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MILWAUKEE -- Complacency is dangerous in any profession, but just small doses can be killer for a professional athlete.
Cruising through the minor leagues, Donovan Hand was already in Double-A just one season after being drafted in the 14th round of the 2007 draft. A trip to Milwaukee was right around the corner, or so he thought.
"I thought this game was easy," Hand said. "As soon as you think this game is easy it will humble you in a hurry. It was kind of what happened, but I learned it the hard way."
Hand stopped working as hard, his body wasn't where it needed to be and his performance suffered. Four years later he was still sitting in Triple-A. Even after a strong showing in spring training this season, Hand was the final pitcher cut from the bullpen.
Instead of wondering what could have been if he had taken the game more seriously years ago, the 27-year-old has owned up to his mistakes, put his head down and worked to overcome them. When the Milwaukee B...
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Scooter Gennett of the Brewers launched a massive home run, and first of his career, into the right-field upper deck during the 3rd inning of the Brewers night game against the Rangers on Tuesday night. In keeping with a great tradition his Brewers teammates greeted him with the silent treatment as he headed back to the dugout after rounding the bases. Always fun. [Hot Clicks] Article...
MILWAUKEE -- When his starting rotation was struggling mightily in May, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke would often be asked about options in Triple-A.
The question asked about top pitching prospect Tyler Thornburg wasn't about whether he could come up and help, but instead trying to figure out what was going on with the talented young right-hander.
One glance at Thornburg...
Giving the silent treatment in the dugout is usually reserved for the first home run of a career, but the Milwaukee Brewers pulled it off well Tuesday night.
After second baseman Scooter Gennett connected for a 394-foot home run to the upper deck in Milwaukee's 5-1 victory in Texas, the entire dugout ignored the rookie for over 20 seconds.
Aramis Ramirez eventually broke the...
The Milwaukee Brewers are at a point in their season where a strong performance from a young player can be just as important as winning a game.
As tough as Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Texas was, the Brewers can take Tyler Thornburg's performance as a big positive going forward. Facing one of baseball's best lineups, the rookie right-hander allowed just one earned run on...
Third baseman Aramis Ramirez, bothered throughout 2013 by a sprained left knee originally suffered in Spring Training that forced stints on the disabled list in April and early May, is expected to return from the Brewers' disabled list on Tuesday. He's been on the DL since July 8th.
#Brewers are now targeting the Texas series for Aramis Ramirez's return. DH on Tuesday...
Ostensibly, Kyle Lohse and I talked about the evolution of his approach last week before a game against the Giants. He showed me some grips and talked about how his arsenal has changed since he was in Minnesota. But — as it happens when you start talking about baseball’s intricacies — our conversation ended up […]
Some of the coloring came out looking kind of strange (Doug Melvin, for instance...or, Doug Melvin's face. I might have made some of the drawings a bit opaque at some point, and then failed to notice when I set the backgrounds behind them). Also, the nifty fonts service I use for comic bubbles from Urban Fonts was unavailable...
Scooter Gennett homered twice, Marco Estrada worked six solid innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Texas 5-1 on Tuesday night, ending the Rangers' eight-game winning streak.
Khris Davis also homered for the Brewers. His solo shot in the seventh ricocheted high off the left-field pole and chased Alexi Ogando (5-4).
Gennett, a 23-year-old rookie second baseman listed at 157...
At this point of a tough season the Brewers deserved a good post-game laugh.
When it was mentioned to manager Ron Roenicke that rookie Scooter Gennett carried his offense Tuesday night with a pair of homers the skipper said "We can't get him thinking he's a home-run hitter."
It was in that spirit that the Brewers used an excellent starting performance from Marco...