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05.20.2011 | | Posted at 06:49 PM
By Nicole
With Nyjer Morgan on the DL and Carlos Gomez struggling at the plate, manager Ron Roenicke has decided to play Mark Kotsay in center field. Unfortunately for us, this experiment went well in its first iteration. He was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. He was pulled in the 9th inning in favor of Gomez defensively. This bought him another chance.  In the second attempt, he was 0-for-4. He was in CF for about 6 ...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If the Brewers make the playoffs, their 10-day swing through Houston, Atlanta and St. Louis will fade in memories. If they don't, well… Ten games, eight losses, only 17 runs, almost no-hit twice in three games and a team batting average of .172. The biggest ray of hope?
05.09.2011 | | Posted at 12:27 PM
By Nicole
Why is it that baseball slumps always seem worse than slumps in every other sport? Is it the daily losing that gets to our psyche? That daily reminder of suckitude that doesn’t allow you to forget about the losing?   Baseball has the longest season and therefore stretches of losing have less of an impact than in other sports, yet I never take a string of losses so hard as when my baseball te...
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...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Last year when the Brewers reportedly offered Prince Fielder a five-year, $100 million contract, Fielder and his agent, Scott Boras, stayed committed to pursuing free agency after the 2011 season. But last week the Brewers found a taker, or rather...
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...
Monday, April 18, 2011
This month hasn't been kind to those who'd like to consign Major League Baseball's "steroid era" to the past. On April 8 Manny Ramirez, a .312 lifetime hitter with 555 home runs, retired in the face of a 100-game suspension for his second failed drug...

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