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Milwaukee Brewers playing like it’s still September 2014

The horrific month of September 2014 was one Brewers fans were hoping to put behind them and never think about again. Unfortunately, the 2015 Brewers are playing like it’s still September. In particular, the offense is simply hopeless. The lineup that’s supposedly built for power has amassed a league-worst three home runs, and the team batting average sits at a depressing .223...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Boosting Doubters Early

Before the season started, there was a lot of fiery talk from the Brewers brass.  They were going to build on their “150 days” of first-place fortitude, dadgummit, they were going to use the disappointment of 2014’s conclusion to figure things out successfully in 2015.  And hopefully they’d have a good start to the season again. D’oh. After losing heartlessly 4-0 to the...
Via Brewers Bar
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jean Segura’s hot start is encouraging

There’s not much going right for the Brewers in the young season and therefore not much for Brewers fans to celebrate. One bright spot, though, is the also young Jean Segura’s hot start. After experiencing the worst year of his personal and professional life Segura is storming back. Last year he hit .246/.289/.326. As of today, Milwaukee’s shortstop is hitting .333/.379/.529...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB pitcher Dontrelle Willis is joining Fox Sports

Add another analyst to Fox’s growing stable of on-air MLB talent – former pitcher Dontrelle Willis is reportedly joining the network after a nine-year career in the majors. Willis is just 33, and last pitched in the majors during the 2011 season with the Reds. The 2003 NL Rookie of the Year with the Marlins had stints with the Phillies, Orioles, Cubs, Angels, Giants, and Brewers...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Make of Brewers Involvement with Problematic DARE Program?

Despite the decades-old wisdom of Charles Barkley, many people continue to think of professional athletes as role models.  A lot of the work done by sports teams and players is certainly admirable – the Brewers Community Foundation has a great reputation for its charitable programs, and plenty of individual players are engaged in their own philanthropic pursuits.  On the other...
Via Brewers Bar
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: First week observations

Ryan Braun and the Brewers have started off the 2015 season cold. Here are a few observations for the Milwaukee Brewers (2-5) first week of the 2015 MLB season: 1.  Hitting has not gone well. For a team that was fifth in the National League last season in OPS, the Brewers find themselves currently in 11th while scoring the fourth fewest runs. Hitting was supposed to be the strength...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What could a Milwaukee Brewers fire sale look like?

This is not an overreaction piece. This is a reality piece. Even before the Milwaukee Brewers began the season 1-5, my predictions had them finishing fourth in the NL Central. Their starting offense is above average when its clicking, but there’s absolutely no depth. The same can be said for the starting rotation and bullpen. The Brewers have a chance to be really bad in 2015,...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 6: Pirates 10 Brewers 2

There was a brief moment in which I was sure this game was headed in the opposite direction. After Casey Sadler mostly cruised through the Brewers’ lineup on the first pass, he gave up a hard-hit double to Hector Gomez in the eight spot. When Carlos Gomez came up shortly after, Sadler barely got a 91 mph sinker past him on the first pitch of the at-bat, with Gomez swinging for...
Via WHYGAVS?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/12/15

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) Metal Detectors for First Series Less Horrible Than Anticipated: After the test run at last September’s Hank the Dog bobblehead game, I was sure MLB-mandated metal detectors...
Via Brewers Bar
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Ugly start to say the least

While a baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint, it’s always in a team’s best interest to not start a campaign looking pathetic. But pathetic is unfortunately a very apt term for how the Milwaukee Brewers have played in their first four games of the season. The Brewers are 0-4 and have been outgunned and outmatched at every turn. Almost everything about the team just stinks...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfielder Ryan Braun returns to starting lineup for Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun is back in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers after getting hurt while tracking down a fly ball to the right-field wall on opening day. Braun returned to his customary third spot in the order for Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The outfielder had what was described as lower right side soreness after crashing into the wall...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez leadoff at-bat disrupted by fireworks (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was interrupted during his leadoff at-bat in Wednesday night's game against Colorado when the fireworks accidentally went off at Miller Park.It happened in the bottom of the first just as the third pitch of his at-bat was being delivered. Gomez called time and couldn't help but laugh as fans cheered...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fireworks went off during Carlos Gomez’s first plate appearance

During Wednesday’s Rockies-Brewers game at Miller Park, Carlos Gomez’s plate appearance in the bottom of the first inning was interrupted after two pitches by an unlikely source – fireworks. Yeah, that’s the last thing you expect when you’re in the box getting ready to take some hacks. Those fireworks weren’t a sign of things to come for Milwaukee, however. Gomez walked...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fireworks go off during Gomez's at-bat

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was concentrating hard on the task at hand. Prepare to hit the 90-plus pitch coming his way from Colorado Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler. And then… Whoever had the bright idea or made the ridiculous mistake to set off fireworks in the middle of an at-bat is probably getting a talk to right now. For Gomez, he looked pretty calm after...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braun again out of Brewers lineup

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun was held out of the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup for the second straight game while recovering from a strain in his right side. He took batting practice Wednesday night before the game against Colorado but felt some discomfort, Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. The Brewers are off Thursday, which played a role in the decision to keep him out of...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jean Segura Takes A Pitch To The Face, Stays In The Game

Well, it certainly didn’t take very long for the first scary hit-by-pitch of the 2015 MLB season. The Brewers’ Jean Segura was struck in the face by a fifth inning changeup from Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles last night in Milwaukee, sending him to the dirt for a few very tense moments. Upon replay inspection, it Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jean Segura hit in head, stays in game (Video)

Jean Segura showed some resiliency on Tuesday night by shaking it off after getting hit in the head by a pitch and remaining in the game. Segura was drilled in the bottom of the fourth of the Brewers’ game against the Cardinals that put men on first and second. Though he obviously was somewhat out...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Milwaukee Brewers TrackMan Operator

Position: Milwaukee Brewers TrackMan Operator Location: Viera, Fla. Description: A game-day position in Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Operations for the 2015 season. This position will report to the Assistant Director-Video Scouting. Responsibilities: Work each home game; arriving one hour before game time. Responsible for setting up rosters and tagging information. Will log information...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Scooter Gennett: Worth a Post-Draft Waiver Wire Grab?

Craig Melissas is a fantasy writer over at Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks and partners with us for mock drafts and other industry projects throughout the offseason. Make sure to check out their site! Given Scooter Gennett’s average draft position (238) was well outside the top 200, there’s a good chance he’s hanging out on your waiver wire. After some of the flash Gennett showed...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

If Jonathan Lucroy Never Struck Out Again

Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy has distinguished himself in recent years as one of the major leagues’ best players. Not only, for example, did he rank among the top-ten hitters by WAR last year, but also added the third-most runs by way of catcher framing according to the methodology used by Matthew Carruth at StatCorner — which […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy Swings Flaming Bat For MLB Promotion (Photo)

We’ve heard of swinging a hot bat, but Jonathan Lucroy takes it to another level. The Milwaukee Brewers catcher was out taking batting-practice swings this week when his bat, possibly due to the friction of the ball against the wood caused by all his stinging line drives, burst into flames. A photographer was thankfully able to capture the moment before...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to unleash ginormous brat, ‘nachos’ on-a-stick

It’s a banner year thus far as it relates to the tantalizingly tempting and gastronomically gut-busting treats baseball teams are set to unleash upon fans this upcoming seasons, emptying their wallets while turbocharging their cholesterol counts. The Milwaukee Brewers are the latest team to join the fray by introducing two new concession items that will...Read More The post Brewers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers ban high-fives to contain potential pinkeye epidemic

After pitching coach Rick Kranitz and catcher Jonathan Lucroy on Thursday became the latest members of the Milwaukee Brewers to develop pinkeye, the team has instituted a policy of that bans high-fives in the forseeable future to help contain the expanding epidemic, according to an AP report. The Brewers not only are suffering from an outbreak...Read More The post Milwaukee Brewers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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