Found July 12, 2012 on
Chicago White Sox
Recently I saw a blurb on The Official Site where the closer role is discussed. While we all know John Axford has had a rough year, this is the first inkling I've heard of a closer controversy. I don't believe Ron Roenicke will be replacing Ax anytime soon, if at all, despite cries from some fans or "Twitter tough guys". Make no mistake, Axford is still the best reliever Milwaukee has and should still be closing games. I'd like to draw your attention these examples of why:
6/22 W vs. White Sox—ball, ball, foul, ball, ball (leadoff walk); strike (looking), ball, strike (looking), foul, strike (swinging, against Adam Dunn); GIDP (Paul Konerko, game over)
7/3 W vs. Marlins—ball, ball, ball, ball (leadoff walk); ball, ball, strike (looking), strike (foul), GIDP (Omar Infante); strike (looking), ball, strike (foul), strike (looking to Gaby Sanchez, game over)
7/8 W vs. Astros—strike (looking), single (Chris Snyder); strike (looking), single (Matt Dominguez...
BEST OF MAXIM
According to pretty much everybody, Milwaukee's first nine games after the All-Star break are the most vital games ever, making the previous 85 Brewers contests all but meaningless. People are saying this because 1. Such statements cause reaction and panic, which creates more page views, and 2. It's sort of true.
The Crew resumes its schedule with consecutive...
Tyler Thornburg's stay in Triple-A wasn't very long.
In fact, it was just one start.
The Brewers announced Wednesday thatthe top pitching prospectwas coming back up and would join the club for Friday's game against Pittsburgh.
To clear room for Thornburg, right hander Tim Dillard was outrighted to Nashville, pending his approval.
Brought up from Double-A Huntsville...
MILWAUKEE Before the All-Star break, Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke became just the second pitcher since 2002 to start back-to-back games when an ejection in the first inning of last Saturday's loss to Houston prompted Milwaukee to use him two days in a row.
But on Friday, Greinke is bettering his own accomplishment. With the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates in town, the Brewers...
MILWAUKEE After breaking his hand in a freak suitcase accident back on May 27, it appears Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is inching closer to a return to the team's lineup.
Lucroy threw to second base from home plate on Friday and had been hitting off of a tee since Monday. He said he plans on taking live batting practice on Saturday.
"It's getting pretty...
The sausage race in Milwaukee is one of the time honored traditions in baseball, replicated around the league with various mascot related tomfoolery. It's not too often you hear about an announcer or sideline reporter taking part in one of these things, but alas, CBS's Lesley Visser will participate in the race Friday night. Here's how it all came about via...
All-Star Week was marred by the surprising news that Jay Gibbons retired. It was surprising in the sense that many probably did not realize that Gibbons was still “in baseball.” It has been a semi-interesting wild ride for the 35-year-old. Gibbons never went to the playoffs. While he made contact and had nice power, his low on-base percentage and poor defense at non-premium positions...
The Pirates open a three-game series in Milwaukee on Friday night. Right-hander James McDonald will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Brewers will toss righty Zack Greinke.
The future of right handed pitcher Zack Greinke is still unknown. The Brewers would like to keep him long-term, but if they're unable to sign him to a multi-year contract and if the Brewers become seller, they will probably deal him.
Yesterday, we learned that the Angels, Rangers, Orioles and Braves are among the teams interested in Greinke, and according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports...
Final: Brewers 10, Pirates 7
WP: Francisco Rodriguez (2-4, 3.86 ERA)
LP: Tony Watson (4-1, 5.00 ERA)
This was just one of those really strange games. First off, it took forever (3 hours, 50 mins). Second, a lot of really good things happened for the Pirates. And third, a lot of really bad things happened for the Pirates. Unfortunately, the bad things out-weighed the good things....
Photo: REUTERS/Darren Hauck According to GM Doug Melvin, the Milwaukee Brewers are going to see what happens in the nine-game span starting Friday, July 13 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. How the team plays will reportedly determine whether new hands are brought on or if someone or several someones will be thrown overboard. I think this is a very logical and pragmatic, almost...
Photo: Jim Prisching/AP With no actual baseball to write about, a lot of digital ink has been spilled on the long-term future of the Milwaukee Brewers, especially whether they will use the upcoming trading deadline as an opportunity to buy, sell, or do some of both. Nick Michalski, Vince from Miller Park Drunk, and the folks at Brew Crew Ball have already wrote excellent articles...