Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, September 15, 2020 -- "The Wrong Choice"

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"Craig Counsell doesn’t have to turn Josh Hader into 1986 Mark Eichhorn. On September 14, though, with the Brewers fighting for their season, with them holding a one-run lead in the last inning, with Hader having thrown 14 2/3 innings in 53 days, with the middle of the other team’s lineup up, he has to be able to call on the most dominant reliever we’ve ever seen to get three outs, even if he’d made the same request three hours prior."