Monday, April 30, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 30

Brewers take series from Astros (
Starter Claudio Vargas pitched 5 scoreless innings to lead the Brewers over the Astros in yesterday's series finale. J.J. Hardy brought his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI double while Geoff Jenkins added a solo homer and Tony Graffanino added an RBI.

Brewers-Astros Box Score (

— The thrill of danger (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's win over the Astros.

— Game report: Sunday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Gwynn excited about starting (
Tony Gwynn made his second start of the season yesterday when Ned Yost batted him leadoff and put him in center field. This gave the struggling Bill Hall the day off. Rickie Weeks also got the day off and Tony Graffanino filled in at second.

— Better equipped for life on the road (Journal-Sentinel)
Yesterday's win gave the Brewers their second winning road trip in two tries this year. The Crew didn't have a winning road trip all of last year, and it all comes down to the Brewers being a better team.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

— Cardinals reliever Hancock killed in car crash (
The Cardinals postponed their game Sunday against the Cubs after reliever Josh Hancock passed away in a car accident early Sunday morning.

— Cardinals-Brewers Preview (Fox Sports)

— Milwaukee has won 8 out of last 11 games (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

— Ohka hits milestone at right time (
Former Brewers starter Tomo Ohka got his 50th career victory yesterday.

— Platoon working out for Brew Crew (The UWM Post)


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 29

— Loretta's tapper allows Astros' runs to flow and sink Brewers (Journal-Sentinel)
The Astros seemed to get a base hit every time there bats hit the ball in yesterday's game. The Brewers didn't have an answer and dropped the game 10-1.

Bush, Brewers left looking for answers (
More on yesterday's loss to the Astros.

Brewers-Astros Box Score (

— Game report: Saturday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Turnbow, Cordero huge relief (
With Derrick Turnbow and Fransisco Cordero, the Crew has the best back end of a bullpen in the game. Keeping these guys throwing well will be a key throughout this season to winning games. Ben Sheets side session went well yesterday and is still expected to make his start on Tuesday.

— Turnbow's back on target (Journal-Sentinel)
Similar story as the official websites notes story.

— Brewers-Astros Preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 28

Capuano earns fourth win (
Chris Capuano pitched six innings, giving up one run, for his fourth win and first quality start of the season. Catcher Johnny Estrada added his first home run of the year in the 4-1 win over the Astros.

Brewers-Astros Box Score (

— Capuano able to spin straw into gold (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's victory over the Astros in Houston.

— Game report: Friday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Throwing session could be telling (Journal-Sentinel)
Ben Sheets will likely know more about his status for his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Cardinals today when it is decided if Sheets can complete his between-starts throwing session. The Brewers are happy to be playing baseball in nice weather after dealing with poor weather during the Cubs series.

Notes: Sheets optimistic about next start (
Ben Sheets feels good about his chance of making his next scheduled start. "I'm happy with the way we're playing, period -- home and on the road -- we're doing fine." - Brewers Manager Ned Yost.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

Brewers beat Oswalt again (

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

— Brewers-Astros Preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

— Five Up, Five Down (
Article talks about the Brewers and Indians alike being atop of their respective divisions, reasons to buy into the teams, and reasons to steer clear.


Friday, April 27, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 27

Mench makes do in Milwaukee (
Kevin Mench struggled in Milwaukee after being traded during last season. He now seems much more comfortable.

Sheets probable for next start (
It has been confirmed that Ben Sheets suffered a mild groin strain in Wednesday's game against the Cubs. He felt much better yesterday and is not expected to miss any time.

— Backup plan (Journal-Sentinel)
Damian Miller is adjusting to being the backup catcher to Johnny Estrada.

— Sheets feeling, looking better (Journal-Sentinel)

— Full count: Start them up (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers starting pitchers are 6-0 in the last 10 games.

— Preview: Brewers at Astros (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

— Brewers-Astros Preview (Fox Sports)

— The Dodgers Did What?! (
Author has the Brewers in his top 5 in the MLB right now.


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 26

— Ace dealt another injury (Journal-Sentinel)
Ben Sheets suffered what is being called a slight groin strain in yesterday's loss to the Cubs. Sheets may miss his next start. This is not good to hear about Sheets, but at least it is not an arm or shoulder injury.

— Unable to hang in there (Journal-Sentinel)
After Ben Sheets injury in the third inning, the bullpen came in and gave up a combined 9 runs to hand the Brewers a 9-3 loss to the Cubs.

Brewers lose Sheets, finale in Chicago (
More on yesterday's losses.

— Game report: Wednesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers-Cubs Box Score (

Sheets exits early with right groin strain (

Notes: Villanueva adjusting to new role (
Carlos Villanueva has been a starting pitcher his entire career and is adjusting to his new role in the bullpen.

Yost 'plays' through the pain (
Like many of Yost's current and past players, Ned Yost proved he is a gamer and battler. Yost suffered a broken collar bone before Tuesday's game and never hinted to his injury before or during Tuesday's game.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

— Brewers: 'It's a team thing' (Wisconsin State Journal)
The Brewers are atop the league in many offensive categories but, for the most part, no single Brewer player is towards the top of any of those categories. This means the team is hitting as a whole and isn't relying on one or two players. Nice to see.

— Outfield platoon marches in line (Journal-Sentinel)
Ned Yost's outfield platoon is doing well. Kevin Mench is batting .356; Geoff Jenkins is batting .352; while Corey Hart is batting .300. Possibly even more important is that none of these guys are complaining like early in spring training.

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

— Rogers remains confident in rehab (
Brewers prospect Mark Rogers, the first round pick in the 2004 draft, is expected to make a full recovery after having surgery three months ago. Rogers says he is feeling far better than prior to the surgery and that he has had full range of motion for quite awhile now.

— Six Scorless Innings From Mike Jones Leads The Huntsville Stars Over The Montgomery Biscuits 3-0 (The Raw Feed)


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 25

Brewers strengthen spot at top with win (
Jeff Suppan pitched 8 scoreless innings while Prince Fielder and Kevin Mench added homers to lead the Brewers over the Cubs for the second straight night by a score of 4-1. Cubs starter Rich Hill gave up 4 runs to the Crew. So far this year, the Brewers are the only team to score against Hill with 5 total runs in two games.

Brewers-Cubs Box Score (

— 'Soup' for the soul (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's win over the Cubs.

— Game report: Tuesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Hart banged up, but back (
Corey Hart suffered a wrist injury during Saturday's game while stealing a base but was back in the lineup last night.

Estrada bruised but OK after collision (
Johnny Estrada suffered a bruised knee in a collision with Prince Fielder during Monday's game.

— Estrada sore, but OK after collision (Journal-Sentinel)
More on Johnny Estrada's injury and other Brewers notes.

— Villanueva's solid outing a huge relief (Journal-Sentinel)
Carlos Villanueva was the hero of Monday's comeback win over the Cubs.

— Full count: Swing shift (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers offensive rankings going into Tuesday's game.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

— Brewers-Cubs Preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 24

— The royal treatment (Journal-Sentinel)
Prince Fielder had two solo home runs in yesterday's 5-4 victory over the Cubs in 12 innings, but coming up even bigger was Carlos Villanueva and the rest of the Milwaukee bullpen which pitched 8 scoreless innings after starter Claudio Vargas gave up 4 runs in 4 innings of work. J.J. Hardy also added his fifth homer in as many games.

Brewers rally for win in Princely fashion (
More on yesterday's extra-inning victory over the Cubs.

Brewers-Cubs Box Score (

Notes: Turnbow working to close again (
With Fransisco Cordero having thrown nearly 60 pitches in the past two games, Derrick Turnbow was called upon for the Crew in the bottom of the 12th for his first save since July of last year. The Brewers are striking out at a rate of 2 less per game than last year. Hopefully we'll continue to see the strikeouts drop.

— Game report: Monday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Hall fitting into role at center stage (Journal-Sentinel)
Another article on Halls ups and downs and improving play in center.

— Hitting now more of a contact sport (Journal-Sentinel)
A little more on the Brewers cutting down their strikeouts and Derrick Turnbow's quick stint back into the closers role.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances. Johnny Estrada is listed as day-to-day with a knee contusion he suffered in Monday's game.

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

— Brewers-Cubs Preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

— Brewers weren't going to call up Capellan (Yahoo!)

Doug Melvin and Ned Yost confirmed that they never considered bringing up Jose Capellan to replace Greg Aquino.

Braun belts homer, leads Sounds to win (The City Paper)
Ryan Braun has seven home runs now on the season. As soon as this kid can throw the baseball across the diamond, he's ready to go.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 23

— Saved by his grace (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers closer Fransisco Cordero escaped a one out, bases loaded jam in the ninth to preserve a Brewers victory in yesterday's game.

Brewers survive nail-biter in finale (
More on the Brewers win over the Astros.

Brewers-Astros Box Score (

— Sunday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Aquino sees team doctor (
Reliever Greg Aquino was optioned to Triple-A Nashville and Chris Spurling was brought up to the Brewers.

— Notes: Capellan ruined chance of call-up (Journal-Sentinel)
Jose Capellan very likely would have been called up to the Brewers to replace Greg Aquino had Capellan not skipped two days with Nashville last week.

— Brewers no longer a pushover (Houston Chronicle)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances for the last couple of days.

— Brewers notes: Slight motivation facing Zambrano again (Wisconsin State Journal)
The Brewers will face Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano for the first time since Zambrano trashed the Brewers lineup after beating the Crew on April 7.

— Brewers: Weeks' play in field an attention-grabber (Wisconsin State Journal)
Rickie Weeks is continuing to develope his defensive play and the difference from only a year ago is very noticable.

— Brewers-Cubs preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

— Bush grows into role as quality starter (Appleton Post Crescent)

— Aced out (The UWM Post)
Author calls Ben Sheets an "average pitcher at best." He goes on to say, "In fact, by the numbers, Sheets has been a below-average pitcher. He has a lifetime record of 62-71 with Milwaukee and a 3.87 ERA." I'm pretty sure an ERA of 3.87 is far from below average. In fact, it is above average. Not a very good article.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 20

— Brewers grab control in first inning (Journal-Sentinel)
Crew sweeps Pirates in two-game series

— Aaron should skip the circus (Journal-Sentinel)
Hammerin' Hank doesn't need to be in ball park when Bonds breaks home run record

— Brewers' value increases 22 percent to $287 million (Journal-Sentinel)

— Notes: Hall trying to flip his bad habit (Journal-Sentinel)
Exchange from glove has caused problems

— The Drill: Estrada's five toughest pitchers to hit (Journal-Sentinel)
Ben Sheets tops the list

— Thursday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

— Post game audio: Brewers 7, Pirates 5 (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers break out brooms (
Another game story

Notes: Sheets works on mechanics (
He wants to improve from early struggles

Brewers: First and foremost another win (Wisconsin State Journal)
Milwaukee has won six of last eight games

— Astros-Brewers preview (USA Today)

— Houstan Astros at Milwaukee Brewers (

— Four Brewer teams in first (Our Sports Central)
Brewers and minor-league affiliates Nashville, Huntsville and West Virginia in first place early in the season

— Testing Townsend (Albany Herald)
Brewers among teams scouting impressive high school pitcher

— Hardy breaks out in Brewers' victory (Appleton Post-Crescent)
J.J. snaps small slump

— The last word (Chicago Sun-Times)
This clown says Zambrano is going to find his stuff against the Brewers on Monday

— Welcome back Carlos (Racine Journal-Times)
Columnist says Brewers are fortunate they aren't paying Lee's big contract since he's a "DH stuck in left field"

— Duke dumped early again (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Game story from Pittsburgh perspective

— Potential Cubs buyer a limited partner of Brewers, friend of Selig (USA Today)
TRAITOR! (Scroll down near bottom of story for it)

Moeller designated for assignment (
Reds send former Brewer Moeller down

NOTE: There will probably not be any news tomorrow or Sunday. The RFB crew and friends are going to the northwoods of Wisconsin to celebrate my (Jared) birthday with a weekend of drunken tomfoolery and then returning Sunday afternoon for the Brewers/Astros game.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 19

— The escape artist (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers starter Claudio Vargas went six innings while allowing one run and striking out a career high 11 batters. Bill Hall, Kevin Mench, and Corey Hart all had three hit games in the Brewers 7-3 victory over the Pirates at Miller Park.

Hall powers Brewers past Pirates (
More on yesterdays win over the Pirates.

Brewers-Pirates Box Score (

— Game report: Wednesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Capellan expected to return (
Jose Capellan was placed on the minor league restricted list this week after skipping two Nashville Sounds games. Capellan did issue an apology and does plan on reporting back for today's game. It is too bad we had to find out this guy has such a horrible attitude. He has/had a great chance to be back on the Brewers in not too long.

— Capellan takes unauthorized leave (Journal-Sentinel)
More on the Jose Capellan story. Damian Miller made his first career start at first base in yesterday's game.

Youth is served on All-Star ballot (
Four of the eight Brewers on the All-Star ballot are under 25 years old.

— FSN 'squeezing Brewers (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

— Pirates-Brewers Preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Brewers News - Apr 18

Brewers' bullpen has letdown in loss (
The Brewers pitching staff as a whole did not look good in the Brewers 11-5 loss to the Reds yesterday in Cincinnati. Starter Dave Bush gave up 4 runs in 5 innings while the bullpen allowed 7 runs.

— Aquino fails to get job done (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's loss to the Reds.

— Game report: Tuesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Hall's patience pays off (
Bill Hall has started showing more patience at the plate and it has shown in the last couple of games.

— Capuano still delivering quality (Journal-Sentinel)
Chris Capuano has yet to pitch late into a game but is still getting the job done with a 2-0 record and 2.81 ERA.

Aaron's No. 755 landing site located (
The Brewers will commemorate Henry Aaron's final home run by placing a plaque where the 755th home run landed.

— Aaron's 755th home: Plaque will be placed where ball landed (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewer player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances from the last couple of days.

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

— Pirates-Brewers Preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

— Florida deal for Capellan doubtful (Yahoo!)

Who can beat baseball's all-time best? Try these guys (Post-Tribune)
Sports Illustrated released their picks for their "Team For All Time" last fall. This author picks another 25 man team he believed could beat any team of all time. Robin Yount is one of his outfield picks.

— Brewers put burden on Sounds (
The Brewers Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds were to build a new ballpark but now those plans have fallen through. If the Sounds want to stay the Brewers affiliate, they will need to make many improvements to their 30 year old ballpark.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Brewers News - Apr 17

— Having a grand time (Journal-Sentinel)
Bill Hall belted his first career grand slam to lead the Brewers to a 10-6 victory over the Reds yesterday in Cincinnati.

Hall is grand as Brewers down Reds (
More on yesterday's win over the Reds.

Brewers-Reds Box Score (

— Monday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Is it Miller Park time yet? (
The Brewers current road trip has been filled with bad weather including rain and cold temperatures, making it extra nice returning to Miller Park tomorrow. Brewers starting pitchers have allowed the least amount of walks in the majors but the fifth highest amount of hits.

Mailbag: How strong is faith in Hall? (
Fan Q&A with Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy.

— Notes: Oldest Brewers makes an impression (Journal-Sentinel)
Brian Shouse's success story. The Brewers will make up their postponed game with the Cardinals as part of a doubleheader on July 28.

— Full count: For starters (Journal-Sentinel)

— Sheffield's hell: Milwaukee (Journal-Sentinel)
In his new book Gary Sheffield calls his time in Milwaukee hell. Sheffield said he had issues with management, teammates, and the fans and also talks about racism. Could be his issues come from the fact that he was, and still is, an egotistical jerk. Hmm.

— Brewers-Reds Preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

Cubs Beat Padres, Alfonso Soriano Hurt (
There is bad news . . . but there is good news.

— Bullpen slammed by Brewers (Cincinnati Enquirer)

— Fast track Pat (The Town Talk)
Where is the 1992 Brewers Rookie of the Year Pat Listach now?


Monday, April 16, 2007

Brewers News - April 16

Brewers have no answers vs. Cards (
Ben Sheets suffered his second straight loss on Sunday giving up seven earned runs in five-plus innings to the Cardinals. Sheets stated that he has not felt like he has had good stuff at all this year, including the opening day complete game win.

Brewers-Cardinals Box Score (

— Command failure (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's loss to the Cardinals.

— Game report: Sunday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers honored to wear No. 42 (
The entire Brewers roster honored Jackie Robinson yesterday by wearing No. 42 jerseys.

Notes: Weeks' glove catching up (
Rickie Weeks is starting to look really good in the infield. We all knew it was only a matter of time. Ryan Braun, you are next. Speaking of...Braun hit a home run in his first three at bats during the Sounds game on Saturday but also committed a throwing error. In the same game Yovani Gallardo struck out 12 batters and allowed no runs in six innings of work.

— Turnbow, Cordero a formidable duo (Journal-Sentinel)
Much like Jared's post on Thursday. See the blog page.

— Full Count: Pen is mightier (Journal-Sentinel)
Four of the Brewers bullpen pitchers have yet to allow an earned run this season. KNOCK ON WOOD!

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

— Brewers-Reds Preview (Fox Sports)
The Crew begins a short, two game series tonight in Cincinnati.

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

Here's to you, Mr. Robinson (The Post and Courier)
A story on yesterday's Jackie Robinson day.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 15

Happy Juan Nieves no-hitter anniversary!

— Called for action (Journal-Sentinel)
Suppan beats old team after getting pressed into duty

Brewers win third straight (
Suppan earns win against his former club.

Notes: Yost going with every fifth guy (
He has decided to not skip starters in the rotation because of off days.

Brewers prospect Braun hits three home runs (
Gallardo strikes out 12 in lopsided Sounds victory.

— Chief among game's umpires (Journal-Sentinel)
Milwaukee native to take record for most service time as a Major League umpire.

— Indians felt right at home (Journal-Sentinel)
Column on Indians/Angels series at Miller Park.

— Yost sticking with order of rotation (Journal-Sentinel)
More on pitching rotation.

— Game report: Saturday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Looper pitches finale for Cards against Brewers (
The Braden Looper experiment continues.

Power rankings (
Brewers land at 16 behind Cardinals and Reds.

— 'Our proudest moment' (Capital Online)
Story on today's Jackie Robinson tribute, including info about the Brewers and Cardinals, who will run out with every player wearing 42. poll: Post-season surprise (
Brewers receive second most votes behind Cleveland Indians.

— A pretty promising progress report (
Blurbs on the Brewers' young season.

Former rival rescues Tribe (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
More info on how the Indians/Angels series ended up in Milwaukee.

Snow blows Angels, Indians to Milwaukee (Casper Star Tribune)
Another story on the series.

— Zambrano zips his mouth (Seattle Times)
Blurb in larger article about Zambrano limiting his interviews after upsetting Brewers with comments last week. Also mentions Hall's cheat sheet.

— Brewers are eager to reign if champs fall (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Should say 'Brewers will reign when they make champs fall,' but decent nonetheless.

— Brewers dig Cardinal bling (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Team watched Suppan get World Series ring.

Brewers notes: All five starters to pitch in (Wisconsin State Journal)

— Stetter returns to Memphis (Evansville Courier & Press)
Update on Sounds pitcher Mitch Stetter.

— Right place, right time guy (Palm Beach Post)
Story on Craig Counsell.

— Chip off the old block (Sun-Sentinel)
Story on Tony Gwynn Jr.

Brewers: Over his head? (Wisconsin State Journal)
Hall having struggles with switch to centerfield.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 14

— Hall of horrors (Journal-Sentinel)
Bill Hall struggling at the plate.

Brewers-Cardinals rained out (
Today's game moved back too.

Suppan gets his World Series ring (

Notes: Yost gives Hall some time off (
Yost said Hall needs some "mental cleansing."

— Lost in translation (Journal-Sentinel)
Fox Sports ratings found to be wrong.

— Sheets will wait until Sunday for next start (Journal-Sentinel)
He's pushed back following cancelled game.

— Looking for good measure (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers to mark spot of Hank Aaron's final home run.

— Suppan's return to St. Louis shows he has moved on (Appleton Post-Crescent)

— Cards are glad to greet an old friend (Belleville News Democrat)
More on Suppan's return to St. Louis.

— Dave Lubach column: Jury still out on new announcer (Sheboygan Press)

— Milwaukee serves up a good time (The Daily Record)
Cleveland sports writer talks about trip to Milwaukee for Indians series.


Friday, April 13, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 13

— Cardinal directions (Journal-Sentinel)
Jeff Suppan, who was instrumental in the Cardinals World Series run a year ago, will receive his World Series ring tonight before the Brewers-Cardinals game in St. Louis.

Weeks warms up in Florida (
Rickie Weeks began to be more patient with his approach at the plate during the series with the Marlins and he got results. He started to heat up, reaching base 7 out of 13 at bats, scoring six times.

— Preview: Brewers at Cardinals (Journal-Sentinel)
The Crew starts a three game series tonight in St. Louis versus the Cardinals. Ben Sheets will face off against Anthony Reyes.

— Full count: Gateway to losing (Journal-Sentinel)
The Brewers have only had a winning season once against the Cardinals in the last 9 seasons. Hopefully things start turning around tonight.

— JACKIE ROBINSON: 60 years later (
Story talks about the concern that not enough young African-American kids get into baseball because they don't see enough African-American's playing the game now. Story mentions the Brewers 4 young African-American players.

— Dave Lubach column: Brewers, do the same for your fans (Sheboygan Press)
Author suggests the Brewers should offer cheap, first come first serve tickets for a home series each April. Not a bad idea. I say more Brewers fans get out to other games and then we'll better deserve that sort of series!

Milwaukee farewell a blast (
The Indians-Angels series at Miller Park ended last night with the Indians taking the series 2 games to 1. 52,496 fans showed up during the series. This makes Milwaukee baseball fans look really good.

— Brewers fans suffering from 'TRS' (
Story talks about fans who over-reacted after the Brewers lost two games to the Cubs. The season is 162 games and there will be ups and downs, especially with a young Brewers team.

— Up Next: Cards vs. Brewers (
Series preview.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 12

— Brewers 3, Marlins 2 (Journal-Sentinel)
The Brewers won their suspended game against the Marlins yesterday in 13 innings. The game resumed in the 11th inning after rain suspended the game on Tuesday night.

Fielder lifts Brewers to win in 13 innings (
More on the game continued from Tuesday night.

Box score from game 1 (

— Doubling their pleasure (Journal-Sentinel)
After finishing off their 13 inning win against the Marlins, the Brewers went right back and beat the Marlins again by a score of 5-3. Rickie Weeks, Prince Fielder, and J.J. Hardy carried the team in the two victories.

Weeks powers Brewers past Marlins (
More on the second game played yesterday.

Box score from game 2 (

Notes: Demotion upsets Capellan (
Jose Capellan and his agent continue to request a trade and call sending Capellan to Triple-A "wrong."

— Notes: Yost uses everyone at his disposal (Journal-Sentinel)
Manager Ned Yost was close to having to use everyone on the roster to complete the 13 inning game yesterday. Had the Marlins tied the game in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yost was considering bringing in backup catcher Damian Miller and closer Francisco Cordero. We should not forget that game one was Claudio Vargas' first start with the Brewers and he only gave up one run in 5 innings of work while striking out 9. Not bad.

— Wednesday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers, Cards to honor Robinson (

A baseball hot spot -- who knew? (
Another story brought on by the Indians-Angels series that was moved to Milwaukee.

— Full count: Gone fishin' (Journal-Sentinel)

— Cleveland folks say we rock, too (Journal-Sentinel)
Cleveland Indian fans are not only greatful for Milwaukee letting their team use their stadium to get in some games, they are greatful for the great Milwaukee baseball fans that came out to support the games.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

Power Rankings: Deck stacked against Cards with ace hurt (
Brewers at #19.

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

Brewers aided by new rule (
The Brewers picked up in the 11th inning of their suspended game against the Marlins and got the win. It used to be that a game suspended in an official tie would be played over from the start.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 11

Brewers, Marlins halted due to rain (
After three rain delays, the Brewers game against the Marlins was postponed after 10 innings with the score tied at 2. The game will resume today at 6:05 central time.

Notes: Fielder becoming more vocal (
Prince Fielder is beginning to assert himself more as a team leader. No Brewer opponent has attempted a stolen base on the Brewers this year. Gabe Gross remains the odd man out for playing time in the outfield.

— Left high and dry (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's game suspended by rain.

— Notes: Yost says Hall not going anywhere (Journal-Sentinel)
Manager Ned Yost is still very clear that Bill Hall will remain in center field. Hall has not been good in the field or at the plate so far this year. It is time for him to step it up. Speaking of stepping it up, the Brewers are hitting .197 with runners in scoring position. This always seems to kill the Brewers.

— Tuesday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

— Full count: A bad stretch (Journal-Sentinel)

— Raising the roof (Journal-Sentinel)
19,000 baseball fans showed up for the Indians-Angels game at Miller Park yesterday. People were eating up the $10 tickets, an absolute bargain for Major League Baseball.

Fans help Indians feel right at home (

— No Brewers? No problem (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

— Brewers-Marlins Preview (Fox Sports)

For snow-blown Indians, urge to play makes move to Milwaukee OK (
This story includes more comments from Indians players and coaches on the move to Milwaukee for the series against the Angels.

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 10

Jenkins' power not enough in loss (
Geoff Jenkins hit his third home run in as many games, but it was not enough as the Brewers lost to the Marlins 5-3.

— Rough night on the road (Journal-Sentinel)
The Brewers once again looked like a young team yesterday. Bill Hall had yet another base running mistake and an error in center. The Brewers stranded 18 runners as well.

Notes: Counsell returns to Florida (
Craig Counsell will be honored before Wednesday's game in Florida. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Marlins World Series win.

— Notes: Yost continues lineup juggling act (Journal-Sentinel)

— Indians, Angels in the outfield (Journal-Sentinel)
The Indians and Angels will hold their three game series at Miller Park this week because of snowy weather in Cleveland.

— Monday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

Early ticket sales 'encouraging' for Angels-Indians game (

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

— Full count: Inside job (Journal-Sentinel)
After the Marlins series, the Brewers play their next 23 games against NL Central teams.

— The Drill: Relocating games (Journal-Sentinel)

— Preview: Angels vs. Indians at Miller Park (Journal-Sentinel)

— For snowed-out Indians, baseball life imitates art (Journal-Sentinel)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 9

— Relievers lend helping hand (Journal-Sentinel)
Starter Chris Capuano was breezing through the game until the sixth inning, but the bullpen pitched very well to keep the Brewers on top the rest of the game.

Brewers pull out finale vs. Cubs (
The Brewers offense bounced back after a three game losing streak and scored 9 runs on 13 hits on Sunday. Geoff Jenkins and Gabe Gross hit back-to-back homers and Craig Counsell went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI's.

Brewers vs. Cubs Box (

Notes: Finale brings lineup shuffle (
Rickie Weeks was the only Brewer who started Sunday's game in his normal spot in the batting order. Bill Hall, Corey Hart and Johnny Estrada got the day off allowing for Tony Gwynn, Gabe Gross, and Damian Miller to all get their first starts of the year.

— Players seem uninterested in character roles these days (Journal-Sentinel)
Story compares the character of players 25 years ago to players of now.

— Notes: Easter of '87 memories remain vivid (Journal-Sentinel)

— Sunday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

— Full count: Strong motive (Journal-Sentinel)
The Brewers begin a series with the Marlins tonight. The Marlins swept the season series versus the Brewers last season.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player performances and news from the last couple days.

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

Brewers report: Inside pitch (

Z's comment brews trouble (Chicago Sun-Times)
Carlos Zambrano once again proves that he is a no class act with his comments after Satuday's game.

Brewers pound Miller, snap hex (
Cubs starter Wade Miller had the Brewers number before yesterday's game.

— Brewers-Marlins preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

'Harvey's Wallbangers' hit another home run (
Story on Saturday nights premier of
"Harvey's Wallbangers: The 1982 Milwaukee Brewers," a two-disc documentary.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 7

Early deluge does in Brewers vs. Cubs (
Dave Bush gave up six runs in the first inning of yesterday's game leading to a 9-3 Brewers loss to the rival Cubs.

Brewers vs. Cubs Box Score (

Notes: Hall to honor Robinson (
Bill Hall will wear the number 42 in honor of the memory of Jackie Robinson during the April 15 game in St. Louis.

— Bush beaten around (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's loss to the Cubs.

— Stealing home (Journal-Sentinel)
Once again Miller Park was probably 50% Cubs fans yesterday. I think Brewer fans can do a better job.

— Cubs finally get into the swing of things (Journal-Sentinel)

— Friday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

— Notes: Hall says he will gladly wear No. 42 (Journal-Sentinel)
More on Bill Hall wearing number 42 to honor Jackie Robinson. Many teams have contacted Doug Melvin about Jose Capellan.

— Full count: First is best (Journal-Sentinel)
In each of the Brewers first four games, the team that has scored first has won the game.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

'Big Three' the big key for Brewers (Chicago Sun-Times)
'Big Three' is referring to the Brewers top three starting pitchers: Ben Sheets, Chris Capuano, and Jeff Suppan.

Miller Park is not so friendly for the Cubs (

— Cubs-Brewers Preview (Fox Sports)
Preview of todays noon game against the Cubs.

Todd Finkelmeyer: Time for Crew to take weight off Weeks' shoulders (The Capital Times)
Author suggests that the Brewers are hurting Rickie Weeks growth by batting him leadoff. Unfortunately, the Brewers don't have any better options at this time.

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

Joel McNally: Brewers fans now dare to be, gasp, optimistic (The Capital Times)

— Pitcher's duel on tap for today (Post-Tribune)
Brewers ace Ben Sheets will face Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano in today's game.


Friday, April 06, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 6

Bush ready to make 2007 debut (
Brewers starter Dave Bush is hoping to begin this season like he ended last when he threw eight innings against the Cubs and gave up only one run on three hits. Bush takes the mound tonight against the Cubs at Miller Park.

— Preview: Cubs at Brewers (Journal-Sentinel)

— Planting lettuce at Wrigley (Journal-Sentinel)
Story on the ridiculous amount of money the Cubs spent during the offseason. The Cubs make their first journey into Miller Park tonight.

— Notes: A home run at box office (Journal-Sentinel)
With the Cubs coming into town for a weekend series, first week attendance may hit 200,000. Make it happen Crew fans!

— Full count: Still waiting (Journal-Sentinel)

— The Drill: According to ... Brewers writer Rick Braun (Journal-Sentinel)
Q&A with Brewers writer Rick Braun.

— Cubs-Brewers preview (Fox Sports)
Another look at tonights series opener against the Cubs.

Will the Brewers be the victims of high expectations? (

On Deck: Story lines (
This article already named Ben Sheets the player of the week. He didn't even beat temper tantrum and the Cubs yet.

— Just like the old days (Chicago Sun-Times)
The Cubs have started the season 1-2 and come into Miller Park tonight for a three game series. It won't get easier for the Cubs as they face three outstanding Brewers starters, and the Crew is averaging five runs in the first three games of the season.

— Sounds Drop Opener To Zephyrs, 4-1 (
The Nashville Sounds didn't open the season on a high note like their parent Brewers.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 5

— Support failure (Journal-Sentinel)
Jeff Suppan threw seven innings in yesterday's game giving up two runs, but the offense missed opportunities to bring home the win, giving the Brewers there first lose of the year.

— Full count: Out of the gate (Journal-Sentinel)
Small article outlining some of the Brewers best starts.

Brewers can't get offense going (
More on yesterday's lose.

Notes: Capellan going to Nashville (
After talk of retirement and trades, Jose Capellan will report to Nashville on Thursday; however, Capellan is still requesting he be traded.

— High pitched start ends on low note (Journal-Sentinel)

— Wednesday game report (Journal-Sentinel)

— Notes: Hawk a hard hitter on diamond, too (Journal-Sentinel)
Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk took early batting practice with the Brewers before yesterday's game. Plans for a new Nashville Sounds stadium have fallen through. Both Kevin Mench and Geoff Jenkins started in yesterday's game.

— Cards' lack of interest in Suppan baffles Buck (Journal-Sentinel)
Many in St. Louis are still questioning why the Cardinals did not try to resign Jeff Suppan.

— Brewers: Mound duo rebounds (Wisconsin State Journal)
Brewer relievers Matt Wise and Derrick Turnbow both commited to forgetting last season and moving on. They both got off to a good start Tuesday each throwing a scoreless inning.

— Brewers photos (Yahoo!)

For dedicated Brewers fans, spring training trip isn't just for the guys (

— Melvin: "We're here to try and win ball games (Oshkosh Northwestern)


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 4

— Pen writes a winner (Journal-Sentinel)
Ned Yost's plan coming into this season is to get through six innings with a lead and have Matt Wise, Derrick Turnbow, and Francisco Cordero pitch in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings respectively to close out the game. That plan worked perfectly in yesterday's win against the Dodgers.

Mench's homer lifts Brewers to victory (
It is good to see Derrick Turnbow and Kevin Mench both rebound early in the season after horrible second halves last year.

Notes: Platoon situation a hot topic (
The left field platoon of Geoff Jenkins and Kevin Mench has worked great in the first two games of the season.

— Starting a new chapter (Journal-Sentinel)
Expectations will be high tonight when Jeff Suppan makes his first Brewers start against his hometown LA Dodgers.

— Game report: Tuesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Full count: No problem (Journal-Sentinel)
Tiny blurb about Prince Fielders career home runs against lefties and righties.

— Shhhh . . . don't mention 'platoon' (Journal-Sentinel)
Another story on the platoon situation in left field this season.

— The Drill: High cost of doing business (Journal-Sentinel)
Small article outlines the Brewers rising payroll.

— Parking change pondered (Journal-Sentinel)
In the future fans may require a game ticket to get into the Miller Park lots on opening day.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances from the first couple games of the year.

Mench's two-run homer helps Brewers edge Dodgers (
Another recap on yesterday's game.

— Modest Melvin (Toronto Sun)
Brewers GM Doug Melvin is modest about the Brewers when it is mentioned the Brewers are picked to have a good year.

Despite trade request, Brewers expect RHP Capellan to report to minors (Fox Sports)

— Brewers game photos (Yahoo!)

Questions abound in baseball (
Author picks the Brewers to win the division.

Milwaukee Talks: Jim Powell, 2007 (
Discussion with Brewers Radio Network announcer Jim Powell.

— Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

— Brewers report: Inside pitch (

— Power rankings (
Brewers at #17

— Brewers: Suppan sets guidelines before debut (Wisconsin State Journal)
Suppan doesn't do interviews the day before he pitches

Brewers: Night of firsts lead to second win (Wisconsin State Journal)
Platoons and bullpen worked in second game

— Dodgers-Brewers preview (Fox Sports)

— Brewer photos (Yahoo!)

— Power manager expects many ups and downs this year (Charleston Daily Mail)
Preview of 2007 West Virginia Power season

— Dodgers unable to secure first win (Press-Telegram)
LA sloppy in both games to start season against Brewers

— Adam Thompson column: Bullish on Brewers bullpen (Sheboygan Press)
Wise, Turnbow and Cordero could be potent trio to end games

— On 2nd thought: Most improved team in baseball (The State Hornet)
One of three writers choose Brewers

— Cubs, Sox not playoff-caliber teams (Journal-Times)
Column on why Cubs, White Sox won't make playoffs


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Brewers News - Apr. 3

— Sheets music (Journal-Sentinel)
Ben Sheets dominated the Dodgers in Monday's season opener, throwing a complete game two-hitter.

Sheets tosses two-hitter at Dodgers (
Another story outlining Ben Sheets great opening day performance.

Brewers' defense, hitting comes through (
Ben Sheets performance stole the show, but the Brewers solid defense and offense stuck out just as much.

— Crew's premiere picture-perfect (Journal-Sentinel)
The Brewers came together to show great pitching, outstanding defense, and a productive offense during the first game of the year. Here's to hoping this keeps up.

— Back with a bang (Journal-Sentinel)
Bill Hall's play last year made it a bit more difficult to miss J.J. Hardy, but Hardy came back strong in yesterday's game and showed us all what we missed most of last season. Hardy reached base four times in the game and showed his above average glove on defense.

— Season's open, fans hopin' (Journal-Sentinel)

— Lowe lacks luster in opener (Journal-Sentinel)

— Game report: Opener at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— The Drill: Q&A; with Brewers catcher Johnny Estrada (Journal-Sentinel)

— A few opening remarks (Journal-Sentinel)
Story talks about the new Brewers TV personality Brian Anderson and how he did during his first Brewers game.

— Agent requests trade for Capellan (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers reliever Jose Capellan was very upset in being sent down to Triple-A Nashville and was even said to have told teammates he was considering retirement.

Notes: Capellan's agent wants trade (
More on Jose Capellan's trade request. The Crew play only 12 games at home in April while half of the total 26 April games are against teams that finished .500 or better last season.

— Brewers report: Notes, quotes (

— Brewers: All in one in opening win (Wisconsin State Journal)

— Brewers opening day photos (Yahoo!)

Optimism about team adds new flavor to opening day party (
Opening day is always a big deal for Brewers fans, but yesterday's season opener may be even a bigger deal as fans realize that this team is special and has a real chance to make a run into October.


Sunday, April 01, 2007

Come Say Hey on Opening Day

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Hey Brew Crew fans,

Just wanted to let you all know we'll be there tomorrow (of course) for the first Brew Crew win on the way to the division title and that you should come say hey. We'll be flying our Brewer flag high and directly underneath it will be our brand new Right Field Bleachers flag (like the image above). Come share a beer with us and tell us who you think will win the epic battle between Billy Hall and Prince Fielder for 2006 NL MVP or how many weeks it will take for Ben Sheets to lock up the NL Cy Young. We'll also have some free stickers to give out and some t-shirts if you're looking to be among the most fashionable at the game tomorrow. We'll be in the general parking lot (by the Gantner Gardens), probably in the first 10 rows or so. See you tomorrow. -- RFB Crew

P.S. - News will probably be (real) late tomorrow (for obvious reasons). I hope you'll be at the game and not reading news on the computer anyways...


Brewers News - Apr. 1

— Legacy (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers believe they have talent, depth to add a link in Milwaukee's championship cycle.

— New coach a big hit so far (Journal-Sentinel)
New hitting coach, Skaalen, seeing results on field. Can't be worse than the results with Wynegar...

— Brewers pay price for success (Journal-Sentinel)
Pay roll, expectations as high as ever in Milwaukee.

— Notes: Making a fielders choice (Journal-Sentinel)
Jenkins and Mench won't be in "strict" platoon, more.

— Spring training: Saturday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Time for Brewers to show they belong among the elite (Journal-Sentinel)
I like the concept, but how 'bout they show they belong among the good teams before we shoot for the elite? The column actually predicts 84 wins and a wildcard spot, not unreachable.

— Blast from the past (Journal-Sentinel)
Compares '57 Braves and '82 Brewers.

— Two ballclubs, countless memories (Journal-Sentinel)
More on '57 Braves, '82 Brewers.

— 1957 Braves vs. 1982 Brewers (Journal-Sentinel)
Statistical breakdown.

— A rare commodity (Journal-Sentinel)
Story on newcomer Estrada's value to the Brewers.

— Changes at Miller Park start at the top (Journal-Sentinel)
Rundown of major changes at Miller for 2007 season.

— How the 2007 Brewers were built (Journal-Sentinel)

— Broadcaster search an arduous process (Journal-Sentinel)
Details on how the Brewers chose Brian Anderson, their new TV announcer.

— MLB predictions (Journal-Sentinel)
Six of nine predict the Brewers will make the playoffs. No one predicts a sub .500 record for the Crew.

— National League (Journal-Sentinel)
Team capsules

— American League (Journal-Sentinel)
Team capsules

— Network gets stately title (Journal-Sentinel)
FSN North will now be called FSN Wisconsin.

Bush goes 3 2/3 innings in final tuneup (
Details on the Brewers final spring training game against the Rangers.

Notes: Vargas set for new beginning (
Brewers starting pitcher Claudio Vargas is excited for the opportunity to prove he belongs in the starting rotation. Brian Shouse is preparing to face right handed batters, just in case.

The 83 story lines of the season (
See numbers 14 and 43 for Brewer information.

— Brewers: Hopes, reality strong (Wisconsin State Journal)
Another Brewer season preview with more comparisons to the '82 season.

Preseason Q&A: NL Central (
Article includes Q&A; with J.J. Hardy.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Mike Woods column: Brewers may have all the pieces but need them to fall into place (Appleton Post Crescent)
Journalist Mike Woods season preview.

Capuano feels perky (

— Opening Day looms with fans (
The parking lot opens at 10AM opening day. Not happy. We'll still be there at 9.