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05.24.2011 | | Posted at 01:54 PM
By Nicole
After a rocky start to the season, the general concensus amongst writers and fans was that the Brewers needed to end May above .500 to be able to keep their season on track. Thanks to a streak of winning nine of their last 11, the Brewers have accomplished that fact and find themselves tied for second place in the division. A six game losing streak by the Reds has helped. The two teams find themse...
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...
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...
02.16.2011 | | Posted at 11:57 AM
By Nicole
It took the Brewers and Rickie Weeks a long, long time to reach a deal, but word came today that a 5 year deal is in place for $50 million dollars. By inking the deal today, the Brewers avoided the arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday. All winter the two sides have been working to find a middle ground on their very far apart figures. Weeks asked for $7.2 million while the Brewers offered $...
06.01.2010 | | Posted at 08:37 PM
By Nicole
I was out camping for Memorial Day and missed a bunch of transactions for the Brewers.   The biggest news is the return of Chris Capuano, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since September 2007. He has had two Tommy John surgeries and showed some good pitching in the minors. He will be getting the start on Thursday for the Brewers.   Manny Parra was moved back to the bullpen.   Nashville p...
05.21.2010 | | Posted at 01:25 AM
By Nicole
The Brewers were so hard up for bench players tonight that pitcher Yovani Gallardo was used as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning. Some of the pressure of that situation will be alleviated when Carlos Gomez rejoins the team from the 15-day DL. Not only does his re-entering the lineup give Ken Macha more options, but he's a right-handed bat to face the pitching staff the Brewers will see in Minne...
05.21.2010 | | Posted at 01:11 AM
By Nicole
... and his 97 mph fastball and his creepy, creepy mustache.   Word is the mustache won't be around too long - the story I heard was that he was growing the mustache until he got to see his wife again. He hasnt seen her since Spring Training and she should be in Milwaukee when the Brewers come home. To give you his background (from Wikipedia): Axford was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 42nd...
04.07.2010 | | Posted at 12:28 PM
By Nicole
Using the excuse that his career track record outweighs his poor pre-season performance, Jeff Suppan has been named the Brewers� 5th starter today. He will do a rehab assignment on Friday in Appleton with the Timber Rattlers and is likely to pitch Wednesday at Chicago, say Haudricourt and McCalvy. � In his comments on the move, manager Ken Macha seemed to say a lot without saying anything. He d...

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