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Ryan Braun hit his 29th home run of the season in the Brewers 13-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday. Braun's homer ties him for 2nd in the league with Josh Hamilton and he sports a .310/.393/.595 line on the season. Braun is 5th in the league in wOBA with a .417, 5th in the league in slugging percentage and 8th in the league in ISO at .285. Remember how Braun failed that drug test this offseason, then got out of suspension, because baseball's urine courier kept Braun's sample in his refrigerator over the weekend? Shouldn't we be discussing MLB testing policy, when we almost missed 50 games from a reigning MVP, who can clearly rake without whatever mysterious substance that got him in trouble in the first place? Seriously, what the hell was that all about? No, just kidding, I hate steroid discussions and drug testing discussions in general. Nothing is worse than MLB's ridiculous, revisionist crackdown and all the wasted ink on the “steroid era” and the Mitchel...
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MILWAUKEE This is what the Brewers had expected all season long.
After dropping a season-high seven games in a row just last week, Milwaukee had been desperate for something positive to happen. And on Wednesday, the Brewers got their wish -- albeit a bit too late -- as they swept the Astros in convincing fashion.
It was just the second sweep of the season for Milwaukee, and its...
MILWAUKEE Ryan Braun stood at home plate in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against the Astros with a full count and no intention of heading back to the dugout empty-handed.
Pitch after pitch, Houston reliever Fernando Rodriguez dealt him fastballs, hoping to catch the Brewers star left fielder off-balance. But Braun remained determined, as he has all season, intent on...
The St. Louis Cardinals will spent most of the next three weeks at home, which could help them get back into the thick of the NL playoff chase.
The Cardinals open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, going for their fourth straight victory at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis begins a seven-game homestand after a 3-3 road trip. The Cardinals, who have won nine...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 29th homer and the Milwaukee Brewers connected four times Wednesday, beating the sloppy Houston Astros 13-4 to complete a three-game sweep.
Rickie Weeks and Cesar Izturis each homered in the fifth inning. Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run shot in the seventh, helping rookie Mike Fiers (5-4) win consecutive starts for the first time this...
MILWAUKEE With Zack Greinke's place atop the heap of the Milwaukee rotation left gapingly open after the team traded him to the Angels last Friday, the Brewers' pitching staff has taken on a decidedly different look.
Enter the youth movement as hopes shift from a playoff run in 2012 to getting back on track in 2013.
Greinke's open spot in the pitching order coupled...
Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 29th homer and the Milwaukee Brewers connected four times Wednesday, beating the sloppy Houston Astros 13-4 to complete a three-game sweep.
Rickie Weeks and Cesar Izturis each homered in the fifth inning. Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run shot in the seventh, helping rookie Mike Fiers (5-4) win consecutive starts for the first time this season. The right...
The Brewers' Double-A affiliate, the Huntsville Stars, made history Thursday, as five of their pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in a 3-1 victory over Chattanooga. It represented the most pitchers used in a no-hitter in Southern League history.Right-hander Jimmy Nelson garnered the start for Huntsville in Thursday's memorable contest and was followed on the mound by...
Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez received a cortisone shot Thursday for his sore left wrist, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Friday. Ramirez was out of Friday's game, the second one he has missed this week as the Brewers opened up a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. "I was playing like that, but it was getting worse...
While not desirable at all compared to sniffing the pennant chase, at 48-56 the Brewers could at least play the spoiler role in the last couple months this season. The chance to play spoiler is the consolation prize that comes with being in the ‘second division’ part of the NL Central. The Milwaukee Brewers have 34 games left against NL Central foes, though 13 of those...
Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers pounded the Houston Astros 10-1 on Wednesday night.
Ramirez had three hits and four RBIs, including his 13th homer of the season in the third inning. Hart hit his three-run shot in the fifth, his 20th homer.
Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo (9-8) went seven innings, giving up one run and three hits...
Yes, it came at the hands of the lowly Houston Astros, but the Brewers still were smiling after completing a three-game sweep at home on Wednesday. After all, they had swept a series only once all season, from May 28-31 against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. "They're still a major-league team," left fielder Ryan Braun said. "A win is a win, and a sweep is a sweep...
Carlos Gomez has always tantalized fans and scouts alike with his rare combination of size and speed. And now, in 2012, the 26-year-old centerfielder finally seems to be finding consistency, too. The Brewers are playing better baseball because of it. Gomez entered Friday's action with a .351 average in his last 10 games, a span in which he also had a .757 slugging percentage...
The Milwaukee Brewers' Aug. 30 road game against the Chicago Cubs has been added to FOX Sports Wisconsin's 150-game 2012 broadcast schedule.
The 1:20 p.m. game will replace Sunday's Brewers-Cardinals game on the FOX Sports Wisconsin schedule. Brewers-Cardinals has been picked up by ESPN.