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Game 157 Recap: Brewers 8 Rangers 3

Top Play (WPA): Jonathan Villar had himself a night. He went 3-4 with two home runs and a double. His first home run came in the fifth inning. The Brewers at that point were up 3-2 and Matt Garza was pitching relatively well. Martin Maldonado got the inning started off with a walk, but it was followed by a Michael Reed groundout and a Yadiel Rivera fly out. The next batter was Villar...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Villar on cusp of joining exclusive 20-60 club

After snapping his September slump, Brewers infielder Jonathan Villar is within two big swings and one 90-foot dash of some serious company.
Via Brewers.com
15 hours ago

Villar homers twice, Garza wins as Brewers beat Rangers 8-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jonathan Villar had two home runs and a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night. The loss dropped American League West-champion Texas one-half game behind the Boston Red Sox in the race for the league's best record. The Cleveland Indians pulled within one-half game of...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hip injury ends Jungmann's season

Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann won't make his final scheduled start after suffering what manager Craig Counsell characterized as a minor hip injury in his outing against the Reds on Saturday night.
Via Brewers.com
18 hours ago

Brewers' Peralta strikes out five in loss to Reds

MILWAUKEE -- Brandon Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in his final start of the season, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances. Finnegan, obtained in...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Still Jostling for Higher Draft Selection

Although many pegged the Brewers to own yet another top-5 selection in the draft, they have arguably been the best rebuilding team in the league.  Owning a 70-86 record, they have nearly cemented themselves as a non-last place team, as one win ensures them at least 4th place in the NL Central.  While catching up to the Pirates is a near-impossibility, the Crew has begun to shut...
Via Disciples of Uecker
2 days ago

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio excited about team's 'positive performances'

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers owner Mark Attanasio thinks the team's rebuilding is farther along than he envisioned at the season's start.Attanasio gave high marks to first-year general manager David Stearns and said he is pleased with the overall performance of manager Craig Counsell.Milwaukee began Thursday 68-84 after finishing last season 68-94. The Brewers have not reached the postseason...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Junior Guerra’s Rookie Campaign

The Brewers announced this past week that Junior Guerra’s season is over, thankfully not due to a aggravation of the injury that forced him to miss nearly a month, but simply due to the 31-year-old reaching an innings limit. The #2016BrewersAce finishes his first season as a major league starter with a stellar 2.81 ERA and a 9-3 record backed up by an even 100 strikeouts over 121...
Via BP Milwaukee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein wears disguise, watches game from bleachers

The day after the Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central, several members of the front office watched Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers from the bleachers at Wrigley Field, including President Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer. Donning a fake mustache and ball cap, Epstein tried to disguise his identity but was unsuccessful as multiple people recognized the 42-year-old...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Domingo Santana Needs to Elevate

In a year where a stunning amount of Brewers have surpassed anyone’s expectations — Jonathan Villar, Junior Guerra, Zach Davies, Tyler Thornburg, even Hernan Perez to an extent — some of the players the team was counting on have fallen short. Obviously, these players outnumber the surprises; if they didn’t, the Brewers wouldn’t find themselves in fourth place. But of the...
Via BP Milwaukee
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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