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Captain Obvious here, but the pitching has to improve. Spending money just to spend money gets you into problems, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

The Brewers entire pitching staff has a cumulative salary of 29 million dollars. Only Chacin and Anderson make more than 3 million and they are both in the 6-7 range.

There are five individual pitchers that make more than the entire Brewers staff and there are 86 pitchers that make more than Brewers highest paid pitcher (Chacin).

https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/rankings/pitching/

 

Trying not to panic at this point as the Dodgers and Cardinals are probably in the top 5 in terms of most offensive categories.   That being said, it’s not a good trend.  Milwaukee is giving up HRs and runs at an alarming rate.  

"Brewers are 15th in the NL in team ERA (5.37), 15th in quality starts (3), 14th in walks (96) and 15th in home runs given up (43)".

That's concerning. The offense can't continue to bail out the pitching. 

How close is Big Sweat ?? 

At 13-11, I'm not sure I'd say the offense is really bailing anyone out.  It's basically been Yelich and Grandal with a wee bit of help from Braun and even a wee-er bit of help from Cain.

Time to end the Shaw and Jesus movements.  They have really regressed. At lease the Brewers pitching staff can hit, they sure aren't actually pitching well.

It’s not the hitting 

The pitching has been borderline awful.  Starters and relievers.  Even the immortal Josh Hader has been torched

The control (or lack thereof) has been suspect. Look at all the walks.  These guys can’t hit their spots and when they do the opposing batters take full advantage 

 

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Brewers pitchers have given up 3 solo home runs tonight. 

That's now 46 home runs in 25 games. They are on pace after a little less than 20% of the season to give up 298 home runs. 

The Yankees have the MLB record for HRs in a season from last year when they hit 267 home runs. 

The Reds staff gave up 258 HRs as a staff in 2016.

 

The Brewers staff is on pace to make history. 

PackerHawk posted:

Well, Gio Gonzalez is coming back. 

He was outstanding for the Brewers in his 5 regular season starts last year. Given that someone with a 5.00 ERA would be a huge upgrade at this point, it can only help. 

MichiganPacker2 posted:
Boneio posted:
Goldie posted:

What the heck has happened to the Brewers???  Wow....

Reality

Their pitching is not good enough. 

Small sample size early.

small sample size of late. 

The level of competition matters as well

The Cubs, Dodgers, and Cardinals are all really good offensive teams.  LA and STL are in the top 5 in terms of runs scored and CHI is in the top 10. 

 

I’ll say this. It’s early and they will heat up as the weather does. Also, the team has a a lot of cash invested in this team so I don’t see them being passive in player acquisitions. They’ll be there in the end. 

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