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A confusing weekend which featured of lineups filled with AAAA players and a series loss to the Pirates is thankfully past, and an after a home off day the Brewers are hopefully refreshed. Tonight at 7:10 CT, the Chicago Cubs will take their first cuts at Miller Park in 2012. The Cubs are coming off a 1–2 series loss to the Giants, and currently sport an MLB-worst record of 18–36. Milwaukee took three of four at Wrigley in early April, their second series of the season.
Probable pitchers (MIL/CHI): Gallardo/Dempster tonight, Greinke/Maholm tomorrow, and Wolf/Garza on Thursday. Tonight and tomorrow night’s games are 7:10 CT starts, 1:10 on Thursday. All televised on FSWI.
In watching the series, please consider the following:
The meat of the order is looking a bit rancid.
Both Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez are banged up as of late, and each of them missed Sunday’s 6–5 loss. While Ramirez’s strained quad is minor and we may very well see him back in the lineup tonight, the jury is...
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MILWAUKEE Two of the Milwaukee Brewers' biggest hitters were on the mend going into Monday's day off. One will return for Tuesday's series opener against the Chicago Cubs, while the other's injury will keep him out for at least one more game.
Left fielder Ryan Braun will return to Tuesday's lineup, having healed enough during the off day to convince Brewers...
ROUND 1 (6): Albert Almora, CF R/R, 6'2 180, 18 years oldMater Academy (Hialeah Gardens, FL) COMMENT: Rated best HS defensive outfielder and 2nd best HS hitter in draft by Baseball America... Gold Glove quality defender right now... has average arm strength but outstanding accuracy... is line-drive hitter with plus bat-speed... has just average speed for a centerfielder but is...
MILWAUKEE As the MLB draft unfolded inside the Milwaukee Brewers' war room at Miller Park on Monday night, the usual suspects general manager Doug Melvin and director of amateur scouting Bruce Seid, among others gathered to pore over draft boards and scouting reports.
But Monday night's first-round company was a bit different than usual, as they were joined in the room...
MILWAUKEE With a pair of back-to-back picks in the first round the second year in a row the Brewers have boasted two top round picks the Brewers selected Union High School (Wash.) catcher Clint Coulter with the 27th pick and Georgia Southern outfielder Victor Roache with the 28th pick.
Coulter, a former state wrestling champion, has plus power and arm strength, and at 6'3...
After taking pitchers with their two first-round draft choices in 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers started off the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by selecting four position players. This recap of who Milwaukee has chosen will be updated continuously through the conclusion of the draft.
Round 1, pick 27 C Clint Coulter (6-3, 220), Union (Wash.) H.S.: Nicknamed "Grunt" and...
The Milwaukee Brewers' Ron Roenicke and the Chicago Cubs' Dale Sveum both got to show some parental pride before their teams met on the field Wednesday: The managers' sons were taken by their respective teams on the final day of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft.
The Brewers took Lance Roenicke, an outfielder from UC Santa Barbara, in the 25th round...
If there was such a thing as an "official" end to the latest Starlin Castro controversy, it ended Wednesday when general manager Jed Hoyer backed field manager Dale Sveum's handling of the situation. Sveum took a balanced approach to disciplining Castro for two mental gaffes in the previous series, at San Francisco. He admonished Castro, saying the second mistake...
Zack Greinke had a season-high 12 strikeouts and the Milwaukee Brewers rediscovered their offense, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Wednesday night.
Greinke (7-2) extended his home winning streak to 15 straight decisions at Miller Park.
Greinke gave up two hits in seven innings, with two walks and a wild pitch.
Brooks Conrad - who came into Wednesday's game batting .059 this...
I am likely not breaking any news by pointing out that the Cubs are having another awful season. Save for Ryan Dempster’s dominance and breakout seasons from Bryan LaHair and Jeff Samardzija, the roster lacks any signs of optimism for a franchise suspended in the eternal search for hope. Their offense is ranked 27h; their pitching only slightly ahead at 24th. They have posted a...
16th ROUND (494): Michael Hamann, RHP R/R, 6'3 170, 21 years oldU. of ToledoCOMMENT: College Junior... went 3-5 with a 5.80 ERA for Rockets in 2012, allowing 89 hits in 76 IP (14 GS), with 29/55 BB/K... Had disappointing junior year after being mainstay of the Toledo starting rotation freshman & sophomore seasons... was a member of National Honor Society in HS... was selected...
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Starlin Castro committed a major mental mistake on Monday that could put his playing time in jeopardy.
The Cubs shortstop forgot how many outs there were in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Giants-Cubs game in San Francisco. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was batting with the bases loaded, one out, and his team down 2-1. Crawford hit...