Chris Stratton employed a different strategy to achieve a similar result Monday night at AT&T Park, where he delivered six innings to propel the Giants to a 2-0 victory over the Brewers, San Francisco's first home shutout of the season.
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Two right-handed pitchers will square off when the Giants and Brewers battle Tuesday at AT&T Park. The Giants will send Jeff Samardzija to the bump while the Brewers will start Jimmy Nelson.
Corey Knebel's game-ending strikeout Sunday carried extra meaning. It was his 99th strikeout of the season, giving the Brewers All-Star the franchise record for most strikeouts in a season by a reliever.
Orlando Arcia will don "El Niño" on the back of his jersey for the inaugural MLB Players Weekend from Aug. 25-27, when all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs. The words "El Nino" translate to "The Kid," the nickname held by Hall of Famer and former Brewers shortstop Robin Yount, who made his Major League debut at age 18.
In the early stages of a major rebuild, the Brewers have put the future on hold. It's about now for the Brew Crew. Early in the season, they could be viewed as an oddity, but the campaign is headed down the backstretch and the Brewers are very much in the midst of both the National League Central and the NL Wild Card races. And that, not the future, has become the focus.
Francisco Mejia and Bobby Bradley helped bring Akron's five-game losing streak to an end as the duo combined for five extra-base hits, five runs and six RBIs in a 13-5 victory against Harrisburg.
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Chase Anderson allowed one run in five innings in his first start back from the disabled list, and Jesus Aguilar hit two home runs as the Brewers remained two games back of the Cubs in the NL Central. The Rockies, who lost two of three in the series, remain one game up on the D-backs in the NL Wild Card chase. Mark Reynolds had a home run, but the Rockies were 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position.
Chase Anderson allowed one run in five innings Sunday, but the meaning of his return from the disabled list Sunday went beyond the box score.
The Brewers sent pitching prospect Brandon Woodruff back to the Minors on Sunday with the promise he'd return in September to pitch meaningful innings, perhaps as part of a uniquely deep pool of starting pitchers.
Yankees prospects Miguel Andujar and Domingo German led Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 3-0 win over Durham with a pair of strong performances on Sunday.
Jesus Aguilar had a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth as the Brewers topped the Rockies. Teammate Travis Shaw also went deep, his 27th of the season. Charlie Blackmon had an RBI single in the eighth as the Rockies tied the score, but closer Greg Holland allowed three runs in the ninth, as Colorado remained one game up in the NL Wild Card race. The Brewers are two games back of the Cubs in the NL Central. Chad Bettis settled down after a rough start, allowing three runs over seven innings.
After his notably delayed debut, Brandon Woodruff did his part over three respectable starts to prove he belongs in the big leagues. Now he may have to wait again. The Brewers are expected to option Woodruff to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday to make way for Chase Anderson's return from the disabled.
Former Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy once hoped to be a Brewer for life. On Saturday, less than 13 months after he was traded away from his original organization, he reflected on an unexpected road to the Rockies.
Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.
At some point early in the Brewers' surprising bid for postseason position, outfielders Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana talked about their individual goals. One of them was shared: Twenty home runs. It happened for both in Friday's loss to the Rockies.
The Brewers began a critical West Coast road trip on Friday by activating catcher Stephen Vogt from the disabled list, and another big addition -- pitcher Chase Anderson -- is only days away.
When the 2017 schedule circulated at Miller Park about a year ago, this nine-game trip to Colorado, San Francisco and Los Angeles in late August stood out for its length, but not necessarily its importance.
It was as if the Pirates and Brewers decided to settle the small ball vs. long ball debate, once and for all. On Wednesday at Miller Park, the home runs ruled. The Pirates collected six run-scoring singles, five with two outs, to account for all of their runs, but the Brewers struck back with a barrage of homers for a 7-6 win, their fourth straight.
Some players might have crossed their fingers behind their backs and said no. Keon Broxton looked straight ahead and said yes. Did seeing a teammate start out of position in Broxton's regular spot light a fire under the second-year center fielder?
Quantity or quality? As it pertains to left fielder Ryan Braun, the Brewers continue to choose the latter.
If there was any doubt about whether Forrest Whitley was ready for the Double-A level, the teenage right-hander laid it to rest on Thursday by tossing six scoreless innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts in his debut for Corpus Christi.
Arcia and Diaz had a post-anthem standoff
The Pirates arrived at Miller Park with a chance to climb up the division standings, but it was the Brewers on the move instead.
If he had to walk to home plate with a cane, Travis Shaw was going to get his hacks against his favorite opposing pitcher.
A left hamstring strain has ended Lewis Brinson's Minor League season. But what about a big league call-up in September?
The Cubs won the National League Central by 17 1/2 games last year, then they won the World Series. So pardon us if we weren't expecting a scintillating battle for supremacy in this particular division in 2017.
The Brewers are banking on familiarity breeding success for newly acquired infielder Neil Walker after a Saturday night trade returned Walker to his roots in the National League Central.
Was it the meeting that got the Brewers' bats going? Or three games against the pitching-challenged Reds?
It was part execution, part self-preservation. And Hernan Perez did it with his eyes closed.