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The Milwaukee Brewers have been a tough team to figure out in 2013.
They started out 2-8, won nine-straight to move three games over .500 before losing nine of 10 to fall to 15-20.
The Brewers topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Monday night to help break out of that funk, but it was an interesting offensive gameplan that helped Milwaukee do so.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke sat Rickie Weeks after playing him in 35-straight games and seeing a .181 batting average in return. Roenicke also reluctantly sat slugger Ryan Braun with a stiff neck Monday night, giving the manager two open slots in the lineup to tinker with.
The result? An idea I can get behind.
The Brewers should ride the hot starts of Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez as long as they can.
Milwaukee batted Norichika Aoki in his regular leadoff role, had Jean Segura bat second and then inserted Carlos Gomez into the No. 3 spot for the first time in his career.
The result? The trio went 7-for-14 with six stolen bases.
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The Milwaukee Brewers had until Thursday to make up their mind on Francisco Rodriguez, and it appears as if they will add the former closer to the big league roster.
According to a report by CBS Sports, the Brewers will call Rodriguez up from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, a day before the team had to release him if he wasn't in the Major Leagues.
Rodriguez, 31, was signed...
It wasn't the best of weeks on the field for the Milwaukee Brewers, but young shortstop Jean Segura continued to open eyes in his first full season in the big leagues.
Segura was named the National League's Player of the Week after hitting .500 with a league-best .950 slugging percentage over the week of May 6-12.
The 23-year-old had multiple hits in five of Milwaukee&...
At 15-20, the Milwaukee Brewers still could rescue their season. But after going 1-9 in their last 10 games, the team has incited all kinds of despair among a fan base that is restless for a winner. Fans waited all winter for baseball and so far most of what the Brewers have done on the field hardly qualifies as baseball at all. Technically...
Self admittedly, Marco Estrada had one of the worst outings of his career the last time he took the mound.
After an extra two days off with two extra bullpen sessions with Brewers pitching coach Rick Kranitz, Estrada bounced back with his best start of the season. The right-hander allowed just three hits and one run over seven innings to help Milwaukee snap its four-game losing...
Here are the solutions to yesterday's anagrams, pertaining to names of current and former Milaukee Brewers players and managers.
JOY! LUNCH ON A RAT - Jonathan Lucroy
LANDSCAPE - Dan Plesac
NONE ROCKIER - Ron Roenicke
OUCH! SCAR PAIN - Chris Capuano
TEARS INJURE GUY - Jerry Augustine
YUCKY BARITONE TUNES - Yuniesky Betancourt
Runs have been difficult to come by at times for the Milwaukee Brewers, and scoring essentially has been a problem each time Kyle Lohse pitches.
Reversing that trend, though, may not be easy against Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jeff Locke, who takes the mound at home Tuesday night.
The Brewers (16-20) have been outscored by 25 runs while losing nine of 11 this month, beginning with...
I’ve been a big backer of Owgust, the Barrel Man, and it’s been very cool to see him pop up prominently in the Brewers’ recent YOUniform contest (here’s hoping Ben’s design with the Barrel Man becomes part of the regular-season uniform options). Seriously, Barrel Man rules, Ball ‘N Glove drools. I do love the Ball ‘N Glove (or Ball in Glove or Ball and Glove...
These are the games the Milwaukee Brewers have to win, but they continue to let winnable games slip through their grasp.
With the chance to grab a win Wednesday night in Pittsburgh thanks to a pitching performance that was certainly good enough, John Axford allowed the Pirates to tie the game in the eighth while Milwaukee's offense went silent.
As the Brewers ran thin on bullpen...
McCutch going clutch in extras….walk off
My friend asks me on Google Talk today where I was valuing Andrew McCucthen. Now, walk off home runs aren’t a category in any fantasy league I know, but if they were, you’d be happy with Cutch tonight. This was your basic late inning relief no out walk off home run. On a 2-2 count, Cutch took Fiers over the right center field wall...
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Francisco Rodriguez was called up to the major league roster by the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The Brewers were up against a Wednesday deadline that required them to call him up to the major leagues or grant him his release.
During his time at the minor league level Rodriguez struck out seven in four scoreless innings.
Signed to a minor league deal in April...
When the Milwaukee Brewers win games, typically it comes by way of the home run.
The Brewers did whatever they wanted to on the base paths with Michael McKenry behind the plate on Monday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Monday’s game was not your typical Brewers-Pirates game, except for perhaps the end result.
Milwaukee stole six bases, hit no home runs and the Pirates committed three...
Lake Erie Crushers shortstop Juan Sanchez may have taken what fans perceive as a step back from the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, to a Frontier League team in Avon, OH, but he’s still hungry.
At least, he better be.
There are two groups of players that find themselves in the Frontier League, those who were undrafted coming out of college looking...
The Bucs knocked off the Brew Crew again on Wednesday night, making it two in a row and three out of four against Milwaukee. They own the Brewers!
Wandy Rodriguez was excellent – far better than he was the last time he faced these Brewers. He pitched much like he did in his first few starts of the year – lots of strikes and quick outs with a couple hits mixed in but minimal solid...
Jeff Locke and Kyle Lohse at 7:05. Beat the Brewers once. That's a place to start, right?
Bonus Baseball and walkoff homers. That’s what I live for. Things are right on schedule to win this series. It won’t matter though. If you believe in curses, which I do, you know this season is over. Why is this season over? A very, very bad omen. It was a Wednesday. October 14th, 1992 to…