Brewers offense largely silenced in loss to St. Louis

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the ninth off reliever Jim Henderson for the Cardinals, who handed Milwaukee its second...
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Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again 6-1

MILWAUKEE  -- Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the ninth off reliever Jim Henderson for the Cardinals, who handed Milwaukee its second...
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Brewers bullpen dominant to start season

MILWAUKEE -- In what is an unpredictable game, the most incalculable aspect of baseball might just be the bullpen. A team needs a good one in order to contend for the postseason, but finding the right mix can prove challenging. The Milwaukee Brewers don't need to be told that. They watched in 2012 as their bullpen had the highest ERA in baseball and was one of the major factors...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' win streak hits eight after beating Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers keep finding ways to win games. Sometimes, remarkable ways. Escaping a huge jam in the top of the eighth with a one-of-a-kind double play, the Brewers went ahead on Jonathan Lucroy's RBI single in the bottom of the inning Saturday night to pull out a 3-2 nail-biter over Pittsburgh and claim their eighth consecutive victory before a sellout crowd of 42...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

'Weird play' extends Milwaukee's eight-game winning streak

MILWAUKEE -- It's unclear as to how many 2-6-1 double plays have ever been turned before, but all that matters to the Milwaukee Brewers is that they turned one in a huge spot Saturday night to help them to their eighth straight victory. With the game tied at 2 in the top of the eighth and runners at the corners, Andrew McCutchen hit a foul pop-up that was caught by Jonathan Lucroy...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite adversity-filled spring, 'K-Rod' closing, succeeding

MILWAUKEE -- There's certainly something to be said about familiarity, and Ron Roenicke has just that with Francisco Rodriguez. It was still a surprise to see Rodriguez trot out for the save opportunity on Opening Day instead of Jim Henderson, thought to be the Milwaukee Brewers' closer at the time. After a spring training filled with political turmoil in his home country...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers’ Latest Closer Controversy ☆

For the second straight season, the Brewers have a closer controversy in early April. While last year Jim Henderson usurped the incumbent John Axford, now Henderson himself is on the hot seat. This time manager Ron Roenicke took a unique approach, evidently switching closers between Spring Training and Opening Day. Even the Brewers players were unaware that Francisco Rodriguez would...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 1 News

Photo credit: Eric The first week of the 2014 Major League Baseball season is a little over halfway through but there is already tons of news to examine from the MLB landscape. Whether it be the change in a few closers roles, injuries taking a toll on players, or players who have previously been written off getting off to fantastic starts, there is much to be discussed. Quite frankly...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers and White Sox switch to new closers with no warning

All Spring Training long, fans and experts obsess over their team’s depth chart. A particular point of focus for many teams is who is going to get named as the all-important (to some, anyway) closer. Just when we all think we’ve got it figured out, managers go and pull stunts like the White Sox and Brewers did today. What Robin Ventura did with his closer is at least somewhat...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Henderson comments on losing his closer job

Ousted Brewers closer Jim Henderson appeared on 1250 WSSP Tuesday morning, a day after the first save opportunity of the season unexpectedly went to Francisco Rodriguez. A variety of topics were discussed in the interview, but they got the big question out of the way early: what happened? Quoth Hendo: “Nothing happened. It’s something I’ve been through since I’ve been in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez to close for the Milwaukee Brewers

Don’t you just love when managers wait until the very last minute to announce a change? Don’t you love it even more when they don’t even announce it until AFTER it’s happened? Brewers manager Ron Roenicke put Francisco Rodriguez in the close out the game on opening day and then after the game announced he’d be the team’s closer for now. After the game Roenicke said he...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers earn shutout victory on opening day

When it came time to close the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-0 season-opening victory, manager Ron Roenicke had a surprise for the Atlanta Braves. As a matter of fact, it also surprised some of the Brewers. "I was (surprised)," said third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who drove in the only runs of the game with a fourth-inning double off Braves starter Julio Teheran. "I didn...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: New Closers Abound

Rodriguez has seized the Brewers’ closing gig from Jim Henderson (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Who saw Matt Lindstrom and Francisco Rodriguez earning saves on Monday? Both of their respective managers said each does not have a tentative hold on the job. Both players should be picked up in all league formats. Lindstrom has a below average strikeout rate and an above average...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Fantasy Baseball Updates:

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Fantasy Baseball Updates – Opening Day: Don Baylor/Vlad Guerrero – This isn’t much to the Fantasy Baseball World, but happened in a West Coast Game that many may not have seen. Don Baylor who is the 64-Year Old Hitting Coach for the Angels caught the ceremonial Opening Day […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Monday: Gallardo picks up first career Opening Day win

MILWAUKEE -- Yovani Gallardo has become used to taking the ball on Opening Day, but it was a bit different this time around. Never before had the veteran right-hander needed to bounce back from a trying season. Gallardo made Monday the first step in proving 2013 was a blip on the radar, as he worked six scoreless innings to earn his first ever Opening Day win in Milwaukee's 2...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers going with Francisco Rodriguez as closer

With a 2-0 lead on Opening Day the Milwaukee Brewers went to the bullpen in the ninth inning and out emerged Francisco Rodriguez. Signed to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million this spring, the now 32-year-old Rodriguez is already paying dividends for the Brewers team who is waiting for Jim Henderson to get his stuff back. Rodriguez allowed a hit and struck out two in his inning of...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers 2014 positional preview: Relief pitching

This is the second part in a nine-part series previewing the Milwaukee Brewers by position heading into Opening Day on March 31. BULLPEN LOCKS RHP Jim Henderson (5-5, 2.70 ERA, 28 saves in 61 games in 2013) RHP Brandon Kintzler (3-3, 2.69 ERA in 71 games) RHP Francisco Rodriguez (3-2, 2.70 ERA, 10 saves in 48 games with the Brewers and Orioles) LHP Will Smith (2-1, 3.24 ERA in 19...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Henderson: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Closer

  Jim Henderson’s 2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook Jim Henderson The Milwaukee Brewers have put together a team that, on paper, has a chance to succeed. The onetime face of the franchise, Ryan Braun, needs to repair his reputation, while veteran starting pitcher Matt Garza joins Kyle Lohse and Yovani Gallardo atop the rotation. They will [...]
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Henderson embracing role as club's closer

PHOENIX -- Jim Henderson came to spring training this year in a position he's never been in before. For the first time in his 12-year professional career, the first 10 of which were spent in the minor leagues, the 6-foot-5 right-hander enters camp as the closer for a major-league team. Few would dispute it's a position the 31 year-old Canadian deserves. Replacing John Axford...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Inconsistent Veteran Presence

Last week, Colin Zarzycki reviewed the Milwaukee Brewer bullpen on RotoGraphs. The projected bullpen included the likes of Jim Henderson, Brandon Kintzler, Tom Gorzelanny, Michael Fiers, and Will Smith, among others. The 12 names on the depth chart combined for 12.009 years of MLB service time, with Gorzelanny accounting for half of that total. The […]
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers head to spring training with bullpen mostly set

One of the few competitions the Milwaukee Brewers have became a bit less intriguing Friday when the club brought back Francisco Rodriguez on a one-year contract. Instead of having four locks for the seven-man relief corps, the Brewers will head to spring training with five pitchers seemingly guaranteed to make the roster barring an injury or unforeseen circumstance. Joining Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Blogging with the Enemy - Rams Herd

Hakim dropped the football!!!! Whenever the Saints play the Rams I remember that radio call by Jim Henderson. Granted I didn't hear that audio clip until after the game, because I attended that fateful contest in person. This of course is a reference to the Saints' first playoff win in franchise history, at home in the Dome at the hand's of the St. Louis Rams. Az Hakim...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Which Stats Are Most/Least Likely to Repeat in 2014?

The season is drawing to a close, and a bunch of you out there probably saw your seasons end last night — I won WHIP 1.133 to 1.134 to advance (stupid, Jim Henderson). We’ll continue providing useful fantasy analysis every day for those of you still in contention, but for those of you who care more about 2014, we have some helpful (and fun) content geared up for you over the...
Via Baseball Professor
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Points of Attack: Saints vs Bucs

The New Orleans Saints go on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the late afternoon game this Sunday, with kickoff scheduled for 3:05 CST. The Saints swept the Bucs last season, including a 41-0 win in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, but this is a new season. Coming off of an opening-weekend victory against Atlanta, the Saints are attempting to start the season 2-0 for...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Henderson, Brewers lose 4-3 to Pirates

Jonathan Lucroy tried to absorb some of the blame for another rough outing from Jim Henderson. ''I'm with him, man,'' the Milwaukee Brewers catcher said. ''I'm there behind the plate. I see it. I called those pitches that got hit out. I share the blame myself.'' Henderson gave up pinch-hitter Travis Snider's home run in the ninth inning...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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