Baseball has its answer to penalty kicks, overtimes and shootouts, and it figures to stir just as much debate as all those other forms of tiebreakers. Major League Baseball will start each extra inning in this abbreviated, 60-game season by putting a runner on second base. The rule has been used since 2018 in the minor leagues, where it created more action and settled games sooner.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:54 pm
It will be the first time Milwaukee has opened a season with interleague play. The Brewers are off on the Friday after that opener before finishing the three-game series against the Twins. They then will go to Chicago to play the Cubs at Wrigley Field, their first of two trips there in April, when the weather is usually quite brisk in the Windy City.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:22 pm
The Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching staff is underestimated year-after-year. Yet Brewers’ pitching exceeded expectations over the past couple of seasons, especially down the stretch. Coming into 2020, the same questions existed about this group of pitchers.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:30 pm
First-round pick Garrett Mitchell had known for some time that a deal was in place with the Milwaukee Brewers, but that didn’t calm his nerves completely when it came time Wednesday to sign on the dotted line. “My hands were shaking,” Mitchell admitted after making it official at Miller Park, having completed a “really long day” of physical exams as the final step in the agreement. “It was exciting to have my family here and my girlfriend.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:15 am
Grimm, a veteran right-handed reliever, was making a strong bid to be included on the opening-day roster after striking out nine in six innings over six appearances in Cactus League play. “I thought Justin probably, of the non-roster guys that were in our camp on the pitching side, had made the biggest impression,” said Counsell. “The rest of the story is, in a lot of ways, similar to Shelby – had success in the league, had struggled in recent years, but I feel like and he feels like he’s back i…
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:16 am
Milwaukee Brewer infielder Keston Hiura answers questions on training this spring and summer and what he thinks about the upcoming 60-game season. In his first 84 major-league games with the Milwaukee Brewers last season, Keston Hiura lived up to his billing as a hitting prodigy. This spring, he stepped outside his comfort zone and took up acting for the first time.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:00 am
Some MLB stars have decided not to play in the 2020 MLB season due to health concerns, but ex-Red Sox utility man Brock Holt says he doesn’t have that luxury.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 7:54 pm
Campbell, a native of Durham, N.C., hit . with a double, a triple, a home run and 10 RBI in 14 games played in 2020. He had a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 15-23 and was 8-for-11 in stolen bases, which was tied for fifth in the SEC.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:03 pm
We’re here to talk about practice. Not a game. Practice.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 5:50 pm
PECOTA’s initial projections for the Brewers back in February were pessimistic as well, suggesting that the team would finish with 79 wins and their first losing season since 2016. So perhaps it is unsurprising that the Baseball Prospectus computers continue to project gloom for Milwaukee, giving the Brewers only a 12.1% chance to win the division and 14.9% odds to capture one of the Wild Cards.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 4:30 pm
It will be an action-packed weekend for auto racing fans as several series try to catch up after the pandemic shutdown. NASCAR will have a Cup Series race at Kentucky on Sunday following two Xfinity races and a trucks race. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin have dominated in the Cup Series so far, each winning four times through 16 races.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:33 am
I kind of bounced around from school to school, and gained some interest in the draft,” Reifert said. It’s been crazy … but I’m feeling good about where I stand. Obviously, this year’s draft got shortened to five rounds (because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic).
Posted: July 7, 2020, 11:49 pm
If I had a contract with enough years or enough money to sit out a year, not play and not have to worry about not having a job next year, I think opting out would have been an easier decision considering the situation me and my family are in right now. Based on the situation I’m in, it was never really an option. We’re going to play.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 11:02 pm
If there’s one thing to look forward to in a 60-game season, after hoping that everyone stays safe and healthy, it’s that the Brewers could be in top form two and a half months from now, and not exhausted – naturally – from a typical 162-season. With the coronavirus pandemic erasing the first 102 games of the 2020 baseball season, the resumption of the season now in mid-July presents an opportunity for the Brewers – and all of Major League Baseball, of course – to see how much of their offseason…
Posted: July 7, 2020, 10:30 pm
Reliever Nick Vincent signed last week with the Miami Marlins and settled in for two days of quarantine in his hotel room while awaiting clearance to join workouts. Just like on the field, success will depend on how many players are safe at home. ”That’s going to be the biggest challenge for this game to move forward – the off-the-field stuff and what guys do,” said Vincent, an eight-year major league veteran.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 3:55 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says outfielder Kole Calhoun has tested positive for COVID-19. The Diamondbacks have revealed three players on the 40-man roster who tested positive for COVID-19. Arizona outfielder David Peralta was back on the field Monday after missing the first three camp workouts because he was feeling sick.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 2:39 am
Brewers workouts continue after two members of the team tested positive for COVID-19
Posted: July 6, 2020, 10:36 pm
Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo and two Milwaukee Brewers are the latest players to test positive for COVID-19. Gallo and both Brewers — shortstop Luis Urias and left-hander Angel Perdomo — are asymptomatic and in quarantine, their respective teams said Monday.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:02 pm
Former National League MVP Ryan Braun said the shortened 2020 MLB schedule has him rethinking any thoughts he had about retiring after this season. “I would say at this point, I’m more likely to play another year than I think I would have been,” Braun told reporters after the Milwaukee Brewers worked out Saturday afternoon. The 36-year-old outfielder said the reduced workload and the adoption of the designated hitter in the National League this season – and perhaps permanently — could prolong his career.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 11:07 pm
Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros said Sunday they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series last year, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 10:57 pm
It’s hard to believe that the Milwaukee Brewers have been on the field for 50 years! And now you can take a walk down memory lane with some familiar stars – players George Scott, Tommy Harmer, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Ryan Braun, Christian Yelich, and Bob Uecker. Writer Tom Haudricourt knows a little something about them – he’s been covering the Brewers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1985! There’s not reporter that’s covered the team nearly as long, or knows more about their history, so Tom Haudricourt is putting his knowledge and interviews with these baseball stars into a commemorative keepsake book looking back at the team’s history. He joins us to share what his experience with the Brewers has been like, especially now in the midst of a pandemic, and the details of this new book! “Turning 50: The Brewers Celebrate a Half-Century in Milwaukee” is out now! You can find it at Boswell Books, Amazon, KCI Publishing, Meijer, or Kroger stores.
Posted: June 29, 2020, 3:13 pm
Corbin Burnes eager to get back to baseball
Posted: June 26, 2020, 6:35 am