Brewers Rumors & News

  • Holliday's dash for winning run lifts Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If there is a hereafter, Enos Slaughter was there smiling Wednesday night. Johnny Pesky was weeping. For his part, Matt Holliday wasn’t too worried about the history those two former major leaguer players share. But Holliday’s “mad dash” in the seventh inning keyed a 2-0 Cardinals victory over..." September 18

  • Brewers take down Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers battled back from a brutal first inning to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 11 straight innings and managed just enough offense to eke out a critical victory tonight in extra innings. Gerardo Parra and Wily Peralta kept them in the game early, and a couple of September callups drove in..." September 17

  • Brewers will exercise their part of $14M option on Aramis Ramirez "The Brewers intend to pick up the $14 million option on Aramis Ramirez's contract, league sources said. Milwaukee has the option of buying out the veteran third baseman Ramirez for $4 million but is pleased with his performance and prefers him back with the team on a $14 million, one-year..." September 17

  • Brewers offense has a breakout day in win over Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers took out their offensive frustrations in a major way Sunday afternoon. Rapping out 15 hits and getting home runs from rookie Matt Clark and Mark Reynolds, the Brewers blasted the Cincinnati Reds, 9-2, in front of a sellout crowd of 41,870 at Miller Park. The nine runs..." September 15

  • Holmberg leads Reds to win over Brewers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The way things began Saturday night, it looked like David Holmberg's third start as a Red might end like the first two: Really quickly. But Holmberg settled down and went six strong innings to earn his first big league win in the Reds' 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers before a sellout..." September 14

  • Brewers' win streak reaches three on Lyle Overbay's walk-off hit against Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At long last, the Milwaukee Brewers are again owners of a true winning streak. Lyle Overbay's bases-loaded single off Jumbo Diaz in the ninth inning scored pinch runner Logan Schafer and lifted the Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, on Friday night at Miller Park. It was the third..." September 13

  • Marlins: Mike Fiers remorseful "The Miami Marlins are united in their belief that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers did not intend to hit Giancarlo Stanton in the face with an 88 mph fastball Thursday night, and they're convinced that he is sincerely remorseful over the misplaced pitch. But they're having a harder time..." September 13

  • Brewers outlast Marlins in wild affair

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers were pleased to finally win two games in a row but wished it had happened under different circumstances. In a game marred by Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton getting hit in the face by a fastball from Mike Fiers, the Brewers finally followed one victory with another..." September 12

  • Peralta stifles Fish as Brewers beat Marlins, 4-1

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Needing a strong start in the worst way, the Milwaukee Brewers got exactly that from Wily Peralta on Wednesday night. The big right-hander allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings and also drove in the first run of the night with a sacrifice fly in sparking a 4-1 victory over the Miami Marlins..." September 11

  • Reds get 2 RHP to complete Jonathan Broxton trade

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds announced the team acquired a pair of minor-league right-handers — Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin — as the two players to be named from the Aug. 31 trade of reliever Jonathan Broxton to Milwaukee." September 11

  • Ryan Braun's thumb injury may be getting worse "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was a scratch Tuesday night because of ongoing problems with is right thumb. Here's Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Manager Ron Roenicke removed the struggling Braun from the starting lineup Tuesday because his hand/thumb was bothering him..." September 10

  • Ryan Braun's thumb issue has worsened

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun's thumb issued apparently has expanded to a hand issue. Manager Ron Roenicke removed the struggling Braun from the starting lineup Tuesday because his hand/thumb was bothering him even more of late. The former all-star has performed poorly at the plate since the all-star break,..." September 10

  • Roenicke: Brewers starters 'not pitching as well as they should be'

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "There are many reasons why the Milwaukee Brewers are suddenly collapsing with the postseason right around the corner, but a one-time strength of the ball club is near the top of the list. The starting rotation that helped propel the Brewers to their quick start to the season suddenly can't get..." September 10

  • Marlins play long ball in win over Brewers

    Miami Herald "Marcell Ozuna put a dent in the the scoreboard. Giancarlo Stanton put one in the record books. It was a home run party for the Marlins on Monday at Miller Park, where the blasts were both deep and profound as Miami kept its faint playoff hopes alive with a 6-4 win over the Brewers. With a..." September 09

  • Cardinals take down Brewers, reduce magic number to 16

    Viva El Birdos "Unfortunately for me I missed most of today's game but looking at this graph Adam Wainwright returned to form and dominated the hapless Brewers lineup. I was faced with the decision of watching baseball or hanging out with and catching up with old friends while I was in town and I chose the..." September 08

  • Gerardo Parra plugging outfield holes for Brewers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When the Brewers acquired Gerardo Parra on July 31 from Arizona, the idea was to have available an experienced extra outfielder with strong defensive skills and a decent bat should help be needed. Parra went from fourth outfielder to regular the past week when centerfielder Carlos Gomez was..." September 07

  • Lynn keeps his cool and wins 15th as Cards take down Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The sure signs of trouble for starter Lance Lynn as a young pitcher were as easy to read as the “Cardinals” on his jersey or the emotions on his sleeve. He would walk a batter or two to invite trouble and trouble would happen. An error behind him would leave him stewing on the mound and the..." September 07

  • With his 48th double, Jonathan Lucroy has broken the doubles record for catchers

    Hardball Talk "With a first-inning double in tonight’s game against the Cardinals, his 48th of the season, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy broke the doubles record for catchers, per ESPN Stats & Info on Twitter. Ivan Rodriguez held the record previously, doubling 47 times in 1996 though two of those doubles were..." September 07

  • 13d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Carlos Gomez said his BP went great. "I took a few deep," I beamed.

  • 13d
    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    No Ryan Braun in the lineup for the #Brewers tonight. We’ll find out why soon.

  • Mike Matheny took issue with Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez on Thursday night

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals were in position to tack on an insurance run, leading 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning in last night’s game against the Brewers. The bases were loaded with one out for Yadier Molina, who hit a fly ball to medium depth right field. Brewers right fielder Gerardo Parra picked up some..." September 06

  • Brewers 6, Cardinals 2

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "And the young shall lead them. Riding strong performances by starting pitcher Mike Fiers, spark plug Scooter Gennett and slugger Khris Davis, the Milwaukee Brewers finally halted their nine-game losing streak on Friday night with a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller..." September 06

  • Kyle Hendricks continues mastery as Cubs top Brewers 6-2

    Chicago Sun-Times "They look almost as different as two players can look, the linebacker-looking, power-hitting Jorge Soler and the accountant-looking, finesse-pitching Kyle Hendricks. But the two rookies who came up big again in the Cubs’ 6-2, series-sweeping victory Wednesday over the Brewers look a lot alike..." September 04

  • Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid dies unexpectedly at age 53 "The Brewers have announced that their scouting director Bruce Seid passed away "unexpectedly" Tuesday at the age of 53. At the time of his death, he was visiting family in Las Vegas. As Baseball America notes, Seid had served as the Brewers' scouting director since 2008 and had been a part of..." September 03

  • The Brewers activate Matt Garza

    Hardball Talk "For the first time since July 20, the Brewers wake up this morning with some company in first place. But now they’re getting a bit of a reinforcement: they’ve activated Matt Garza from the disabled list." September 01

  • 18d

    CF Carlos Gomez, who injured his left wrist yesterday in SF, is not in #Brewers starting lineup today vs. Cubs.

  • Nathan Orf plays all 9 positions "For a minor league player, versatility is often seen as the path to the majors, but Milwaukee Brewers prospect Nathan Orf took that to a completely different level Sunday as he played all nine positions for the Class A Brevard County Manatees. An infielder by trade, Orf began the game at..." September 01

  • 18d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Carlos Gomez is considered doubtful for Monday's game against the Cubs with a left-wrist injury:

  • Giants crush Brewers, ending August on hot streak

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants didn't want August to end. But couldn't wait for September to begin. Capping the penultimate month of the regular season with a six-game win streak, the Giants are playing their best overall ball in months, since they owned the majors' best record in early June - just before their..." September 01

  • 18d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Brewers also pursued David Price in late July, but deal never got close. MIL would not part with Jimmy Nelson in any trade.

  • 19d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Reds trade Broxton to #Brewers.

  • 19d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Gomez is out of the game. Gerardo Parra in center field.

  • Giants' Peavy flirts with no-hitter in 3-1 win over Brewers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jake Peavy appeared in three postseasons and a World Series. He made three All-Star teams. He played in a World Baseball Classic. He made 331 regular-season starts before Saturday, six of which were with the Giants. He had never pitched as many as seven hitless innings in his career. Then..." August 31

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers announce Matt Garza rejoins the rotation on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

  • Posey leads 19-hit attack in Giants' 13-2 win over Brewers

    San Francisco Chronicle "The postseason is filled with teams that share a similar story: They got hot at the right time. The Giants registered bright red on the heat chart Friday night in the first of three games against a division leader. They pounded 15-game winner Wily Peralta for six runs in three innings, then..." August 30

  • Brewers' Ron Roenicke rips umpire "Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown in the towel in the second inning Wednesday of a 10-inning, 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. Thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate," Roenicke's efforts were..." August 29

  • Lingering hand injury leading to plate adjustments for Braun

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The lingering nerve issue in Ryan Braun's right hand and thumb has been well-documented. Until a solution is found -- if one ever is found -- the Milwaukee Brewers right fielder is going to have to deal with the injury the best he can. It is obvious when the thumb is flaring up on Braun, as his..." August 28

  • Brewers' Roenicke perturbed with umpire after narrow loss

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Following a frustrating, 3-2 extra-innings loss to the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke displayed rare outward frustration in his postgame meeting with the media. Roenicke didn't mince words over his dissatisfaction with the strike zone of home-plate umpire Mark..." August 28

  • Rivera delivers walk-off single in 10th

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a few days, August will turn to September, the Padres will reinforce their pitching staff, and Odrisamer Despaigne will remain an enigma. The simplest explanation: Most teams have yet to see the Cuban defector, live and in person. The lingering, more complex question: When will we know..." August 28

  • Morneau staying in Colorado after Rockies turn down Brewers' offer "The first-place Milwaukee Brewers won the claim on Justin Morneau, the current NL batting average leader, but were unable to acquire him. The Brewers made an offer of unknown players to the Rockies for Morneau after getting the claim, but Colorado apparently didn't believe it was good value for..." August 28

  • Almonte, Padres back streaking Ross

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As hot hands go, Abraham Almonte is making quite a push to procure a good portion of the at-bats available in the increasingly crowded outfield in San Diego. Tyson Ross’ right hand, of course, is as hot as ever. The 25-year-old Almonte homered and reached based three times times to support..." August 27

  • 26d
    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    RR said Matt Garza's bullpen went really well. He threw all his pitches and didn't feel anything in the oblique. Will go harder on Tuesday.

  • Alvarez sparks another victory for Pirates over Brewers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It had been 42 days since Pedro Alvarez last homered for the Pirates when he launched a 1-0 fastball over the left-field wall Saturday night at Miller Park in the fourth inning to turn the game on a dime. His next took less than 20 minutes. Alvarez hit two opposite-field home runs off Wily..." August 24

  • Pirates mash Brewers, 8-3

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Despite an eerie fog rolling in from Lake Michigan, Miller Park was no house of horrors for the Pirates Friday night. The Pirates chased Yovani Gallardo after five innings and plated runs in the second, third, fourth, fifth and eighth innings on the way to a decisive 8-3 win. They made no..." August 23

  • Blue Jays cap disappointing road trip with victory over Brewers

    Toronto Star "Before the final game of a demoralizing eight-game road trip that has severely damaged the Blue Jays’ playoff aspirations, manager John Gibbons said there would be no “magic bullet” to snap his club out of their current funk. But when Jose Bautista lined his 23rd home run of the season into the..." August 21

  • Phenomenal Fiers flummoxes Blue Jays, Brewers win 6-1

    Brew Crew Ball "Inning the First Mike Fiers picked up right where he left off with a strikeout to Jose Reyes. He got a flyout before issuing a walk to Jose Bautista. It wouldn't hurt the Brewers as he immediately proceeded to strike out Edwin Encarnacion on 3 pitches. The Brewers offense picked up right..." August 20

  • Yovani Gallardo, two home runs help Brewers beat Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw "Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said Clayton Kershaw pitched better Saturday night than he had six days earlier in beating the Brewers for his 11th consecutive victory. But eight strong innings from Yovani Gallardo and a two-run home run by Ryan Braun ended the streak Saturday night as the..." August 17

  • Kyle Lohse (ankle) to miss start "Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse will miss his scheduled start Tuesday because of a sore right ankle. Lohse left after three innings of Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs with recurring discomfort in his right foot. "I'm not exactly sure when he goes back in. It's going to depend how..." August 16

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Tyler Thornburg's & Jim Henderson's seasons are over. Thornburg had PRP injection in elbow. Henderson may be headed for shoulder surgery.

  • Lyle Overbay's pinch-hit double caps Milwaukee rally in 6-3 win over Dodgers "Lyle Overbay has found his niche with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting .444 as a pinch hitter. He drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning for a 6-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders. Overbay is now 8 for 18..." August 16

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