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MILWAUKEE It's that time of year again. Every team has some kind of hope on Opening Day, as the pundits try to decipher which fan bases are delusional in thinking their team is a contender.
Can the Milwaukee Brewers make another run at the postseason? They'll only go as far as their pitchers take them.
The Brewers finished just five games back of the final Wild Card spot in 2012 despite a bullpen that blew 29 saves and had the highest ERA in baseball. Revamped with the majority of last season's key pieces elsewhere, general manager Doug Melvin is hoping he added the right arms for a turnaround.
Gone are the likes of Francisco Rodriguez, Kameron Loe, Jose Veras, Manny Parra and Tim Dillard. Newcomers Tom Gorzelanny, Burke Badenhop and Michael Gonzalez are all proven arms and should help Milwaukee's bullpen bounce back and provide increased flexibility.
The bullpen won't revert back to the form it showed in 2011 unless the man at the backend does so himself. J...
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MILWAUKEE Yovani Gallardo was trying to break through in a couple of ways Monday afternoon.
First, the Brewers right-hander was trying to win for the first time in his fourth career Opening Day start. His opponent? The only National League team he's never beaten: Colorado.
Neither of the two happened, but Gallardo is alright with that. Though he scuffled with command and left...
MILWAUKEE -- Brewers left-hander Chris Narveson is fully on board with the team's decision to move him to the bullpen instead of beginning the season in the team's starting rotation.
Narveson was limited to just one start last season because of a torn rotator cuff, and he doesn't want to overdo things early in the season.
"I'm not reading too much into it,...
MILWAUKEE On the 43rd anniversary of the franchise being awarded to the city of Milwaukee, the Brewers did something they've never done before.
Playing just their second ever extra innings game on Opening Day, the Brewers got the franchise's first walk-off extra innings win when Jonathan Lucroy's 10th inning sacrifice fly plated Rickie Weeks for a 5-4 victory over Colorado...
MILWAUKEE -- There's something special about Opening Day.
In Milwaukee it means warmer temperatures are on the way, though the high temperature outside of Miller Park is just 35 degrees Monday.
The bunting was hung around the park, and fans lined up to get into the parking lot before 9 a.m. - over four hours before Yovani Gallardo will throw the first pitch of the 2013 season...
When you gotta go, you gotta go. So it makes sense to BYOP -- Bring Your Own Potty.
Try telling that to the Brewers.
Experienced tailgaters at Miller Park in Milwaukee have been known to bring their own portable commode with them to the parking lot. As of this season, though, the Brewers will no longer allow that practice.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Waste Management...
Kyle Lohse will make his first start for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Lohse waited until there was only a week left of spring training before signing a deal with the Brewers. The official deal for Lohse was for three-years and $33 million.
Last season Lohse pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals where he had a career best season finishing 16-3 with...
(Rickie Weeks scores winning run on Jonathan Lucroy walk off sac fly, Opening Day 2013)
Thank goodness Axford's blown save isn't the big story. That would have been gut wrenching after Ramirez's big hit in the 8th. Whew.
During a wild and exciting (at times) day of baseball, the first walk-off win of the season came in Milwaukee. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy drove in Rickie Weeks with a sac fly with one out in the tenth inning of a 4-4 game to give Milwaukee the 5-4 victory.
The Brewers trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the eighth before a three run rally, capped by a two-run dbuble by...
If you listen to the various pundits out there, the St. Louis Cardinals are predicted by many to finish no better than second to the Cincinnati Reds. Even the Post-Dispatch's Jeff Gordon is calling this a "transition" year for the Cards, as they deal with season-ending injuries to Rafael Furcal and Chris Carpenter, while also breaking in youngsters like Shelby Miller...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Saturday in the final spring training game for both teams.
White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod came on in relief and threw 5 1-3 scoreless innings before tiring in the eighth. Axelrod, scheduled to start Friday against Seattle, was pulled after RBI doubles...
Jonathan Lucroy hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 victory over Colorado on Monday, ruining the first game for new Rockies manager Walt Weiss.
Rickie Weeks sparked the winning rally when he stole second after he was hit by a pitch with one out. Adam Ottavino (0-1) then issued an intentional walk to Ryan Braun and lost Aramis Ramirez to another...
Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Saturday in the final spring training game for both teams.
White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod came on in relief and threw 5 1-3 scoreless innings before tiring in the eighth. Axelrod, scheduled to start Friday against Seattle, was pulled after RBI doubles by Jonathan Lucroy...