BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reassessing Wily Peralta

When Wily Peralta was sent to the minor leagues in the middle of June, he was struggling tremendously. He had put up a 6.68 ERA in in 66 innings and struck out 42 batters and walked 27. These numbers were absolutely horrible, and—as I wrote at the beginning of the season—Peralta’s underlying performance was trending downwards as well. The demotion was justified. But when Junior...
Via BP Milwaukee
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals go for sweep while Brewers try to turn corner

MILWAUKEE -- Craig Counsell knows the Milwaukee Brewers are close to snapping out of their recent funk but when you're playing some of the better teams in the league, close is hardly enough.Each loss during Milwaukee's current six-game losing streak has come by three runs or fewer, with three of them settled by a one-run margin, including the last two to St. Louis."We were a play...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Peralta delivers best outing of 2016 vs. Cards

The Brewers may have lost their sixth consecutive game on Tuesday night, but it was what happened in the first seven innings that may be the most important takeaway moving forward.
Via Brewers.com
16 hours ago

Losing streak continues for Brewers with 2-1 loss to Cardinals

MILWAUKEE -- Zach Duke stranded the bases loaded with a strikeout in the 10th inning after Randal Grichuk hit an RBI single in the top half of the inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.Seung Hwan Oh (4-2) pitched out of a jam in the ninth to get the win. Duke got his first save with the Cardinals by striking out pinch-hitter Manny...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers activate Will Middlebrooks from 15-day DL

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Tuesday that infielder Will Middlebrooks has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. He has been optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Middlebrooks went on the DL in late July with a strained lower right leg. The Brewers called him up from Triple-A on July 4, and he hit .111/.226/.111 in 27 […] The post Brewers activate Will Middlebrooks from...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Chalk Up Another Brewers Buy-Low Success

Some parts of the Brewers’ rebuild have been relatively easy. I mean, all trade negotiations are complex, but it was pretty obvious when it was time for the Brewers to trade Carlos Gomez, and they were inevitably going to get a strong prospect return. And, it was pretty obvious when it was time for the Brewers to trade Jonathan Lucroy, and they were inevitably going to get a strong...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Double-A Pitcher Of The Week: Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff

Brewers’ prospect RHP Brandon Woodruff of the Biloxi Shuckers. (Photo:milb.com) Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching prospect Brandon Woodruff has been having a career season as he has split his time between Class-A Advanced Brevard County and Double-A Biloxi. In his most recent outing on August 29, 2016, the twenty-three year old pitched his way to his first complete game of his pro...
Via Legends On Deck
1 day ago

Guerra to return Friday against Pirates

Brewers right-hander Junior Guerra will return to the Brewers rotation and start on Friday at Pittsburgh after missing nearly all of August with right elbow inflammation, manager Craig Counsell announced on Monday.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Woman suing Brewers after being struck by foul ball

A New Jersey woman is crying foul in a new lawsuit filed against the Milwaukee Brewers. Dana Morelli is suing the Brewers organization after getting hit by a foul ball under her eye in 2014. Morelli told CBS58 that Milwaukee didn’t do enough to protect her from the injury, which caused her to be unable to work full time until mid-2015. The Brewers declined to comment on the case...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Power Rankings Week 21: Perez Stays Hot, Moves Crew Up

ESPN released their latest rankings, which has the Brewers up one spot at No. 22. It’s safe to say that’s sort of difficult to justify after getting swept by the Pirates, but hey, we’ll take it! Hernan Perez continues to ride a hot streak. We all know it. I can throw out some fancy stats right now, but I simply don’t have the time right now (I’ll explain in the next few...
Via Disciples of Uecker
2 days ago

Jonathan Villar’s Historically Bad Baserunning

Jonathan Villar made another baserunning error this past weekend, and his gaffes on the base paths have become common this season. While the specific errors he is making are obviously not the difference between the Brewers being in and out of the playoffs, they are still worrying because seasons like this one are at least partially useful for building winning habits. And whether...
Via BP Milwaukee
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 124: Brewers 4 Rockies 2

TOP PLAY (WPA): The top play of this game happened in the first inning. The Brewers were batting and Jonathan Villar was leading off the inning. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, he pulled a ground ball past the second baseman for a leadoff single. Villar then stole second base, his 49th steal of the season. The next batter was Keon Broxton, and he grounded out to second base. On...
Via BP Milwaukee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All Aboard the Keon Broxton Bandwagon

Sometimes things don’t work out. For example, this morning, I dropped my bagel when I was climbing the stairs. Had things gone according to plan, I would have not dropped my bagel when I was climbing the stairs. Unfortunate for me. Arguably unfortunate for the bagel. And then, sometimes, things do work out. For example, last Friday, I chatted a little bit about Keon Broxton. Then...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo climbs dugout to make great catch

Last year, Chicago Cubs star first baseman Anthony Rizzo climbed the tarp to make an absurd play against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field: Well, he just made a similar play against the Brewers (with Jason Hammel again on the mound for the Cubs), but this time he climbed the ledge over the tarp at Wrigley. This is insane: King of the Confines.https://t.co/adkwZD5lIB —...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers rookies make Starbucks run in full uniform

Baseball has a long season. The toll this takes on players manifests in many ways, from ridiculously intricate handshake routines to a team adopting a rally mantis. And sometimes, when you’re staring down a day-night doubleheader, you need some caffeine. That’s the situation the Brewers found themselves in, and they didn’t want any clubhouse coffee. Rather, they apparently...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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