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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 contact. He breezed through six shutout innings and only faced one major threat. That came in the fourth when Jonathan Lucroy led off with a triple, but he worked out of it with two pop ups and a groundout. Rickie Weeks took Wandy deep as he appeared to run out of gas somewhat in the seventh, but overall the lefty had a fantastic night. He struck out five and walked just one.
The struggling Yovani Gallardo was also effective, but the Pirates FINALLY came up big with a runners in scoring position against him. Despite the win on Tuesday, they went 0-for-15 with RISP in that game, and added an 0-for-3 to that ...
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Keith Law has posted his first mock draft for insiders(subscription required) and he has a surprising new name linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates, first baseman DJ Peterson from New Mexico. Peterson has been discussed here daily in the draft recaps and he has had some huge weeks. The problem is, that he is a righty/righty first baseman, who plays in a huge offense ballpark, so not...
Russell Martin is back in the lineup for the Pirates tonight, playing catcher and hitting seventh. Martin said the soreness in his neck that has kept him out of a handful of recent games is gone.
“There was soreness in there. you can play through some soreness but when it’s your neck and you’re playing a position where there can be some contact you want your neck to feel...
(Photo: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)
It’s obvious that Carlos Gomez’ performance in the early part of 2013 is enhanced compared to previous seasons. These days, remarkable production can lead to speculation that a player might not be enhancing appropriately. Last week, The Brewer Nation included a post partially titled “In Defense of Carlos Gomez,” which recounted...
One of our favorite players around the league, The Dread Pirate is finding his way once again.
We were actually watching this game live (illegally – MLB blackout restrictions can’t keep us down) when McCutchen went boom off the last arm in the Brewers bullpen, poor Mike Fiers. Pirates win 4-3 in a thriller. And the Pirates are hanging tough at 22-17. They’re not going to the...
Tony Sanchez currently sports a .936 OPS
It’s received wisdom these days that AAA teams serve more as taxi squads for their parent teams than as prospect development vehicles. Most teams in the International and Pacific Coast Leagues are made up primarily of players who are beyond the prospect stage, but who could be useful in the majors under the right circumstances, usually...
The Milwaukee Brewers have teamed with Leinenkugel's Brewing Company to create a new beer that will be served exclusively at Miller Park.
Fans over the age of 21 will have a chance to vote on the new beer's name by logging on to Brewers.comnewbrew from now until May 21.
The three names up for vote include: "Brew Crew Brew," Bernie's Barrel Man Ale" and...
The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled Francisco Rodriguez from their Triple-A Nashville minor league affiliate. The veteran right-handed reliever is expected to work the later innings but will not be given the closers gig right out of the gate. Jim Henderson continues to star as the man to close out games.
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It's becoming quite clear. If the Milwaukee Brewers are going to win games, their offense is going to have to carry the load.
Thursday's 7-1 loss to Pittsburgh dropped the Brewers to 0-16 in games where they scored three runs or fewer. As the only team in baseball yet to win a game of that type, Milwaukee probably isn't going to win too many pitchers' duels.
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...
Brewers (16-21) at Pirates (22-17)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs look to take control of this week’s series with the Brewers after a dramatic victory last night.
Remember all that complaining we did when Jordy Mercer was sent to the minors on Monday and John McDonald remained with the team? Well, that situation has been rectified ...
The last time the Pirates won back to back games against the Brewers it was in a span of two series. The first win came on August 24th, 2-0, the second win came on September 26th, 9-8. You have to go all the way back to July 2010 to see the last time the Pirates…
After last night’s loss the Pirates are on track. On track for what? One of two things. The first is another disappointing series against the Brewers. The second, and the one I’m hanging my hat on, is another four game series win. The Pirates have won every four game series. They’ve also lost the first game…
John Mcdonald had back pain DL DL L. And from that pain the Pirates gain, DL DL L. John McDonald has been placed on the 15 Day DL after he tweaked his lower back last night. No loss for the Pirates because he isn’t very good. Or young. Or versatile. Or cost effective. Taking his…
Last month, the Milwaukee Brewers offered top young
shortstop Jean Segura a long-term contract extension, his agent, Joe Klein,
tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
“They contacted me,” Klein said of the Brewers. “Right now,
I guess it’s in my court. But with a guy this young, it’s hard to figure out
what the right numbers would be. It would be good, be nice if it...