Brewers officials said earlier in the week they don't expect Jimmy Nelson to pitch in the Major Leagues this season. But that hasn't halted Nelson's comeback from right shoulder surgery. He reached a milestone on Saturday afternoon when he threw a bona fide bullpen session. During previous mound sessions, the catcher was standing.
Coming off arguably his best and most important start of the season, Jhoulys Chacin will pitch another big game when the Brewers finish their series in St. Louis at 1:15 p.m. CT on Sunday. He struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings against the Cubs on Tuesday for his first double-digit strikeout game of the season and third of his career. The Cardinals have been problematic for Chacin, who is 0-7 with a 6.90 ERA in nine career appearances (eight starts) against them. Right-hander John Gant starts for St. Louis.
The launch of Statcast has given us a whole new tool to answer the age-old question: "How far did that home run go?" Here's a look at the longest homers hit by each of the 30 MLB clubs since Statcast began tracking home run distances at the start of the 2015 season.
For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.
Every day since April 30, the Brewers have gone to bed in postseason position. They either led the National League Central, held one of the two NL Wild Cards outright, or, at worst, they sat in a virtual tie for one of those positions.
Catcher Manny Pina expressed relief upon rejoining the Brewers on Friday after undergoing an MRI scan of his left shoulder in Milwaukee that revealed no structural damage from a collision with Cubs infielder Javier Baez.
Hitting, hitting for power, running, fielding and throwing. Those are the five tools coined by the legendary Branch Rickey, and you'll find most of them in our tour of some of the best tools in the National League Central.
The Brewers followed one of their most complete victories of the season with an ugly defeat, an 8-4 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday in which starter Junior Guerra was knocked out in the fourth inning.
Jhoulys Chacin struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings and Ryan Braun hit two of the Brewers' four home runs in Tuesday afternoon's 7-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Lorenzo Cain and Erik Kratz also went deep as Milwaukee pulled within two games of Chicago in the National League Central.
Ryan Braun's lack of offensive production this season has been the result of bad luck rather than lack of skill. Braun's throwback performance Tuesday in the Brewers' 7-0 win over the Cubs was the latest example of the market correction he's been enjoying over the last few weeks.
While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
The Brewers' banged-up bullpen was infused with a fresh arm Tuesday for the start of a critical five-game stretch against the Cubs and Cardinals when right-hander Taylor Williams returned from the 10-day disabled list.
The Brewers scored seven runs Sunday at SunTrust Park on 19 hits. They had at least two hits in each of the game's first seven innings. But the Crew stranded 13 men on base as they went on to fall, 8-7.
Ryan Braun may have saved Saturday's game for the Brewers. After already having driven in a run in the first inning, Braun made a full-extension leaping catch with two outs in the seventh with a runner on second, saving a run and preserving Milwaukee's one-run deficit.
Ryan Braun's stellar catch to end the seventh inning turned the tide in the Brewers' favor. The diving grab likely saved a run, and Milwaukee's bats pounded out four hits and three runs in the decisive eighth. Lorenzo Cain catalyzed the Brewers' offense, collecting two hits and scoring twice. Ronald Acuna Jr. ripped his 14th homer, and Freddie Freeman extended his hit streak to 13 games with a double in the fourth.
After throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief on Friday, Adrian Houser was rewarded with a trip back to Colorado Springs. With Houser likely unable to pitch the rest of the weekend, the Brewers needed another arm and chose to recall right-handed pitcher Aaron Wilkerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs and option Houser.