Brewers Update – Week of September 5th
With the Brewers doing some major damage coming down the home stretch
and looking to solidify their grasp on a playoff spot, the Brew Crew is gearing up for some great baseball from now until
the end of the season. As per usual, the N.L. Central hasn't exactly been an easy task, it being one of the very best divisions
in baseball and all, but the Brewers have largely weathered the storm and remain right in the thick of the divisional race,
giving them a couple different ways to get into the postseason. Though they would love to pick up some of the momentum they
had at the beginning of the season, the Brewers can see the light at the end of the tunnel and will be looking to put together
some winning streaks in September.
The Brewers also showed that they're not afraid of the other top teams in the National
League either, as the Brewers took down series wins against the Cardinals and the Dodgers twice in August, helping gear them
up towards the potential of a trip to the playoffs. Though they have to get back to playing some more consistent baseball
if they want to make their World Series dreams a reality, they certainly have the talent to do exactly that and Brewers fans
are excited to see what the rest of the season will yield.
One of the biggest advantages for the Brewers, of course,
is that they have such a complete overall team, which has allowed them to dominate both in the batter's box and on the mound
throughout the season. They will need all of their players to pull together coming down the home stretch, of course, as they'll
have some serious challenges on their way to a postseason berth. It definitely doesn't get any bigger than a four-game home
set against the Cardinals, though there will also be plenty of fanfare around a three-game home series against the Reds in
mid-September. Other huge matchups will take place in St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, giving the Brewers some major
opportunities to solidify their grasp on an N.L. playoff spot.
Brewers Update – Week of August 8th
Brewers are looking to put together a nice second half of the season that ends with them snagging a playoff spot, though that's
not going to be easy with both Pittsburgh and St. Louis looking to do the same thing. But even though the race has definitely
gotten closer recently, this is a team that definitely isn't going to be backing down from a challenge anytime soon, and fans
are optimistic that they can keep the wins coming down the home stretch. Though they've had a couple of downs to go with the
winning streaks so far in the second half, this is a team with a strong pitching staff and a dangerous lineup that is hoping
to break there to the end to battle for a trip to the postseason.
One of the best parts about the Brewers is that they
have one of the most balanced lineups in the entire National League. With five different players above 50 RBIs on the season,
the Brewers get nightly contributions all over the lineup, making it extremely tough on opposing pitchers from one series
to the next. Though Yovani Gollardo went a little while without a win, the previously red-hot Tampa Bay Rays got a glimpse
of what he's capable of while Gollardo dominated in seven shutout innings to give him his sixth win of the season.
Brewers will also be looking to pick up a little momentum despite a tough home stand that will bring them up against the Giants
and the Dodgers – two other teams vying for a playoffs spot. Then it will be on the road to take on the Cubs and then
the Dodgers before coming home to take on the Blue Jays and the Pirates. With plenty of games against teams above.500 on the
upcoming schedule, the Brewers have some opportunities to once again show that they can beat any team in the league and that
they're going to be a major player in how the N.L. Central gets decided.
Brewers Update – Week of July
With one of the best starts for the Brewers in franchise history, the Brew Crew has been out in force all season
long as Milwaukee has surged all the way to the top of the N.L. Central. Though it's been one of the tighter divisions in
Major League Baseball in recent seasons, so far this year it's been all about the Brewers, who have pushed well past St. Louis
and Cincinnati to take a pretty commanding lead in the division. Anything can happen when it comes to baseball, but fans have
been exhilarated by a team that has shown they can win in a variety of different way, which is the formula for being a major
threat to win it all.
Leading the way has been the strong performance of the pitching staff, with Kyle Lohse putting
together another very nice season and leading the team in several major pitching categories. Winning nine of his first 14
decisions, Lohse has been one of the best pitchers in the National League in the first half of the season, though other starters
Yovani Gollardo and Wily Peralta have also been very good throughout the first half of the season. And you also can't forget
about Francisco Rodriguez, who is back in top form while locking down saves left and right so far.
But the Brewers have
also showed that they have some serious talent in the batter's box as well. Fans already knew that Ryan Braun was likely to
be amongst the team leaders in run production, but they've also gotten a major lift from both Jonathan Lucroy, Khris Davis,
Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez. With production all across the lineup, the Brewers have one of the most dangerous hitting
teams from top to bottom, giving them the type of balance that has made them very difficult to beat as they continue to be
the cream of the crop in the National League.
Brewers Update – Week of June 6
Even after cooling
off just a tiny bit in April, after a torrid start to the 2014 season, the Brewers are still in great shape as we move closer
to the halfway point of the season. With a healthy lead in the N.L. Central, the Brewers are looking like the team to beat
thanks to their balanced approach, as they have an exciting lineup to go along with one of the better pitching staffs in the
National League. The Brewers also have proven that they have the tendency to put together some clutch hits, given them a reputation
as a team that you don't want to mess around with during the latter innings.
And the Brewers definitely showed that
during an exciting 7-6 win recently at home against the Baltimore Orioles. In the game, the Brewers pinch hit starting pitcher
Yovani Gallardo in the 10th inning, and Gallardo delivered a clutch RBI double to win the game. The Brewers would end up taking
the next two games as well, as moments like that are the type of moments that tend to build major momentum. But a recent shutout
of the Cubs, with the final score of 9-0, also was the type of game that can really give a team some confidence. Though Cubs'
starter Jeff Samardzija has been arguably the best pitcher in the league this year, the Brewers roughed him up, racking up
eight earned runs and delivering his worst loss of the season.
With a balanced offensive attack with many key contributors
and a pitching rotation that is near the top of the league in most of the main categories, the Brewers are clearly building
for more than just a division win. If things can continue to come together this season, Brewers' fans will be speculating
all around town about their chances for a deep playoff push, guaranteeing plenty of fanfare around each and every Brewers'
game through the rest of the season.
Brewers Update – Week of May 2nd
As the only team in the league
to win 20 games in April, the Brewers are in great shape thanks to the hottest start in all of Major League Baseball, as they
sit easily atop the N.L. Central following a 20-8 first month of the 2014 regular season. So far, the Brewers have only lost
a series against the Cardinals and Braves, beating the Pirates twice, the Phillies, the Red Sox, the Padres, the Cubs and
having their revenge on the Cardinals by taking two out of three in St. Louis to close out April. With a nine-game winning
streak at one point, the Brewers have been as good as it gets in baseball so far this season, giving fans plenty of optimism
as the Brew Crew heads into May looking to do more of the same.
One of the best parts about the Brewers is how many
different players have contributed, with a balanced approach that has them ranking near the top of the league in both pitching
and hitting categories. But even though they've shown they can mash too, their pitching staff has been nothing short of astounding
so far, ranking in the top four in all of the major team pitching categories. Overall, the Brewers ranked first in quality
starts and WHIP and are number three in the league in ERA, giving them a major chance to win every time they take to the field.
Ryan Braun leading the team in batting average and Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez leading in power categories, this is a
team that swing the bat as well, making many managers scratch their head so far as they try to figure out ways to beat the
Brewers. Individual pitching wise, it doesn't get any better than Yovani Gallardo, who has been unbelievable in tallying a
2-0 record to go along with a 1.91 ERA. Kyle Lohse has also been a bright spot in the rotation and it helps to have Francisco
Rodriguez at the end of the bullpen, as the resurgent K-Rod has been lights out while leading the league with 13 saves.
2014 Milwaukee Brewers Schedule
Miller Park in Milwaukee is known for being one of the very best places in the
world to see a big baseball game, and that's not something likely to change as the talented Brewers look to round into form
and swing their way back into the mix for the postseason. The Brewers are hoping to improve on a sub-par 2013 campaign this
time around, and it will go a long way to have their most fervent supporters in the stands for their biggest home games. The
Brewers are hoping to rise in the ranks of the National League Central this season with a team that can do a little bit of
everything, from bash the ball out of the park and steal bases with the best of them to dominating on the mound with their
talented rotation. There is nothing quite like being there when the game is on the line and the Brewers are digging in, but
that's not something that you're going to figure out from home.
The Brewers know that they have to step up their game
when the St. Louis Cardinals come to Milwaukee this season. The Cardinals were able to win the National league Central title
last season and advanced all the way to the World Series, so they're naturally going to be a tough team to take down in 2014.
The Cardinals again look like a formidable team, so any wins against this ball club would go a long way for a Milwaukee team
that is looking to climb to the top of the division standings. Every game against the Cards should be a big one this season,
and that's why the fans need to show up in a big way to support the Brewers for these contests.
The Brew Crew will also
have to give it everything they've got on the baseball diamond when the Pittsburgh Pirates come to town. The Pirates were
able to finish second in the National League Central standings last season, winning 94 games and earning a Wild Card berth
into the playoffs. The Pirates should be in contention for the division title in 2014, which means that the Brewers are going
to have to play hard against Pittsburgh at home this year if they hope to finish ahead of the Bucs in the standings. Whether
you're looking for a divisional matchup or a highly anticipated interleague game against a team the Brew Crew doesn't usually
get to play, 2014 is once again filled with possibilities for fans.
Milwaukee Brewers Team Info
Brewers play in the National League Central division of Major League Baseball, a division that also features the St. Louis
Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs. The Brewers finished fourth in the N.L. Central last season,
but the division saw three clubs make it to the postseason in 2013, showing how strong this group of teams really is. The
Brewers re looking to make some real noise in the division this season, and with their collection of talented players that
goal seems attainable. It could be a bounce back year for Milwaukee this season. For the Brewers, it all starts on the bump
with Yovani Gollardo and they also have some talent in the batter's box courtesy of Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez
and others. With their eyes on the top of the standings, the Brewers definitely won't be going quietly this season.
The MLB Experience
People have been heading out to watch live baseball for more than a century now, and the tradition
is entrenched in American history. There's something magical about being there in the stadium and hearing the crack of the
bat that keeps folks coming back each and every season to see their favorite teams take the field. Major League Baseball is
the best baseball league in the world, and features some of the most talented athletes you'll ever see. The best way to see
them is from your seat in the stands, where you can truly appreciate the skill it takes to be a Major League Baseball player.
The Brewers hit the field at home 81 times throughout the regular season, giving fans of the team plenty of opportunities
to take in a game. When you're there in the stands during the middle of an intense game that could go either way, you'll definitely
see that baseball is a sport that springs to a different level when you get to see the drama unfold first-hand.
The Milwaukee Brewers franchise was founded as the Seattle Pilots in 1969. The following season the
organization moved to Milwaukee and renamed the franchise the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers have had some great players don
the Milwaukee uniform throughout the years, but team success has eluded this ball club more often than not. The team is yet
to win a National League Pennant, something that every Brewers fan would love to see change this season. But they definitely
haven't been short of amazing players and memorable seasons, with all-time greats like Robin Yount, Paul Molitor and more
playing their best baseball in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Brewers Trivia
The Milwaukee Brewers have won the
National League Central title once time? In what year did that occur?
The answer is 2011, when they were led by Ryan
Braun and Prince Fielder and put together one of the best seasons in their franchise's history.
of the game of baseball love to head out to the stadium to watch their favorite team play, and that certainly includes supporters
of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers are an institution in Wisconsin, and their fans support them no matter what. It's always
a great time to head out to the ballpark and cheer on the Brew Crew with fellow supporters of the team, though you can also
be in for a treat if you head out to see the Brewers on the road. When you get a chance to see two talented teams battling
it out on the diamond, whether it's home or away for your favorite team, there's nothing else quite like Major League Baseball.