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JSOnline’s Poll of the Day yesterday was “Who is the Brewers’ MVP this season?” The options were, in this order: Carlos Gomez, Jim Henderson, Kyle Lohse, Jonathan Lucroy, Jean Segura, and “someone else.” As of the start of last night’s game against the Cubs, Gomez was far and away the leader with 45% of the vote (over 2,100 total responses at the time). Although one has to wonder if Segura or Lucroy might have done better if they were listed higher on the ballot, it’s not hard to understand why fans think Gomez is the clear MVP. Still, when you try to really make the case for Gomez over the other two, it’s an argument of intangibles and nuance.
Segura has had a breakout season, making an All-Star Game appearance, currently leading the league in stolen bases and triples, and he’s been batting over/around .300 most of the year. He plays great defense, and hopefully has a long, bright future in Milwaukee. Frankly, it’s hard to argue he isn’t the
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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Wednesday's game prior to the top of the second inning with a strained right hamstring.
Segura walked with one out in the bottom of the first inning and came up limping after scoring on Aramis Ramirez's single to center.
The All-Star shortstop grabbed for his right hamstring after crossing the plate and quickly walked...
MILWAUKEE -- There's a chance Jean Segura's fine first full season as the starting shortstop of the Milwaukee Brewers has come to an end.
While the team officially lists Segura as day-to-day with a strained right hamstring suffered in the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Cubs, the All-Star shortstop may not have enough time left in the season to recover....
MILWAUKEE -- The question has come up after each one of Tyler Thornburg's six quality starts with the Milwaukee Brewers this season: How did this guy go 0-9 in Triple-A?
Thornburg worked six scoreless innings and allowed just two hits Wednesday in Milwaukee's 7-0 victory over Chicago, lowering his ERA in six starts to 1.25.
He's been asked frequently what the difference...
MILWAUKEE -- Corey Hart wants to return to the Milwaukee Brewers and he's willing to work with the organization to make it happen.
Hart, who has missed the entire season after having surgery on both knees, is a free agent after the season and could generate interest around the league if he can prove he's healthy. But the two-time All-Star's first choice is to be Milwaukee...
MILWAUKEE -- Kyle Lohse is always one to shoulder the blame when he feels he didn't pitch well, but the veteran right-hander felt home plate umpire Chad Fairchild should share some of the responsibility Thursday afternoon.
According to Lohse, Fairchild told Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado that Lohse's "grumpy face" was going to cost him strikes. The comment was...
It has been almost two months since Ryan Braun last made an appearance at Miller Park, but on Wednesday afternoon the suspended slugger couldn’t stay away any longer.
After accepting a season-ending 65-game suspension on July 22, Braun has made some moves to rehab his image, but he has managed to stay mostly out of the spotlight, and subsequently, out of the ballpark. On Wednesday...
Corey Hart who didn't play a game for the Brewers this season while undergoing surgery on both knees said Thursday he would take a significant pay cut to remain with the club in 2014.
Hart is eligible for free agency after the season and prefers to remain with the only team for which he has played. He had a $10 million salary this year at the end of a three-year extension.
While they've dominated the Chicago Cubs in recent matchups, the Milwaukee Brewers have never recorded a four-game sweep in 17 years as NL rivals.
Kyle Lohse will try to help his club accomplish that unprecedented feat with a better performance against Chicago on Thursday at Miller Park.
Milwaukee (68-83) eased to its 33rd win in the last 44 matchups with the Cubs on Wednesday...
Kyle Lohse thought umpire Chad Fairchild's strike zone hurt him Thursday in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Lohse gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings, including home runs to Luis Valbuena and Nate Schierholtz. Lohse has allowed 26 homers, tying Washington's Dan Haren for the NL lead.
''Not a whole lot of it was me,''...
Despite being only marginally better than the Chicago Cubs in the standings, the Milwaukee Brewers' recent run of dominance in the series hasn't skipped a beat this year.
They'll look to continue that Wednesday night against left-hander Chris Rusin at Miller Park, a matchup that appears favorable considering their success versus southpaws.
After a 4-3 victory Tuesday...
After missing the entire 2013 season following multiple knee surgeries, soon-to-be free agent Corey Hart told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, that he’ll take less money to re-sign with the Brewers.
I told them I would be very generous to stay here. I wouldn’t sit there and ask for anything outlandish. I’d definitely take a discount to stay here because...
Although Sean Halton's first career grand slam was the big blow, it was Chris Rusin's pitches out of the strike zone that proved more costly to the Cubs.
Halton's homer capped a five-run first inning that included two walks by Rusin (2-5) and Tyler Thornburg allowed just two singles over six innings as the Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago 7-0 on Wednesday night.
The Brewers have had a terrible season, from winning the Kyle Lohse sweepstakes to Ryan Braun’s fall from grace.
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