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05.03.2011 | | Posted at 04:45 PM
By Nicole
My twitter stream today brought me a high and a low in about 5 minutes. J-S Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt tweeted that Nyjer Morgan had returned to the team from the DL and would be replacing Carlos Gomez in the two-hole of the batting order for tonight's game. A few minutes later, Haudricourt tweeted that the tarp was on the field in Atlanta and they were expecting quite a bit of rain. W...
04.27.2011 | | Posted at 09:04 AM
By Nicole
Zach Greinke is scheduled to make his final minor league start on Friday, April 29. Assuming all goes well, he will return to pitch for the Brewers on May 4 in Atlanta. That would make his Miller Park debut Monday, May 9 against San Diego. Last night, Marco Estrada pitched another gem, going seven innings and allowing just two hits and two runs. Estrada has made three starts and has two appearan...
04.21.2011 | | Posted at 03:48 PM
By Nicole
In a somewhat inexplicable move, the Brewers added five years to Ryan Braun's contract, putting him under club control til 2020. He had already signed a contract in May 2008 that had him in Milwaukee til 2015. The new contract keeps him in Milwaukee until he's 36. The deal is 2008 was and is the biggest contract for a player with less than one year of Major League service. The new deal is wort...
04.20.2011 | | Posted at 08:54 AM
By Nicole
The problem in evaluating Gallardo so far this season is that we're dealing with a small sample size, which is almost never indicative of actual performance. If we go back in to last season, since just after the All-Star Break, his ERA is 5.77. So far this season, his ERA is 4.62. His career ERA is 3.72. However, we can't look at ERA alone as an indicator of performance. The more concerning sta...
04.19.2011 | | Posted at 09:53 AM
By Nicole
John Axford has made seven appearances so far this season and has yet to come away with a clean inning. He's giving up walks and hits at an alarming pace. In his 6.1 innings of work he's given up eight hits, six walks and six runs. In Monday night blown save he threw 24 pitches - Just nine of them were for strikes. Monday's blown save was his second in just five tries. Manager Ron Roenicke says...
04.11.2011 | | Posted at 09:13 AM
By Nicole
Too many Brewers fans were standing on the ledge after the 0-4 start to the season. By taking two of three from the Cubs this weekend, the Brewers have evened their record to 5-5. They now head to Pittsburgh and Washington DC, where they should be able to take two of three in each series before they head off to play the dreaded Phillies. Yes, it was a rough start to the season. I was out of the c...
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Fans of the Milwaukee Brewers know all about patience. In 41 seasons since arriving here in 1970, the franchise has played .500 or better baseball just 14 times, with three playoff appearances. A streak of 14 years without a winning record ended in 2007, and the next...
03.08.2011 | | Posted at 05:14 PM
By Nicole
Well we heard that Zach Greinke had a sore side to open Spring Training and he would only say that he'd hurt it doing something stupid. It turns out that hurt side is a fractured rib that will keep him out for 4-6 weeks, meaning he'll miss at least three regular season starts. He apparently fell on it while playing pickup basketball. Guess we now know that Yovani Gallardo will be the Opening Day...
02.24.2011 | | Posted at 12:22 PM
By Nicole
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy broke his pinkie finger yesterday, necessitating surgery and the inserting of a pin. Recovery time has been set at four weeks, meaning Lucroy will be ready to play with just one week left in Spring Training. This likely means that he will start the season on the DL and spend some time in extended Spring Training to get his throwing and hitting up to season standards.   ...

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