Brew crew sweep Rockies

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.”

brewers 2The 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!

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After two straight wins, Brewers take a pounding last night

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.brewers

“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!

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Brewers open series Royals

After a split series against the Washington Nationals, the Milwaukee Brewers open a four game series against the Kansas City Royals with the first two games at home and the bottom two back in Washington.

The Brewers managed to win the first two against the Nats but dropped the final two games to the tune of 11-2.

The series against the Royals kicks off tonight at 7:10 at Miller Park.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets still remain so be sure to get yours now!

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Milwaukee Brewers…Gunning For A World Title

In 1969, the team that would eventually be known as the Milwaukee Brewers got their start as the Seattle Pilots. The team had only played one season when current MLB commissioner, Bud Selig, bought the team and moved them to Milwaukee to become the second professional baseball team to call the city home.

Despite their long history, the Milwaukee Brewers have only made it into the post season three times. In 1981, the team made the post season but took home no titles. 1982 was a slightly better year as the team won their division championship and went all the way to the World Series, losing in game seven to the St. Louis Cardinals. They would not have another winning season until 2008, when the team finally returned to the post season.

After more than 25 years of losing seasons, the Brewers are becoming a team to watch for. Although they did not play in the 2009 or 2010 post seasons, their record remains greatly improved over previous years, and in 2011, the team made it to the National League Championship, their longest run in the post season since their appearance in the World Series.

Winning or not, fans at Miller Park are in for a treat at Brewers games. The team’s official mascot, Bernie Brewer is present at home games, helping energize the crowd and cheering on his favorite team. Introduced in the early 1970s, the mascot was an instant hit with fans. He was retired in 1984 but popular demand had him back in the stadium and attending games by 1993.

In the early 90s, the Racing Sausages joined Bernie. These larger than life characters got their start on the big screen as a cartoon race. A few years later, the Polish Sausage, the Bratwurst, and the Italian Sausage actually appeared on the field to finish the race started on the screen. Beginning as a way to entertain children on the weekends, the race became so wildly popular that the cartoon sausage races were eventually phased out in favor of the real ones on the field and two more players were introduced.

The Hot Dog and the Chorizo have joined the other three to begin a tradition that has made them famous and the envy of other racing foods all over the country. Their most famous rivalry is with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Racing Pierogies, the only other team the Sausages have raced.

Miller Park opened its doors in 2001, replacing the old Milwaukee County Stadium and becoming home to the Milwaukee Brewers. It boasts an amazing fan shaped retractable roof with seven panels, five of which move independently of each other. The roof can completely open or close in about ten minutes if necessary and stands 200 feet tall at its highest point. Miller Park features seating for almost 42,000 fans during games. The stadium was built using funds from a controversial sales tax that is scheduled to end in 2017 and lost one senator his reelection because of his vote.

Although perhaps not the most famous or successful team, the Milwaukee Brewers have a history and a culture not found anywhere else. The team plays hard through the highs and the lows, creating a game day experience that cannot be beat.  Whether you attend for the sausage race, or for the game itself, a Brewers game is one you are sure to remember for the rest of your life.