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Milwaukee pitcher John Axford had somewhere to be after Friday night's game against the Chicago Cubs, so the closer did the polite thing and left a note at his locker for any inquiring reporters. Axford had just blown a save in the ninth inning, giving up three runs. The miscue was momentous -- it broke Axford's streak of 49 saves in a row. Axford may have been smart to get himself yanked, though. The game would eventually go 13 innings and five hours, and Axford had something a bit more pressing to tend to. With his wife in labor, Axford...

Brewers closer leaves funny note

After blowing his first save in his last 50 tries, Brewers closer John Axford left a note for the media about having to run to the hospital to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

Axford surprised by reaction to note

MILWAUKEE As Brewers closer John Axford walked off the mound on Friday having blown his first save in 50 attempts, ending the fourth-longest saves streak in baseball history, he trudged back angrily to the clubhouse. But as it would turn out, Axford's frustration didn't linger for long. Once he got to the locker room, clubhouse manager Tony Migliaccio told Axford that his...

John Axford snubs media after blown save, leaves behind funny note instead (Photo)

Brewers closer John Axford‘s club-record streak of 49 consecutive converted saves came to an end Friday when he conceded the lead back to the Cubs in the top of the ninth, his first blown save in over a year. After the Brewers finally secured the W in the 13th, Axford skipped talking to the press. There are guys who after a rough outing can snub the media afterward and look like...

Maysonet's blast fuels Brewers vs. rival Cubs

MILWAUKEE When Edwin Maysonet was called up to the Brewers last weekend, he tried to be realistic with the media about his potential impact with the team. "I don't think I'm going to have a big impact on the team," the second baseman said on Monday. "I'm just like a little guy in the corner. Whenever they need me, I'll go out there. If they need me...

John Axford Leaves Interesting Note For Post-Game Media

Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford, who had his streak of 49 consecutive saves snapped Friday night, left a pretty cool note for the media, foregoing post-game interviews. His wife was having contractions, so naturally he jetted to the hospital instead of hanging around to answer questions:

Brewers' inconsistency stops sweep over Cubs

MILWAUKEE For the Milwaukee Brewers this season, the third time has most definitely not been the charm. After two solid efforts against their NL Central rivals, the Brewers fell apart down the stretch on Sunday afternoon, losing, 8-2. But for a team that's remained woefully inconsistent through 34 games, the performance in the series' third game wasn't all that surprising...

Gallardo lacks command, but outshines offense

Take away Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo's two performances against the Cardinals this season, and the potential ace looks the part in the Milwaukee rotation. Against non-St. Louis teams, Gallardo has yet to give up more than three runs in a start, and even that's only happened once -- against San Diego on May 2. And on Monday, Gallardo continued that kind of dominance...

Sveum whimsical upon return to Miller Park

MILWAUKEE Draped over the rail of the opposing dugout at Miller Park, Cubs manager Dale Sveum watched intently, rarely breaking his gaze, as left fielder Ryan Braun squared up and hit ball after ball during the Brewers batting practice on Friday. It's unusual for an opposing manager to be out so early before their own team takes to the field, and it's especially rare for...

Greinke, Brewers look to squash Mets sweep

Daniel Murphy is red hot at the plate, especially at Citi Field. The New York Mets are reaping the benefits. The second baseman goes for the longest hitting streak of his career as the Mets try to win for the eighth time in 10 tries by sweeping this two-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Murphy is hitting .333 with a team-leading 10 doubles and 14 RBIs on...

The NL Central is Caddyshack

During Friday’s game, there was a little discussion on Twitter about how the NL Central was like the movie Caddyshack. A lot of the ideas people threw around were pretty funny, and I got around to thinking about the similarities a little more. I’ve seen the movie once or twice, but I’m guessing there are people here who know it a lot better than me. So, if you have anything...

Pre-Game: Milwaukee Brewers (15-19) @ New York Mets (19-15)

The Brew Crew comes to town for a short stay, and tonight will play the 1st of only 2 games against the Mets at CitiField during this brief stay.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm and the game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN660AM.  Be sure to follow @MetsWFAN, @dailystache and @Meriwyn as well. The Brewers have had their share of struggles this year both with the departure...

Braun Arbitrator Fired by MLB

Photo: Jae C. Hong/APIt appears that the Ryan Braun saga isn’t over just yet. The Associated Press reported today that Major League Baseball has fired Shyam Das, the arbitrator who overturned Braun’s 50-game suspension in February. Yesterday, Das revoked a 100-game suspension for Padres catcher Eliezer Alfonso over the same chain-of-custody issue that affected Braun’s sample...
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