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MILWAUKEE It was May 21, 2010 a little over two years ago now that Jonathan Lucroy crouched behind the plate at Target Field in Minneapolis, completely and utterly overwhelmed.
The young Brewers catcher wasn't supposed to be in the major leagues already. He had played just 21 games at the Triple-A level, but injuries and departures had blazed the path for his extraordinarily early arrival.
For Lucroy, then just 23, this had all happened a bit too fast. He didn't know how to do scouting reports. He didn't know how to do many of the things expected of a big league catcher.
"When I first got called up to the big leagues, it was really hard the most difficult time I've ever had in my life with this game," Lucroy said. "I don't think I was quite ready for it. I was force-fed, a trial-by-fire thing. but those type of trials, those helped me out. You have to learn from those. It was definitely a life lesson in how to handle failure."
BEST OF MAXIM
When Travis Ishikawa first met the woman who turned out to be his future wife, she apparently didn't notice that he looked like Rocky Balboa after going 15 rounds with Apollo Creed.
"She says she doesn't remember me having a swollen face," Ishikawa said. "My cheek was all swollen and she says she doesn't remember any of that."
It is true, then, that...
MILWAUKEE Ron Roenicke has a puzzle that he hasn't quite cracked yet.
The Brewers manager knows his team is better than what they've shown this season, and seeing that potential has made the team's struggles all the more frustrating. So lately, Roenicke has experimented with different guys in different spots in the lineup and on the field.
Soon, that experiment could...
COULDA TURNED TWO, RICKIE
Your browser does not support iframes. DERP! It’s not bad enough that Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is in the throes of a season-long slump at the plate (.155 BA, 54 strikeouts in 148 at-bats, only 4 homers while knocking in an abysmal 7 RBI), he’s also experiencing brain farts out while playing defense [...]
MILWAUKEE With the Brewers reeling seven games back in the NL Central and wild-card race and the season no longer in its early stages, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke met with general manager Doug Melvin and assistant general manager Gord Ash on Wednesday to discuss possible options to turn the season around.
One of those options is to execute some kind of trade, giving the team...
While the San Francisco Giants appear to be heating up, the Milwaukee Brewers continue to struggle.
The Giants look to complete their second series sweep in three years of the Brewers at Miller Park on Wednesday.
Buster Posey and Joaquin Arias each hit two-run homers as San Francisco (23-20) won for the eighth time in 11 games, 6-4 over Milwaukee on Tuesday. The Giants, who have...
LIKE A CANNON, THAT ARM
Here is a video of an amazing throw by San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera to gun down Norichika Aoki at home plate. This happened last night in Milwaukee where the Giants defeated the Brewers 6-4.The ball hit by Nyjer Morgan to medium left field seemed deep enough to score the speedy Aoki from third base but Aoki and the Brewers underestimated Cabrera's strong arm...
The reigning National League MVP was having a stellar Monday night…That is before he was forced to leave the game with a groin injury. The San Francisco Giants are in Milwaukee to face the Brewers. Things were looking good for the Giants early in the game as they scored three runs in the top of the first inning. While still holding on to a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning...
As previously noted on this website, MLB players sometimes lose track of the outs situation and have had some memorable blunders.
Check out Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks in last Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants as he forgets that there is only one out and doesn't turn a double play that would end the inning:
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I have decided to break down Francisco Rodriguez's season for two reasons. Number one, because I'm a Venezuelan and a huge fan of Rodriguez, so I decided to take a closer look at his numbers to see what is going on with him. And number two, because I've heard people here in Venezuela say that Rodriguez is having a rough season because he's not the team's closer...
Photo: Christian Peterson/Getty ImagesThe Brewers played another round of musical shortstops today, claiming infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the Diamondbacks and optioning Edwin Maysonet to Nashville. The 36-year old Ransom has split time between Arizona and AAA Reno this year.Considering the current state of the Brewers infield, Ransom will probably get some playing time...
Jonathan Lucroy homered twice and had a career-high seven RBIs, Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings to improve to 14-0 at Miller Park, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 16-4 on Sunday.
Lucroy connected on an 0-2 pitch from Jeff Gray in the seventh inning for his first career grand slam. The ball nipped the back edge of the padding in right before falling into...
A lot of exciting stuff happened across the big leagues yesterday, so let's get right to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Scott Van Slyke, Los Angeles Dodgers - 19.76 seconds [video]
As a Brewers fan, I really wanted to put Jonathan Lucroy's second home run here. It was the first game in his career batting clean-up and somehow Lucroy managed two home runs and seven RBIs...