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I liked the Brewers chances of winning the NL Central this year, even without Fielder, given the loss of Pujols and Carpenters injuries and my general distrust of the Reds pitching staff. They've had some awful luck so far though, and it looks like it's not going to happen. They've lost three of their key [...]
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MILWAUKEE When Edwin Maysonet was called up to the Brewers last weekend, he tried to be realistic with the media about his potential impact with the team.
"I don't think I'm going to have a big impact on the team," the second baseman said on Monday. "I'm just like a little guy in the corner. Whenever they need me, I'll go out there. If they need me...
MILWAUKEE Taylor Green knows he doesn't have the natural tools that some star baseball players have. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 25th round of the 2005 MLB Draft, Green didn't start in pro baseball as a highly touted prospect, either.
But since he started in the Brewers organization in 2006, they've seen something else in Green that higher draft picks or...
A visual analysis of Bryan LaHair’s swing.
Yes. Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair will sustain his success. The Cubs have indeed caught lightning in a bottle.
LaHair is leading the MLB with a .510 BABIP and is third behind Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton with a 36.4% HR/FB ratio. Fans of Chicago’s northside and fans of regression to the mean have begun to pay extra close attention...
Whether or not the Cubs win this game, the sentiment still stands.
MILWAUKEE In a season that has been anything but consistent for major league baseball's closers, Brewers closer John Axford had been a perfect picture of consistency.
But with 49 consecutive saves converted a streak good enough for fourth all-time Axford's streak came to an end on Friday night against the Cubs.
After Ian Stewart reached first base on a close throwing...
Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol left the game against the Milwaukee Brewers with two outs in the seventh inning Friday night with a strained right hamstring.
Marmol, who lost his job as the Cubs' closer last week, had given up a run on a hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning. He had a 1-2 count on Corey Hart when catcher Wellington Castillo visited the mound and summoned...
MILWAUKEE Draped over the rail of the opposing dugout at Miller Park, Cubs manager Dale Sveum watched intently, rarely breaking his gaze, as left fielder Ryan Braun squared up and hit ball after ball during the Brewers batting practice on Friday.
It's unusual for an opposing manager to be out so early before their own team takes to the field, and it's especially rare for...
Well, well, well. This team ain’t so awful. In fact, they are not half-bad. Heck, they are even somewhat mediocre and, while we’re at it, they can be downright entertaining.
After a grotesque and gut-wrenching 3-11 start, the Cubs have won 10 of 17 and head to Milwaukee to face a surprisingly struggling Brew Crew. So, with the impending series in Milwaukee, I just have...
Brewers closer John Axford‘s club-record streak of 49 consecutive converted saves came to an end Friday when he conceded the lead back to the Cubs in the top of the ninth, his first blown save in over a year. After the Brewers finally secured the W in the 13th, Axford skipped talking to the press.
There are guys who after a rough outing can snub the media afterward and look like...
Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford, who had his streak of 49 consecutive saves snapped Friday night, left a pretty cool note for the media, foregoing post-game interviews. His wife was having contractions, so naturally he jetted to the hospital instead of hanging around to answer questions:
Perhaps Bryan LaHair isn’t quite the slob I thought he was. Through 110 PA, LaHair is batting .359/.455/.717 with eight homers and it no longer looks as if he’ll be simply stepping aside to make room for top prospect Anthony Rizzo. If Rizzo is to arrive this season, the Cubs are going to have to find a way to build a lineup that accommodates both players. LaHair made 14...
Cubs go with the right-heavy lineup against struggling southpaw Randy Wolf.
Which will happen first?
Dempster wins a game
RHP Carlos Marmol left Friday's game after facing four batters in the seventh inning. The Chicago Cubs say he has a strained right hamstring. He will return to Chicago Saturday for an MRI, and it looks like he could be headed to the disabled list. Marmol was trying
to regain his stride after losing his job as closer.
During Friday’s game, there was a little discussion on Twitter about how the NL Central was like the movie Caddyshack. A lot of the ideas people threw around were pretty funny, and I got around to thinking about the similarities a little more.
I’ve seen the movie once or twice, but I’m guessing there are people here who know it a lot better than me. So, if you have anything...