Found April 18, 2013 on
Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MILWAUKEE -- Does an NFL team panic if it loses its first game?
Ten games in a Major League Baseball season equate to nearly one full NFL game, or in other words, a small chunk of a very long season.
Though the Brewers were 2-8 through their first 10 games of 2013, their season wasn't doomed to the basement of the division. Milwaukee has responded with three straight wins to crawl back to 5-8 and just 2.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.
Coming up on three weeks into the season, the Brewers have played bad baseball and have played good baseball with not much of an in between. A look at five of the key issues in the team's slow start and sudden resurgence and which will either be fleeting or have staying power as the season continues:
The bullpen has been drastically better in wins.
As obvious as it sounds, Milwaukee's bullpen has simply performed better in the five wins than it has in the eight losses. A lot of that has to do with how the relievers have...
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I wanted to acknowledge Craig Counsell, since he's supposed to be in the FSN broadcast booth, at some point. I drew this in June, but it's got a nifty-looking border that looks sort of like an old portfolio...or some sort of sheet music folder. The picture of the cheese was in the original version, as well. Craig Counsell will be a GM, someday. One who won't spend a significant...
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers optioned right-hander Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville following Thursday's 7-2 victory over San Francisco, opening the door for right-hander Hiram Burgos to come up from Nashville to make his big-league debut in a Saturday start against the Cubs.
Burgos, 25, was Milwaukee's minor league pitcher of the year in 2012, posting a 10-4 record...
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers infielder Taylor Green is in Milwaukee on Thursday to have his injured hip examined by team physician Dr. William Raasch.
The 26-year-old injured the hip during spring training and was left behind at the team's minor league facility to rehab in extended spring training. Right when he was about to embark on a minor league rehab assignment, Green...
MILWAUKEE -- His manager and his catcher both noticed it. There was something different about Yovani Gallardo on Thursday afternoon.
Pitching for the first time since he was charged with drunken driving early Tuesday morning, Gallardo was sharper than he's been all season. The right-hander not only picked up his first win of 2013 by allowing just one run in six innings, but he...
MILWAUKEE -- At this time last year, Hiram Burgos was preparing to make his next scheduled start for Brevard County in Single-A. Now he's one day away from making his Major League debut.
Burgos was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start for the Brewers against the Cubs on Saturday at Miller Park.
"Right now I just feel really proud, and I'm happy and excited to...
The Brewers, seeking help for an unsettled bullpen, are turning to one of their former relievers.
The team announced Wednesday that it had signed right-hander Francisco Rodriguez to a minor league contract.
Rodriguez, 31, will report to the team's spring-training complex in Maryvale, Ariz., and must be assigned within 30 days, the club said.
The Brewers entered Wednesday with...
MILWAUKEE -- With a scoreless streak of 32 innings in the rearview mirror, the Milwaukee Brewers surpassed their run total of any of their first 11 games in one inning Tuesday night.
After not being able to scratch anything across the plate for most of last week, the Brewers scored eight runs in the third inning off San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito, who entered not having allowed...
MLB News: The Milwaukee Brewers optioned pitcher Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday after struggling in his only start of the season. Flawed with mechanical issues, the Brewers are hoping that he can go down to Nashville and right himself.
Fantasy Ramifications: Fiers, even if he makes it back to the big leagues, is no more than a back end starter in a bad rotation. Leave...
The Yankees and several over teams around the MLB decided to honor Boston and the victims of Monday’s Marathon bombing by playing Fenway-favorite “Sweet Caroline” over their stadium’s loudspeakers on Tuesday night. The Brewers, however, took a different (but equally as great) route by playing the Cheers theme song during their game last night. Pretty great gesture by Milwaukee...
FOX Sports Wisconsin has announced that former Milwaukee Brewers infielder Craig Counsell will make his television debut at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of the network's Brewers Live team.
The 16-year major league veteran and two-time World Series winner is scheduled to appear on a number of upcoming shows for FOX Sports Wisconsin. Counsell, 42, played with the Brewers in 2004...
Yovani Gallardo homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested on a drunken driving charge, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Francisco 7-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Gallardo (1-1) was arrested early Tuesday morning. The right-hander allowed five hits, one walk and one earned run in six innings.
Milwaukee took all three games from the World Series champion...
Rarely used, Blake Lalli quickly showed he was totally prepared.
On the first pitch, the pinch-hitter lifted a long single in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Francisco Giants 4-3.
''He was in looking at videos, he was looking at the pitcher throw and he knew what he wanted to do with the first pitch,''...
After sweeping the defending champions, the Milwaukee Brewers appear to be playing with some confidence heading into their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs.
With their early struggles behind them, the surging Brewers look for their 16th win in 18 home games against the Cubs and fifth straight victory overall Friday night.
Riding a club-record scoreless streak and three...