2010 Milwaukee Brewers season in review
With a 77-85 record the Milwaukee Brewers finished third in the National League Central. They never led, and got off to a very slow start with their first winning month not coming to June. Overall the first half of the season was weak where they went just 40-49. With that being said they did go 39-39 against their five divisional rivals, and that indicates they are close. However, when we look at their numbers that are a lot farther away. Against good teams they performed poorly going 3-11 against the Cincinnati Reds, and 1-5 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
When we look at the offense we see some very impressive numbers. They scored 750 runs, and hit 182 home runs on 1,472 hits. Those last two numbers were the second largest in the NL, and the first was the 4th biggest. They also had the fourth highest team batting average at .262. That is a very nice number considering only Ryan Braun hit better than .300 for the year. Brewers batters did strike out 1,216 times (7th most in the NL), and they drew 546 walks.
This is a pitching staff that needs some work. They had the fourth highest NL staff era at 4.59, and they gave up the sixth most hits with 1,469. They also gave up the second most home runs at 173. While they did mange to strike out 1,258 hitters, they also issued the second most walks in the NL with 582. This staff gave up the third most extra base hits, and the third most earned runs in the senior circuit. The bullpen was not much better.
So far this off season they have added SP Shaun Marcum and are rumored to be interested in Carl Pavano. They may also be interested in a few position players like CF Lorenzo Cain. However, they have a lot of stuff to take care of within their own shop and their total off season plan has not cleared up any.
- Milwaukee Brewers news and notes
- The Business of Major League Baseball
- Joshua Lobdell.com