Episodes
The Brewers are embarking on an 11-game, 10-day road trip and received a ton of bad news before, during, and after Monday's contest. Dominic (@Dom_Cotroneo) gets you filled in on who's in the trainer's room, who's moving around, and who's not available for the foreseeable future, The game itself was a thriller, going 10 innings, pitching staffs walked the tightrope, and both starters exited with no decisions. Two of the best teams in the NL will re-up things on Tuesday for game two of the...
Published 05/24/22
The Brewers embark on an 11-game, 10-day, 3-city road trip this week and Dominic Cotroneo (@Dom_Cotroneo) is joined by Locked On Padres host Javier Reyes (@javiipeno) to preview the series. The Crew will be working short-handed with Freddy Peralta's injury suffered in Sunday's finale against the Nationals. West coast baseball means Brewers after dark, be sure to hit the subscribe button to know exactly what is going on out at Petco Park for the Brewers and Padres. We chat about the current...
Published 05/23/22
Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) takes your questions from twitter to fill today's episode. The Brewers are preparing to welcome in the Nationals for a three-game set to close the homestand, the second-worst team in the NL has had their work cut out for them. The rotation aligns with Lauer, Woodruff, and Peralta for the weekend - and Ashby in there for relief too. As for the questions, they were wide-ranging, but perhaps the most pressing questions continue to be who will be filling the middle relief...
Published 05/20/22
For the second time in his career, Keston Hiura won a game with a walk-off home run. His two-run blast in the 11th sealed the win and the series for the Brewers over the Braves on Wednesday from American Family Field. The 7-6 final score barely tells the story of the game, the Crew actually accomplished their largest come-from-behind win this season. The "ace-off" didn't materialize as advertised, as Corbin Burnes and Max Fried exited with no decisions. The bullpen was particularly key for...
Published 05/19/22
Adrian Houser did not allow an earned run in his third quality start of the year but was saddled with the loss as the Brewers failed to plate a run against the Brave. The righty also tied a season-high with six strikeouts, but a key error in the fifth was the difference in the game. The Brewers failed to figure out spot starter Tucker Davidson - up from AAA Gwinnett. The southpaw finished five innings before giving way to the bullpen which kept the crew at bay. Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) breaks down...
Published 05/18/22
Freddy Peralta, Devin Williams, and Josh Hader overwhelmed the Braves in game one of the Brewers' series with the defending champs, leading the way in a 1-0 victory Monday night. Freddy set a new season high with 10 strikeouts and eclipsed 500 K's for his career and he earned his third win of the season. Host Dominic Cotroneo (@Dom_Cotroneo) dove into the numbers that make this start impressive, but also reveals why Freddy has had so much success against the Braves recently. The offense...
Published 05/17/22
The Brewers claimed their only series of the three-city road trip over the weekend by taking two of three from the Marlins. It came down to a rubber game on Sunday to get the job done, but Milwaukee's bats rose to the occasion to take the finale. Kolten Wong played in his 1,000th career game and included a game-tying homer to add to his stat line - his second homer of the weekend in Miami. The long ball returned for the crew, three different Brewers hit a homer to compliment a dominant outing...
Published 05/16/22
Following an off day in Miami, the Brewers are set to begin a three-game set in South Florida with the Marlins on Friday night. But with no game to recap, let's instead have some fun with a look at this year's Brewers, last year's crew at this point, and around baseball as a whole. How many questions can you answer correctly? It's just for bragging rights, so listen with a friend in the car, let your mind wander on the answers, and hopefully learn something new in today's episode! Support Us...
Published 05/13/22
What's crazier? Pulling off a nine-run comeback in the ninth or having three cycles against the same team? Well the Brewers almost accomplished both in Wednesday's finale in Cincinnati. Christian Yelich went 4-for-5 in his third career cycle - yes, all against the Reds - but the Brewers dropped the contest by a 15-11 final. Despite a poor performance from the pitching staff, Dom finds positives in what was an otherwise unremarkable series finale. He also dives into a key role that is lacking...
Published 05/12/22
The Brewers needed all three facets of their team to claim the second game of the series with the Reds on Tuesday night. Freddy Peralta collected 8 strikeouts for a new season-high, Luis Urías and the bottom half of the order provided almost all of the offense, and there were three game-changing plays defensively the Brewers executed perfectly. Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) breaks down the 20th win of the season as the Brewers look to claim the rubber match today against the Reds. Programming note,...
Published 05/11/22
There is no reason to overreact to the mini slide the Brewers are currently on - their first three-game losing streak of the season, pitching struggles, and suddenly sloppy defense. Dom explains that these are the ebbs and flows of a season, and we are one month in to a six-month marathon. On a brighter note, Rowdy Tellez continued his hot start as reigning NL Player of the Week with another double and a pair of RBIs. Dom also brings you some interesting quality of contact numbers from...
Published 05/10/22
The Brewers dropped their first series since Opening Weekend losing 2-of-3 to the Braves in Atlanta. The defense mysteriously disappeared, Andrew McCutchen is on the COVID IL, and again the Brewers were punishing baseballs and getting nothing out of it. Dominic Cotroneo sits down to answer your mailbag questions about the team and what's to come on the injury news pertaining to Jake Cousins, sending Keston Hiura to AAA, and what does the future of CF look like. Next, the Crew visits...
Published 05/09/22
The Brewers set a franchise record with 20 homers over their last six games - thanks to six more homers in the Thursday finale with the Reds winning by a 10-5 final. Adrian Houser was just good enough to earn the win and the bullpen locked down the final four innings. Willy Adames now snatches the team lead again with his second multi-homer game in the last 10 days, while Luis Urías and Tyrone Taylor both connected on their first homers of the year. Next, the Crew gets an NLDS rematch with...
Published 05/06/22
Reds pitchers will hear "Rowdy! Rowdy! Rowdy!" chants in their nightmares for the rest of the season after the Brewers' first baseman turned in an all-time performance on Wednesday night. Tellez went 4-for-6 with two homers, a double, and eight RBIs to set a new Milwaukee franchise record for most RBIs in a single game. Rowdy now leads the team with seven homers and came a couple feet away from making it a three-homer night with a second grand slam in the eighth. Freddy Peralta quietly earned...
Published 05/05/22
Eno Sarris is The Athletic's analytics writer and also contributes to two podcasts under their umbrella to bring you advanced research and development on pitching in the modern game. Eno has been on the forefront of the development of "Stuff+" within "Pitching+" taking the Pitch FX and Statcast data available to us and unveiling a new way to evaluate pitchers. He explains why a few Brewers are at the top of his rankings and why one should be higher on his models. Plus the guys chat about the...
Published 05/03/22
All is well on the Good Land when the Brewers beat the Cubs in a three-game series by a collective tally of 20-4. The weekend featured a power surge with nine home runs against Cubs pitching, to move near the top of the National League leaderboard. The Brewers get to enjoy a home off day, and Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) recaps a fun weekend at AmFam. The Brewers also trimmed their roster to 26, but technically aren't finished with their moves yet. Who's next to leave when Luis Urías returns to the...
Published 05/02/22
From the first pitch of the game, to the final hit for the Brewers, it was clear that Thursday was Andrew McCutchen's day. He homered on the first pitch and drove home the go-ahead run as he provided all three RBIs for the Brewers in their 3-2 win over the Pirates. The win completes the sweep for the second straight week over Pittsburgh as the Brewers improve to 13-7 and first place in the NL Central. Not lost in the offense, Freddy Peralta turned in his first quality start of the season...
Published 04/29/22
Aaron Ashby wasn't as sharp as he could be in the Brewers' 3-1 win on Wednesday night, but he still pitching into the sixth inning for the first time in his young Big League career and set a new career-high in strikeouts. With the K's, also came a career-high in walks with five of them. Yet even despite all of the traffic against him, Ashby only yielded one hit, not coming until the sixth inning, and then handing it to the bullpen who slammed the door on the Pirates. The Brewers were scalding...
Published 04/28/22
Willy Adames tied a Brewers club record with seven RBIs in Milwaukee's 12-8 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night. He clocked two homers to follow-up his game-tying home run in the 8th on Monday night. Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) breaks down what went right for Willy and why it clicked into gear for him this week. Also, in full disclosure, Dom wasn't able to watch this game live while on the road. So we chat about a lot of other stuff too! Like the Yankees sign-stealing letter, the new roster rules,...
Published 04/27/22
The first of three disjointed games against the Giants ended on a sour note for the Brew Crew on Monday night in a 4-2 loss. Despite Corbin Burnes delivering another dominant performance, the Brewers offense again failed to rise off the mat - aside from Willy Adames in the 8th. Burnes worked into the 7th inning and collected 11 strikeouts and only yielded two hits - both singles in yet another masterpiece for the reigning Cy Young. He joins Eric Lauer as the arms go back-to-back with 10+...
Published 04/26/22
The Brewers survived a three-game set in Philly by the skin of their teeth with a 1-0 victory on Sunday Night Baseball thanks to the best start of the year by Eric Lauer. It may have been the start of the year in the National League to this point. Lauer tossed six shutout innings with a new career-high 13 strikeouts - tying Teddy Higuera's team record for strikeouts by a lefty in a game. Despite his dominant outing, he left with a no decision. When he exited the contest, the game was still...
Published 04/25/22
The Brewers are off to an 8-5 start this season despite clearly not playing their best baseball yet. Yes, they are on a four-game winning streak, but the team is easily comparable to last season's version as far as production 13 games in. Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) calms down the masses as far as concerns about offense, because he explains why this is deja vu in more ways than just the bats. We also take a brief look at the Phillies and starter Ranger Suarez ahead of tonight's series opener in...
Published 04/22/22
Brandon Woodruff carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Pirates and earned his second win of the season while the Brewers completed the three-game sweep over the Pirates. The 4-2 victory was propelled by two homers by the Brewers, a three-run shot by Keston Hiura and Rowdy Tellez's second straight game with a round-tripper. Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) breaks down what went well for Woodruff this start as he is the No.2 starter, but plays a far more important role on this staff....
Published 04/21/22
Corbin Burnes made his home debut for the 2022 season and was as typically dominant he has been for the last three seasons. He tossed 10 strikeouts over seven strong innings against the Pirates in the Crew's 5-2 win. Better yet, Corbin didn't allow a walk in this start. Hear Dom and Vinny react to another stat that especially surprised them from this contest. The Brewers were out-hit in this game despite outscoring the Pirates. All three hits though provided runs: A Rowdy Tellez no-doubt...
Published 04/20/22
Christian Yelich hit his fourth career grand slam in the Brewers' 6-1 victory over the Pirates on Monday night, and continues to show signs of a rebound season on the horizon. Yelich wasn't the only headline from the night, however, Eric Lauer turned in a quality start to earn his first win of the season. Dom (@Dom_Cotroneo) and Vinny (@VinnyRottino) are re-united on the podcast as they dive deep into the analysis into this one, and the excitement a potential Yelich bounce-back could bring to...
Published 04/19/22