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Tim Dillard: Baseball’s Funniest Man

Tim Dillard isn’t your average minor league relief pitcher. It’s not the wild hair, the lumberjack beard, or the wacky side-arm delivery that sets him apart from his peers. Nor is it the fact that he has survived fourteen years in professional baseball despite being a 32nd-round pick from a tiny community college with a name as hard to pronounce as it is to find on a map. It’s...
Via Baseball Essential
50 minutes ago  |  Discuss

With Peralta on paternity list, Crew tabs Cravy

The Brewers were making plans to place Wily Peralta on the paternity list on Thursday after the birth of his second child, and they have called up right-hander Tyler Cravy from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start Friday's game against the Reds. Peralta's wife, Denny, gave birth to a baby girl, Ciara, in Milwaukee on Thursday, and the Peraltas named Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado...
Via Brewers.com
20 hours ago

Crew boosts 'pen with waiver pickup Kirkman

After a swing and miss on Sam Freeman, the Brewers are taking a chance on another left-handed reliever off the waiver wire. The Brewers on Thursday claimed 29-year-old Michael Kirkman from the Padres.
Via Brewers.com
21 hours ago

Is it time to worry about Jorge Lopez’s rough start?

Coming off a year in which he tagged a record of 12-5 with the Biloxi Shuckers, the Brewers had big hopes for Jorge Lopez heading into the 2016 campaign. He had pieced his talents together, claiming the Southern League Pitcher of the Year following his stellar wins-losses record and holding hitters to a .205 batting average. Following a small handful of starts at the Major League...
Via Disciples of Uecker
22 hours ago

Brewers Exit Velocity and Launch Angle

“We see a lot on the telecast and now on the stadiums there broadcasting that he just hit that at 102 mph, and it seems to me that that’s an impressive number on the surface, but it doesn’t give you much… All that could mean is a hard ground ball to the shortstop if the launch angle is downward or is flat. It seems to me that the exit velocity is almost like the pitch velocity...
Via BP Milwaukee
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walsh empowered by daily reminders of mom

Brewers rookie Colin Walsh remembers getting the news in 2011, two days before he departed for his first full season in the Cardinals' Minor League chain. His mother, Erin, a former nationally ranked youth tennis player whom Colin credits for his athleticism, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. His baseball career must go on, Erin told her son, who began brainstorming ways to...
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Brewers fall 7-3 after big eighth inning for Angels

MILWAUKEE -- Mike Trout had an RBI triple and sparked a four-run eighth inning with a solo homer, and the Los Angeles Angels avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Thursday.Trout tied the game at 3 after leading off the eighth with a drive to right on a hanging curveball from Tyler Thornburg (2-1). Five batters later, pinch-hitter C.J. Cron drove in the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Carter’s Success and the Brewers’ 2016 Plan

This offseason, Brewers GM David Stearns pursued a low-risk, high-reward strategy of building a big-league team. He spent the first few months of his tenure accumulating minor league assets, and he continued to do that as he traded pieces from his big league club. This strategy acknowledged that the team was unlikely to be competitive in 2016. However, rather than follow the Astros’...
Via BP Milwaukee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 25 Recap: Brewers 8 Angels 5

TOP PLAY: On Sunday, the Brewers laid the beat down on the Marlins, scoring 14 runs. The Brewers were back in action on Monday; while they didn’t score 14 runs, they still put up a quality offensive performance, scoring 8. Early on, however, it didn’t appear as though this was going to be a high scoring game. In the bottom of the fifth, the game was still tied 1-1. Nelson was...
Via BP Milwaukee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson pitches 7 innings, adds 2 hits in 8-5 Brewers win over Angels

MILWAUKEE -- Jimmy Nelson pitched seven strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 on Monday night.Nelson (4-2) retired 15 of 16 batters before giving up a solo home run to Mike Trout in the sixth. He allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings.Ryan Braun reached base four times for Milwaukee, which broke through...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun playing his way onto trade block

Only 22 days into the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2011 season, one that will forever be recognized by a banner in left field at Miller Park which reads “NL Central Champions,” Ryan Braun signed a $145.5 million deal through 2020 which was meant to make him a Brewer for life. Telling many Milwaukee fans that Braun will be in Cream City for the remainder of his career garners a much different...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Jungmann defines Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching

Seven of the top-ten-teams in pitching a season ago made the postseason. The Milwaukee Brewers are 24th in all of Major League Baseball in total team pitching this year and Taylor Jungmann has been optioned to Triple-A. The one thing the Brewers have not seemed to figure out since their playoff run back in 2011 is a pitching staff. The National League Central is a division that has...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braun, Brewers off to successful start at the plate

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun is healthy again, and it's showing with his swing.He is hitting with authority the opposite way, to right field. Maybe this rebuilding season won't be so tough after all for the Milwaukee Brewers."Swing is in a good place, bat path is in a good place," Braun said after the Brewers' 8-5 win on Sunday over the Philadelphia Phillies. "But more than that, I'm...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Wily Peralta a cause for concern

The Milwaukee Brewers currently hold a 7-11 overall record in their first full year of a potentially long, painful rebuilding process. When this meticulous process does reach what could be a very entertaining conclusion, starting pitcher Wily Peralta seems to be the best fit for the “ace” role. However, through four starts in 2016, the 26-year-old is really struggling and remains...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to Give Away Bob Uecker Alarm Clocks

The Milwaukee Brewers want to make sure you “get up” and out of bed on time. All fans who show up for the team’s July 10 game against the St. Louis Cardinals will receive a talking Bob Uecker alarm clock. That’s right…an alarm clock, decked out in Brewers blue and yellow, with the voice of “Mr. Baseball” himself. Seriously, if there is one way to get people to stop...
Via Hall of Very Good
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braun hits two HRs amid Pirates fans' 'steroids' chants

  Ryan Braun had a big game for the Milwaukee Brewers in an 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, and he did it all despite taunts from the opposing fans. When Braun came up to the plate at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, he was met with chants of “steroids” from the fans. Pirates fans chanting "steroids" around the whole stadium when Braun comes up to bat and twice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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