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Brewers unable to back Nelson in finale

No Stephen Strasburg? No problem for the Nationals, who pitched Tanner Roark instead and watched the right-hander carve through seven innings of a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park, snapping Washington's seven-game losing streak.
Via Brewers.com
2 hours ago

Brewers, Dodgers to open set at Miller Park

A week after playing a four-game series jam packed with close games in Los Angeles, the Brewers and Dodgers will do it again, opening up a three-game series at Miller Park on Tuesday.
Via Brewers.com
4 hours ago

Versatile Perez proving key contributor for Crew

An unsung hero of the Brewers' recently competitive stretch -- they entered Sunday a game over .500 since May 1 -- is Hernan Perez, whose versatility is key to the club's ability to carry an extra reliever.
Via Brewers.com
6 hours ago

Carter, Jeffress lead Brewers past Nationals

MILWAUKEE -- Chris Carter hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers handed Washington its season-high seventh straight loss with a 6-5 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.Carter connected for his 19th homer with two out in the first. Jonathan Villar had three hits for Milwaukee, including an RBI single in the second.Matt Garza (1-0) pitched six innings for his first win...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heyman: Corey Ray signs with Brewers for $4.125 million

The Milwaukee Brewers and first-round draft pick Corey Ray have agreed to a deal worth $4.125 million, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. The fifth overall pick out of Louisville ends up signing for just barely under the fifth-pick slot value of $4,382,300. Ray, who stands at 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, was originally drafted out of high school in the 33rd round of the 2013...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

BP Milwaukee: Breaking Down Jimmy Nelson`s Struggles by Seth Victor

The trajectory of Jimmy Nelson`s career has taken a sharp turn downward in the past couple months.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nieuwenhuis, Broxton hit HRs; Brewers beat Nationals 5-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Keon Broxton each hit home runs off Max Scherzer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Washington 5-3 on Friday night to extend the Nationals' losing streak to a season-worst six games. Scherzer (8-5) allowed five runs on five hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out 10, throwing 117 pitches. Jeremy Jeffress hit the first batter in the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Anderson’s Platoon Split Has Killed Him

The Brewers traded Jean Segura this offseason for two reasons: With Orlando Arcia ascending and Jonathan Villar snagged from the Astros, they didn’t really need him anymore, and the Diamondbacks were willing to pay a hefty price for his services. Isan Diaz, Aaron Hill, and Chase Anderson — a prospect and two established (to different degrees) major leaguers — all came to...
Via BP Milwaukee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pains of Almost Winning

Building a Brewers narrative for 2016, it’s easy for many fans and analysts to focus on the negative. After all, the team was not expected to compete coming into the season, and given the number of second-chance players winning jobs, or roster stopgaps working for the big club, many simply expected the team to be terrible. Since the team was written off before game one, there are...
Via BP Milwaukee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffress Isn’t as Good as You Think, Thornburg Is

When Will Smith went down with an injury, the closer’s role went to Jeremy Jeffress. On the outskirts, this made a lot of sense. Jeffress was linked in a number of trade rumors during the offseason, and giving him the primary closer role might increase his trade value. He also throws harder than most Brewers, averaging 96.54 MPH on his fastball last year. Plus, his numbers, in...
Via BP Milwaukee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennett, Nieuwenhuis homer to help Brewers end trip with win

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered to back Junior Guerra's first victory in more than a month, and the Milwaukee Brewers earned a split of their quick two-game interleague series against the Oakland Athletics with a 4-2 win Wednesday. Gennett connected on a two-run shot in the fifth and Nieuwenhuis in the eighth. Guerra (4-1) struck out eight over seven...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramon Flores Is Coming Around

Back in November, the Milwaukee acquired outfielder Ramon Flores from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Luis Sardinas. At first glance, that move seemed inconsequential enough — one fringe major leaguer for another. But Flores’ minor-league track record suggests he may not always be inconsequential. He hit a strong .308/.401/.454 as a 23-year-old in Triple-A last year and...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers announcer gets choked up thanking Vin Scully for being an inspiration

With Vin Scully retiring at the end of the season after 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers, everyone is taking an opportunity to say farewell, and more importantly, thank you.Milwaukee Brewers announcer Brian Anderson did that this week as his team visited LA for a three-game series, telling Vin how he inspired him to be a broadcaster. He got a little choked up, then announced...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers trade rumors: will Braun and Lucroy be moved

Rumors have been floating throughout the 2016 season that Milwaukee Brewers stars Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy would be traded before the August first deadline. However, earlier Friday morning Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said otherwise in a statement to reporters. “Much ado about nothing so far,” Attanasio said. Ryan and Luc are performing at an All-Star level. If you look...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wily Peralta, Potential, and ‘What If?’

Next year will be better. He looked good when he was healthy. He’s still pretty young. What if he finally puts it all together? In any sport, every sport, you’ve undoubtedly heard these words. Their intention isn’t to bring false hope, even if they sometimes do. Their intention isn’t to tease, even though they surely do. Their intention isn’t to ring hollow, but there’s...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Brewers Prospect and His Law School Application

Just over a month ago, I led one of my Sunday Notes columns with Jon Perrin and his microscopic walk rate. At the time, the 22-year-old Milwaukee Brewers prospect had issued just one free pass in 36 innings. He had 47 strikeouts. A few days later, Perrin was promoted from low-A Wisconsin to high-A Brevard County. His numbers with the Manatees aren’t quite as eye-popping, but they’re...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Braun on the Giants’ radar

The San Francisco Giants head into their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers this week with a 38-26 record in a comfy five-game lead in the National League West. They do so having lost outfielder Hunter Pence for a substantial amount of time due to a hamstring injury (more on that here). Even before Pence went down with injury, the team was rumored to be in the market...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers thankfully send down Wily Peralta

The Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday optioned Opening Day starter Wily Peralta to Triple-A Colorado Springs and announced Matt Garza will start for the team on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants. Peralta has failed to put together consistent, quality outings together this season, and his numbers to date are frankly atrocious. His 6.68 ERA is particularly glaring in that it is the...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy Is Back in the Best-Catcher Conversation

The current major-league leader in WAR for a catcher is Jonathan Lucroy. All right! Go home, we’re finished. I’m only kidding, but only kind of. My job here is to offer more detail, but now you’ve got the thesis. Jonathan Lucroy has been playing like a really good catcher. This is important, because last year, Lucroy didn’t play like a really good catcher. And this is extra...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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