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By ANDREW GRUMAN
There were a million phrases or clichs that could have been used to describe the importance of this weekend's series in Cincinnati.
Make-or-break, crucial, or any other way it can be said, the Brewers needed a series win.
But after a three game sweep at the hands of first-place Cincinnati in which Milwaukee could muster only four runs, there is only one way to put the feeling inside the Brewers locker room.
Frustrated because they couldn't capitalize when they had runners on, frustrated also because a couple of close calls by an umpire aided the Reds in scoring the eventual winning runs in the final two games of the series.
But mostly frustrated because they know they've dropped so many close games and have now put themselves in a nearly impossible hole to dig out of, 10.5 games out of first place, with three teams ahead of them.
And now it could lead to general manager Doug Melvin looking toward t...
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Francisco Rodriguez was supposed to provide some kind of answer in the ninth inning for the Brewers, who were struggling to achieve any late-game consistency with John Axford manning the final inning.
And despite inducing some heart palpitations around Milwaukee with his first two saves as closer, Rodriguez appeared to be on his way to providing some kind of reliability in a most...
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is not yet ready to declare his team an outright seller. But clearly, Melvin is moving closer to such a decision.
The Brewers, who were swept by the Cincinnati Reds this weekend, went 4-5 in a critical stretch against the three teams that they trail in the NL Central.
At 44-50, the team is 10 1/2 games out in the division and 7 1/2...
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke isn't one for adding importance to midseason games. He's not one to make guarantees. And even through the Brewers' early struggles, he never bit on questions that would force him to levy some kind of drastic expectation on one series or another.
But a week before the All-Star game, Roenicke seemed to break character, even if it was subtle...
With the Milwauke Brewers getting swept over the weekend in Cincinnati and falling 10 1/2 games out in the NL Central race, speculation about possible trades is certain to pick up. The Brewers had told interested parties they wanted to wait to see how things went in the first nine games coming out of the All-Star break, but after going 2-1 against both the Pittsburgh Pirates and...
Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Shaun Marcum, who has been out of action since mid-June with an ailing elbow, is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Tuesday as he continues the progression toward getting back in the rotation. Marcum has been rebuilding arm strength through long-toss sessions and is finally ready to get back on the mound. "I've been bouncing back...
AXFORD AXED: With John Axford out as Brewers closer, the colorful K-Rod has a chance to close in on his 300th save. K-Rod earned a save for the Brew Crew on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
To complement our recommendations for second half hitters to watch, here are some second half pitchers to watch for the 2012 season. Picking up these strong arms can help your stretch drive...
By ANDREW GRUMAN
Saturday was an important day for a pair of key cogs in the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation, and the results were encouraging.
Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum each threw prior to Saturdays game against Cincinnati, and both pitchers were pleased with how things went.
Marcum, on the disabled list since June 15 with right elbow tightness, threw...
One week after returning to his familiar role as closer, Francisco Rodriguez blew a big one.
K-Rod allowed four runs in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers lost their fourth straight game, 7-6 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
''I didn't get it done,'' Rodriguez said. ''It's really painful. Everything just fell apart. It's...
The last time the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers were preparing to open a series, both clubs were rolling toward a division title.
That's definitely not the case this time.
Roy Halladay will try to give the Phillies back-to-back home wins for the first time in nearly a month in Monday night's series opener against the struggling Brewers.
When the Phillies...
Roy Halladay returned to Citizens Bank Park for the first time since coming off the disabled list during the Dodgers series. He would face Randy Wolf and the Milwaukee Brewers.
It didn't start out on a good note for Doc. In the first inning, Carlos Gomez was able to score on a double from Aramis Ramirez. Corey Hart later brought home Ramirez with an RBI single, giving the...
In his column today, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal touched briefly on the Brewers and the market for relief pitching, noting that there is plenty of interest in Brewer relievers despite the struggles of the bullpen as a whole. According to Rosenthal, John Axford and Francisco Rodriguez both figure to draw a lot of interest on the trade market thanks to their propensity for getting...