Found June 24, 2013 on Brewers Bar:
Alfredo Figaro theme music can be accessed, here. Here are themes/illustrations 1 & 2 (Norichika Aoki / Yovani Gallardo), for those interested. In addition, I've made a set specifically for this blog.   Music/Artwork on this page -J. Lemont

A Practical Guide to Donovan Hand Pun Usage

(Image: Rich Pilling/Getty Images) Now that Donovan Hand has been with the Brewers for about one month, he’s had a chance to endear himself to fans with his unassuming manner and his generally effective pitching.  After his terrific spot start against the Braves this weekend, it’s easy to imagine several fans want to give him a Hand.  (My esteemed colleague Jess Lemont...

Caleb Gindl, Logan Schafer making most of playing time

MILWAUKEE -- Opportunity was supposed to be slim and playing time scarce for whoever Milwaukee's backup outfielders were this season. The Brewers were locked in with their starting outfielders, as all three were coming off good seasons. Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki not only were expected to be Milwaukee's outfield trio for this season, but all three are under...

Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez savors 300th career save

MILWAUKEE -- Francisco Rodriguez had waited a really long time to experience the emotion he felt recording the final out of Saturday's victory. Rodriguez became the 25th player in Major League Baseball history to record his 300th save, as he worked a scoreless ninth in Milwaukee's 2-0 victory over Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. Fittingly, the man they call K-Rod achieved...

Brewers' Carlos Gomez leaves game with shoulder sprain

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez left Sunday's game against Atlanta with a left shoulder sprain after making a leaping catch at the wall in the top of the fourth inning. Gomez, 27, robbed Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons of an extra base hit with the catch, but his left shoulder hit the wall hard on his way down. Gomez immediately grabbed his shoulder...

Carlos Gomez makes great catch, hurts self

The Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez gave up his body…literally…with a snag of a long drive by Atlanta Braves phenom Andrelton Simmons on Sunday.  Watch, as Gomez runs full speed, leaps, with a half turn, then plucks the drive out of the air over 400 feet from home plate. Unfortunately his shoulder was a casualty as he was forced to leave the game after the play.  What...

Carlos Gomez leaves Brewers game with potentially serious shoulder injury

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez left Sunday's contest after slamming into the outfield wall. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweeted that Gomez hurt his left shoulder and left the game in obvious pain. Carlos Gomez makes spectacular leaping catch at wall to rob Simmons but hurts his left shoulder and is coming out of game. He is in pain. ...

Brewers' Corey Hart nowhere close to return

The past six months have been increasingly frustrating for Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart, to say the least. After undergoing knee surgery in January, the slugger had his eye on an April return. Now, the Brewers aren't sure when they'll get Hart back, and he told Tom Haudricourt of The Journal Sentinel that he's done with projected timetables. "Our...

Aramis Ramirez to the Blue Jays? It Could Happen

Aramis Ramirez is 35-years-old and brings with him a career impact bat. Of course, his Milwaukee Brewers are 12 games under .500, in the toughest division for clinching a playoff spot in baseball and Ramirez has two potential years left on a manageable contract if he can demonstrate he is healthy.With the trade deadline looming a month from now, Ramirez and his 3.9 WAR could find...

Footspeed and Forcing Errors: A Case Study

Defensive errors have been a part of baseball history forever, but we seldom ever talk about them now. We’ve come to better understand the importance of range, and so we look beyond errors for our defensive evaluations. A guy might make an extra error or two simply because he’s covering a lot more ground than a peer. There’s also the matter of errors being subjective, some...

Brewers hope Kyle Lohse can slow Cubs' offense

The Chicago Cubs have long known Starlin Castro could be a defensive liability, but his offensive struggles have been a bit more perplexing. He'll look to get back on track in both facets while extending his hitting streak against the Milwaukee Brewers to 11 games Tuesday night as Chicago tries to end an eight-game skid at Miller Park. The 23-year-old Castro didn't become...

Brewers call up intriguing Triple-A RHP Johnny Hellweg

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-hander Alfredo Figaro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, retroactive to June 24. Right-hander Johnny Hellweg has been recalled from Triple-A Nashville and will make his major league debut in a start against Pittsburgh on Friday. Figaro, 28, was injured June 12 in Miami, but has pitched through the injury...

Brewers Rumors: Yovani Gallardo not going to Baltimore

Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo has gotten the interest of the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles, right now, are contenders so that must be intriguing to Gallardo since he isn't on a contending team, right? Wrong. While the Orioles are interested in Gallardo, he has the Orioles on his no trade list that contains ten teams, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. ...
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