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.
June 4, 2016 |
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco is a young slugger who is harder on himself than he is on opposing pitchers. With the Phillies offense struggling to score consistently, Franco has put even more pressure on himself. "I know sometimes I try to do too much," he said before Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. "You get in trouble sometimes and that is happening to me right now, but I just try to do what I can to get out of this. " In his previous five games entering Thursday, Franco was 2 for 17 (.118)
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.
January 14, 2016 |
One hundred and 99 days ago, the Phillies introduced Andy MacPhail as their president-in-waiting, the successor to Hall of Fame executive Pat Gillick. MacPhail, a lifelong baseball man who had stepped away from the game for more than three years, sat down that night in a private box at Citizens Bank Park to get a closer look at what he was getting himself into. The Phillies were beginning a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers and even though they owned the worst record in baseball, the Brewers were only two games better in the National League standings.
May 22, 2016 |
The sage advice from the grandfather and former major-leaguer was simple but poignant. "If you can hit, they will find a spot for you," said Don Money, a/k/a the grandfather. Through the years, the grandson has certainly taken his grandfather's advice. And now the grandson is one of the most feared hitters in South Jersey. Millville junior third baseman Buddy Kennedy has been torching some of South Jersey's finest pitchers this season. When the high school season ends, he will be going around the country in high-profile baseball tournaments or tryouts.
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.
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.
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.