Hader signed a one-year, $6.675 million deal with the Brewers on Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Last year, the two sides could not come to terms and Hader ended up losing his arbitration hearing, settling for $4.1 million. Both sides are likely thankful to avoid such an unpleasant process this time around. He enters the season as the Brewers' clear closer, but trade rumors should linger throughout the offseason.
Hader struck out one across a scoreless ninth inning Saturday as he picked up the save against the Cardinals.
Hader had to work hard for his three outs as he needed 21 pitches to get through the ninth but ultimately had no trouble getting his 13th save of the season to pace the National League. Hader's numbers have dipped a bit in 2020 in comparison to recent seasons, but the southpaw still has done very well with a 3.79 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 31:10 K:BB across 19 innings.
Hader gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning to record his 12th save of the season in a 3-0 win over the Cardinals in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
While his control and ability to keep the ball in the park have occasionally wavered this season, leading to a 4.00 ERA in a small sample, Hader has otherwise been his usual dominant self in 2020. The southpaw sports a 1.00 WHIP and 30:10 K:BB over 18 innings and blown just two of his 14 save chances.
Hader had two strikeouts and didn't allow a baserunner during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Reds.
It was vintage form for the left-hander, as he threw 10 of his 13 pitches for strikes and delivered only one non-fastball. Hader has a 4.24 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 28:10 K:BB through 17 innings and is 11-for-13 in save opportunities.
Hader recorded just one out while earning the save against the Royals on Sunday.
Milwaukee had a 5-1 lead heading into the ninth, so Hader wasn't expected to get the call. However, after a two-out, two-run homer by Salvador Perez, the 26-year-old lefty came in and shut the game down with just two pitches. He now has 10 saves and a 4.50 ERA this season.
Hader pitched the final frame of Friday's 9-5 victory over the Royals. He served up a home run to lead off the inning but struck out the next three batters he faced.
The Brewers held a five-run lead when Hader entered, but because the club needed a win and Hader had not pitched since Monday, manager Craig Counsell still elected to use him in a non-save situation. Hader ultimately sealed the deal, but he also allowed a run for the fourth time in eight outings, and as a result now owns a 4.60 ERA after sitting with a zero in that department as recently as Aug. 28. Setup man Devin Williams has been more effective of late, but given Hader's track record and the fact Williams has never recorded a save at the big-league level, don't expect the bullpen hierarchy to change.
Hader gave up four runs on four hits and zero walks while striking out one Saturday against the Cubs. He recorded his second loss and second blown save of the season.
Hader entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with the Brewers up 2-0 and eventually served up a three-run home run to Jason Heyward. Ildemaro Vargas took him yard after that to give the Cubs an insurance run. Hader has provided the strikeouts (21 in 13.2 innings) and the saves (nine), but his ratios, particularly his 4.61 ERA, are a good example of the pitfalls of paying up for a top reliever in a 60-game season. Hader has been particularly bad lately; he had not allowed a run this season prior to Aug. 29 but has given up runs in three of his six appearances since then.
Hader (1-1) struck out two in a scoreless inning to pick up the win in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Cubs.
Hader has only thrown 12.2 innings for Milwaukee thus far but has cruised to a 2.17 ERA and 0.95 WHIP while allowing a total of just two hits. Although walks have been more of an issue in 2020 (7.11 BB/9), they haven't been too much of a problem in another dominant season for Hader.
Hader (0-1) allowed one earned run on two hits to take the loss Saturday against Cleveland.
Hader came into the game in the bottom of the ninth inning looking to keep the game knotted at two. However, he allowed a leadoff double followed by a wild pitch and single to allow the winning run to cross the plate. The pair of hits were the first allowed by Hader this season, though he has surrendered 10 free passes across 11.2 innings. Overall, he has a 2.31 ERA with 18 punchouts and remains the clear closer in Milwaukee.
Hader hit a batter and struck out one in one inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Tigers.
Hader plunked Jorge Bonifacio to start the ninth inning, but retired the next three batters on nine pitches to get the save. Hader hasn't allowed a hit in 12 appearances, an MLB record to start a season, but he has issued 10 walks in 11.2 innings. The 26-year-old has nine saves, 18 strikeouts and a 1.54 ERA this season.
Hader pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out all three batters he faced to earn the save in Monday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Hader needed 18 pitches, but he was able to fan Cole Tucker, Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier to protect a one-run lead. The 26-year-old Hader is up to eight saves in this year. It was a solid bounce-back effort after his blown save against the Pirates on Saturday. The closer has a 1.69 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 17 strikeouts through 10.2 innings this year.
Hader was tagged with a blown save against Pittsburgh on Saturday. He pitched one-third of an inning and did not give up any hits, but he allowed two runs on five walks while striking out one.
Even elite performers struggle sometimes, and that was certainly the case with Hader on Saturday as he simply could not locate his fastball in the strike zone. The fireballer threw only nine of his 32 pitches for strikes and walked in two batters before he was mercifully lifted after retiring only one hitter. Fortunately for Hader and the Brewers, Devin Williams came in and kept Pittsburgh from tacking on additional runs, and Eric Sogard hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth. Hader's job is about as secure as they come given that this was his first blown save of the season. In fact, he had not allowed any earned runs prior to Saturday, and he has still not allowed a base hit in 2020.
Hader threw a perfect ninth inning against the Reds on Tuesday to earn his seventh save of the season. He did not record a strikeout.
The lefty is a perfect 7-for-7 in save chances and still has not allowed a run or a hit through nine appearances this season (9.1 innings). With the condensed schedule this year, Hader is being used as more of a traditional, one-inning closer. That means he'll likely finish with fewer frames than expected, but it's hard to argue with his usage given the results so far.
Hader picked up the save in Monday's 4-2 win over the Reds, allowing a walk and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning.
Hader immediately brought the tying run to the plate by walking Joey Votto to start the ninth, but was able to retire the next three batters to end the game. Although the southpaw has allowed five walks, he has still yet to allow a hit or run in 8.1 innings pitched on the season.
Hader did not allow a baserunner and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Sunday against the Cubs.
Hader came on to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning and prevailed to earn his fifth save of the season. He did battle through a 13-pitch at-bat with Nico Hoerner, which ran Hader's pitching count to 25. Hader has maintained his dominance early, throwing 6.1 scoreless frames with 10 strikeouts.
Hader walked two and struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings to record his fourth save of the season during Friday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.
The southpaw needed 35 pitches to finish the job and threw less than half of them for strikes, but the end result was still another save for Hader. His 9:4 K:BB through 5.1 innings is a little worrisome considering he didn't post a walk rate north of 9.8 percent in either of the last two seasons, but Hader hasn't even allowed a hit yet in 2020, much less a run, making his early-season control issues a lot more palatable.
Hader walked one and struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his third save of the season in a 6-4 win over the Twins.
The southpaw had been merely good through his first three appearances of 2020. but Hader looked more like his overpowering self in this one. He has yet to give up a hit, posting a 6:2 K:BB through four innings to go along with a 0.00 ERA, and he seems to have little competition for save chances in the Milwaukee bullpen this season.
Hader tossed a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn the save against the White Sox on Wednesday.
Called upon to protect a tight 1-0 lead in the ninth, Hader finished things off with ease, throwing 8-of-11 pitches for strikes. Earning his second save, the left-hander remained flawless on the season, during which he has yet to allow a run across three appearances.
Hader tossed a scoreless ninth inning and picked up his first save of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Pirates.
Hader did not allow a ball out of the infield and finished off what was a stellar pitching performance by the Brewers. He allowed just one runner to reach base over his first two appearances of the season and has picked up two punchouts.
Hader threw a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's extra-inning victory over the Pirates. He walked a batter and struck out another.
Hader entered Monday's contest with the score tied at five and did not get a chance to pick up a save, but manager Craig Counsell decided to get him in the game both to preserve the tie and give him his first work of the season. Fellow reliever and former closer Corey Knebel is healthy but not quite back to his old self, which makes it likely Hader will be used more as a traditional closer than one sharing the ninth-inning duties with someone else. As such, expect Hader to get the ball next time the Brewers find themselves in a save situation.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/01||@ LAD||L 0-3||1.1||0||0||0||2|
|09/26||@ STL||W 3-0||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/25||vs STL||L 1-9||1||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|09/22||@ CIN||W 3-2||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|09/20||vs KC||W 5-3||1||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|09/18||vs KC||W 9-5||1.0||1||1||0||3|
|09/14||vs STL||W 2-1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||22.1||5||5||0||2||0||0||16||12||14||3.26||1.176|
|2014||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||20.0||5||4||0||1||1||0||24||16||16||6.30||1.600|
|2015||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||65.1||17||10||0||3||3||1||69||24||60||3.18||1.290|
|2016||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||69.0||14||14||0||1||7||0||88||36||63||5.22||1.435|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||52.0||12||12||0||3||4||0||51||31||49||5.37||1.538|