Posted July 18, 2013 on
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After dealing with poor starting pitching, key injuries and plenty of rumors regarding a possible Ryan Braun drug suspension, the Milwaukee Brewers are hoping their second half goes better than the first.
The improving Miami Marlins have the same goal.
Braun is expected to return Friday night when the NL's two worst teams return from the All-Star break in Milwaukee.
The Brewers (38-56) never imagined they'd be in the NL Central basement at this point - and ahead only of the Marlins (35-58) in the league standings - but it's understandable why they're there. Milwaukee's starters have a 4.86 ERA, Corey Hart (right knee) will not play this season and Braun has played once since June 9.
Braun returned from a stint on the disabled list on July 9, but he missed the next game with the sore right thumb that landed him on the DL and the four leading into the break due to a family medical issue. He has been removed from the bereavement list, but the 2011 NL MVP remains...
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There’s a strange situation going on in Milwaukee, and we’re not referring to Ryan Braun’s perpetual problems with the league office. The Brewers have, top to bottom, one of the best and most talented lineups in the National League. They have the fourth-lowest bullpen ERA in baseball, at 2.97. And yet they’re 38-56, the second-worst team in the NL and one of the game’s...
By ANDREI GRESKA
MILWAUKEE -- Kyle Lohse's turnaround this season has made the pitcher into a coveted arm going into the final week before the trade deadline.
Friday's performance further bolstered his soaring stock.
Lohse limited the Marlins to five hits in six innings in the Brewers' 2-0 victory over Miami, striking out five and moving to 6...
The Milwaukee Brewers are expecting to activate third
baseman Aramis Ramirez from the disabled list on Monday. His return could be
short-lived, considering the Brewers may be selling this summer and he’s a
productive player coveted by contenders. Two teams that could become especially
interested in Ramirez are the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, according to
MILWAUKEE (AP) Juan Francisco and Carlos Gomez each hit home runs and Kyle Lohse blanked Miami for six innings as the Milwaukee Brewers started the second half of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Marlins on Friday night.
Lohse (6-7) has owned the Marlins over his career. He came in 5-2 in nine starts, including a 3-0 record with the St. Louis Cardinals last season. He was...
After four days off, the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers will open the second half against one another in Milwaukee. Miami finished the first half by knocking off the Washington Nationals in two of three games and by winning 22 of 39 games overall. Milwaukee won on Sunday to avoid being swept by the Arizona [...]