The Milwaukee Brewers have proven everyone wrong and have found themselves in a position to be playing October baseball for the second consecutive season.
Despite being without star player and NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich, the Milwaukee Brewers have gone 12-2 since the injury happened on the tenth this month. The Brewers are now fighting for a Wild Card spot and possibly a division title with five games left. Now certainly being in the postseason, the question arises: what’s the plan?
Glimpse of September For Pitchers
With the return of Brandon Woodruff and Brent Suter along with the additions of Drew Pomeranz or Jordan Lyles, the pitching staff in September has been untouchable just like last year. It also helps that Josh Hader has found his way out of his slump and started to use his slider again.
What Could Be The Plan For Pitching in the WC Game?
The Milwaukee Brewers are known to not let their starting pitcher go through a batting order at least three times so they are seeing quick work on the mound and then giving the rest of the game to the bullpen to finish.
One possible idea for the Wild Card game against the Washington Nationals could be to have either Woodruff or Lyles to start out the first two innings and then turn it over to Suter and Pomeranz for the next two innings. Depending on how the game is going, the Brewers could give the ball to Gio Gonzalez for a few innings to then giving the ball to Hader to close out the game.
It’s not a very set in stone idea but it could be a possibility that the Milwaukee Brewers could use. You could see some of the normal starters moved to the bullpen for the Wild Card game. One game playoff, all the stops will be need to be pulled out.