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 … [Read more...] about How Thin Can the Brewers Bench Get?
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 Thirty W’s in 50 games—the Milwaukee Brewers make club history with that number. It’s also just the second time the Crew has won 30 prior to June 1. Unfortunately, the next day, Jorge Julio throws raw steak at the Fish, single-handedly loses a game and prompts Ken Macha to rethink his entire bullpen. Now that’s more like the Brewers we know and … [Read more...] about What Milwaukee’s Brewing: 30 in 50, Raw Relief & Fountain vs. Fist
By: Melissa S. Wollering Doth my ears hear correctly? Exsqueeze me? Bacon powder? On Wednesday, the Brewers broke .500 for the first time this season. After a horrible start to April, that’s like beating the same odds Ben Linus has of becoming Chief of Staff to Jimmy Carter after getting off the island post- Dharma Initiative. Your Milwaukee Brewers have won … [Read more...] about What’s Brewing in ’09: Plate Patience, Pirate Tantrums & Rickie vs. Rourke
By: Melissa Wollering It wouldn’t be rivalry if there weren’t highlights and lowlights to the Brewers Opening home stand against the Cubs this past week. Personal highlights include the first christening of my new handmade cornhole game with my little brother, having a Brewers fan tell me ‘that’s an impressive amount of liquor you brought for two … [Read more...] about What’s Brewing in ’09: Opening Week Woes, Cold Soup & Hot Hitting