shaky outings from Corbin Burnes and Jeremy Jeffress ruin a sterling start by Wade Miley

Game 2 of the National League Championship Series was a reminder that even when a game feels easy, it’s never easy once you get to this level of the postseason.

Wade Miley was simply spectacular in his start. Things didn’t seem like they would be that way early, when Miley allowed a single to Justin Turner and David Freese gave Brewers fans painful flashbacks to 2011 with a deep drive in the first...

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Watch: Lorenzo Cain takes back a home run

Friday night, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain could’ve ended the game with this. Instead, the Dodgers got to within one run before losing Game 1 of the NLCS 6-5. So in the first inning of Saturday’s Game 2, Cain would do this with a man on and one out in the first. How does he make it look so easy? We don’t know; we assume it’s because he’s a pretty good baseball player. But there’s plenty more to play this afternoon. As of this writing, the Brewers lead 1-0 in the...

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Watch: Prince Fielder throws out first pitch of Game 2

In June 2002, the Milwaukee Brewers would draft first baseman Prince Fielder seventh overall. He made his debut for the club in 2005, and didn’t leave until free agency ahead of the 2012 season. In those seven seasons — six full — Fielder hit .282/.390/.540 with 200 doubles and 230 home runs. The fewest amount of games he played in over those six seasons? 157 in 2006. And, his per-162 game average looked like this: 33 doubles, 38 home runs, 92 walks and 107 RBI. That’ll play. So...

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