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Yovani Gallardo pitched seven sharp innings to beat Pittsburgh once again and Aramis Ramirez homered against his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers downed the Pirates 4-0 Thursday night.
The Pirates fell one game behind NL Central-leading St. Louis. The Cardinals were idle, and start a three-game series at Pittsburgh on Friday night.
Making his Pirates' debut, catcher John Buck went 3 for 3 as he subbed behind the plate while starter Russell Martin got the night off. Pittsburgh acquired Buck and outfielder Marlon Byrd from the New York Mets on Tuesday.
Gallardo (10-9) allowed six hits and one walk while striking out five. He improved his career record against the Pirates to 11-4, including 5-2 at PNC Park.
Gallardo has given up just two earned runs in 19 1-3 innings in three starts since coming off the disabled list. He was sidelined with a strained hamstring.
Brandon Kintzler pitched the final two innings of the six-hit shutout.
Ramirez hit his ninth home run of an inju...
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MILWAUKEE -- Though many were shocked by the news, a few of John Axford's now former teammates completely understand the business side of the former closer's trade to St. Louis.
A leader in the bullpen and in the clubhouse, Axford's presence will be missed by those he impacted the most.
"Pretty shocking, but great opportunity for him," Brewers closer Jim Henderson...
MILWAUKEE -- If Wily Peralta was to snap his three-start winless streak Friday night he was going to have to be nearly perfect. It's a theme developing in the rookie right-hander's starts, as the Milwaukee Brewers simply haven't provided him with much support.
Facing Angels ace Jered Weaver, the Brewers were shutout for the sixth time this season and left 13 runners...
Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday, earning more than half of the votes cast by the league's managers and media members.
Hellweg is 11-5 with a 3.16 ERA for Triple-A Nashville, ranking second in the PCL in wins and ERA. The 24-year-old hit his stride in June and July, allowing just one earned...
The Milwaukee Brewers basically passed through the July 31 trade deadline inactive, parting ways with no significant parts beyond late-inning reliever Francisco Rodriguez. While Milwaukee still isn't looking to make a major splash on the market, they are in the process of shopping other relievers prior to Sept. 1, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
Can you think of a better pitcher in Brewers history than John Axford?
Lots. Tons and tons of them. My browser just crashed there were so many search results.
Can you think of a better reliever in Brewers history than John Axford?
Most definitely. He had his stretches, but there have been others who have matched them and others who have beat them. (I think. I didn't really do...
The Milwaukee Brewers were once again without right fielder Norichika Aoki last night as he continues to deal with pain caused by tendinitis in his right knee. It marked the third time in the Brewers' last seven games that Aoki's been absent, and manager Ron Roenicke told reporters -- including Adam McCalvy of MLB.com -- that the team is taking a precautious approach with...
Looks like former Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford will be turning around and heading back to PNC Park.
Axford who packed his bags along with his former Brewers teammates last night and appeared headed for the charter flight back to Milwaukee is set to join the Cardinals today back at PNC Park for the start of a three-game series against the Pirates.
The Cardinals acquired...
The Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers won't be playing in October, but they've done some damage over the past week against teams that appear to be headed to the postseason.
The two streaking clubs will meet at Miller Park on Friday night.
Though both teams are nearing elimination, trailing by double digits in the wild-card chase, the Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee...
Tom Gorzelanny's versatility has helped hold Milwaukee's patchwork pitching staff together during a forgettable season.
Still, it might not be enough to keep him in the rotation when the calendar flips to September.
Gorzelanny labored through 5 1-3 innings in a 7-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, doing little to make a case he should remain a starter...
The Milwaukee Brewers have traded right-handed reliever and former closer John Axford to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later, the teams have announced.
#STLCards have acquired right-handed reliever @JohnAxford from the @Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later. Axford will wear 34.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 30, 2013
FOX Sports Wisconsin announced today that they will televise the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs game on Saturday, September 7. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. with television coverage starting 2:30 p.m. with Brewers Live.
The game was originally scheduled to air on FOX and will now be carried by FOX Sports Wisconsin.
The Fox Sports Wisconsin girls appeared out of nowhere. They became the commercial-break cheerleaders and vacant media personalities no one had asked for. Their newfound presence was greeted with shrugs, acquiescence, cheers and boos in the households of Brewers fans. Few have challenged this upheaval with the notable exception of Nicole Haase...
Aramis Ramirez had three hits including his 350th career home run and drove in four runs as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Tuesday night.
The 16-year veteran third baseman helped stake the Brewers to a 5-0 in the fifth inning but the Pirates rallied to tie it in the sixth. But Milwaukee pulled out the win when rookie pinch-hitter Caleb Gindl hit a tiebreaking...
After banging out 13 runs between their last two games, the Pittsburgh Pirates (77-56) could not get on the board Thursday night as Yovani Gallardo once again dominated the Pirates for seven shutout innings. On the other side, the Milwaukee Brewers (59-74) scored a run off Pirate starter Gerrit Cole in three of the first four innings to take control of the contest from early on and...