Eric Lauer Gives Candid Quote on Brewers' Struggles During Losing Streak
Starting pitcher Eric Lauer took the mound on Saturday with hopes of ending the Milwaukee Brewers' seven-game losing skid. Instead, he gave up 8 earned runs and suffered his second straight loss, both of which have come during this woeful streak.
Lauer is clearly upset with the team's recent play that has dropped them from the lead in the NL Central.
Lauer channeled Albert Einstein by saying the Brewers are doing the same thing "over and over" without a change in results. He went as far to call it a "chaos cycle" and made clear it can't continue.
These comments make it painfully obvious Milwaukee's pitching staff is feeling the pressure to make up for weaker facets of the team. The Brewers own the sixth-worst batting average (.231) in the majors and rank bottom 10 in on-base percentage (.306).
Generating enough offense to support a top-tier rotation has popped up as an issue once againdespite additions this offseason that were supposed to curb this problem. This puts added stress on the pitching staff, which has put together a string of uncharacteristically bad outings during the eight-game losing streak.
Hopefully the team has a move up its sleeve to reignite the lineup and not burn out its talent on the mound. Otherwise, Milwaukee may continue to slip in the standings after looking like the team to beat in the NL Central.
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