By: Melissa S. Wollering Ben Sheets is filled with rage. CC Sabathia has raised his eyebrows, slightly impressed. Rollie Fingers is rejoicing from his leather lounger and the Pittsburgh Pirates now feel utterly-and-completely-screwed as opposed to just sort-of-screwed. Doug Melvin has assembled the first real starting pitching rotation Milwaukee Brewers fans have seen in … [Read more...] about Milwaukee Brewers Possess First Real Pitching Rotation in Years
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By: Melissa S. Wollering Since 1954, only 56 starting rotations have sheepishly admitted finishing with a higher ERA than the Milwaukee Brewers hold this season. That’s the same season Jim “Dusty” Rhodes helped led the SF Giants to a World Series win, Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio and RCA manufactured the first color TV set. The first Burger King was opened in Miami … [Read more...] about Hunt for Ken’s Machtober: Make or Break for 2010
By Melissa S. Wollering A highly-underrated acquisition, written off by some, Felipe Lopez has been putting #4 pop back into the bat. As in Paul Molitor, not Brett Favre; you football-convert-Brewers-abandoning-season-is-over-I’m-onto-bearded-forest-dweller-Aaron Rodgers fans. Unfortunately, Lopez didn’t solve any pitching problems which have taken the Milwaukee Brewers out … [Read more...] about The Hunt for Ken’s Machtober: Lopez Royalties & Princely Barter
By: Melissa S. Wollering The raging submarine has surfaced. The Man with the Mustache has parted the Milwaukee Brewers’ plagued sea from which coast guard officials were picking up distress signals. Adios to pitching coach Bill Castro. Enter Chris Bosio straight from country music land. Speaking of, if your tween wants to party with JJ Hardy, she’ll have to hitch a plane … [Read more...] about The Hunt for Ken’s Machtober: Mayday, Mayday!
By: Melissa S. Wollering The starting rotation is experiencing full engine failure, prompting a bullpen meltdown. For the Milwaukee Brewers to salvage their race for October, the organization prayed to the skies above. Doug Melvin ordered some stormy Weathers to cool off overheated relievers. He also ordered the Coming of Jesus. Jesus Colome, that … [Read more...] about The Hunt For Ken’s Machtober: Bullpen Breakdown
By: Melissa S. Wollering The Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation, questionable from Day 1, incurs injuries and declines in quality start production. That triggers work overload for the bullpen as Bill Castro cracks a figurative whip on exhausted arms. The outfield starts running down long balls; the infield must save their pitcher’s derrière as he walks batters, throws wild … [Read more...] about The Hunt For Ken’s Machtober: Domino Effect
By Melissa S. Wollering and Jake McCormick It’s safe to say that the NL Central is deadlocked in a tight race for who wants it the least. The division is similar to Toppers or Papa John’s pizza in that it’s good until you notice the higher quality competition made with better ingredients. The St. Louis Cardinals have been consistently holding the first place spot since early … [Read more...] about Brewers-Cardinals exchange: May the most mediocre man win!
By: Melissa S. Wollering Formerly known as What Milwaukee’s Brewing, The SportsBank.net flips the switch on this baseball column in anticipation of October. On Sunday, Doug Melvin and Ken Macha initiated Step 1 in their master plan to secure a return to the playoffs for the Milwaukee Brewers. Switch-hitter Felipe Lopez increases options at the leadoff spot, fills the … [Read more...] about The Hunt for Ken’s Machtober