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Series Preview: Cubs (96-62) @ Brewers (88-71)

In the last series of the regular season, the Brewers find themselves tied with the Mets for the NL Wild Card spot and having to win against their old nemesis, the Cubs, to make the postseason. The Brewers are 5-8 against the Cubs this year, but were handed a 4 game sweep by the Cubs […]

Braun’s walk-off blast keeps Brewers tied for Wild Card

Yovani Gallardo’s return was a success. But the Pirates’ Zach Duke had one of his best outings of the year on Thursday night as well, as Duke only allowed a lone run in the 3rd inning…and the Pirates countered quickly with a solo shot by Steve Pierce in the top of the 4th. As the […]

Brewers tied again for Wild Card with 4-2 win and Mets loss

CC Sabathia comes through again! B-52 went 7 IP on just three days rest and fanned 11 en route to a 4-2 win. Coupled with the Cubs extra inning win over the Mets, the Brewers and Mets are now tied for the NL Wild Card with both teams having just four games left. Ironically, the […]

Exciting win for Brew Crew…but…

…the Crew gained no ground in the Wild Card race, despite a thrilling tie-breaking home run from Prince Fielder in the bottom of the 9th inning, as the Mets pounded the Cubs earlier Tuesday. The Brewers kept taking and giving away the lead all evening–after jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of […]

Cubs’ starters for the final series

Cubs’ manager Lou Pinella has set his rotation for the remainder of the year…and the Brew Crew will face neither ace Carlos Zambrano nor #2 starter Rich Harden, as Pinella is opting to rest both for the NLDS.  The Cubs will send RHP Ryan Dempster (17-6, 2.99) on Friday, LHP Ted Lilly (16-9, 4.17) on […]

Series Preview: Pirates (65-91) @ Brewers (85-71)

The last meeting between the two division foes, the Brewers hope to build upon their 11-1 mark against the Pirates to gain ground in the NL Central Wild Card race; with the Mets’ loss to the Cubs Monday evening, the Brewers now trail the Mets by just 1 game in the race with 6 games […]

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Thank you, Atlanta! Almost all optimism had leaked out of Brewers’ nation…not to mention the Brewers’ clubhouse. Everyone realized that if the Brewers lost (again) on Sunday, and the Mets has won (again) on Sunday, that the Brewers would be 4 games back in the loss column with just 6 games left to play (for […]

Dave’s Sunday rant

Okay…I just saw the line-up for Sunday’s game and I have a couple gripes to get off my chest: 1. Why is Rickie Weeks’ batting 7th, behind J.J. Hardy and Corey Hart? Weeks’ OBP for the past 30 days, .393, is 4th best among regulars and ahead of Hardy’s .361 and Hart’s .248? Lead off […]

Sveum leaves Sabathia in too long; Brewers lose again

A 3-run 6th inning was enough for Cincy, as the Reds beat Milwaukee Saturday, 4-3. The Brewers took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 6th; CC Sabathia, pitching on 3 days rest, should have been on a short leash…but new Brewers’ manager Dale Sveum took a page out of the Ned Yost handbook […]

No pitching + no scoring = 11-2 loss in Cincy

New manager Dale Sveum kept with his mission of change (uh, I thought that was the theme for the presidential race?). First, everyone guessed that Manny Parra would get a start on Friday, to replace Seth McClung, who pitched in relief on Thursday…nope, Sveum moved Jeff Suppan up a day. Then everyone thought that Parra […]

Series Preview: Brewers (84-69) @ Reds (70-82)

Pitching Probables: Friday, September 19, 6:10 p.m. CT: RHP Jeff Suppan (10-9, 4.85) vs. RHP Ramon Ramirez (0-0, 2.25) Saturday, September 20, 2:55 p.m. CT: RHP Manny Parra (10-8, 4.28) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (8-13, 4.68) Sunday, September 21, 12:15 p.m. CT: LHP CC Sabathia (15-9, 2.88) vs. RHP Bronson Arroyo (15-10, 4.57) Things to […]

Brews drop heartbreaker in 12

After Wednesday’s 6-2 win, the Brewers had a chance to take their 3rd series from the Cubs at Wrigley this year…but the Gods wouldn’t have it. Cubs’ starter Rich Harden was off early, throwing 38 pitches in the first inning, and only last 5…still, Harden left with a 2-1 lead…and handed the ball over to […]

Wednesday afternoon mailbag

Tom H. of Madison wrote me, wondering: First off – WHY does MLB reschedule two “Away” games for the Cubs (vs Houston) in Miller park — giving them essentially two “Home” games – when the easily could have postponed and planned a double header there later? Secondly – last night during the Brewer vs Cub […]

Brews valiant in loss

In their first game under the charge of new manager Dale Sveum, the Brewers proved, somewhat, that Ned Yost wasn’t to blame for their losing…even with Yost gone, the Crew still lost, 5-4, but showed every indication that they had not given up just yet. CC Sabathia got his first loss with the Crew, surrendering […]

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