Found June 02, 2012 on
Raise the Jolly Roger!:
The Pirates were able to keep on rolling on Friday night, despite the dreaded visit to the place that has haunted them for years. The Bucs and Brewers did indeed look like very different teams from the ones we’re used to seeing when they match up, and for Pirate fans, that was a beautiful sight.
The game started out like a typical Milwaukee mess, though. Jose Tabata drew a leadoff walk and stole second off the Brewers’ gimpy catcher that couldn’t throw. But of course, Clint Hurdle ordered up a bunt and Josh Harrison put down a terrible one, enabling the Brewers to cut down Jose at third. After another SB and a walk, the Pirates came up empty (some questionable strike calls didn’t help either). Two walks, two stolen bases, no runs.
Then it got worse in the bottom of the first. Nyjer Morgan, the wack-job that baseball fans (especially Pirate fans nowadays) love to hate, has been struggling mightily so far this year. He recently set an MLB record for the most consecutive plate appearan...
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MILWAUKEE Cody Ransom doesn't remember much from the experience, but the shortstop's career with the Milwaukee Brewers actually started much, much earlier than that of any active player on Milwaukee's roster.
As a grade school kid growing up in Chandler, Ariz., Ransom lived only a few miles from the Brewers' spring training facility. And since Ransom's family...
The Pirates placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day DL today (retroactive to the 30th) with “shoulder inflammation.” Juan Cruz will rejoin the team (from the restricted list) to take Morton’s roster spot, meaning lefty Doug Slaten gets to stick around for now.
As I suspected in my post the other day comparing Morton and Kevin Correia, this may be a bit of a fudged injury by the...
MILWAUKEE With a cast covering the majority of his throwing hand, catcher Jonathan Lucroy told reporters on Friday that the surgery he underwent on his broken right hand on Friday was a successful one.
And despite the fact that he'll likely miss around six weeks of action with the injury, the Brewers catcher made it clear he won't be taking any time off while recovering...
As many have pointed out, the Pirates-Brewers game is not on TV tonight in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, or anywhere else. I’ve tried to explain this a few times, but a bunch of people keep asking so I figured I’d just post this here so you can direct your rage to the appropriate parties (in this case, FOX and the Brewers).
On Saturdays, FOX has exclusive rights to MLB programming...
Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun has been playing since the early days of the season with a tight right Achilles tendon, which flares up on occasion. One of those occasions was Thursday night, when Braun was withheld from the lineup for the series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a game Milwaukee won 6-2. Manager Ron Roenicke said Braun began feeling tightness in...
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan hit a solo home run in the first inning of Friday night's game against Pittsburgh, snapping his major league record of 138 straight plate appearances without an RBI to start the season.
The previous record was 125, by outfielder Herb Adams of the Chicago White Sox in 1950.
Morgan hit a pitch from Pirates starter Kevin Correia over the...
By SANTOSH VENKATARAMAN,
STATS Senior WriterMaybe the Pittsburgh Pirates' fortunes at Miller Park are taking a turn for the better. They are in position for a rare series victory in Milwaukee, with Ryan Braun's status in doubt. The Pirates can capture a road set against the Brewers for the second time in the last six seasons Saturday night, and it's not clear if Braun...
MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun is back in the lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers, but lingering tightness in his right Achilles tendon is still an issue.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says Braun's status changes daily, "so it's hard knowing where we are with it."
Roenicke says the problem won't keep him out of the lineup for an extended period of time but can limit...
Brooks Conrad ended his 0-for-27 slump to start the season, hitting a homer and driving in three runs to lead the injury-depleted Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 Saturday night.
Shawn Marcum (4-3) pitched seven strong innings for Milwaukee, giving up five hits while striking out eight without a walk.
Pirates starter Erik Bedard (3-6) lasted just 3 2-3 innings...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez each hit a two-run homer, Zack Greinke pitched effectively for six innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep.
The Brewers played without NL MVP Ryan Braun, who was scratched because of tightness in his right Achilles tendon. He first experienced it on May...
I know the umpire was just trying to get into position, but in the GIF, it certainly looks like he’s purposely trying to check Brooks Conrad into oblivion. If the goal for the defense on a fly ball was to let the ball hit you directly in the face, Michael Saunders wins
What a huge series win. I know it’s hard to call any series win huge this early but that one was. The Reds were a hot team, with a hot offense and the Pirates shut them down 2 out of 3. They have to keep it going though, on the road. The Brewers are [...]