Hader threw a scoreless inning in Thursday's spring game against the Reds and struck out two batters.
Outings like Thursday's have become the norm for Hader, who has posted a 15.3 K/9 in his big-league career. He will head into the regular season as the Brewers' closer and will have a long leash, but there is at least a chance he could be moved into a more versatile role when fellow reliever Corey Knebel (elbow) is ready to go in May. Regardless of role, Hader will be at or near the top of the list of relief options in nearly all fantasy formats given his penchant for punchouts.
Hader will make $4.1 million this season after losing his arbitration case Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The oddities of baseball's financial system benefit the Brewers in this case, as they'll get arguably the game's best reliever at a bargain price. Hader was seemingly hurt in arbitration by an outdated system that greatly favors closers, a role which he only filled for one of his three dominant seasons to date. Hader had filed for $6.4 million, a number which would have been a record for a first-time arbitration-eligible reliever but which would have been far below the value of his services on the open market.
Hader blew the save and took the loss against Washington in Tuesday's NL Wild Card Game. He was charged with three runs (two earned) on two hits and one walk.
The Nationals rallied to take the lead against Hader with two outs in the eighth inning. His inning went as follows: strikeout, hit by pitch, strikeout, broken-bat single, walk, single. Right fielder Trent Grisham misread Juan Soto's base knock with the bases loaded and let the ball get by him, allowing the winning run to score. Hader also blew a save in a critical spot in the second-to-last game of the regular season and the long ball was a problem throughout the campaign. The Brewers will be getting Corey Knebel (elbow) back next year, but despite all that Hader has a case to be among the top five relievers off the board in 2020.
Hader allowed two hits and a run while striking out two in one inning in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rockies.
Hader didn't have any trouble getting his first two outs, but pinch hitter Sam Hilliard took him deep for the game-tying run. It's Hader's seventh blown save of the year. He's converted 37 saves, including twelve in a row before Saturday's hiccup. The flame-throwing southpaw owns a 2.62 ERA and 0.81 WHIP with 138 strikeouts in 75.2 innings.
Hader recorded four outs with a walk and two strikeouts to post his 37th save in a 5-3 victory against the Reds on Thursday.
The Brewers closer has been a busy man. That's now nine straight appearances in which Hader entered a save situation, and he's converted all nine. He's 10-for-10 this month and has not blown a save since Aug. 17. Hader also owns a 1.35 ERA in September. He could remain busy this weekend, as the Brewers try to track down the Cardinals and avoid the NL Wild Card Game. Overall, Hader is 3-5 with 37 saves, 2.53 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 136 strikeouts in 74.2 innings this season.
Hader allowed two hits and struck out one across one inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Reds.
Hader recorded the first two outs in the ninth inning without issue, but allowed a single and double to the next two batters he faced. He struck out Christian Colon to keep the Brewers' lead intact and record his 36th save of the campaign. After a shaky month of August, Hader has allowed only two earned runs across 12 innings in the final month of the regular season.
Hader allowed one hit and struck out three across 1.1 innings to earn his 35th save in a 4-3 victory against the Pirates on Sunday.
While Hader blew his first save opportunity against the Pirates this season, he's recorded five saves versus Pittsburgh since then. The 25-year-old has also bounced back from his mid-August struggles to yield only two runs in his last 15.2 frames. He is 3-5 with 35 saves, 2.61 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 133 strikeouts in 72.1 innings this season.
Hader earned a ninth-inning save Thursday after holding the Padres scoreless with one strikeout.
After Ray Black allowed two baserunners in the ninth inning, Hader was called upon to protect a 5-1 lead. He did so with ease, striking out Manuel Margot, then forcing Luis Torrens to ground into a double play. The save was Hader's 34th of the season as he improved to a 2.66 ERA and 0.77 WHIP.
Hader gave up two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two through one inning to record his 33rd save in a 7-6 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
After getting a groundout to start the inning, a walk and a two-run home run put Hader on the ropes, but he quickly recovered to strike out the next two hitters to nail down his 33rd save. The left-hander has a 2.70 ERA with 129 strikeouts through 56 appearances this season.
Hader recorded his 32nd save of the season Saturday against St. Louis, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.
Hader now has the exact same number of appearances as last season (55), though he's thrown 12 fewer innings. His 2.48 ERA is nearly identical to last season's 2.43 mark, while he's somehow managed to improve upon his 46.7 percent strikeout rate from 2018, striking out 48.7 percent of opposing batters this year.
Hader pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to nail down a 3-2 victory and record his 31st save against the Marlins on Thursday.
After throwing his first pitch for a ball, Hader pounded the zone with his next 10 pitches and retired the side in 11 throws. Hader has been a strikeout machine lately, posting 20 punchouts in his last 10.1 innings. In addition to all the strikeouts, since blowing a save on Aug. 17, Hader has thrown 11.1 straight scoreless frames. Overall, he is 3-5 with 31 saves, 2.51 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 126 strikeouts in 68 innings this season.
Hader had three strikeouts and gave up one hit during a scoreless ninth inning to record the save Wednesday at Miami.
Hader gave up a weak two-out single but still only needed 15 pitches to get his three strikeouts. The left-hander has been on an impressive run of late, with an 18:1 K:BB and only three hits allowed in his last eight outings (10.1 innings).
Hader struck out the only two batters he faced Sunday, earning the save over the Cubs in an 8-5 win.
Hader has been on fire lately, posting a 15:1 K:BB over 9.1 scoreless frames since Aug. 25, lowering his ERA from 3.02 to 2.59 during that span. He's now 29-for-35 in save opportunities on the year despite his struggles in July and August.
Hader (3-5) struck out four and gave up zero hits and one walk in two scoreless innings Saturday to earn the win against the Cubs.
Haded entered with the bases loaded and nobody out during the eighth inning and gave the Cubs the lead with a walk, but he then escaped the frame with no further damage, delivered a scoreless ninth inning and grabbed the victory as the Brewers rallied for the win. The 25-year-old had his share of struggles in mid-August, but he's now delivered six straight scoreless outings (8.2 innings) with 13 strikeouts and one walk.
Hader struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his 28th save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Astros.
The southpaw has found his form at the right time for Milwaukee. Hader has reeled off five straight scoreless appearances, fanning multiple batters in the last four, and he now sports a 2.70 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 115:17 K:BB through 63.1 innings on the year. The Brewers now sit four games back of the second NL wild-card spot, with two other teams between then and the Cubs, so Hader will need to stay dominant down the stretch if they're going to see action in October.
Hader retired all five batters he faced in Saturday's game against the Cubs -- two via strikeout -- to earn his 27th save of the season.
Manager Craig Counsell called upon Hader in the eighth inning with Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez due up for Chicago in a 2-0 game. Hader retired Rizzo and Baez on four total pitches and then breezed through the ninth on eight pitches. The lefty seems to be getting on track after four blown saves in his first five chances of August, as he's now turned in three straight scoreless appearances with two hits allowed and a 5:0 K:BB during that span.
Hader pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth while allowing only one run and posting three strikeouts during a save against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
This was Hader's first save since Aug. 5, breaking a streak of three blown opportunities. The Brewers need all the wins they can get inside the NL Central division, so manager Craig Counsell was very aggressive, turning to his closer in the eighth with a three-run lead. Owners should expect more unusual usage for Hader, as the Brewers try to close the gap between themselves and both the Cardinals and Cubs. Hader is 2-5 with 26 saves, a 2.87 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 109 strikeouts in 59.2 innings this season.
Hader threw a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
The Brewers trailed 5-2 when Hader entered Sunday's game, but because he had not taken the mound in eight days, manager Craig Counsell decided to give him some work despite the score. It's been a rough month for Hader, who has blown four saves in August and had allowed at least one earned run in five straight outings prior to Sunday's, but he should be plenty rested now, at least. Hader threw just 14 pitches Sunday, so he will presumably be available Monday if the Brewers find themselves in a save situation.
Hader struck out one but gave up a game-winning home run to Marwin Gonzalez in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Twins.
Drew Pomeranz opened the eighth by putting two ducks on the pond, and he got stuck with the loss when Hader allowed those inherited runners to score. It's still the fifth blown save of the season for the Brewers' closer, and three of them have come in his last four chances. With Hader struggling and Milwaukee fighting for an NL Central crown, Matt Albers could continue to work his way into the ninth-inning mix.
Hader (2-5) struck out four and picked up the win after blowing his fourth save of the season Friday, allowing one run on one hit and one walk in 1.2 innings in a 6-5 victory over the Rangers.
The lefty served up a solo shot to Elvis Andrus in the top of the ninth inning to squander a 5-4 lead but then got the win when Eric Thames responded with a walkoff blast in the bottom of the frame. Hader now has 25 saves in 29 chances this season with a 2.77 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 102:15 K:BB through 55.1 innings -- the second straight season he's topped 100 strikeouts.
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