Found April 29, 2012 on Brewers Bar:
Photo: MLB.comGame One: Randy Wolf (21.1 IP, 5.72 FIP) vs. Joe Wieland (17 IP, 5.07 FIP) Wolf had his first quality start of the year last time out, though facing the Astros probably helped. It worked out nicely that Wolf, a fly-ball pitcher who sometimes struggles with the home run, was able to start at spacious Petco Park.He will be facing Joe Wieland, a rookie right-hander thirteen years his junior. Wieland was never a great prospect, but has steadily improved as he has climbed the minor-league ladder, and now projects to be a solid midrotation arm. Wieland's stuff is good, but unexceptional: His fastball sits at 90-92 mph, his curveball and change are solid, and he throws a slider as well. His command, however, is exceptional, as he is yet to walk more than 2.6 batters per nine in any minor-league season, and this adds to all of his pitches. Wieland is pretty untested in the majors, but the initial results have been pretty good, save for some problems with the home run. Ga...

Wolf, Brewers seek to string together wins

San Diego Padres hitters haven't given much support to their improved pitching staff and rookie right-hander Joe Wieland has especially had trouble getting help from his teammates. Wieland will try again for his first major league victory when the Padres open a three-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. San Diego has posted a 2.56 ERA over the...

We Love Ryan Braun

Heading into last night's game Ryan Braun was hitting .263/.322/.500 with four homeruns and three steals. Not exactly MVP numbers, but if your entire team is hitting like that you are probably leading the league in offense. He's been good, but he hasn't been great which is to say he hasn't been Ryan Braun. Much like the Brewers record he has been merely okay. Last...

Brewers purchase RHP Chulk's contract

The Milwaukee Brewers purchased the contract of right-hander Vinnie Chulk and optioned reliever Mike McClendon to Triple-A Nashville, the team announced after its 7-3 loss to St. Louis on Saturday. The move is to bolster a bullpen that's been used extensively the past week. McClendon, a right-hander, appeared in three games since being recalled April 20, including three innings...

Axford strings together 48 straight saves

Fourty-eight straight times -- good for the fourth-longest such streak of all-time -- Brewers closer John Axford has come out of the bullpen in a save situation and left with yet another save on the stat sheet. And after Sunday's near-disaster finish, Axford won't soon forget the 48th one. With the Brewers leading 3-2 heading into the ninth inning, Axford came to the hill...

Video:Ryan Braun hits three home runs against the Padres

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers hit three home runs against the San Diego Padres last night in a 8-3 victory.No player has ever hit three homers in Petco Park until Braun did it on Monday night. Check out the video below and see how far last year's MVP hit his second home run which hit the fourth-level balcony in left field.

Braun has 1st career 3-homer game in win

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ryan Braun had his first three-homer game and added a two-run triple to tie his career high with six RBIs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night. The reigning NL MVP became the first player to hit three home runs in a game at spacious Petco Park since it opened in 2004. His power show came several days after the...

Cardinals miss out on sweep of Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Zack Greinke worked six strong innings and Jonathan Lucroy's two-run double capped a three-run sixth as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Greinke (3-1) allowed a run on seven hits to help stop the Brewers' six-game road losing streak. He's 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA in four career games in St. Louis...

Dugout Digest - Ryan Braun is awesome

We touched on this last night, but Ryan Braun was dominant last night in Milwaukee's 8-3 win over San Diego. He homered three times, and tripled for the hell of it too. Braun scored three runs and drove in six, and his OPS for the season is now at .994. Last season, when Braun won the NL MVP award and was apparently a dirty steroid abuser, his OPS was ...994. Well, imagine...

Brewers seek redemption today versus Cards

By ALAN FERGUSON, STATS WriterA matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers provided the St. Louis Cardinals just what they needed to break out of a slump. Judging by how he's pitched so far this season, Kyle Lohse might not require too much support during Saturday's game at Busch Stadium. St. Louis hit .211 with 21 runs scored during a 3-4 stretch before returning home Friday to...

2012 Fantasy Baseball Week 5 Sit Em, Start Em: Reimold shows no signs of slowing down

Nolan Reinmold (credits below) Two-Start Pitchers to Start Randy Wolf |Milwaukee Brewers| (1.8%) – The crafty lefty has a strong week ahead against one anemic lineup and another that is a historically weak matchup. Wolf’s first start takes place in San Diego against the senior circuit’s third-worst hitting team when it comes to left-handed pitching. The Padres are collectively...
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