This Brewers team was well-managed, clearly. The pitching was excellent, as there were enough depth options to ensure rotation held strong when Woodruff got injured. The defense was stellar, with newcomers like Joey Wiemer, Brice Turang, Blake Perkins, Sal Frelick and Andruw Monasterio providing an improved defensive edge to this team. But nobody hit. No matter what they tried, no matter who they brought up, it just couldn't get going. Even bringing in Mark Canha and Carlos Santana worked for maybe a month, only for the Diamondbacks, who CAN hit, to absolutely smoke them in the wild card series. The plan is to go for a 'new coach/new approach' season with Pat Murphy [who, and I'm just gonna take a stab in the dark here, may or may not have some Irish heritage], and hopefully that, along with recently-locked-up mega-prospect Jackson Chourio, helps the Brewers, already a perennial playoff team, go bigger. Knowing the Cubs and Reds are creeping up, it's not a guarantee.
Coming Tomorrow- Oh happy day, a non-competitive Cardinals team.