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2013 Milwaukee Brewers Not Scaring Anyone

Milwaukeeans became used to winning, when the Milwaukee Braves played there for 13 seasons and never had a losing season. The Milwaukee Brewers began playing in 1970, but their first team with a winning record didn’t come till 1978, when they posted a 93-69 record. The Brewers followed up that success to post a 95-66 record in 1979 and a 86-76 record in 1980.

The Brewers were eliminated in the 1981 LDCS by a 3 games to 2 margin. They played in their only World Series in 1982, while posting a 95-67 record and losing the 1982 World Series by a 4-3 margin. 26 years would pass before the Brewers were in the playoffs again, when they posted a 90-72 record and lost in the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals 3 games to 1.

2011 baseball season would find the Brewers 96-66, with a chance to go to World Series, but lost 4 games to 2 to the Cardinals. The Brewers had moved to NL in 1994.

The 2012 Brewers lost 13 more games than the 2011 Brewers had lost. Losing Prince Fielder to free agency and the Detroit Tigers signaled the end to success for the Braves. Corey Hart played first base and hit 30 HR’s and drove in 83 RBI. Brewers finished two games over .500 in 2012.

2013 Brewers were hit by bad news, before the season even started, when Corey Hart was unable to start the season. He still has not played in his first game as the Brewers return to action tonight, after a long All Star break. The 38-56 Brewers are 19.5 games behind the first place St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. They are 14.5 games behind in the wild card race, but there are 10 teams ahead of them.

Surprisingly, the Brewers have scored 12 more runs the Pittsburgh Pirates, but have allowed 123 more runs to score than the Pirates. The Brewers are next to last in runs allowed with 440, with only the San Diego Padres allowing more runs in the NL with 445.

Jean Segura who is hitting .325 and Ryan Braun hitting .304 are the only .300 hitters on the team. His .325 average is fourth best in MLB. Segura also leads the NL in hits with 121, which is 3rd in MLB.  Carlos Gomez leads in home runs with 14 and has 21 stolen bases, so has an outside chance to join the 30-30 club.

Braun has a possible Biogenesis suspension hanging over his head, which could make this season even worse and has missed 38 games.

Pitching has been a disaster this season, with no Brewers starter having a winning record. The starters have a combined 27-43 record.

Fielding has been another reason for the dismal season, with 66 errors, which is fourth worst in majors, with only the Dodgers and Nationals having committed more errors, among all National League teams, with both teams having 67 errors.

Main goal for Brewers now is to avoid losing 100 games and if some of their players are traded, to work in younger players in those positions. They would also like to pass the Chicago Cubs, who are 4.5 games ahead of them, so the Brewers could avoid a last place finish.