July 11, 2014 |
MILWAUKEE - For the third day in a row, the Phillies looked like a winning team, from their timely hitting, bullpen pitching and overall play. All that said, their closer would like to find a new home at some point in the next 3 weeks. Following the Phillies' 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers last night, their third straight win over the team with the National League's best record, Jonathan Papelbon expressed his desire to move from the last-place team to a contender before the July 31 trade deadline.
July 13, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The New York Mets traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers last night for two players to be named. The deal was announced right after the All-Star Game ended. The Mets also sent cash to Milwaukee. The Brewers are tied with St. Louis for the NL Central lead, helped by closer John Axford's 23 saves. In another deal, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Juan Rivera from Toronto for a player to be named or cash.
July 7, 2014 |
MILWAUKEE - It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times. One minute I'm high-fiving cheering people in the stands, and the next thing I know, I'm a bum. Ah, the life of an athlete - or at least one wearing a giant foam costume for a day. Klement's, the well-known Milwaukee sausage maker, sponsors the nightly "Sausage Races" at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, always in the middle of the sixth inning. This night, I was in it. With one out in the sixth, I donned "Frank," the Hot Dog outfit.
October 2, 2011 |
The start times for the remainder of the first round were announced tonight and the Phillies and Cardinals will play at 5:07 p.m. on Tuesday in Game 3 and 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday in Game 4, if necessary. The Game 4 start time could move back to 8:07 if that is the only game, should the Brewers-Diamondbacks series end in a sweep. Both games 3 and 4 are scheduled to be in St. Louis. If Game 5 is needed, the Phillies would host an 8:37 start on Friday, if both NLDS go the distance.
October 7, 2011 |
MILWAUKEE - Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo readily calls this start the biggest of his career. Diamondbacks ace Ian Kennedy hoped for any chance to pitch again this season. "It's definitely a whole different atmosphere," Gallardo said. "Anything can happen. " The Arizona Diamondbacks look to complete their biggest rally of the season after being down, two games to none, on Friday when they face the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 5 with a berth in the NL Championship Series at stake.
October 24, 2002 |
George West, a former standout at Buena who played a few seasons of professional baseball, has been named the new head baseball coach at his alma mater. A 1994 graduate of Buena, West will replace Charlie Arena, who stepped down following last season. The appointment was approved at Tuesday's school board meeting. Arena had a highly successful tenure, going 100-32 in five seasons. "It's great to be coaching at my old high school," West said. "Buena has always been good to me, from when I was a student to now. " West, 26, is a special-education teacher at the school.
September 29, 2011 |
MILWAUKEE - Zack Grienke capped a perfect season at home to help the Milwaukee Brewers clinch home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 7-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Carlos Gomez, Corey Hart, and Jonathan Lucroy homered for the Brewers, who set a franchise record with 96 wins and open an NL division series at Miller Park beginning Saturday. If the NL Central champions had tied with NL West winner Arizona in the standings, the Brewers would have started the playoffs on the road.
September 28, 2011 |
MILWAUKEE - Prince Fielder hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career, including a two-run shot in the seventh inning that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Fielder's final homer was the least impressive of the three, barely sailing over the wall in right field after he hit monster shots in the third and fifth innings. But it was the last one that made the biggest difference, breaking a 4-4 tie. With the win, the Brewers crept closer to securing home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
October 3, 2011 |
MILWAUKEE - Jonathan Lucroy drove in the go-ahead run with a squeeze, and the Milwaukee Brewers showed they could bunt as well as bash, breaking away from the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-4, Sunday to take a two-games-to-none lead in their NL division series. Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer, and fellow slugger Prince Fielder added an RBI single for Milwaukee. But the brawny Brewers, especially Lucroy, also excel at the little things. Lucroy's safety squeeze keyed a five-run sixth inning and came right after Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler became angry about a balk call.
March 28, 2014 |
CAME ACROSS a story that the Milwaukee Brewers were having a bobblehead night for Hank. Being a bobblehead collector, I naturally thought "Milwaukee . . . Hank . . . How cool is that? A bobblehead night for Hank Aaron. " Wrong! Hank is a dog that wandered into Maryvale Baseball Park, the Brewers' spring-training site in Phoenix, last month and soon after was taken to the vet by Brewers staff members. After Hank was treated for lacerations on his underside, staffers bought him a bed, set him up in the office and took turns taking him home at night.