2011 NLCS Milwaukee Brewers Heading into Beast Mode

The 2011 MLB season has been a memorable one for the Milwaukee Brewers, from Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun‘s clutch hitting to Yovani Gallardo and Zach Greinke dealing on the mound, from John Axford‘s lockdown relief work to T-Plush‘s goofy antics.

(especially this one Friday night to celebrate the NLDS victory)

The NL Central championship season was been “a beast.”

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Brewers Bats Explode in NLCS Game One Win


 

 

 

 

 

The Suds Series II started out with a bang as the Milwaukee Brewers took out the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 to jump to a 1-0 game lead in the 2011 NLCS.

Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder continued their reign as the MLB’s best one-two-punch while combining for six of the Brewers’ nine total runs.

Starting pitcher Zack Greinke didn’t have his best stuff, but still picked up the win. Greinke has yet to lose a game at Miller Park and has moved to 12-0 at home in 2011.

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Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (9-19-11)


If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we discuss the National League MVP award, playoff scenarios and all the usual Brewers stuff! [Read more…]

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (6-6-11)


If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about the newly acquired Josh Wilson and upcoming series with the Mets and Cardinals!

By: Nick Grays
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Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (5-16-11)


If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about Prince Fielder’s day of milestones, the Brewers great play at home and an upcoming West Coast road trip!

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Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (4-18-11)


If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about the Brewers’ pair of Mexican hurlers, rain-outs and much much more.

By: Nick Grays

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Live From Milwaukee: Brewers/Reds Rubber Game

Miller Park Press Box

On the final day of a three-game series with the division’s now-tied-for first-place Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers host an afternoon rubber game. The game is not televised today; which means you can tune in on your radio or follow along on foxsportswisconsin.com.

Tuesday night’s loss prevented the Crew from earning a broom trifecta—or third consecutive home sweep—after the Crew swept both the Pirates and the Nationals at Miller Park earlier this month. Today, we’ll keep you informed live from Miller Park with updates during the game @MilwBrewersBeat on Twitter as well as post-game coverage and features.

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Live From Miller Park, Mariners at Brewers

Follow me live from the Miller Park Press Box on Twitter @ MilwBrewersBeat.  I’ll be giving you the most amusing anecdotes from Game 2 in this Interleague series as the Milwaukee Brewers try to extend their winning streak to six games. I am also covering the game today for Fox Sports Wisconsin, of which you can read more here.

If you were enjoying World Cup Soccer Saturday, you will be happy to know that the Brewers players were right there with you. The team warmed-up by kicking the soccer ball around in the locker room and then moved the warm-up out onto the field here at Miller Park. The Crew has now conducted two soccer warm-ups in as many days.

 By: Melissa S. Wollering

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Finally, Your Pitcher is Older Than Ours

Jamie Moyer

By: Melissa S. Wollering

As the Milwaukee Brewers get that nervous butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling with the defending National League champions coming to town, there’s one thing the team can take comfort in.  Your pitcher is older than ours. 

Now, Philadelphia Phillies’ Jamie Moyer is no slouch! But he was born in 1962 and that makes the Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching staff just feel better. Well boys, soak it in.  Because it’s not going to be an easy weekend and you may not feel good about much more than that. [Read more…]

Inaugural 2010 Cubs vs. Brewers Series

 

By: Melissa S. Wollering

We wait in anticipation for it each season–like we wait for the first hot chocolate of each winter, like the first time Ted Thompson trades down in the annual NFL Draft, like the first beer after a week-long self-imposed ban because you overserved yourself last Saturday.

The Milwaukee Brewers are at Wrigley Field for their first series with the Chicago Cubs in 2010. Many things have changed for both teams, but the above remains the same. So click into the story, enjoy my video within, then create your own and send it to The SportsBank.net! [Read more…]

The Beauty of MLB Opening Week

By: Melissa S. Wollering

This year, Easter Weekend was all about the resurrection of two things: Jesus and Major League Baseball’s regular season. Much like the Catholic church, the 40 days and 40 nights of Lenten preparation give way to the holiest of days on the religious calendar. Meantime, 30 days and 30 nights of Cactus or Grapefruit League Spring Training give way to Opening Week, punctuated by an Easter Sunday New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox matchup. It’s as though Pontius Pilate and Jesus were taking the mound after more than 100 years of club rivalry. So proclaim, Hallelujah!  Or Play Ball! [Read more…]

Sidetracked: The Midwest’s Own Major Leaguer Trenni Kusnierek (2 of 2)


By: Melissa S. Wollering

To read Part 1 of  this two-part series on Trenni, click here.

The velocity of a pitched baseball is about 8 miles per hour faster as it leaves the pitcher’s hand than when it reaches home plate, regardless of the initial speed of the pitch. Reaching back to the depths of your high school physics class, the obvious reason for that is the front of the pitcher’s plate is always 60 feet from the rear-most point of home plate in the majors.

Another predictable journey home is the one Trenni Kusnierek makes regardless of where she is covering baseball during the adventure that is training, regular and post-season. New Jersey is first; it’s the location of MLB Network studios. Road trips may take this MLB Network Reporter to any corner of the country where one of her 30 teams resides.  Still, rounding home means heading back to Wisconsin; a base from which Trenni literally surrounds herself with family and close friends.

“I’m very lucky to have extremely flexible and understanding managers at the Network,” says Kusnierek.  “I make my home in Milwaukee, which means when I am home, I’m HOME.  The pace is perfect.”

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