Found August 15, 2013 on
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It’s been a week of squeeze play karma for the Milwaukee Brewers. In Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers, Jean Segura scored a Badger Mutual insurance run in the eighth inning on an apparent failed squeeze attempt (if only all failures in baseball had such an upside). Segura escaping the rundown was a heartwarming highlight in an otherwise forgettable season.
Of course, a little over one week earlier the Brewers lost a close game to the San Francisco Giants. That game was one of those "missed opportunities" defeats that is not uncommon in baseball. One of the missed opportunities was when Tyler Thornburg couldn’t get the bunt down on a squeeze attempt, leaving Scooter Gennett hanging after a one-out triple.
Within a relatively short span, Brewers fans got to experience what the squeeze giveth, and what the squeeze taketh away. (More accurately, we got to experience what the squeeze taketh away, and ho...
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Ryan Braun reportedly plans to finally come clean about his PED use and lying about cheating. Braun is currently on suspension.
Scooter Gennett of the Brewers launched a massive home run, and first of his career, into the right-field upper deck during the 3rd inning of the Brewers night game against the Rangers on Tuesday night. In keeping with a great tradition his Brewers teammates greeted him with the silent treatment as he headed back to the dugout after rounding the bases. Always fun. [Hot Clicks] Article...
Giving the silent treatment in the dugout is usually reserved for the first home run of a career, but the Milwaukee Brewers pulled it off well Tuesday night.
After second baseman Scooter Gennett connected for a 394-foot home run to the upper deck in Milwaukee's 5-1 victory in Texas, the entire dugout ignored the rookie for over 20 seconds.
Aramis Ramirez eventually broke the...
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is day to day after he sprained his right knee making a leaping catch at the wall.
Gomez had an MRI on Friday that confirmed the sprain, and he hobbled around on crutches before Milwaukee's game against the Reds. Manager Ron Roenicke says he'll have a better idea in the next few days of when the All-Star will return to the lineup.
Ralph Sasson, a longtime friend of Ryan Braun, is suing the suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder for defamation, according to ESPN. Sasson, 29, claims that he assisted in Braun’s successful appeal of a 2011 positive test for elevated levels of testosterone after being contacted by Braun’s agent. According to ESPN, Sasson, in the lawsuit, accuses Braun […]
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If there was a signature defensive play in the 2013 MLB season, it would be Milwaukee Brewers All-Star CF Carlos Gomez running full speed to the warning track, crashing into the wall, giving up his body, and always making the catch. The theme repeated itself Thursday night, as Gomez made a twisting catch and crashed full speed into the wall at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The play...
Milwaukee Brewers embattled left fielder Ryan Braun plans to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Braun according to people who are familiar with his plans is ready to soon admit that he used performance-enhancing drugs in parts of the 2011 season the reasons why he did it and publicly apologize for the lies and deception.
People familiar with the plans who...
MILWAUKEE -- Jonathan Lucroy didn't have to be reminded he was 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in his career against Aroldis Chapman.
The flame-throwing Cincinnati closer has not only had success against Lucroy, but he's dominated the Milwaukee Brewers since he came to the big leagues in 2010.
After fouling off three fastballs at 99 mph, Lucroy crushed a hanging slider for...
Ostensibly, Kyle Lohse and I talked about the evolution of his approach last week before a game against the Giants. He showed me some grips and talked about how his arsenal has changed since he was in Minnesota. But — as it happens when you start talking about baseball’s intricacies — our conversation ended up […]
Some of the coloring came out looking kind of strange (Doug Melvin, for instance...or, Doug Melvin's face. I might have made some of the drawings a bit opaque at some point, and then failed to notice when I set the backgrounds behind them). Also, the nifty fonts service I use for comic bubbles from Urban Fonts was unavailable...
Well, we soon may have the truth, or the latest version of the truth, or whatever passes for the truth nowadays.
Ryan Braun has started offering personal apologies, according to major-league sources. He is expected to elaborate, in the near future, on why he accepted a 65-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy. And according to people he has spoken with, he is...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Jean Segura sparked the winning rally when he beat out a leadoff chopper to shortstop for his third hit. Lucroy then drove a 1-2 pitch to left for his 17th homer, snapping Cincinnati's...
The usually reliable Milwaukee bullpen faltered Wednesday night, sending the Brewers home with a 5-4 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Milwaukee finished 5-4 on the 10-day road trip and lost for the 23rd time this season when holding a lead.
The Rangers rallied in the seventh when three Brewers' relievers got wild.
The Brewers bullpen, which had a 2.88 ERA - fourth-best in the majors...
There's just no reason not to go ahead and have this be a post at The Brewers Bar...Also, this first appeared in the Brew Crew Ball August 16th game thread. Some further embellishments were then added.
Of course Alex Rodriguez is also a rat because, well...60 Minutes reports:
"60 Minutes" has learned that members of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's inner circle in February obtained and leaked documents that implicated Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun as well as his own Yankees teammate, catcher Francisco Cervelli, in the doping scandal that has...