Found July 25, 2012 on
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After three straight one run losses in Philadelphia, as well as a sweep in Cincinnati to finish off a winless six game road trip, Danny Knobler of CBS reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are open for business. The Brewers are now nine games under .500, 13 games out in the NL Central, and 11 back of the Pirates for the second wild card slot in the National League.
Now, just because the Brewers are selling, don't think that they're going to deal off *every* asset on their team. For instance, Ryan Braun is going nowhere. I also don't think Yovani Gallardo will be moved, as he's under contract until the 2014 season and is a solid top of the rotation starter for the Brewers. Rickie Weeks, mired in the worst season of his career, could be moved under the right circumstances...but I think that would be a case of Milwaukee selling low as opposed to maximizing value.
The best piece that the Brewers have right now is (obviously) starter Zack Greinke, now the eli...
BEST OF MAXIM
MILWAUKEE As the baseball world swirled for weeks with trade rumors involving Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke, the Brewers' clubhouse remained relatively mum in regard to one of the trade deadline's most discussed commodities.
But on Thursday, it was clear that dynamic has changed. A television in the clubhouse prominently featured two analysts discussing potential trade...
The Milwaukee Brewers held out as long as they could. They focused talk on getting back into the NL Central race instead of becoming sellers at the July 31 trade deadline. They spoke of high hopes and soon-to-be-realized potential.
But on Wednesday, as the Brewers boarded a plane back to Milwaukee having lost six straight games on the road their longest losing streak of the season...
Carlos Gomez thought he led off Wednesday's Brewers-Phillies game with a home run but had no idea that the ball hooked foul of the left-field pole until after he already did his Trot of Shame around the bases.
The Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder seemed pretty confident he blasted the solo shot over the fence and pumped his fist as he rounded the bases. It wasn't until...
“From the extreme high, to the extreme low,” is the only way to describe this situation. Carlos Gomez, of the Brewers, crushed a ball which was a few feet from being called a home run, and instead of paying attention to the umpires, he rounded the bases thinking he’s hit a home run only to find out it was a foul ball somewhere between third base and home plate. He went on...
The rest of Wednesday's trots will be up later this afternoon. This was just too good to pass up...
"Home Run" of the Day: Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers - 18.75*** seconds [video]
Let me just warn you: you're not going to believe it if you don't watch the video. Leading off the top of the first inning against Philadelphia on Wednesday, Milwaukee'...
Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez hit a deep fly ball and rounded the bases during his leadoff at-bat in Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Just one problem: the ball that Gomez hit curved foul, and Gomez didn't realize that it wasn't a home run until after rounding third base.
Now there's something you don't see every day....
For 45 minutes before Wednesday's game against the Phillies, the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen met behind close doors with manager Ron Roenicke and pitching coach Rick Kranitz. Something needed to be fixed that much was obvious, as the Brewers relievers gave up two leads in two nights to turn what could've been a bounce-back series into a potential death sentence for the fourth...
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Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez thought he had himself a leadoff homer against the Phillies on Wednesday. So sure in fact that he confidently trotted around the bases without giving any second thought to the ball he hit pretty darn close to the foul pole actually being a foul ball.
This is why it was hilarious seeing Gomez’s reaction after...
Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg left Milwaukee's game against the Washington Nationals with what appeared to be a physical issue in the eighth inning Thursday night.
The rookie right-hander had a 3-2 count on Roger Bernadina when manager Ron Roenicke and a team trainer went to the mound. After conferring for about a minute, Thornburg walked off the mound into the dugout and...
During the Milwaukee Brewers-Philadelphia Phillies game yesterday afternoon, Carlos Gomez was at the plate in the first against the Phillies' Vance Worley. Gomez hit a ball deep to left and Gomez rounded to bases to give the Brew Crew a 1-0 lead.
Except for one minor detail. The ball was foul.
That didn't stop Gomez as he continued to round the bases thinking he had just...
The Tuesday Takeaway
All eyes, from fans’ to scouts’, were on Zack Greinke when the Brewers ace took the mound last night at Citizens Bank Park. His team had lost four straight and was seven games under .500 coming into the second game of the series in Philadelphia, but Greinke was pitching less for the Brewers of today and more for the Brewers of tomorrow. Apparently felled...
The Phils seems to have reverted to the ’07-11 version, as they unloaded for six runs in the eighth inning to come back from behind for the second night in a row as they defeat the Brewers, 7-6.
The Brewers tried to take the lead in the first as, with two men on , and with one man out, Norichika Aoki, who had started the game off with a single, then moved up to second base on Ryan...
This didn't look promising from the sixth inning on, but another burst of offense would lead the Phillies to another comeback win, as crazy as it sounds.
Another rough start to tonight's game led the Brewers to scoring the first run. This happened in the top of the first when Corey Hart singled to score Ryan Braun. Cliff Lee's pitch...
Milwaukee Brewers (44-51) at Philadelphia Phillies (42-54)
Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.57) vs. Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.72)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 92
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phightin’ Phillies are coming off back-to-back dramatic wins. Could this be the return of the old Phillies? The energy in the ninth inning of last night’s game was...
Milwaukee Brewers (44-52) at Philadelphia Phillies (43-54)
Marco Estrada (0-4, 4.10) vs. Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82)
Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 92
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Another day, another unbelievable comeback. The Phillies will go for the sweep this afternoon.
Vance Worley’s last start can be summed up by one bad inning. Worley...