08.19.2019: The enigma of Josh Hader's struggles and a ridiculous Saturday night in Washington, plus a look back at a 25-inning battle 35 years ago

Aug 19, 2019, 10:00 AM

Looking at the mystery of Josh Hader, the Brewers bizarre Saturday win and a chat with Bill Schroeder about another wild game 35 years ago, when the Brewers fell to the White Sox in 25 innings.

Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to look back on the absurdity of Saturday's 15-14 Brewers win in 14 innings, although it was a rough overall week with a lost lead Monday, a brutal blowout Sunday, a frustrating 2-1 setback Friday and two nail-biting wins in between. What do we make of Josh Hader's continued struggles, as well as the team's decision to send down Freddy Peralta to the minors? Are we seeing cracks in the foundation with the starting pitching? Does Craig Counsell agree with everyone else that the team's struggles with runners in scoring position are a true concern? Is it premature to start looking at some of the fascinating roster decisions awaiting the Brewers in 2020?

With the zany Saturday game in mind, JR sits down with Brewers broadcaster Bill Schroeder to look back 35 years at the Brewers' 7-6 loss to the White Sox in 25 innings -- the longest game in modern MLB history. Schroeder, who had five plate appearances in the game, looks back at what stood out from that memorable two-day extravaganza.

Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture Organ by AshFox on freesound.org.