Brewers starter Zach Davies, activated off the 10-day disabled list earlier Thursday, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning against the New York Mets at Miller Park when he knocked down a scorching comebacker off the bat of Devin Mesoraco.
Bob Buhl, the hard-nosed, hard-throwing right-hander, who along with Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette comprised the 1957 World Series champion Milwaukee Braves' "Big Three," earned a spot alongside those teammates on Thursday when he was added to the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor at Miller Park.
Thanks to one big inning on Wednesday, the Brewers are off to the best 50-game start in franchise history. Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Tyler Saladino each drove in runs in Milwaukee's seven-run fourth, and they combined for eight RBIs in a 9-2 win over the D-backs at Miller Park, clinching a three-game series sweep. Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt hit his sixth homer of the season.
The Brewers' formula this season has been simple: Scratch out a lead, hand the baseball to Josh Hader and see how many opposing hitters the long-haired left-hander can mow through. Now All-Star closer Corey Knebel is back in the mix, too, sealing a 1-0 Brewers win over the D-backs at Miller Park on Tuesday, with Domingo Santana driving in the game's sole run on a sacrifice fly.
Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt returned from season-ending shoulder surgery more upbeat than when he left. The fix, Vogt said, was less invasive than the worst-case scenario Vogt originally had in mind, requiring a significant repair of the shoulder capsule but more minor "clean-ups" of the rotator cuff and labrum. He hopes to be healthy for Spring Training 2019.
Ryan Braun's back is doing just fine -- or at least it is after drilling a few screws into some wood. The Brewers' first baseman is on the 10-day disabled list, but he, along with teammates Chase Anderson and Christian Yelich, sponsored the building of a Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity house on Tuesday morning.
Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana and Lorenzo Cain homered off former Brewer Zack Greinke to back Chase Anderson's return from the disabled list in Milwaukee's win over the D-backs. Jake Lamb hit his first home run of the season for Arizona, which took its 11th loss in 12 games.
Twenty-one-year-old Brewers pitching prospect Freddy Peralta returned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday after the team activated Opening Day starter Chase Anderson from the 10-day disabled list to work against the D-backs.
Christian Yelich hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning that gave the Brewers their second straight win over the Twins. Jesus Aguilar hit his third home run of the series for Milwaukee, while Josh Hader notched the final seven outs, striking out six. Freddy Peralta struggled in his second big league start, allowing four runs while walking five over four-plus innings. Fernando Romero allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings for Minnesota, while Jake Cave notched his first big league hit, a two-run home run in the fourth inning off Peralta.
Ji-Man Choi homered in his return to the big leagues and Jesus Aguilar went deep twice to back Brent Suter's finest start of the season in an 8-3 win over the Twins on a summery Friday at Target Field.
Promoted back to the big leagues after Ryan Braun hit the 10-day disabled list, Ji-Man Choi homered on the third pitch he saw a Brewers lead in the second inning of their 8-3 win over the Twins on Friday night at Target Field.
With one-fourth of the 2018 season in the books, the National League has been equal parts wide open and upside down. And that's particularly true in the NL Central. This looks like both a fun division and a good one.
Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back homers in the first, and Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino also went deep as the Brewers hit a season-high four homers in the rubber match vs. Arizona. Daniel Descalso homered for the D-backs, but starter Matt Koch was on the hook for eight runs and all four Milwaukee big flies.
With Jimmy Nelson, Chase Anderson and Zach Davies all on the disabled list, the Brewers' top starting pitcher at the moment is veteran journeyman Jhoulys Chacin -- and he happens to be pitching like a No. 1 of late.
Major League Baseball's stingiest bullpens matched up for the first time Monday in a tie game. The D-backs yielded. The Brewers did not. In a 7-2 Brewers win at Chase Field, Christian Yelich hit a tie-breaking single off D-backs reliever Andrew Chafin in the seventh inning before Jonathan Villar and Tyler Saladino homered in a three-run ninth -- Saladino sprinting around the bases for the 28th inside-the park home run in club history. Meanwhile, relievers Josh Hader and Taylor Williams slammed the door for Milwaukee's fourth victory in five games to begin a three-city road trip.
The data was so surprising they double-checked it Monday morning, and yes, Statcast™ still said 21-year-old Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta threw four-seam fastballs for 90 of his 98 pitches of Sunday's sparkling, 13-strikeout Major League debut at Coors Field.
Freddy Peralta was dazzling in his Major League debut, becoming the first pitcher since Matt Harvey in 2012 to log double-digit strikeouts in his first Major League start, on the way to 13 strikeouts in 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies.
The Brewers topped the Rockies 7-3 on Sunday, giving them the series victory after a 13-strikeout performance from Freddy Peralta in his Major League debut. The offense produced 13 hits, including home runs from Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar. David Dahl and Tony Wolters homered for Colorado in defeat.