9:42 AM EDT, Sat August 15, 2020
9 hours ago
Christian Yelich homers, Josh Hader barely holds on as Brewers beat Cubs, 4-3

Christian Yelich homers, Josh Hader barely holds on as Brewers beat Cubs, 4-3

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Hader struggles to find his command after Freddy Peralta and Devin Williams dazzle in relief For four innings, both Brandon Woodruff and Alec Mills looked unhittable. Both took no-hitters into the 5th inning — and neither ended up with a quality start. The Brewers’ early-inning offensive woes continued Friday night — both teams actually started the game 9 up, 9 down — but Milwaukee was actually able to score first for a change. Sure, they made 2 outs in the process when Ben Gamel turned 1st-and-3rd with no outs in the top of the 5th into a run-scoring...
13 hours ago
Game Thread #18: Milwaukee Brewers (7-10) @ Chicago Cubs (13-3)

Game Thread #18: Milwaukee Brewers (7-10) @ Chicago Cubs (13-3)

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Woodruff (1-1, 2.53 ERA) vs. Mills (2-0, 1.38 ERA) Lineups: Here’s how the Crew will line up behind @B_Woody24 tonight.Tune in on @fswisconsin & @620wtmj at 7:15 p.m. CT. #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/2lfmJDUKrC— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 14, 2020 Tyler Chatwood was scratched due to mid-back tightness. Alec Mills will start tonight.Tomorrow's starter is TBD. pic.twitter.com/uJX5wVpY88— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 14, 2020
20 hours ago
Brewers are currently struggling with a bottom-of-the-barrel offense

Brewers are currently struggling with a bottom-of-the-barrel offense

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports With a team wRC+ of 80, it might not be time to R-E-L-A-X. Right now the Milwaukee Brewers are not hitting, and the pitching staff is burdened with having to keep this team in just about every game. Milwaukee currently stands at 7-10 and in fourth place in the NL Central. They are 4-2 when the pitching staff gives up 3-runs or fewer. In two of those wins, the Brewers’ pitchers shut out the other team. In four of the 3-runs or fewer games, Brandon Woodruff was the starting pitcher. Pitching, however, is not Milwaukee’s issue, at least not the big...
Aug 13, 2020
Brewers trail from the first again, lose to Cubs 4-2

Brewers trail from the first again, lose to Cubs 4-2

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports A late rally fell short as the offense struggled again. WP: Yu Darvish (3-1)LP: Brett Anderson (0-2)SV: Rowan Wick (3) HR: Justin Smoak (2), Kyle Schwarber (3) Box Score A struggling Brewers offense faced surging Cubs starter Yu Darvish, and the game did not go well at all. After a scoreless first for the Brewers, starter Brett Anderson got hit right away. Nico Hoerner hit Anderson’s first pitch for a double, and then groundouts by Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez moved Hoerner up and then scored him, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the first. Then, in the...
Aug 13, 2020
Game Thread #17: Milwaukee Brewers (7-9) @ Chicago Cubs (12-3)

Game Thread #17: Milwaukee Brewers (7-9) @ Chicago Cubs (12-3)

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Anderson (0-1, 5.40 ERA) vs. Darvish (2-1, 2.12 ERA) Lineups: Here's how the Crew will line up tonight for the beginning of a 4-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley.Tune in on @MLBONFOX and @620wtmj.#ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/fXpX4YQijr— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 13, 2020 Here's how we'll open our homestand against Milwaukee!#WhereStoriesPlay pic.twitter.com/pYeMajgEV1— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 13, 2020
Aug 13, 2020
Brewers option Eric Lauer, place Justin Grimm on IL; call up Drew Rasmussen and Angel Perdomo

Brewers option Eric Lauer, place Justin Grimm on IL; call up Drew Rasmussen and Angel Perdomo

Photo by Stacy Revere/ The Brewers send the struggling Lauer back to Appleton to iron out his issues while getting a lot more fun in the bullpen When Eric Lauer got lit up for a second straight start, manager Craig Counsell said they would have to make a decision soon on whether he’d continue in the team’s rotation. It looks like that decision was made fairly quickly. The Brewers announced this afternoon that Lauer would be headed back to the alternate training site in Appleton after giving up 7 earned runs against Minnesota and 13 overall in his first 2 starts. Justin Grimm, who has...
Aug 13, 2020
Twins trounce Brewers, 12-2

Twins trounce Brewers, 12-2

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Another tough start for Eric Lauer dooms Milwaukee early. Box Score Eric Lauer made his second start for the Milwaukee Brewers tonight, and it did not go any better than his first start for the Cream City Nine did. After posting a zero in the first inning, the Twins put up a crooked number against Lauer in the second. The southpaw did not get much help from his outfield defense, including less-than-stellar plays from Christian Yelich and Avisail Garcia, but he allowed a walk, a double, four straight singles, and a wild pitch that wound up yielding five runs for the...
Aug 12, 2020
Game Thread #16: Milwaukee Brewers (7-8) vs. Minnesota Twins (11-7)

Game Thread #16: Milwaukee Brewers (7-8) vs. Minnesota Twins (11-7)

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Lauer (0-1, 9.53 ERA) vs. Maeda (2-0, 2.65 ERA) Lineups: Tune in tonight at 6:10 p.m. CT on @fswisconsin & @620wtmj for the series finale against the Twins. #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/Cw0jNMgzYS— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 12, 2020 Maeda is on the mound for this evening’s rubber match. https://t.co/GyoLH7GCy9 #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/8uuFVLMnO0— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) August 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020
Brewers come back to beat the Twins, 6-4

Brewers come back to beat the Twins, 6-4

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Manny Pina gets his first multi-homer game while Jedd Gyorko hits a game winning 2-run shot The Brewers and Twins met for the second of three at Miller Park Tuesday evening, and things did not look good early. Minnesota jumped out to an early lead. Brewers starter Josh Lindblom gave up two solo home runs in the top of the first inning to Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario. Right off the bat, Milwaukee was down 2-0. Milwaukee did get a run back in the bottom of the first. Lead off man Avisail Garcia launched his first home run as a Brewer into the left field...
Aug 11, 2020
Game Thread #15: Milwaukee Brewers (6-8) vs. Minnesota Twins (11-6)

Game Thread #15: Milwaukee Brewers (6-8) vs. Minnesota Twins (11-6)

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Josh Lindblom (1-0, 4.15 ERA), vs. Tyler Clippard (0-0, 1.17 ERA) Ryan Braun makes his welcomed return to the Milwaukee lineup as they face off for the second of three games against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park. Josh Lindblom takes the mound for Milwaukee. The Twins will send one of their relievers to start the game in the form of Tyler Clippard. The lineups for each team are: Ryan Braun is back in action tonight as the Crew takes on the Twins in Game 2 of the series.Tune in on @fswisconsin & @620wtmj at 7:10 p.m. CT. #ThisIsMyCrew...
Aug 11, 2020
Brewers activate Ryan Braun from Injured List, send Mark Mathias back to Appleton

Brewers activate Ryan Braun from Injured List, send Mark Mathias back to Appleton

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Mathias hit well in his first MLB stint, but is the odd man out of the infield mix as Braun returns A day after DFAing a 1B/DH to make room for an infielder, the Milwaukee Brewers are optioning an infielder to make room for a 1B/DH. Ryan Braun is ready to play after the wound from draining an infected finger healed, and the team is activating him before tonight’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Mark Mathias, who has impressed at the plate over the last week, is being sent back to the alternate training site. OF/1B Ryan Braun has been reinstated from the...
Aug 11, 2020
Houser’s one mistake the difference as the Twins beat the Brewers 4-2

Houser’s one mistake the difference as the Twins beat the Brewers 4-2

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Freddy Peralta was dominant in relief The Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins met at Miller Park tonight. The good news in this one was that Brewers’ pitching was outstanding for eight innings. Unfortunately one bad inning, one bad pitch really, was the deciding factor. Adrian Houser got the start tonight for the Brewers. When his night was over, he covered five innings, scattering six hits. For most of his time on the mound, he was good. The top of the third inning got him though. In the top of the third, Alex Avila led off with a single. That was...
Aug 10, 2020
Game Thread #14: Milwaukee Brewers (6-7) vs. Minnesota Twins (10-6)

Game Thread #14: Milwaukee Brewers (6-7) vs. Minnesota Twins (10-6)

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Adrian Houser (1-0, 0.75 ERA) vs. Randy Dobnak (2-1, 0.60 ERA) The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Minnesota Twins to Miller Park this evening for Luis Urias’ debut. Adrian Houser hopes to keep up his successful 2020 as he faces off on the mound with Randy Dobnak. Lineups are as follows: .@LuisUrias03 will make his debut for the Brewers as the Crew opens a 3-game series against the Twins tonight at Miller Park.Tune in on @fswisconsin & @620wtmj at 7:10 p.m. CT.#ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/sajbqAkiMO— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 10,...
Aug 10, 2020
State of the Brewers: The pessimist’s viewpoint

State of the Brewers: The pessimist’s viewpoint

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Poor hitting, loss of high caliber veterans, some poor pitching and a brutal stretch of games setting up negatively for the Brew Crew The Milwaukee Brewers have not played that well thus far in 2020. Sitting with a record of 6-7, it feels like the Brewers are fortunate to be where they are at. Hopefully things turn around for them. Unfortunately there are concerns that create a pessimism around the playoff hopes for this team. Prior to the recent hitting performances of Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich, I would have added their inability to hit to this...
Aug 10, 2020
State of the Brewers: The optimist’s viewpoint

State of the Brewers: The optimist’s viewpoint

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Yelich awakens, pitching trending well, and Craig Counsell’s adaptation skills It would have been nice if the Milwaukee Brewers hit better as a team than they have. In their first thirteen games, Brewers hitters have a team slash line of .216/.315/.349 while the team’s wRC+ is a paltry 88. While there have been strong pitching performances, several Brewer pitchers have struggled mightily. It would just be nice if things could come together, especially since the Brewers are about to hit a ten-game stretch where they play the Twins six times and the...