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How MLB's Best Pinch-Hitters Prepare To Thrive In Their Limited Opportunities

Reed Johnson wasn’t ready. The veteran outfielder had just begun to stretch when he learned he would be pinch-hitting for Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija to lead off the sixth inning of a game against the Brewers in May 2012. He grabbed a bat and walked to the plate cold. Looking for any way to get loose, Johnson lunged at Marco Estrada’s 1-0 pitch in the dirt and missed. But...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

In Baseball, as in Life, Confidence is a not a Cure-All

Not to bash Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because his post on Mike Fiers from Wednesday is merely the gazillionth story about the “confidence” of baseball players. This dead horse, “confidence,” is a clichéd, bad metaphor for something intangible and apparently inexplicable that determines the difference between a player’s performance from one day to the...
Via Brewers Bar
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson gaining confidence, adding spark to rotation

MILWAUKEE -- Losers of 10 of their last 11 games at the time, the Milwaukee Brewers were in need of a jolt of energy, some sort of a shake up to try and turn things around just prior to the All-Star break. Swapping Jimmy Nelson into Marco Estrada's rotation spot was oft discussed and long rumored, as the chatter increased as the season wore on. Be it because the Brewers needed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Estrada unhappy with move to bullpen, but understands

MILWAUKEE -- After learning of the Milwaukee Brewers' decision to move him from the starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada wasn't pleased, but that was to be expected. The right-hander was sent to the bullpen last week in order to clear a rotation spot for top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson. While the move may not be permanent, Estrada's streak of 54 starts is...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 7/13/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. [Programming note: The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover will be off next week, returning on July 27.  Hopefully the Brewers have another five-game lead by then.] Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Slump Prompts...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Friday: Milwaukee makes room for Nelson in rotation

MILWAUKEE -- After discussing the switch over the last couple of weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers officially moved Marco Estrada out of the starting rotation Thursday night to make way for top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson. What made the timing right for Nelson to come up now? The right-hander was simply pitching too well to stay in Triple-A. "I think it had both to do with him...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 New Questions About the 2014 Brewers

Before the season started, I had 10 Questions About the 2014 Brewers.  It’s interesting in hindsight to see what I was concerned about at the time.  In many cases, the players I was unsure of have exceeded expectations – including Khris Davis, Aramis Ramirez, and Matt Garza.  Now that more than half of the 2014 season is ancient history, I thought it might be worth raising...
Via Brewers Bar
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Estrada pitches well but Brewers can't solve Jays' Hutchison

With Drew Hutchison on his game for Toronto on Tuesday afternoon, the Milwaukee Brewers needed to take advantage of the few opportunities they had in order to win the series opener over the Blue Jays. The Brewers collected just four hits, went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, left seven on base and struck out 11 times to waste a solid start from Marco Estrada in a 4-1 loss...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers looking to pad NL Central lead prior to All-Star break

More than in any other team sport, early-season success is generally met with suspicion by baseball fans, and that skepticism only grows when the club in question finished 14 games under .500 at the conclusion of the previous campaign. Following a dismal 74-88 record which landed them fourth in the NL Central and 23 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013, the Milwaukee Brewers...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers dodge sweep behind Gennett's first career grand slam

MILWAUKEE -- Three key bats were out of the lineup against one of the best young pitchers in baseball, a struggling starting pitcher was on the mound and the bullpen was taxed after a 16-inning loss the night before. It seemed like everything was stacked against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon. But instead of being swept for the first time this season, the Brewers pounded...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 6/22/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Diamondbacks Pay for Beaning Braun: This is one of those games that makes you think the Brewers have destiny on their side this year.  All fans have slightly different...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Marco Estrada should move to the bullpen

The title of this is a bit misleading, I must say. Milwaukee Brewers starter Marco Estrada has only recently begun struggling on the mound, so this piece will not be suggesting that Estrada should be permanently removed from the rotation. In his last three starts, Estrada has only made it through six innings once and has given up 18 earned runs on 22 hits. He has also given up...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers prevail over Rockies in Mile-high slugfest

Pitching knowing that your spot in the starting rotation might be hanging in the balance is pressure enough. Doing so at Coors Field? That's a different matter entirely. Yet that was the situation Marco Estrada found himself in Friday night. And, save for an early barrage by the Colorado Rockies helped by some shaky defense, he acquitted himself well as the Milwaukee Brewers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' offense leads the way in wild win

After the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies combined to score five runs in the first inning Friday, Ron Roenicke knew it was going to be one of those nights where it was going to take a crooked number to win. It was one of those nights at Coors Field. The Brewers tied a season-high with 19 hits, as five players had at least three hits to help Milwaukee to a 13-10 slugfest of...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Estrada vows to be better after Sunday's shaky outing

MILWAUKEE -- Despite another start in which he struggled to keep the ball in the ballpark and runs off the board, Marco Estrada's spot in Milwaukee's rotation appears to be safe -- for now. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke offered a bit of support for his struggling right-hander after Estrada gave up three more home runs and five runs over five innings in Milwaukee's 13-4...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds-Brewers Preview

No pitcher in baseball has served up more homers than Milwaukee Brewers starter Marco Estrada. He'll try to prevent souvenirs for his home fans Sunday in the finale of a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. Estrada (5-3, 4.56 ERA) has yielded 20 homers, surrendering at least one in his last 10 outings. He was victimized by the longball Tuesday as he served...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Estrada, Roenicke frustrated after Brewers setback versus Mets

After yet another start in which he was burned by the home-run ball, Marco Estrada's spot in Milwaukee's rotation may be in jeopardy. Estrada gave up his major-league leading 19th and 20th home runs of the season, as the New York Mets scored six runs on just five hits in a 6-2 victory over the Brewers at Citi Field. A two-run home run by Daniel Murphy got the Mets on the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Marco Estrada vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka (6/10/14)

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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Brewers vs Mets

The Mets come home after a rough road trip. The road trip started off in Philly and they did great winning 4-1 games, but then they lost three in a row in Chicago, and then three in a row again in San Francisco. Anyway, they try to figure it out against the Brewers and Marco Estrada tonight as the Mets send Matsuzaka out to the mound. Matsuzaka is 2-0 over 18 games and 2 starts this...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' offensive funk continues with series loss to Cubs

CHICAGO -- With the way the Milwaukee Brewers are scuffling offensively, early runs by the opposing team seem too much to overcome. Such was the case Sunday afternoon, as the Chicago Cubs jumped out to a 4-0 lead on starter Marco Estrada and kept Milwaukee's lifeless offense at bay to hold on for a 4-2 victory and a series win over the Brewers at Wrigley Field for the first time...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers beat Pirates for seventh time in eight games

The Milwaukee Brewers' game Tuesday night at Miller Park turned out much how most people probably expected it to — without issue and with another Pittsburgh Pirates loss. Playing the Pirates for the first time since the teams' Easter Sunday brawl in Pittsburgh, the Brewers got a workmanlike six-inning start from Marco Estrada and spread out enough offense to win, 5-2,...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Estrada battles, keys Brewers win

MILWAUKEE -- Marco Estrada let out a sigh of exhaustion when asked if Tuesday night's start was the epitome of battling on the mound. "You have no idea," Estrada said. "Every inning I battled." Without his best stuff, Estrada managed to hold the Pittsburgh Pirates to just one run over six innings, battling a high pitch count to do enough to help the Milwaukee...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs rookie Owings settles in quickly, makes strong impression

Milwaukee right-hander Marco Estrada thought he had found a way through Chris Owings, the National League's top rookie hitter. The first two times through the order on Tuesday night, Estrada threw high fastballs past Owings for a swinging strike three. Fool me twice ... In the sixth inning, Owings lined the same high fastball into the left-field seats at Miller Park as the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Owings settles in quickly, makes strong overall impression

PHOENIX -- Milwaukee right-hander Marco Estrada thought he had found a way through Chris Owings, the National League's top rookie hitter. The first two times through the order, Estrada threw high fastballs past Owings for a swinging strike three. Fool me twice . . . In the sixth inning, Owings lined the same high fastball into the left-field seats at Miller Park as the Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/6/14 ☆

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our weekly recap.  Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers spoil Red Sox home opener: It feels like we’ve been hearing for months about how tough the Brewers...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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