Open series against Pirates tonight
Your Milwaukee Brewers completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies with an exclamatory 7-1 thumping led by Ryan Braun’s two home runs. The win moves the Brewers to 36-29 at home (and nearly the opposite on the road).
“Ugly start,” Braun said referring to a dropped fly ball at the warning track in the second inning for an error, “so I was happy to have a good finish.”
The hits came early and often in the first two games and continued throughout game three last night.
“We had some hits over the course of the series, but had a hard time putting together that big inning, putting a crooked number up there,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “With the exception of Nolan’s three-run homer [on Tuesday], we weren’t able to bunch the hits together and put together a big inning.”
The Brewers open a three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight and will send Willie Peralta (5-9, 6.00 ERA) to the mound while the Pirates will start Chad Kuhl (3-1, 3.62 ERA).
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Milwaukee Brewers!
After taking the first two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Milwaukee Brewers watched as the D-backs bats finally came alive in an 8-1 pounding last night. Yasmany Thomas belted out two homers, driving in five runs in the win.
The Brewers committed five errors in the slop fest, three of which came with the first three at bats.
“The first inning was out of The Twilight Zone,” manager Craig Counsell said. “It’s not something I’ve ever seen. It was just strange, the first two innings really. It was a tough night. It was a strange night. You just put it in the rear view mirror and move on.”
The Brewers have the opportunity to clean up their game and get back to winning tonight as they face the D-Backs in the final game of the series. RHP Rookie Zach Davies (7-4, 3.64 ERA) will get the nod for the Brewers and is expected to go against LHP Robbie Ray (5-9, 4.53 ERA). Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get out to Miller Park now!
The Milwaukee Brewers are going into a rebuilding phase that Team Owner Mark Attanasio warned fans about in an open letter to them.
“This approach … requires grinding things out, prospect by prospect and trade by trade,” Attanasio wrote. “While we look forward to using [new GM David Stearns’] fresh vision to getting our baseball operations to where we want them to be, we are mindful that there is a lot of hard work to do, and we will not take any shortcuts or look for quick fixes.”
The Brewers “step back” will include pretty much any proven talent on the roster but the franchise feel that they will field a competitive team.
“I am a big believer in not setting limits for any team, for any year,” Attanasio said. “This is a game with a tremendous amount of variability, and we’re going to take each decision as it comes. We’ll make the decision in the interest of the overall health of the organization, and the product on the Major League field is certainly a large component of that.”
Upcoming Spring games include the Reds, the Astros and the Rockies. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Milwaukee Brewers!