BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Time running out to elect Braun, Lucroy

With mere hours remaining in All-Star Game balloting, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Jonathan Lucroy were holding firm in fifth place at their respective positions.
Via Brewers.com
13 hours ago

Prospects taking wrong attitude toward altitude

Top Brewers pitching prospect Jorge Lopez has looked nothing like the pitcher who dominated Double-A, and now fellow prospect Josh Hader is learning the same hard lessons. Taylor Jungmann struggled so badly upon his arrival that the Brewers had to shut him down. Milwaukee's Opening Day starter, Wily Peralta, has fared no better.
Via Brewers.com
14 hours ago

Game 75 Recap: Nationals 3 Brewers 2

Best Play: Although the Brewers couldn’t score off Tanner Roark, they certainly tried — or, at least, their third baseman did. Leading off the seventh inning, Aaron Hill crushed the first pitch he saw to deep right for a ground rule double. (Odd trivia: Two innings prior, Hill had a first-pitch double to lead off.) With the Brewers trailing 1-0 and possessing only nine outs to...
Via BP Milwaukee
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers fete Bob Uecker with great alarm-clock promo

Bob Uecker is Mr. Baseball, beloved by one and all.The Milwaukee Brewers longtime announcer, famous for being relocated to the last row in an ad campaign long ago that evolved into a bronze statue tribute in Miller Park, will be honored again with a giveaway on July 10 when the Brewers play host to the St. Louis Cardinals.On that occasion, the team will give away Bob Uecker Alarm...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Awful 2002 Brewers

Fourteen years ago today, the Brewers lost 5-2 to the Cardinals to fall to 27-50. Cardinals starter Woody Williams threw 7.2 innings, struck out seven, and was working on a shutout until Matt Stairs tagged him for a leadoff home run in the top of the eighth inning. Milwaukee starter Jamey Wright gave up five runs in as many innings to see his record fall to 1-6 and his ERA rise to...
Via BP Milwaukee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nieuwenhuis, Broxton homer as Brewers edge Nationals

MILWAUKEE -- 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 ninth...
Via Associated Press
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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Pitchers Should Avoid Cardio Workouts

In a recent baseball training study, researchers from the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recorded in-game heart rates of 16 professional baseball starting pitchers in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. The study showed that the pitchers' heart rates varied slightly from inning to inning, and that "inning-dependent psychological factors" caused...
Via Stack
5 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
5 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
6 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
9 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
9 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
13 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
13 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
15 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
15 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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