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Updated: 2017-08-23T10:14:59-05:00

 



Milwaukee Brewers designate Paolo Espino for assignment to make room for Aaron Brooks

2017-08-23T10:14:59-05:00

The 30-year-old journeyman’s quest for a pension comes up a couple weeks short When the Brewers claimed reliever Aaron Brooks on waivers from the Chicago Cubs yesterday, we knew they were going to be forced to DFA someone to make room for Brooks on the 40-man roster. It turns out that the roster casualty will be Paolo Espino, who's been shuttled between Colorado Springs and Milwaukee a few times this year as an emergency arm and spot starter. RHP Aaron Brooks has been claimed off waivers from the Cubs and optioned to Triple-A @skysox. RHP Paolo Espino designated for assignment.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 23, 2017 Craig Counsell turned to Josh Hader to protect the lead in the 7th inning, facing the meat of the Giants order. The lefty bounced back from a rough previous outing, striking out Jarrett Parker, getting Posey to ground out on a 96 mph fastball in on the hands and striking out Crawford swinging to end the inning. Hader came back out for the 8th inning to make Sandoval hit right-handed (his weaker side) and pumped a fastball past him for his third strikeout in four batters, and running his season total to 37 in just 28.1 innings. After Bruce Bochy pinch-hit for the lefty-hitting Jones with righty Nick Hundley, Counsell opted to bring in Anthony Swarzak. Hundley ended up hitter a grounder to second base, but a bad hop when the ball hit the lip of the outfield grass caused the ball to skip over the glove of Walker for a single. Swarzak responded by striking out Hernandez before Hunter Pence -- who was scratched from the starting lineup with a sore hamstring -- was able to draw a walk. CB Bucknor proceeded to squeeze Swarzak in the next at-bat against Denard Span, who singled to right, but Hernan Perez (freshly into the game on a double switch the inning before) was able to get a throw home in time -- despite two hops -- to still easily get Hundley at home to preserve the one-run Brewers lead and end the inning. Corey Knebel came on for the save attempt, but Kelby Tomlinson made for some tense moments right away when he was able to lunge at a curveball out of the zone and poke a leadoff infield single deep in the hole at short. The Pineapple Cannon erased that hit, though, gunning down Tomlinson on a stolen base attempt (Pina's second caught stealing of the game). Knebel was able to get Parker to pop out after that and struck out Posey to become the first Brewers reliever to ever strike out 100 batters in a season and end the game. With the win and another loss by Colorado, the Brewers are now back to 3 GB of the Rockies in the race for the second NL Wildcard and remain 2.5 GB in the NL Central after the Cubs' win over Cincinnati. Milwaukee will try to get out of the Bay Area with a series win tomorrow afternoon before a weekend series against the Los Angeles Monstars Dodgers. [...]



What We Learned: Break-even road trip through four

2017-08-22T15:33:00-05:00

The Brewers have gone 2-2 so far in this nine game road trip. We take a look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Recent Results Rockies 8, Brewers 4Brewers 6, Rockies 3Brewers 8, Rockies 4Giants 2, Brewers 0 Brewers News and Notes Links from BCB Milwaukee Brewers activate Chase Anderson, option Brandon WoodruffKyle Lesniewski, BCB Milwaukee Brewers activate Stephen Vogt from DL, place Andrew Susac on itKyle Lesniewski, BCB BCB Mailbag 30: Is Lewis Brinson injury prone?Kyle Lesniewski, BCB Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco GiantsJaymes L, BCB Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 20 In Revieweddiemathews, BCB Lineup Optimization and the Brewersstempke, BCB FanPost BCB Tracking Poll - Week 21aaronetc, BCB FanPost Links from Other Sites Broxton, Santana join Crew's 20-homer paradeAdam McCalvy, Brewers.com Lucroy reflects on journey from MilwaukeeAdam McCalvy, Brewers.com Woodruff continues to impress BrewersAdam McCalvy, Brewers.com Knebel honored to break Crew strikeout markJonathan Hawthorne, Brewers.com Contending Crew putting future on holdTracy Ringolsby, MLB.com Aguilar has been one of Brewers' best storiesTom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel An Unexpected Change from Domingo SantanaSean Roberts, BP Milwaukee Pina Proving To Be Excellent Under-The-Radar AcquisitionSteve Adams, MLB Trade Rumors The Brewers Pass Some Minor MilestonesKyle Lobner, Shepherd Express The Greatest Brewers Performances that Time ForgotMatthew J. Prigge, Shepherd Express ‘Road warrior’ Davies on verge of setting Brewers franchise recordFox Sports Wisconsin Minor League Update Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 74-52 Friday: Colorado Springs 7, Iowa 3 Saturday: Oklahoma City 1, Colorado Springs 11 Sunday: Oklahoma City 2, Colorado Springs 12 Monday: Oklahoma City 17, Colorado Springs 9 Tuesday: Oklahoma City @ Colorado Springs | 7:40 pm Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 63-60 Friday: Biloxi 1, Jackson 3 Saturday: Biloxi 7, Jackson 2 Sunday: Biloxi 2, Jackson 6 Monday: Mobile 1, Biloxi 0 Tuesday: Mobile @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 62-63 Friday: Frederick 2, Carolina 6 Saturday: Frederick 9, Carolina 4 Sunday: Frederick 1, Carolina 3 Monday: Off Day Tuesday: Carolina @ Winston-Salem | 6:00 pm Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 51-74 Friday: Quad Cities 10, Wisconsin 3 Saturday: Quad Cities 5, Wisconsin 8 Sunday: Quad Cities 13, Wisconsin 3 Monday: Quad Cities 8, Wisconsin 7 Tuesday: Peoria @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm DSL Brewers (R) | 27-39 Friday: DSL Cubs2 2, DSL Brewers 0 Saturday: DSL Brewers 4, DSL Cubs2 7 Sunday: Off Day Monday: DSL Brewers 0, DSL Rangers2 3 Tuesday: DSL Rangers2 @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am DSL Indians/Brewers (R) | 26-38 Friday: DSL Indians/Brewers 5, DSL Pirates 1 Saturday: DSL Pirates 2, DSL Indians/Brewers 6 Sunday: Off Day Monday: DSL Rangers1 8, DSL Indians/Brewers 1 Tuesday: DSL Indians/Brewers @ DSL Rangers1 | 9:30 am Helena Brewers (R) | 21-36 Friday: Helena 7, Great Falls 10 Saturday: Helena 7, Great Falls 8 Sunday: Great Falls 11, Helena 7 Monday: Great Falls 5, Helena 11 Tuesday: Helena @ Missoula | 8:05 pm AZL Brewers (R) | 29-18 Friday: AZL Brewers 6, AZL Athletics 4 Saturday: AZL White Sox 1, AZL Brewers 5 Sunday: AZL Brewers 4, AZL Rangers 3 Monday: AZL Mariners 8, AZL Brewers 1 Tuesday: Off Day Check out our prospect reports for more information on minor league performances. Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, August 18Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, August 19Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 19Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, August 20Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, August 21 Minor League News and Notes Fangraphs ranks 6 Milwaukee Brewers in top-100 prospects; updated top-10 list releasedKyle Lesniewski, BCB Milwaukee Brewers Top 20 prospects for 2017: Mid-season reviewJohn Sickels, Minor League Ball Shuckers’ no-hitter adds one more highlight to Nick Ramirez’s breakthrough seasonPatrick Magee, Sun Hera[...]



Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, August 21

2017-08-22T08:00:08-05:00

Scores and notes from the Brewers’ minor league affiliates. Oklahoma City Dodgers 17 at Colorado Springs Sky Sox 9 Mauricio Dubon (#9): 2-4, 2B, 2 R, BBBrett Phillips (#12): 0-5Iván De Jesus Jr.: 1-4, 2B, RBI, R, BBNate Orf: 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 RKirk Nieuwenhuis: 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI, R Paolo Espino (L, 4-2): 6 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 6 K Colorado Springs Sky Sox record: 74-52Next Game: today, vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7:40 p.m.Probable: Taylor Jungmann, CS (8-2, 2.87 ERA) Mobile Bay Bears 1 at Biloxi Shuckers 0 (f/12 innings) Jake Gatewood (#18): 1-5Troy Stokes Jr.: 0-6Clint Coulter: 2-4Blake Allemand: 2-5, 2B Corbin Burnes (#7): 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 KNick Ramirez: 3 IP, 0 R, 3 KJorge Lopez (L, 7-8): IP, 0 H, R, 0 ER, BB, K Biloxi Shuckers record: 63-60Next Game: today vs. Mobile BayBears, 6:35 p.m.Probable: Aaron Wilkerson, Bil (10-4, 3.04 ERA) Carolina Mudcats - No Game Carolina Mudcats record: 62-63Next Game: today at Winston Salem Dash, 6:00 p.m.Probable: Marcos Diplan, Car (#15) (6-7, 5.23 ERA) Quad Cities River Bandits 8 at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 7 Mario Feliciano (#26): 2-4Ryan Aguilar: 2-4, HR (2), 2 RBI, 3 R, BBTrever Morrison: 1-4, HR (5), RBI, RDallas Carroll: 1-3, RBI, 2 BBDemi Orimoloye: 0-4 Carlos Herrera (#30) (L, 2-2): 3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, BB Timber Rattlers record: 51-74Next Game: today vs. Peoria Chiefs, 7:05 p.m.Probable: TBD, Wis Helena Brewers 11 vs. Great Falls Voyagers 5 Tristen Lutz (#8): 2-5, RBI, R, BB, SCKJ Harrison (#17): 0-5, 4 KJay Feliciano: 4-4, 3 RPayton Henry: 3-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BBGabriel Garcia:2-5, HR (7), 2B, 2 RBI, 2 RChad McClanahan: 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, R, 2 BB Gabe Friese (W, 1-1): 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 6 KBrandon Presley: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K Helena Brewers record: 21-36Next Game: today at Missoula Osprey, 8:05 p.m.Probable: Nelson Hernandez, Hel (5-3, 5.27 ERA) Arizona Brewers 1 vs. Arizona Mariners 8 Je’Von Ward (#29): 0-2, 2 BB Nick Egnatuk: 0-2, BBErnesto Martinez: 0-4, BBYeison Coca: 2-4 Michael Gonzalez: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, BB, KCam Robinson: 2 IP, 0 R, 2 KJustin Bullock: 2 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB AZL Brewers record: 29-18 Prospect rankings courtesy of MLB Pipeline [...]



Offense abandons Zach Davies, Giants shut out Brewers 2-0

2017-08-22T00:19:32-05:00

Davies pitches well again, but gets no run support in a tough luck loss WP: Chris Stratton (2-2)LP: Zach Davies (14-7)SV: Sam Dyson (11)HR: lol no The overall numbers still hide it a bit, but Zach Davies has probably been the Brewers' best-performing starting pitcher in the second half of the season, putting up a 2.91 ERA in 7 starts heading into Monday night and holding opponents to a .636 OPS. He's been even better on the road, with a 2.52 ERA in 12 starts over the course of the entire season away from Miller Park before taking the mound in San Francisco. Davies continued that second half hot streak in San Francisco, scattering 7 hits over 6 innings but allowing just 2 runs and striking out 5. Unfortunately, another common theme for Davies this year -- overwhelming run support, averaging 6.6 runs per start -- never materialized, and the Brewers were shut out in a 2-0 loss. Both Davies and Giants starter Chris Stratton got through the first three innings without allowing a run, but the Brewers did have a couple of chances early. Neil Walker continued the strong start to his tenure in Milwaukee with a first inning single, and Ryan Braun followed by drawing a one-out walk. Nothing came of it, though, after Travis Shaw fouled out and Domingo Santana grounded into a fielder's choice. The Brewers had another opportunity to score in the third inning, when Davies actually led off the inning with a single. After Eric Thames popped out, Walker hit into what looked like an inning-ending double play, but Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was charged with an error when he couldn't corral the throw at second base, leaving everyone safe. That second chance would also go for naught, however, after Braun grounded into a fielder's choice and Shaw lined out. The two missed opportunities might've led to an aggressive gamble the next inning, when Orlando Arcia singled to right field with two outs and Stephen Vogt on first. Vogt went to third on the single, but Arcia found himself in a rundown, trying to delay long enough to get the catcher (who just came off the disabled list with a knee injury) home. Vogt was thrown out at home fairly easily, ending the inning. As annoying as outs at home in a scoreless game are, it's worth noting that Davies was due up after Arcia with two outs, so trying to steal a run on a bad defensive decision might've been worth the risk. It would be the last time the Brewers got a hit in this game. Unfortunately, Davies faltered slightly in the 4th inning, walking Jarrett Parker to lead off the inning and getting charged with a hit when Orlando Arcia made a great play on a ball hit by Hunter Pence, but Walker dropped the ball at second base. Crawford made Milwaukee pay with an RBI double to give the Giants the first run of the game, and Nick Hundley added on another run with an RBI groundout later in the inning to make the score 2-0. Stratton left the game after shutting out the Brewers for 6 innings despite just one strikeout and allowing 6 baserunners, running his scoreless streak to 12.2 innings over his last two starts. He was replaced by Matt Cain in the 7th inning, who set the Brewers down in order. Oliver Drake came on in relief of Davies, who Craig Counsell pinch hit for with 2 outs in the 7th inning. Drake and his reverse splits presumably were put into a 2-0 game to get the lefty-hitting Denard Span out. He gave up a leadoff single instead. Drake was able to get Kelby Tomlinson to strike out on a splitter in the dirt, but the ball got away from Vogy and allowed Span to get to second base. After issuing a two-out walk to Hunter Pence, Drake was able to get Crawford to ground out on the first pitch to end the inning. Mark Melancon came on in the 8th inning and also retired the Brewers in order, sitting down Walker and Braun with strikeouts. Sam Dyson came in for the 9th and got Shaw to ground out on a ball hit up the middle but fielded by Crawford before walking Santana. Vogt hit a chopper to second base for what wa[...]



Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

2017-08-21T10:00:08-05:00

The Brewers hope to keep their recent momentum going with the second leg of their West coast road trip The Brewers started an important trip out West with a weekend series win against the NL Wildcard-leading Colorado Rockies, taking two out of three games. The Brewers have now won 6 of their past 10 games, and with the Arizona Diamondbacks also struggling over the weekend, the Brew Crew are now just 2.5 GB of a wildcard spot while remaining 2 GB in the NL Central race. They'll look to keep things going against the third-worst team in the majors -- the San Francisco Giants. The Brewers split four games with the Giants in Milwaukee in early June, winning the middle two games of the series before losing the series finale in extra innings. Typically known for light offense but excellent pitching, both areas have been a struggle in the Bay this year. Outside of Madison Bumgarner, there are some ugly-looking ERAs on this staff, with Giants pitchers allowing more than their fair share of baserunners. Luckily for the Brewers, they're dodging the lefty this week and facing three guys who have been having high-traffic starts all year. Probable Pitchers Monday, 9:15 p.m. CDT, FS Wisconsin - Zach Davies vs. Chris Stratton A first round pick in 2012, Stratton is coming off the first win of his major league career, striking out 10 nationals in 6.2 shutout innings on August 13th. Despite that outing, it's been a bit of a rough year for soon-to-be 27-year-old. In 25.2 big league innings, he's allowed 14 runs on 26 hits, striking out 22 and walking 13. His numbers in Triple-A haven't been much better: a 5.11 ERA in 15 starts, allowing 94 hits (and 10 home runs) in 79.1 innings. He does have an 8.1 K/9 and a 2.5 BB/9 in Sacramento, but he's been hittable for much of his professional career. So far this year, he's relied heavily on a low-90s fastball, throwing it more than 63% of the time (keep in mind half of his six appearances have been out of the bullpen, though). He also mixes in a curveball and a slider. Tuesday, 9:15 p.m. CDT, FS Wisconsin - Jimmy Nelson vs. Jeff Samardzija Samardzija's ERA has been ugly for most of the year, but you could argue he's actually pitching better than he has for the past several years. He'll come into this series being charged with a 4.79 ERA, but the FIP is a much more respectable 3.55 and he's sporting a nifty 9.2 K/9 -- his highest mark since 2012 with the Cubs -- and a league-leading 1.3 BB/9. Where he's been hurt is when opponents actually make contact -- their .325 BABIP against him is 40 points higher than it was last season, and he's given up 24 home runs already on the year, matching last year's total in about 40 fewer innings. The Brewers know firsthand how good he can still be when he's "on" this year -- he struck out 10 and walked none over 7.2 innings in a win over the Brewers in early June. Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. CDT, FS Wisconsin - Matt Garza vs. Matt Moore While Samardzija may have been a little unlucky this year, Moore has mostly just been bad. Over 25 starts, he's allowed the most earned runs in baseball, translating to a 5.54 ERA in 143 innings. He's also been hit to the tune of a .323 BABIP, but unlike Samardzija, he's compounded that problem by also walking 8.4% of the batters he's faced and only striking out 19.3%. Things have looked more promising in his past two starts, though, as he's allowed only 2 earned runs in each of his last two outings, pitching into the 8th inning in his last start and only surrendering two hits. Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs [...]