Lauer & Houser Are Bringing The Best Out Of Each Other
Milwaukee Brewers won yesterday, 10-0. It was a great win for the Brewers after they got beat up by the Philadelphia Phillies the day before. This was a beautiful combination of great pitching with timely hitting. This is exactly what you like to see. This is the second straight time this homestand where the Brewers got their asses kicked on one night then the next day they bounced back in a big way. Eric Lauer pitched great with seven innings pitched with four hits allowed and five strikeouts. Lauer is competing with Adrian Houser for the fourth starter in the playoffs, and both are making the case. Here’s the review from last night.
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The ideal scenario here likely is a piggyback system. Lauer will probably pitch for three or four innings. Then Houser will also pitch three or four innings then pave the way for Josh Hader and/or Devin Williams. That’s not a bad way to do things honestly. As for who starts versus who comes out of the bullpen, it is completely lineup-dependent. These guys are so good right now, and they’re going to be factors for the Milwaukee Brewers postseason.
By the way, we were all wrong about the Luis Urias/Lauer trade including me.