Live from Miller Park, Game 3 Brewers vs. Cubs

Miller Park Press Box

It’s a treat for the Sportsbank.net today as well as TSB’s resident Brewers Beat chick.  I’ll be taking the reigns for FoxSportsWisconsin.com and giving you all the latest from Row 1 of the Press Box at Miller Park.

If you like small blue birds, find me tweeting @MilwBrewersBeat and follow along with us that way. If you prefer I serve you your meat and potatoes on a silver platter, just keep logging on for player interviews and my reaction right here on the home page. Today’s preview of Cubs @ Brewers is now served. Bon Appetite!

By: Melissa S. Wollering [Read more…]

How Thin Can the Brewers Bench Get?

Joe Inglett

Does your bench not stretch? Can we use you if you catch? Is there anyone for innings when we need you for some winnings? Are we down to just the pitchers if we made some fielding switchers? Does your bench not stretch?

Bases loaded and one down in the tenth.  Joe Inglett (coming off his own ankle problem) and Craig Counsell have been used. Jody Gerut nursing a bruised heel is passed on. Backup catcher Jonathan Lucroy is being saved in case something happens to Kotteras.

So Ken Macha turns to Randy Wolf to pinch hit. Another K is born. Fortunately, Rickie Weeks wins the game with a walk-off walk in the tenth to give the Brewers their first series win at home since the Opening Homestand against Colorado. Does your bench not stretch?

Photos & Article By: Melissa S. Wollering [Read more…]

Could Corey Hart Not Make the Starting Lineup Opening Day?

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Jim Edmonds wasn’t sure he would make the Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster.  He wasn’t even sure he would play in the majors this year.  Now, he might get the opportunity to start for the Crew in RF on Opening Day against Colorado Rockies RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. For his age, Jim Edmonds is doing well.  The problem: recent arbitration winner and previous All-Star player Corey Hart is not. Having a pre-season slump at the plate is not a good sign for any ballclub, especially one who is now paying said slumper $4.8M. [Read more…]

Brewers Racing Sausages Need Spring Training, Too

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Even the Klements’ Racing Sausages were working towards regular season perfection during Saturday’s first Brewers home game of Spring Training at Maryvale Ballpark. They need to train, too, you know.

After beating the Brewers in the Spring Training opener at Scottsdale and watching Zito nail Prince Fielder with a pitch to the back, a little pride was on the line facing the San Francisco Giants again so soon. Unfortunately, the hit-by-pitch fest continued, with Pucetas nailing Rickie Weeks immediately in the first and two more Giants’ pitchers nailing two more Brewers later in the game. Fortunately, those dings didn’t seem to bother the Crew.

Randy Wolf started the game strong, retiring seven batters in two scoreless innings with two K’s, zero BB’s and only one hit. But the real pitching story of the day was the homecoming of Chris Capuano. Cappy has been rehabbing for ages, and took the mound for the first time in the Majors in two years. He has undergone two Tommy John’s surgeries. Frustrating for a guy who won 18 games in 2005 and made the All-Star team the following year. [Read more…]