Found July 09, 2014 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun is out of the lineup for the second consecutive game due to back spasms. Braun's back first flared up during batting practice prior to last Saturday's game in Cincinnati and was forced to leave the game in the second inning. He missed Sunday's series finale with the Reds but was back in Milwaukee's lineup Monday against Philadelphia. After hitting a double in the eighth inning Monday, Braun was removed for a pinch runner after it was clear he had aggravated the injury by the way he ran to second base. Braun felt better Wednesday than he did Tuesday, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke doesn't want to have to pull the right fielder early if the back flares up. "Hopefully obviously as soon as possible," Braun said of a potential return. "I'm available; I was available last night. The challenge is getting it to a point to where it's not going to revert back to where it was (Tuesday). I'm...

Brewers Thursday: Braun returns to lineup

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun returned to the lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday but in a very unfamiliar spot in the batting order. For the first time since Sept. 14, 2008, Braun found himself in the No. 5 spot of the lineup and will continue to hit there for the foreseeable future. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is hoping to find a consistent top four in his lineup and he knows...

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun returns to lineup

After leaving Monday's game early and sitting out the next two days, Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will start again Thursday says Tom Hardicourt, Brewers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Ryan Braun back in #Brewers lineup but in a different spot, batting 5th. Gennett 2nd and Lucroy 3rd. Slumping Jean Segura getting day off.— Tom (@Haudricourt) July...

5 New Questions About the 2014 Brewers

Before the season started, I had 10 Questions About the 2014 Brewers.  It’s interesting in hindsight to see what I was concerned about at the time.  In many cases, the players I was unsure of have exceeded expectations – including Khris Davis, Aramis Ramirez, and Matt Garza.  Now that more than half of the 2014 season is ancient history, I thought it might be worth raising...

Naked Truth: Ramirez, Gomez Don’t Deserve All-Star Nods

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Back in big leagues, Bianchi taking advantage of second Brewers stint

MILWAUKEE -- Being removed from a team's 40-man roster can oftentimes be a career death sentence. Once a player is off, he isn't usually coming back on. There was a very real chance Jeff Bianchi had played his last game with the Milwaukee Brewers when the club outrighted the utility infielder off the 40-man roster on May 24. After he cleared waivers, Bianchi was assigned...

Peralta roughed up in Brewers' loss

MILWAUKEE -- After Lyle Overbay connected for a first-inning grand slam to allow a struggling offense to breathe a bit with a 5-1 lead, the Milwaukee Brewers had to be feeling pretty good about their chances Tuesday night. How could they not? The Brewers entered with a 44-10 record when scoring four or more runs and had dropped just three games all season when they had scored five...

Brewers swept by Phillies in miserable finale

MILWAUKEE -- Matt Garza was on his way to letting the Milwaukee Brewers forget about their offensive woes for a day when things completely fell apart in the eighth inning. By the time the last-place Philadelphia Phillies had completed a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 9-1 victory Thursday, it was hard to even remember Garza taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Jimmy...

Brewers Injury Update: Wei-Chung Wang hits DL

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday by the score of 9-1. The loss was the Brewers' 10th in their last 11 games. Even with the free fall, the Brewers are 52-41 and remain in first place in the National League Central. After the game, the Brewers placed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tightness.  #494777595 / gettyimages...

Brewers hitting woes resume against Hernandez, Phillies

MILWAUKEE -- In the matter of a week and a half, the Milwaukee Brewers have went from feeling great about their first half of the season to trying to make it to the All-Star break without their current skid from getting out of hand. Unable to solve Phillies right-hander Roberto Hernandez, the Brewers managed just three hits Wednesday night and fell 4-1 to Philadelphia at Miller Park...

The Brewers’ Healthy, Stealthy Starting Rotation

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the best stories of the season’s first half. They were picked by virtually no one to win the National League Central, and though it’s far too early for any hardware to be awarded, there are reasons galore for the club’s success to date. The team is exceptionally strong up […]

Kyle Lohse’s pine tar laden bat was stuck to his hands

During Wednesday night’s Phillies-Brewers game, Kyle Lohse laid down a sac bunt in the fifth inning. He kept the bat in his hands for nearly his entire trek up the first base line, and when he got back into the dugout, we learned why – there was too much pine tar on the bat, and it was stuck to Lohse’s hands. Somewhere, George Brett is nodding approvingly.

Dugout Digest – the rising red tide

Just one short week ago, the Milwaukee Brewers were cruising along with the largest division lead in baseball. The Cardinals, Reds, and Pirates were 6.5, 7, and 7 games behind the Brewers in the standings, and it looked like Milwaukee would be able to feast on a weak schedule and go into the All-Star Break with a hefty lead. Of course, that didn’t go according to plan. The Brewers...

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Gameday 90: Phillies at Brewers

Philadelphia Phillies (39-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (52-39) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Roberto Hernandez (3-8, 4.48) vs. MIL: Kyle Lohse (9-3, 3.18) Time: 8:10, Miller Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 74 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The Phillies are going for three in a row against the first place Milwaukee Brewers.  They’ll face former Phillie...

Brewers' slide continues in 9-1 loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh before sparking a seven-run outburst an inning later, helping the Philadelphia Phillies complete a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 9-1 win Thursday. Rollins greeted reliever Will Smith in the eighth by singling to left to drive home two runs. Garza (6-6) had just been...
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