BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Torres goes about his business, deflects rumors

For much of the season, Carlos Torres has quietly gone about his job of successfully occupying various roles in the Brewers' bullpen, but the right-hander made a statement with a highlight-reel play and two scoreless innings in relief in Friday's 5-2 loss against the Cubs.
Via Brewers.com
7 hours ago

Pipeline preview: Hader looks to turn things around

Brewers No. 4 prospect Josh Hader will try to turn things around for Triple-A Colorado Springs when he takes on Round Rock at 8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
Via Brewers.com
10 hours ago

Game 93 Recap: Pirates 5 Brewers 3

Move along, nothing to see here! The Brewers were staked to an early deficit by struggling veteran Matt Garza, but the battling bats made the game rather interesting in the late innings. WHOOPSIES!: The biggest play of the game came within the first four batters of the game, as the resurgent Matthew Joyce smacked a three-run homer to hand the Pirates a strong lead. The Piratesâ...
Via BP Milwaukee
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crew sticking by scuffling Garza, Anderson

Chase Anderson said he'll be fine once he finds his fastball command. Matt Garza said he'll be fine once he commits to offspeed stuff earlier in outings. And Brewers manager Craig Counsell, confronted with the ongoing struggles of those two starting pitchers, said the team will plow forward without altering its rotation.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Game 92 Recap: Brewers 9 Pirates 5

TL;DR The Brewers won their 40th game of the season Wednesday night, putting in a solid day’s work to breeze past the Pirates, 9-5. Chase Anderson failed to reach the fifth inning for the fourth time in five starts, but the bullpen slammed the door shut while Milwaukee’s offense continued to pour it on. TOP PLAY (WPA) Milwaukee hit back immediately after Anderson surrendered...
Via BP Milwaukee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The magic of Brewers ace Junior Guerra

Tuesday wasn’t the greatest outing Junior Guerra has had in a Brewers uniform. The 31-year-old rookie from Venezuela walked three while only striking out six, giving up two runs and three hits in six innings of work. Then again, the fact that Guerra is not only in a major league uniform, but is unquestionably the […] The post The magic of Brewers ace Junior Guerra appeared first...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Lucroy leads Brewers past Pirates with 3 RBI

PITTSBURGH -- Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs, including a two-run single in the sixth inning that broke things open for good as the Milwaukee Brewers rolled by the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 on Wednesday night.Jonathan Villar, Hernan Perez and Ryan Braun had two hits each for Milwaukee and Chris Carter and Scooter Gennett drove in two runs apiece while the Brewers jumped on starter...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing a potential Ryan Braun trade

As we approach the trade deadline, rumors swirl.  Some, of course, are more likely to be acted upon than others.  Someone like Rich Hill, for example, is almost certain to be traded because of his contract status (free agent-to-be on a losing team).  Others, though, are more up in the air–and that is the position the Brewers find themselves in with Ryan Braun. There have been...
Via BP Milwaukee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates win with help of Brewers error

The Little League World Series is still a few weeks away, but the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of the kind of play you usually only see on the Little League diamond. It won them the game in walk-off fashion. With the Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers tied in the bottom of the ninth at 2-2, Josh Harrison got himself into scoring position with a lead-off triple. Of course, that...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates' Jameson Taillon hit in head by line drive

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie pitcher Jameson Taillon was hit in the head by a line drive during his outing on Tuesday, but he remained in the game. Taillon was nailed in the back of the head by a line drive from Hernan Perez with one out in the second inning. The batted ball was traveling at 105 mph: The ball went into left field and allowed Perez to reach via a single. He retired...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Nelson pitches seven scoreless innings, seven Ks in rout of Reds

CINCINNATI -- Jonathan Lucroy's two-run homer started Milwaukee's big third inning, and the Brewers rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night with their best offensive showing in nearly two months.The bottom two teams in the NL Central have split the first two games of their series.Lucroy connected off left-hander John Lamb (1-7) in the third as he continued...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers, Rangers have reportedly discussed Jonathan Lucroy trade

The catcher position has been one of the few weak spots for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers this season, and they may be looking to upgrade. According to a report by Chris Cotillo of SB Nation on Friday, the Rangers have discussed a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers for All-Star backstop Jonathan Lucroy. The two sides have also talked about a possible Will Smith trade but are said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers recall pitcher Corey Knebel from minors

CINCINNATI (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers recalled right-handed reliever Corey Knebel from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the start of a series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Knebel is in his second stint with the Brewers this season. He appeared in five games last month, going 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA before being sent down. The right-hander opened the season on the disabled...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Player development in trouble?

For the Milwaukee Brewers to eventually pull off a successful rebuild, they first have to acquire players and then groom them to be ready for the majors in however many years. General manager David Stearns and even former GM Doug Melvin have done well acquiring pieces for the future. The problem in the Brewers’ rebuilding process, particularly for pitching, is their Triple-A location...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy smashes reporter’s laptop with foul ball

Hopefully Houston Chronicle’s Jake Kaplan didn’t have a zero deadline for his All-Star Game recap, because Jonathan Lucroy made it quite difficult on him. During the eighth inning of the game, when many reporters are working on their game stories, a foul ball careened off the bat of Lucroy. It went straight up and back, and made its way into the press box. This was the result...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy destroys reporter’s laptop with foul ball

Hopefully Astros beat writer Jake Kaplan didn’t have to meet a deadline for the Houston Chronicle right after Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game at Petco Park. In the top of the eighth inning, Kaplan’s laptop was destroyed, thanks to a foul ball off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. I went back and found what appears to be the foul ball that did the damage...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers trade rumors: Ryan Braun edition

The Milwaukee Brewers have not made a lot of noise this season. With a measly 38-49 record, they are fourth in the NL Central, and rank in the bottom five of the entire National League. It has long been rumored that Ryan Braun may be out of Milwaukee. Braun, albeit controversy early in his career, has still had a very productive season. However, the Brewers have not shied away from...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Quick Look at Newly-Acquired Brewers Pitching Prospect Aaron Wilkerson

The Brewers acquired pitching prospect Aaron Wilkerson (and infield prospect Wendel Rijo) from the Red Sox this afternoon in exchange for Aaron Hill. Who is Aaron Wilkerson? The short answer is that he’s a 27-year-old right-hander who went undrafted out of Cumberland University, where he threw an NAIA record 54 consecutive innings. He underwent Tommy John surgery, then pitched...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras critical of Brewers for demoting Zach Davies

Scott Boras feels Zach Davies was treated poorly by the Milwaukee Brewers. After a strong outing against the Washington Nationals, Davies was optioned to Triple-A. The move cleared room for Andy Wilkins, whom Milwaukee felt was necessary for bench depth. Boras — the agent of Davies — voiced his displeasure at the transaction. “In this game, performance earns respect. After...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun bats out of order against Nationals

The Brewers and Nationals got the Fourth of July slate of MLB games started with an 11:05 EST game on Monday. Not only was the start time unusual, but what happened during the top of the first inning. Brewers leadoff man Jonathan Villar popped out to Ryan Zimmerman. Then, Scooter Gennett struck out. Following that came a single by Ryan Braun. The problem was, it was Jonathan Lucroy’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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