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Big fifth inning lifts Brewers past Reds 7-3

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jimmy Nelson won his career-best third consecutive start and the Milwaukee Brewers rode a six-run fifth inning to their seventh straight victory, 7-3 over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Six Brewers each drove in one run as Milwaukee extended its longest winning streak in more than a year. Adam Lind homered and Jean Segura had three hits, helping suddenly...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big fifth inning lifts Brewers past Reds 7-3

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jimmy Nelson won his career-best third consecutive start and the Milwaukee Brewers rode a six-run fifth inning to their seventh straight victory, 7-3 over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Six Brewers each drove in one run as Milwaukee extended its longest winning streak in more than a year. Adam Lind homered and Jean Segura had three hits, helping suddenly...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Smith stepping up in big way for Brewers

  Ever since Will Smith returned from his six-game suspention, he's been dominant for the Brewers' bullpen. “I think maybe I was just super-excited to get back,” Smith told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “I was bored out of my mind. It was awful. Maybe that had something to do with it – being excited to be able to stay in the clubhouse and watch the game in person.” Smith...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Role reversal: Milwaukee Brewers edge New York Mets

In a game where one team could have easily been mistaken for another, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the New York Mets 3-2 in the Tuesday opener of their three-game tilt at Miller Park. It wasn’t pretty, but looks don’t win ball games. The keys for the game were effective Brewers pitching and Miller Park’s angled left-field side wall. Mike Fiers rounded into form, tossing six...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Bullpen edition

The Atlanta bullpen currently possesses a 4.53 ERA and have blown 11 saves thus far this season. However, despite playing with one of the worst relieving staffs in the majors through the first 60 games, the Braves are still only 3.5 games out of first place in the NL East behind the New York Mets and Washington Nationals. If Atlanta does hope to remain in playoff contention, the...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Pitcher Will Smith Has Something On His Wrist — Again

Brewers pitcher Will Smith just got back from a six-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm so you’d think he’d play things cool and lay low for a couple starts. Not Will Smith. Looks like he had something sticky on his wrist tonight. @bustedcoverage Did I just just see this during #Brewers Will Smith’s 1st game back from suspension? #WipeFastpic.twitter...
Via Busted Coverage
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers’ Will Smith wins appeal: suspension reduced to six games

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith claimed the foreign substance was an ‘honest mistake’. Major League Baseball apparently agreed. After appeal, Major League Baseball executives reduced Smith’s suspension from eight games to six. The veteran southpaw was ejected from a May 21 game against the Atlanta Braves. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez called the substance on Smith to...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Will Smith has suspension reduced from 8 games to 6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Will Smith's suspension for using a foreign substance on his arm has been reduced from eight games to six. Major League Baseball announced the decision on Friday, and Smith started serving the suspension when the Brewers opened a series in Minnesota against the Twins. Orioles reliever Brian Matusz's eight-game suspension for the same...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Smith to have suspension appeal hearing Monday

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers reliever Will Smith will have a hearing Monday for his appeal of an eight-game suspension after being found with a foreign substance on his arm while pitching. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said Saturday that he wasn't sure how soon the team would find out the outcome of the appeal. The Brewers are scheduled to face the Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday night...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Appeal for Brewers' Smith on suspension to be heard Monday

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers reliever Will Smith will have a hearing Monday for his appeal of an eight-game suspension after being found with a foreign substance on his arm while pitching. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said Saturday that he wasn't sure how soon the team would find out the outcome of the appeal. The Brewers are scheduled to face the Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Beane, Young deny Braden's claims of A's 'application station' for foreign substances

The issue of pitchers using foreign substances has been in the news lately within the realm of Major League Baseball, as Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers and Brian Matusz of the Baltimore Orioles were ejected from ballgames after being caught in the act.  The furor led to Dallas Braden, former pitcher-turned-ESPN-analyst, to weigh in...and he did so with some comments regarding...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
Via Bloguin Best
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Matusz to Appeal Eight-Game Ban for Foreign Substance

BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 10: Brian Matusz #17 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals hit a two run home run to right center field in the tenth inning during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Major League Baseball...
Via The Sports Journal
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for foreign substance

Major League Baseball has suspended Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Brian Matusz eight games for the foreign substance on his arm from Saturday night. Matsuz, like Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers, was given an eight game suspension. Matsuz has already appealed his suspension and will be available to pitch out of the bullpen until an appeal is heard. #Orioles LHP Brian Matusz...
Via Tireball.com
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 5/24/15

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) Brewers Win a Series Against Not-the-Cubs: For the first time this season, the Brewers began the third game of a series in a position to sweep.  Even better, it was against...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: The Right Way to Cheat

​ There’s plenty of narrative to go around in the world of baseball; this week was no different. As an organization, when do you say enough? The New York Yankees have their answer. If you’re looking for another reason as to why pitchers should still hit, I’ve got something for you. Not to mention: ejections and rough injuries. The Harper Narrative I’ve harped on...
Via The Sports Post
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz ejected after foreign substance found on arm

For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, following in the footsteps of Brewers reliever Will Smith, ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning of Baltimore’s...
Via Bloguin Best
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

MIAMI (AP) Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm. With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Braun powers Brewers to easy win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night. On a day that began with Major League Baseball suspending reliever Will Smith eight games for using a foreign substance to doctor his pitches, Milwaukee wasted little time beating up on Braves starter Eric Stults...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers storm past Atlanta, 11-0

ATLANTA (AP) -- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night. On a day that began with Major League Baseball suspending reliever Will Smith eight games for using a foreign substance to doctor his pitches, Milwaukee wasted little time beating up on Braves starter Eric...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers Cannot Afford 8-Game Suspension for Will Smith

Through the first 5 1/2 innings on Thursday night, Milwaukee and Atlanta battled a 1-1 game. Gerardo Parra got thrown out at 2nd on a Ryan Braun sacrifice fly that scored Carlos Gomez, and the Brewers ran themselves out of an opportunity in the 4th. When it comes to this team, fans need to take what they can get and at least appreciate the fact that the Brewers scored a run. The...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves get to the .500 mark with a rout of the Brewers

Through six innings, the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers were locked in at one run apiece, giving the look of another lackluster offensive performance by the bats of Atlanta. Out of nowhere the lucky number seven, which makes Craps players in Vegas millions of dollars, was also the lucky number for the Braves. It was not only the seventh inning, but they scored seven runs...
Via isportsweb.com
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith suspended 8 games

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsMilwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm on Thursday. Braves’ manager Fredi Gonzalez pointed out the substance to umpire crew chief Jim Joyce who examined Smith’s arm.  Smith was ejected in the seventh inning. Smith said that the substance on his...
Via Sports-Glory
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

ATLANTA (AP) Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta. Major League Baseball said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith will be available for Friday night's game at the Braves. Smith, a left-hander, was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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