Eric Lauer Gives Bleak Quote on Current State of the Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers truly looked like a contender early in the 2022 MLB season. Unfortunately, that didn't last. The Brewers are any abysmal 12-17 since the trade deadline and have fallen to 3.5 and 7.5 games out of the Wild Card and NL Central races, respectively.
Following the Brewers' 2-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, starting pitcher Eric Lauer was asked about the current state of the team. His answer didn't exactly inspire confidence, bleakly pointing out that the team is "searching right now" for the answer that'll help turn their season around.
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Lauer admitted that the Brewers have "not been playing great baseball" lately. He added that the team is trying their best to turn things around and that they "have to find a way to make things happen."
While those words might've been encouraging earlier in the year, the Brewers are running out of time for a turnaround. Milwaukee only has 31 games remaining on its 2022 schedule, which ranks as the 17th-hardest, according to Tankathon.
One of the main reasons why the Brewers have been struggling lately is because of their lack of consistent hitting. Milwaukee's batters have only tallied 223 hits (No. 25) while batting .222 (No. 26) with 279 strikeouts (No. 3) over the last 30 games. That certainly isn't the recipe for success.
Considering that Lauer and the rest of the Brewers' pitchers have combined for a 3.79 ERA over that stretch (No. 13), it's safe to say that it'll be up to the club's position players to turn things around. They better figure out things quickly, though, as time is of the essence.
Brewers Playoff Odds
Unfortunately, FanDuel Sportsbook doesn't have much confidence in Milwaukee making the MLB postseason. The Brewers' +165 odds to make the playoffs only equate to an implied probability of 37.7%, which will continue to drop if this slump isn't broken sooner than later.
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