Runs Per Game: 4.04 (22nd)
Team ERA: 4.28 (24th)
Run Differential: -82 (25th)
What Went Right:
Ryan Braun had a better year after a below average 2014. Adam Lind hit well in his first year in Milwaukee. Taylor Jungmann had a solid rookie season finishing with a 3.77 ERA in 21 starts. Francisco Rodriguez had another good year at closer allowing the Brewers to trade him after the season ended. Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith were good out of the bullpen.
What Went Wrong:
Jean Segura was terrible again. Khris Davis got hurt. Jonathan Lucroy wasn’t playing well then he got hurt. Carlos Gomez wasn’t playing well then he got traded. The offense as a whole was a big disappointment. Veteran starters Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza were a disaster.
Player to Watch?:
Brewers fans only got to watch Mike Fiers for half the year as he was traded to Houston along with Carlos Gomez. Fiers had a solid season between the two teams and even threw a no hitter.
There’s Always Next Year:
With better health for Lucroy and Davis the offense should be much better. Hopefully the trades they made got them some young pitching talent. They’ll need the starting pitching to be a lot better to compete for a playoff spot next year.
How Did We Do:
We couldn’t have predicted that the pitching would be as bad as it was. If we would have known we wouldn’t have had them so close to .500. Again, like the A’s, we were very wrong about Milwaukee.