Found May 20, 2012 on
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Twins at Brewers - This is the game of the day if not the weekend. Jason Marquis with his 6.68 ERA takes the hill for the Twins vs Zack Greinke and his 2.88 ERA. Greinke has not lost in 21 starts at home since joining the Brewers. Greinke has a streak of 15 straight scoreless innings. If those stats are not enough what if I told you Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez, and Corey Hart are a combined 24-66 lifetime vs Marquis? Many of you will scoff at taking such a high money line, but the numbers and gut feeling are on the same page today. Folks, we have the perfect storm here. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.
TV's Take: Brewers -220; -1.5/-105/ Bet $220 to win $100 on the Money Line AND Bet $315 to win $300 on the Run Line
I was very tempted to take Tim Hudson at +140 over David Price today, but Price is simply too solid at home. Great example of a meaningless stat is Tim Hudson is 7-1 vs the Rays, but the loss came in his last start a...
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MILWAUKEE Ron Roenicke has a puzzle that he hasn't quite cracked yet.
The Brewers manager knows his team is better than what they've shown this season, and seeing that potential has made the team's struggles all the more frustrating. So lately, Roenicke has experimented with different guys in different spots in the lineup and on the field.
Soon, that experiment could...
MILWAUKEE It had been a long road back to the major leagues for Brewers reliever Vinnie Chulk, having toiled in the minors for more than two years since being a regular bullpen contributor in Toronto and San Francisco.
Chulk was called up and given another chance at the major-league level on April 28, as the Brewers needed arms to reinforce their bullpen. But after struggling this...
MILWAUKEE With the Brewers offense struggling mightily and the team having lost three of their last four road games to the Mets and Astros, manager Ron Roenicke's frustrations mounted on the team's lineup card on Friday night.
Roenicke said he'd been thinking about making a change for a few days now, but on Friday, the Brewers manager made drastic changes to the team...
MILWAUKEE Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez reentered the Milwaukee clubhouse on Sunday with a grin, dirt staining his once-white game pants. He wasn't in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, having returned on schedule from his stint on the 15-day DL, but he took some much-needed time before the game to reacquaint himself with the Miller Park basepaths again...
MILWAUKEE Just two weeks ago, shortstop Alex Gonzalez was one of the Brewers' hottest players. He had been excellent in the field, and much to the satisfaction of the Brewers' brass, his bat had been better than expected (batting .259).
But against San Francisco, as Gonzalez sprinted away from first base at AT&T Park and slid awkwardly into second, instantly, his season...
MILWAUKEE With the pressure of a stagnant offense building and building over the last few inconsistent weeks in Milwaukee, the Brewers opened the floodgates on Sunday afternoon in their third and final game of their series with the Twins.
The Brewers scored in the first, second, fourth, fifth, and seventh innings and put up two or more runs in all but one of those innings, beating...
MILWAUKEE The Brewers clubhouse had its fair share of big personalities in 2011, as Nyjer Morgan's antics made headlines and guys like Prince Fielder served as motivators to a team that struggled out of the gate but eventually won the NL Central title.
This season though, as Milwaukee slips deeper and deeper into an early season spiral, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has distinctly...
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke waited long enough for slumping second baseman Rickie Weeks to get on track and couldn't wait any longer. Roenicke finally made the move Friday that he had avoided for so long, dropping Weeks from second in the batting order to sixth. A few weeks earlier, Roenicke had moved Weeks from leadoff to the two-hole. At the time of the switch, Weeks was...
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says this year's Milwaukee team might be too quiet.
The Brewers were a boisterous bunch last year on their way to winning the NL Central. But Milwaukee began Saturday a season-worst seven games below .500.
Roenicke says the team is playing hard, but that something is missing from a group that lost Prince Fielder and other clubhouse personalities...
Jonathan Lucroy homered twice and had a career-high seven RBIs, Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings to improve to 14-0 at Miller Park, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 16-4 on Sunday.
Lucroy connected on an 0-2 pitch from Jeff Gray in the seventh inning for his first career grand slam. The ball nipped the back edge of the padding in right before falling into...
The Jason Marquis experiment in Minnesota lasted just seven starts.
The Twins announced Tuesday that they have designated the veteran Marquis for release or assignment and will call up right-hander Cole DeVries from Triple-A Rochester to take Marquis' spot on the roster.
Marquis, a 33-year-old with 106 career wins in 13 seasons, signed a one-year, 3 million contract in the...
I have decided to break down Francisco Rodriguez's season for two reasons. Number one, because I'm a Venezuelan and a huge fan of Rodriguez, so I decided to take a closer look at his numbers to see what is going on with him. And number two, because I've heard people here in Venezuela say that Rodriguez is having a rough season because he's not the team's closer...
Scott Diamond lost his scoreless streak. He still won his third straight start for the Minnesota Twins, who pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Friday night.
Diamond (3-0) gave up a run in the first, ending the 14-inning scoreless stretch he put together in two starts since he was called up from the minors. He went on to give up three runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings.
By JESSE TEMPLE
MILWAUKEE Clubbies can launder the Twins uniforms all they want, but the pungent stench of misery clinging to Jason Marquis these days is simply inescapable.
No matter where Marquis takes the mound, in the home whites or the road grays, the Minnesota pitcher has been nothing short of disastrous recently. His immense struggles continued Sunday...
– The Minnesota Twins designated right handed pitcher Jason Marquis for assignment according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.
– The Tampa Bay Rays designated left handed pitcher John Gaub for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster reports Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times.
– The Arizona Diamondbacks designated infielder Cody Ransom for assignment and recalled infielder...