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Crew turns 3 as Braun's single seals late win

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:49:49 EDT

Three was a magic number on Friday night at Miller Park.



Carter starts Brewers' second triple play of '16

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:48:00 EDT

For the second time this season, the Brewers helped starter Zach Davies out of a jam by turning three.



Davies ends '16 as established starter for Crew

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:21:10 EDT

Zach Davies was an "anchor" of the Brewers' starting rotation in 2016 despite beginning the year at Triple-A, manager Craig Counsell said Friday after deeming Davies' first extended Major League season complete.



Gennett, Carter go yard in finale win over Bucs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:11:48 EDT

Scooter Gennett and Chris Carter homered, Chase Anderson pitched effectively into the sixth and the Brewers played spoiler against the Pirates, denying Pittsburgh a three-game sweep with a 3-1 win Thursday at MIller Park.



Attanasio pleased with Crew's progress in '16

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:44:15 EDT

A year and a day after he introduced David Stearns as baseball's youngest general manager, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio praised the work of Stearns and manager Craig Counsell in 2016, saying he believes the franchise is already on the way back up.



One year in, Crew's rebuild on the right track

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:48:22 EDT

The Milwaukee Brewers are on a very long journey, but steps in the right direction have certainly been taken.



#BrewersLastCallUp Dillard has taken over Twitter

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:09:39 EDT

#BrewersLastCallUp Tim Dillard has taken over Twitter



Nelson struggles as Crew falls to Pirates

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:27:29 EDT

Sean Rodriguez and the Pirates moved up in the National League Wild Card standings on Wednesday with another wire-to-wire win over the Brewers at Miller Park.



Brewers' Top 30 prospects list

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:15:46 EDT

Who do the Brewers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Milwaukee's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Counsell's frustration leads to ejection

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:25:33 EDT

Brewers manager Craig Counsell didn't hold back after being ejected by home-plate umpire Jerry Layne during the fourth inning of Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Pirates, arguing forcefully before being escorted away by first-base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt.



Maldonado mashes, but Bucs rattle Garza

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:04:18 EDT

A 6-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday was the Pirates' fifth victory in six games, offering faint hope for Andrew McCutchen & Co. of another berth in the National League Wild Card Game.



Woodruff, Diaz win Brewers' Minors honors

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:30:26 EDT

Coming off a season in which he led the Minors with 173 strikeouts, Brandon Woodruff was named the Brewers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year, honored along with Isan Diaz, the 20-year-old middle infielder named Minor League Player of the Year.



Braun, Pina each at home with newborn

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:40:33 EDT

The Brewers' family grew by two this week, as outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Manny Pina were absent at the start of the team's final homestand Tuesday while tending to newborns at home.



It's time to meet the 2016 MLB Fans of the Year

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:24:57 EDT

It's time to meet 2016 MLB Fans of the Year



High strikeout rate hampering Milwaukee's offense

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:16:57 EDT

Chris Carter is the Brewers' single-season strikeout king (191) with a dozen games to go, and his new team is on pace to break his old team's all-time record for whiffs in a season.



Carter making up for K's with massive homers

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:23:26 EDT

It's not that strikeouts don't mean anything to Chris Carter, because they do. The hulking first baseman doesn't like striking out so often, but he and the Brewers do enjoy seeing baseballs leave his bat at high rates of speed, headed for destinations far over the outfield wall.



Guerra out for rest of season to protect arm

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 16:50:14 EDT

The Brewers stumbled onto a pleasant surprise this season with right-hander Junior Guerra, and now they're trying to protect the 31-year-old rookie starter's arm.



Peralta, Crew send Cubs to rare home series loss

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:02:28 EDT

Wily Peralta struck out five over six innings and helped himself with an RBI single, and Chris Carter smacked his 36th home run in the Brewers' 3-1 victory over the Cubs on Sunday to take the series, three games to one. It's the first time the Cubs have lost a series at home since dropping two of three to the Reds from July 4-6.



Brewers experiencing late-season power surge

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:33:38 EDT

All it took to put a smile on Ryan Braun's face Saturday morning was one look at Lake Michigan as the Brewers' bus headed toward Wrigley Field.



Brewers top Cubs with monster mashes

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:34:11 EDT

When Cubs manager Joe Maddon arrived at Wrigley Field on Saturday, the first thing he checked was whether the home clubhouse still smelled of champagne. All he wanted to do after that was hand the ball to Jake Arrieta, but Ryan Braun spoiled the Cubs' day.



Crew recalls prospect Reed for CF boost

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:19:17 EDT

Michael Reed had already begun his offseason when the Brewers called Friday to tell him that he was needed at Wrigley Field.



Broxton fractures right wrist after great catch

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:15:00 EDT

Keon Broxton, who'd been playing well since being recalled July 25 from Triple-A Colorado Springs, will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his right wrist making a running grab in the third inning of the Brewers' 5-4 loss to the Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field. Manager Craig Counsell said Broxton will not need surgery to repair the wrist fracture, which should heal in six-to-eight weeks.



Brewers burned on walk-off after hitting 3 HRs

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:10:00 EDT

Now it's time for the Cubs to party. Miguel Montero smacked a walk-off leadoff home run in the 10th inning to lift the newly crowned National League Central-champion Cubs to to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory on Friday over the Brewers at Wrigley Field.



For Crew, threat as good as the stolen base

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:40:00 EDT

Entering a game Friday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Brewers had 161 steals, and Keon Broxton stole a bag in the first inning. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said the club uses the threat of the stolen base to win ballgames.



Crew rallies to briefly delay Cubs' Central clinch

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:18:16 EDT

The Brewers spoiled the Cubs' party plans on Thursday, but just before midnight, Chicago was able to celebrate. The Cubs lost, 5-4, to the Brewers after pinch-hitter Scooter Gennett smacked a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning at Wrigley Field. A few hours later, fans were cheering in Wrigleyville. The Cubs were the National League Central champions for the first time since 2008.



Counsell: Goal is to get Blazek feeling healthy

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:18:06 EDT

Michael Blazek threw his second simulated game Thursday since being reinstated from the 15-day disabled list, but he will throw at least one more before a definitive plan is made to get him back in a game.



Pair of HRs backs Guerra as Crew takes finale

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:46:27 EDT

The Brewers may be 16 games under .500, but when Junior Guerra pitches, they look like a different team.



Guerra leads Crew's thriving starting rotation

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:30:12 EDT

Clayton Kershaw pitched five scoreless innings in a twice-delayed start at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday and Jon Lester pitched eight scoreless frames for the Cubs. And still, one of baseball's unlikeliest trends held true thanks to Junior Guerra's gem at Great American Ball Park.



Jungmann could end '16 with big league start

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:09:20 EDT

With the Brewers' list of probable pitchers populated by a bunch of guys named "to be announced" beyond this weekend's series at Wrigley Field, there is a chance that Taylor Jungmann will cap his tumultuous season with at least one more Major League start.



Crew opens 2017 at home against Rockies

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:15:10 EDT

Ah, the Opening Day traditions in Milwaukee. Bratwurst, cold beer and the Colorado Rockies.



Trio of HRs not enough as Crew falls to Reds

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:22:21 EDT

The Reds usually wear their red jersey tops only for day games at Great American Ball Park, but that hasn't been the case for when Dan Straily has made his last several home starts.



Villar starts at 2B in possible '17 infield preview

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:33:04 EDT

Jonathan Villar made his first career start at second base on Tuesday in what might have been a preview of the Brewers' 2017 infield.



Peralta goes 6 strong, but Crew's bats quiet in loss

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:05:44 EDT

Despite an improved second half, the Reds' pitching staff still has the second-highest ERA in the National League.



Blazek looks to enter offseason healthy

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:03:03 EDT

It was mostly for Michael Blazek's peace of mind that the right-hander took the mound at Great American Ball Park and faced hitters in an effort to get back to active duty himself.



Braun's HR, Davies' 7 K's lift Crew over Cards

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:26:56 EDT

Ryan Braun's 429-foot home run off Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist in the ninth lifted Milwaukee to a 2-1 win on a sunny Sunday at Busch Stadium. The loss dropped St. Louis back into third place in the National League Wild Card standings, one-half game behind the Mets for the second spot in what is shaping into a rollercoaster ride to the finish.



Counsell reflects on playing '01 Series in NY

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:32:44 EDT

An invisible weight pressed down on New York City before the first World Series in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. That's what Craig Counsell remembers most.



Going through struggles helped Broxton excel in Majors

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:42:43 EDT

In terms of skills, one comp for Brewers rookie Keon Broxton is Mike Cameron, who came up as a lanky and fleet-footed Chicago White Sox outfielder before filling out over a fine career that included a stop in Milwaukee.



Scheduled rest has kept Braun in lineup

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:24:51 EDT

A plan concocted in Spring Training to protect Ryan Braun's surgically repaired back by working in days off has worked just as the Brewers and their best player had hoped.