MILWAUKEE -- For most of the first three months of the season, the bullpen wasn't a worry for the Milwaukee Brewers. The relief corps was one of the strengths of the team, either shutting the door or buying the offense time on what seemed to be a nightly basis.
With the fragile nature of relief pitching, a rough patch was to be expected. Unfortunately for the Brewers, their entire...
MILWAUKEE -- For Mike Fiers, Sunday's appearance against the Cincinnati Reds represented much more than just an ordinary outing out of the bullpen.
The date held significance, not only because it was Fiers' 29th birthday, but Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of a line drive striking the right-hander in the right arm in a Triple-A game, ending what was a nightmarish...
The Milwaukee Brewers (40-28) are leading the National League Central Division despite injuries to many players. Left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny will be activated in the Brewers’ bullpen Saturday as a result of a series of roster moves made by the Brewers late Friday night. Gorzelanny had surgery in early December to repair tears to the rotator cuff and labrum of his left...
Tyler Thornburg was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday with a sore right elbow. It seemed as if Tommy John surgery was on the way. On Wednesday, we learned that his ulnar collateral ligament is fine and he will not need Tommy John surgery. That is great news for both the Milwaukee Brewers and for the for the young righty.The issue with his elbow is unknown. The 25-year-old is back...
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg has landed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow soreness, reports Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Mike Fiers has been called up from Triple-A Nashville to replace Thornburg on the 25-man roster.According to McCalvy, initial tests have not suggested that there are any concerns over Thornburg's ulnar collateral ligament, but the right-hander...
As it turned out, Tyler Thornburg was bothered by something when he struggled to get through his inning of relief Friday night.
The right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right elbow soreness and will return to Milwaukee to be seen by team physician Dr. William Raasch on Sunday. To fill the roster spot, the Brewers recalled right-hander Mike Fiers from...
It just wasn't Kyle Lohse's night.
Coming off a three-hit shutout, Lohse allowed eight earned runs on nine hits over five-plus innings in what was his worst start in a Brewers uniform. The Pittsburgh Pirates turned what was a competitive game into a rout with an eight-run sixth inning against Lohse and reliever Tyler Thornburg, handing the Brewers a 15-5 loss, their most...
Four has been the magic number for the Milwaukee Brewers this season.
The Brewers have yet to lose when scoring four or more runs in a game. However, plating four runs has become an issue.
Milwaukee's offense scuffled again in Saturday afternoon's 3-2 loss to Cincinnati in 10 innings, managing just six hits and hardly putting up much of a fight besides a pair of early solo...
…a collage once inhabited by an inning of the Dock Ellis no-hitter—it might be something, perhaps, along these lines:
Cue: Crybaby pedal (artwork by J. Lemont)
end of that artwork
(They should make things like this for the HR Derby, I say)
MILWAUKEE -- There was no time for Tyler Thornburg to feel sorry for himself.
Though he wanted to compete for a spot in the rotation, Thornburg understood why the Milwaukee Brewers were signing Matt Garza to join the starting staff.
Now the young right-hander had to find a way to make the big-league roster.
"This spring, I really concentrated on doing the things I needed to...
At 15-5, the upstart Brewers currently own the best record in all of baseball, with two more wins than any other team. They've been very successful early on for a number of reasons, including their bullpen. Their relievers have the best K/BB (4.33), second-best WHIP (1.03) and sixth-best ERA (2.55) in the game. They've been dynamite.
Not only has the bullpen been excellent...
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...
Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing. Please enjoy responsibly.
Cheers! (Best event/news of the week)
Kyle Lohse Picks Up the Tab: Obviously, the Brewers’ long winning streak was the main story on the field last week. This off-the-field story might have flown under...
Winning Pitcher: Tyler Thornburg
Losing Pitcher: Burke Badenhop
HR: M. Reynolds 1 (1), C. Gomez 1 (2)
SV: K-Rod (2)
It was an interesting/weird first inning for the Brewers' offense. Jean Segura managed to reach base on a grounder that shot off opposing starter Clay Buchholz's leg. Jonathan Lucroy hit into a fielder's choice and on what was either a wise...
BOSTON (AP) -- Khris Davis doubled in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and he scored on Logan Schafer's double to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Saturday night.
Tyler Thornburg (1-0) earned the win with a perfect 10th inning. Burke Badenhop (0-1) came in to start the 11th and gave up Davis' one-out double, then Schafer one-hopped...
The Milwaukee Brewers have the worst farm system in baseball. This is due, in part, to high-profile prospects like Wily Peralta, Scooter Gennett, and Tyler Thornburg getting promoted to the majors last season. None of the players on this list profile as All-Stars or even above-average Major League players. This list is primarily comprised of raw players with athletic upside and pitchers...
It would have been difficult to root against Tyler Thornburg this spring training. Viewed as Milwaukee’s best prospect in 2012, Thornburg tantalized in his call-up last season. With the big-league club, the 24-year-old split time between the rotation and the bullpen while compiling a sterling 2.03 ERA and a very solid 1.19 WHIP. It is always exciting for fans to see a top prospect...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Justin Ruggiano went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI, raising his spring training batting average to .583 as the Chicago Cubs outlasted a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 10-8 Sunday.
Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was 1 for 2 with a double, lifting his average to .636.
Tyler Thornburg, who has an outside chance to win a spot in Milwaukee's rotation, gave...
These dark days it seems like the Brewers can’t afford to sign anyone, even players who make the league minimum or would play for free. When the team can’t figure out an Ike Davis trade or a Justin Smoak trade (or anything else for that matter, besides Aoki for Will Smith) that could help the club going forward, it’s kind of silly to predict what...
Recently, The Milwaukee Brewers’ desperation for a first baseman was exacerbated by failing to bring back Corey Hart and losing out on Logan Morrison as he was traded to The Mariners. Since then, they were in contact with The Mets about acquiring Ike Davis. The Mets wanted prospect pitcher Tyler Thornburg in return. The Brewers eventually balked, thinking that Thornburg was...
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Mets and Brewers are still talking about a deal for Ike Davis, but the Brewers still won’t part with RHP Tyler Thornburg.
Alderson spoke about how dependent it would be to find a willing partner to trade Davis.
“Everybody is aware of what we have. We don’t have to advertise that,’’ Alderson said. “As far as marketing, other...
As we push into the latter half of the third day of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Mets are yet to do anything with improves the 2014 roster. Hopes of unloading Ike Davis reportedly appear to hinge on decisions of others. The team's demands for Daniel Murphy, the only other position players likely to be traded this week, have cooled his market. And finally, the Mets appear...
For those that were in the middle of a championship run then congratulations to you! If you’re like most of the population — and me — you exited the playoffs in the first or second round and promptly stopped paying attention. Fantasy Football started, Breaking Bad took over your life and Sons of Anarchy returned with a bang.It’s when you stop paying attention that you miss...
Tyler Thornburg believes there are skeptics who don't think he belongs in the majors.
The good news is his manager isn't one of those doubters.
Thornburg continued his impressive late-season showing with seven strong innings for the Brewers before Milwaukee fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Andrelton Simmons' run-scoring single in the ninth Tuesday night.
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2013