Brewers News

  • Brewers' Thornburg says so long to long relief

    Brewers right-hander Tyler Thornburg still wants to be a starting pitcher in the Major Leagues, but for now, he sure looks good as a reliever.

  • Justice: Ride the wave, Brew Crew

    Ride the wave, Brewers. Who knows where it'll end? Don't look up now. At this point, the worst thing you guys can do is start thinking. Just keep playing. At 16-6, the Crew is carrying the best record in baseball, and the clubhouse has to be the happiest place on earth at the moment.

  • Pleskoff: Wang could be Brewers' Rule 5 gem

    I got to see a lot of Brewers Rule 5 Draft pick Wei-Chung Wang during Spring Training in Maryvale, Ariz. Pitching eight of out nine outings from the bullpen, Wang was impressive. He showed an outstanding calm and cool mound demeanor that looked like he was born to pitch. Now the Brewers have a decision to make with Wang.

  • Brewers maintain MLB's best record with win

    Backed by a flurry of early runs, Kyle Lohse carved through the Padres lineup for seven solid innings, delivering the Brewers' 17th quality start in 22 games for a 5-2 Brewers win at Miller Park on Wednesday.

  • Garza set to face Cubs for first time

    Matt Garza won't be the only starting pitcher facing a familiar opponent Friday in Milwaukee when he pitches opposite Cubs right-hander Carlos Villanueva, who was a Brewer from 2006 to 2010.

  • As average climbs, Gennett climbs in order

    Second baseman Scooter Gennett won the lottery this week when he moved from the eighth spot in the batting order up to second, in front of Ryan Braun.

  • Kintzler to come off DL for Cubs series

    The Brewers' bullpen will be back to full strength Friday when right-handed setup man Brandon Kintzler is activated from the disabled list after missing the minimum two weeks with a right rotator cuff strain.

  • Crew's bats go silent in home loss to Padres

    Yovani Gallardo continued his streak of quality starts but the Brewers' offense couldn't deliver in a 12-inning, 2-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday at Miller Park.

  • Brewers prospect Hellweg has torn elbow ligament

    Right-hander Johnny Hellweg, the Brewers' No. 7 prospect according to MLB.com, was diagnosed Tuesday with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

  • Two Brewers, two Bucs suspended for fight

    Suspensions were handed down Tuesday to those involved in the altercation that took place between the Pirates and Brewers on Sunday following a Carlos Gomez triple that he watched travel to deep center field. For Milwaukee, catcher Martin Maldonado received a five-game suspension and Gomez was suspended for three. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider was suspended for two games and catcher Russell Martin received a one-game suspension.

  • K-Rod, bullpen fuel win, recent Brewers' run

    Wily Peralta was solid, giving up two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings, and Will Smith, Tyler Thornburg and Francisco Rodriguez -- notching his fourth save in as many days -- held on to the Brewers' one-run lead for their Major League-leading 15th win of the season, as the Brewers beat the Padres, 4-3, on Monday at Miller Park.

  • Herrera's versatility coming up big for Brewers

    In the span of only a few days, Elian Herrera has gone from a paternity list fill-in to a vital member of the Brewers' 25-man roster. "Just be ready," Herrera said of his role. "I have to be ready wherever they need me. I have to take fly balls, I have to take ground balls, and I guess I have to catch bullpens, too."

  • Segura dropped in Brewers' batting order

    Hoping to ease the early-season pressure on second-year shortstop Jean Segura, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke dropped him in the batting order on Monday. Segura, who usually hits second, was originally batting seventh against the Padres, but moved up to sixth when left fielder Khris Davis was scratched with an illness.

  • Figaro joins Crew's bullpen; Kintzler getting close

    The Brewers needed a fresh bullpen arm, so they swapped Rob Wooten for Alfredo Figaro before Monday's series opener against San Diego. Wooten was optioned to Triple-A Nashville, and Figaro recalled. Wooten's days were numbered anyway, because reliever Brandon Kintzler is due to return from the disabled list on Friday.

  • Top prospect Nelson throws seven scoreless

    Right-hander Jimmy Nelson, the Brewers No. 1 prospect and No. 81 overall, threw seven scoreless innings to lead Triple-A Nashville to a 7-0 victory Monday night at Omaha. It was the Sounds first shutout of the season.

  • Davis' blast lifts Brewers in 14th inning

    Ryan Braun gave the Brewers a chance with another ninth-inning home run, and Khris Davis cashed in five innings later with a homer in Milwaukee's 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.

  • Benches clear in Brewers-Pirates finale

    The Pirates and Brewers exchanged blows in the third inning of their Easter Sunday series finale, resulting in the ejections of Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and bench coach Jerry Narron, and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider.

  • Safe call upheld on Tabata's infield single

    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke fell to 1-1 in baseball's new system of instant replay Sunday after he unsuccessfully challenged a call at first base in a game against the Pirates.