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It’s obvious that Carlos Gomez’ performance in the early part of 2013 is enhanced compared to previous seasons. These days, remarkable production can lead to speculation that a player might not be enhancing appropriately. Last week, The Brewer Nation included a post partially titled “In Defense of Carlos Gomez,” which recounted a talk radio discussion where one host said Gomez’ improved stats “raise an eyebrow.”
The Brewer Nation’s defense of Gomez speaks for itself, but it also provides the opportunity to review what we think we know about PEDs. Roger Clemens was acquitted of perjury charges last year, but it’s widely assumed that his dominating career was made possible by PEDs. When Melky Cabrera was suspended for using PEDs last year, he was the top hitter in the NL. Almost baseball fans outside of Milwaukee believe Ryan Braun owes his MVP in 2011 to PEDs. It’s conventional wisdom that PEDs result in improved production.
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MILWAUKEE -- Rarely is there any activity on the field before a Sunday afternoon game as team's don't usually take batting practice prior to a day game after a night game.
This particular Sunday, Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was out chasing balls in the outfield. No, Gomez wasn't getting in some extra work, the balls he was chasing weren't even baseballs....
Fangraphs.com's leaderboard is always a fascinating place. If you keep track of players from year to year, surprises show up there before they do in the national consciousness. Headley of the Padres was last year's big surprise. Recently, upon scouring the list, the name, Jean Segura, popped up. And while I should know every player in baseball since writing about the sport...
The Milwaukee Brewers had until Thursday to make up their mind on Francisco Rodriguez, and it appears as if they will add the former closer to the big league roster.
According to a report by CBS Sports, the Brewers will call Rodriguez up from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, a day before the team had to release him if he wasn't in the Major Leagues.
Rodriguez, 31, was signed...
The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled Francisco Rodriguez from their Triple-A Nashville minor league affiliate. The veteran right-handed reliever is expected to work the later innings but will not be given the closers gig right out of the gate. Jim Henderson continues to star as the man to close out games.
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It's becoming quite clear. If the Milwaukee Brewers are going to win games, their offense is going to have to carry the load.
Thursday's 7-1 loss to Pittsburgh dropped the Brewers to 0-16 in games where they scored three runs or fewer. As the only team in baseball yet to win a game of that type, Milwaukee probably isn't going to win too many pitchers' duels.
Here are the solutions to yesterday's anagrams, pertaining to names of current and former Milaukee Brewers players and managers.
JOY! LUNCH ON A RAT - Jonathan Lucroy
LANDSCAPE - Dan Plesac
NONE ROCKIER - Ron Roenicke
OUCH! SCAR PAIN - Chris Capuano
TEARS INJURE GUY - Jerry Augustine
YUCKY BARITONE TUNES - Yuniesky Betancourt
These are the games the Milwaukee Brewers have to win, but they continue to let winnable games slip through their grasp.
With the chance to grab a win Wednesday night in Pittsburgh thanks to a pitching performance that was certainly good enough, John Axford allowed the Pirates to tie the game in the eighth while Milwaukee's offense went silent.
As the Brewers ran thin on bullpen...
McCutch going clutch in extras….walk off
My friend asks me on Google Talk today where I was valuing Andrew McCucthen. Now, walk off home runs aren’t a category in any fantasy league I know, but if they were, you’d be happy with Cutch tonight. This was your basic late inning relief no out walk off home run. On a 2-2 count, Cutch took Fiers over the right center field wall...
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Francisco Rodriguez was called up to the major league roster by the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The Brewers were up against a Wednesday deadline that required them to call him up to the major leagues or grant him his release.
During his time at the minor league level Rodriguez struck out seven in four scoreless innings.
Signed to a minor league deal in April...
Jeff Locke and Kyle Lohse at 7:05. Beat the Brewers once. That's a place to start, right?
The Milwaukee Brewers have struggled of late, and things don't appear to be getting any easier by facing the Cardinals.
Probably the last team they want to see right now, these NL Central rivals open a three-game series in St. Louis on Friday night.
While most teams wouldn't want to play the Cardinals, who have won 12 of 15, the Brewers (16-23) enter this game having dropped...
The Bucs knocked off the Brew Crew again on Wednesday night, making it two in a row and three out of four against Milwaukee. They own the Brewers!
Wandy Rodriguez was excellent – far better than he was the last time he faced these Brewers. He pitched much like he did in his first few starts of the year – lots of strikes and quick outs with a couple hits mixed in but minimal solid...
The Pirates beat the Brewers…again! I could get used to this. Thursday’s win was the Bucs third in a row and fourth in the last five games against Milwaukee.
Francisco Liriano made his second start (first at home) as a Pirate, and it was just as strong as his debut. After a shaky first in which the Brewers brought home one run, he settled down and kept them at bay through the...
Bonus Baseball and walkoff homers. That’s what I live for. Things are right on schedule to win this series. It won’t matter though. If you believe in curses, which I do, you know this season is over. Why is this season over? A very, very bad omen. It was a Wednesday. October 14th, 1992 to…