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Brewers-Reds Preview

After digging itself an insurmountable hole through 81 games, the second half of last-place Milwaukee's season is going to be one of minor battles. It begins fittingly Friday night in Cincinnati where the streaking Brewers will try to continue closing the gap between themselves and the fourth-place Reds. Milwaukee (33-48) extended its season-best winning streak to five with Thursday...
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Report: Brewers sign Venezuelan catcher

According to a report from MLB.com, the Brewers agreed to a deal with Venezuelan catcher Jose Sibrian on Thursday. The Brewers did not confirm the deal, but Thursday marked the first day of MLB's international signing period. "It's a big day for a lot of people in the industry," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "They've spent a lot of time -- years -- with some of these kids...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Jungmann evolving as a pitcher

As Taylor Jungmann continues to gain experience as a pitcher, he also continues to evolve and improve. The rookie has already shown an impressive ability to work his way out of jams and Brewers manager Craig Counsell has been impressed with the right-handers composure. “When you get in those situations, that’s all you can do -- take it one pitch at a time and try to get one...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Late home runs boost Brewers' morale

MILWAUKEE -- There's little question Miller Park is a hitter-friendly yard conducive to home runs flying over the fence. For years, Milwaukee took advantage of its home park. But such has not been the case of late, as the Brewers have been hurt by the home run at home much more so than they've been aided. The Brewers temporarily bucked that trend Sunday. Ryan Braun and Adam Lind...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers appreciate Parra's versatility

  There's not a lot that Gerardo Parra can't do on a baseball field and that's exactly why Brewes manager Craig Counsell enjoys having him on the team. "Parra's best trait is he's able to do, really, anything," Counsell told Brewers.com. "He's just a versatile player. Three outfield positions, great defense everywhere. You look at him any spot in the lineup, and he's maybe not the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

'Happy-go-lucky' Hamilton remembered at Brewers-Mets game

The two teams Darryl Hamilton began and ended his 13-year MLB career with joined together in honoring and remembering the late outfielder, who was a recent victim of an apparent murder-suicide, before they played against each other on Tuesday. Hamilton made his major-league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1988 and finished his major-league career with the New York Mets in 2001...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton remembered by Mets, Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) The late Darryl Hamilton has been remembered with a moment of silence before Tuesday night's game between two of his former teams, the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Police on Monday said the 50-year-old Hamilton was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home. An initial investigation determined Hamilton was shot several times and that a woman in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Counsell says Gomez 'moving in the right direction'

Carlos Gomez has yet to return to the Brewers lineup, but the team does not expect the outfielder to go on the disabled list, meaning they expect him to return soon. Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Brewers.com that Gomez is "moving in the right direction" and the team hopes the center fielder is in the lineup Tuesday. "That would be the best-case scenario, and that's what...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Grateful Murphy returns 'home' as Padres interim manager

PHOENIX (AP) Pat Murphy came ''home'' this week, if not a triumphant return certainly firmly on his feet as interim manager of the San Diego Padres. Murphy still lives in Tempe in the same house he had during 15 years as coach at Arizona State. He led the Sun Devils to the College World Series four times before being forced out amid an NCAA probe of improprieties in his program...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers, Gomez happy with hip's progress

Carlos Gomez has missed each of the last two games because of his right hip. However, the center fielder underwent an MRI and was happy with the results. "Everything was fine," manager Craig Counsell told Brewers.com. "The plan was to give him these two days [Gomez was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game on Tuesday], then see how we are [Wednesday]. That's...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers claim Dominguez

If the Brewers do decide to to trade Aramis Ramirez, they now have Matt Dominguez waiting in the wings.The Brewers claimed Dominguez off of waivers Tuesday and sent him to Triple-A Colorado Springs, according to Brewers.com."I think at this point, where we're at in the standings, you get the first shot at some of these players on waivers," Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Brewers...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Gomez sits with right leg soreness

  Carlos Gomez wasn't in the Brewers lineup Monday night as a result of right leg soreness, according to Brewers.com. "The goal, I guess, is to get Carlos at 100 percent," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "I don't think the last couple of days he's been 100 percent. I thought we'd just take a couple of days and try to get him there." (h/t Brewers.com) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Al Behrman  
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers keeping top prospect in the minors

  A couple of top prospects made their Major League debuts this weekend, but don't expect the Milwaukee Brewers to follow suit. Orlando Arcia, the Brewers top-rated prospect, is still in Double-A and although some prospects have skipped Triple-A in the past, the Brewers aren't planning on calling up the shortstop in the near future. "I don't think [Arcia] is far away," Brewers manager...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yost returns to Miller Park for first time since '08 ouster by Brewers

Craig Counsell was playing infield for the 2008 Milwaukee Brewers when the club abruptly dismissed manager Ned Yost despite being in the midst of a tight playoff race. Yost has since guided Kansas City to the World Series and has led the Royals atop the AL Central this year -- the kind of success Counsell hopes to match now that he holds Yost's old job. Counsell goes head-to-head...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers vs. Royals preview

Craig Counsell was playing infield for the 2008 Milwaukee Brewers when the club abruptly dismissed manager Ned Yost despite being in the midst of a tight playoff race. Yost has since guided Kansas City to the World Series and has led the Royals atop the AL Central this year -- the kind of success Counsell hopes to match now that he holds Yost's old job. Counsell goes head-to-head...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Brewers Preview

Craig Counsell was playing infield for the 2008 Milwaukee Brewers when the club abruptly dismissed manager Ned Yost despite being in the midst of a tight playoff race. Yost has since guided Kansas City to the World Series and has led the Royals atop the AL Central this year - the kind of success Counsell hopes to match now that he holds Yost's old job. Counsell goes head-to-head...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Weirdest Batting Stances in MLB History

One of my personal sayings is, “You can tell a lot about people from their Chipotle orders.” Brown rice and veggies? Health nut. Double steak burrito? Bro. Salad with no meat? Weirdo. Similarly, you can tell a lot about a baseball player from his batting stance. Some are strong and structured, like Albert Pujols. Others have more moving parts, like Gary Sheffield. And then some...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

K-Rod climbing up the all-time saves list

With his 359th career save on Monday night, Francisco Rodriguez surpassed Troy Percival and moved into ninth place on the all-time saves list. “This is the guy who took all the time in the world to make sure I was ready to take over as a closer,” Rodriguez told Brewers.com. “To me, it means a lot. Hopefully wherever he is, he'll feel proud of me and know that he didn't waste...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Counsell: 'We're looking for production'

The Brewers need help at second base. “We have not gotten production out of second base this year at all,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “That’s the way it is. It hasn’t been good. We’re looking for production.” Scooter Gennett started the season as the team's second baseman, but went on the Disabled List for a bit, struggled...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Jungmann to debut Tuesday

A little more than a week after Tyler Cravy made his Major League debut, the Brewers will give another young prospect a change to debut. Milwaukee will call up right-hander Taylor Jungmann to start on Tuesday, according to Brewers.com. "Taylor has pitched well. He's kind of gotten on a little bit of a roll here the last three or four starts so we're giving him a shot. I think...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Brewers at Twins

The Minnesota Twins have performed well offensively during an impressive run at home, though they're not likely to need much scoring with one of the AL's hottest pitchers taking the ball. Kyle Gibson will try to lead the Twins to their 15th win in 18 home games Friday night when they open a three-game series against the MLB-worst Milwaukee Brewers, who could again be without Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Brewers

The Minnesota Twins have performed well offensively during an impressive run at home, though they're not likely to need much scoring with one of the AL's hottest pitchers taking the ball. Kyle Gibson will try to lead the Twins to their 15th win in 18 home games Friday night when they open a three-game series against the MLB-worst Milwaukee Brewers, who could again be without Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers-Twins Preview

The Minnesota Twins have performed well offensively during an impressive run at home, though they're not likely to need much scoring with one of the AL's hottest pitchers taking the ball. Kyle Gibson will try to lead the Twins to their 15th win in 18 home games Friday night when they open a three-game series against the MLB-worst Milwaukee Brewers, who could again be without Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers curious to see Perez play

The Brewers claimed infielder Hernan Perez off waivers and now they want to see what he can do. “He’s just a guy our evaluators have all liked,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “He’s 24 years old and got to the big leagues at 21, made it through the minor leagues pretty quickly and has performed at the upper levels of the minor leagues...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers, Lucroy happy to be reunited

After a six week absence, Jonathan Lucroy found his way back into the Brewers lineup Monday. The catcher had been on the disabled list with a fractured left big toe. "I know it's been a long six weeks for [Lucroy]," Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Brewers.com. "I think, just talking to him, that he enjoyed his four days of playing baseball [on a rehab assignment with Class...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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