Found August 22, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Randy Wolf
TEAMS: Milwaukee Brewers
Sometimes it is all about timing. Businesses don’t look at the birthday calendar when they are making personnel decisions, and today was no different for the Milwaukee Brewers. The team released pitcher Randy Wolf, who has had a pretty rough season. Today was also Wolf’s birthday. While the front office isn’t paying close attention to [...]

Brewers no longer hungry for the Wolf

The Brewers released Randy Wolf today. A curious move considering they are about to shut down two starters, but an understandable move nonetheless. Randy Wolf has not been very good in 2011. He has been unlucky, but luck can only account for so much. Anyone who has watched him pitch this season knows that no matter how hard he worked or how well he was throwing, he was always hittable...

Brewers release Wolf on his 36th birthday

With the season winding down, the Milwaukee Brewers are auditioning young pitchers for next season's rotation. Veteran left-hander Randy Wolf isn't young, and he isn't part of next season's plans -- he was released Wednesday morning on his 36th birthday. In the final year of a three year, 29.75 million contract, Wolf has struggled. In 24 starts for Milwaukee, Wolf...

Bernie Brewer wishes Randy Wolf happy birthday, pitcher released shortly after

You know how beleaguered coaches dread receiving a “vote of confidence” from a team’s owner in the press after the media has been stalking the coach like a wounded animal, soon to be put out of its misery? And more often than not, the so-called vote of confidence is merely a stalling tactic until the owner [...]

Wolf leaves with good feelings for Brewers

This was no way to celebrate your 36th birthday. Instead of enjoying the day, left-hander Randy Wolf packed his bags and departed Wednesday after the Milwaukee Brewers released him. Wolf had struggled throughout the season, going 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA, and had been particularly bad of late with a 0-04 record and 6.57 ERA in his last five starts. With right-hander Shaun Marcum...

Randy Wolf Released By Brewers

Photo: Matt Slocum/AP  It has been known for some time that Shaun Marcum would be returning to the Brewers’ rotation soon, but the way the club chose to free up a spot for him still caught a lot of people off-guard. Despite early reports that the Brewers’ brass would likely either shut down a young starter (Mike Fiers or Mark Rogers) or employ a six-man rotation for the...

Brewers release LHP Randy Wolf

Brewers relent on Rogers' innings limit

MILWAUKEE After alluding to a seemingly inevitable decision on Monday to shut down young pitcher Mark Rogers for the season, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke met with general manager Doug Melvin today and seems to have changed his mind. Rogers, who had earned his first win of the season on Monday against the Cubs, showed enough strength in his Monday start, Roenicke said, to push back...

Brewers have regained confidence in Axford

MILWAUKEE After being removed from his long-time role as closer July 16, John Axford has been slowly working his way back from the mental issues that plagued the first half of his season. But last weekend, Axford, who has remained patient through the entire process, made a statement to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke that he was ready to return to his role. "I think just based...

Brewers starter Estrada gets off the schneid

MILWAUKEE Marco Estrada smiled as he got the question he had expected all along. What did it feel like to finally get your first win of the season? It's a version of a question Estrada has gotten all season long, as he's failed to secure a win for one reason or another ever since his first start of the season back on April 21. There was relief in his realization that he...

Gallardo, Brewers aim for sweep of Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers were on a pretty impressive run at Miller Park heading into this week, and that's only been helped by facing the Chicago Cubs. Yovani Gallardo looks for a fifth straight victory Wednesday as he tries to lead the Brewers to a three-game sweep of the woeful Cubs. After going 1-5 in Houston and Colorado, Milwaukee improved to 4-2 on a seven-game homestand...

Roenicke reluctant to call anyone an ace

MILWAUKEE The question would've been easy to answer before Zack Greinke was dealt at this season's trade deadline. But now, with the Milwaukee Brewers rotation more in flux than it has been in years, the question makes manager Ron Roenicke noticeably skittish. Who is the Brewers' ace? The nature of the query isn't the uncomfortable part. It's that final word...

Still in search of first win, Estrada faces Cubs

In Milwaukee's series opener against the Chicago Cubs, Brewers starter Mark Rogers earned his first career win. Marco Estrada has won before, but it's been a while. Estrada tries to pick up his first victory in almost exactly one year when he takes the ball Tuesday night against the Cubs at Miller Park. Jonathan Lucroy hit two home runs and drove in four while Carlos Gomez...

Brewers 3, Cubs 2

Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 34th home run of the season, Yovani Gallardo pitched seven strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 3-2 victory Wednesday. John Axford pitched a scoreless ninth to convert his second straight save, returning to his role as the Brewers' closer after he was demoted earlier in the season. Gallardo...

Brewers 5, Cubs 2

Marco Estrada allowed two hits in six solid innings to win for the first time in almost a year, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Tuesday night. Estrada (1-5) started for the 16th time this year and made 14 relief appearances over two seasons since his 11-4 win at Pittsburgh on Aug. 23, 2011. The Brewers right-hander gave up Alfonso Soriano's double leading...

Bottom of the Ninth: Axford and You Shall Receive, Save Chances

John Axford grabbed his 20th save of the season yesterday, striking out the side to convert his second save chance in as many days. He’s back, folks! Reports claim that John Axford asked, nay, demanded, nay!, politely requested that manager Roe Roenicke return him to the closer role, and well, it seems “please” really is the magic word! After Tuesday’s game Roenicke was quoted...
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