Thursday, February 27, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers Spring Startup Game 1

Hello Brewers fans and baseball fans all over, it's great to get back to baseball again. I am and I'm sure you are ready for baseball once again after this long winter which doesn't seem to want to give it up here in Wisconsin, 7outside, -10 Windchill. Ouch!

The brew crew are playing their first Spring tune up game as of this writing. I think Brewers fans are in for an exciting season with some new and old faces back in 2014. The second base battle will will be interesting to follow, Scooter Gennett played outstanding in the field and showed some Great hitting, spraying the ball around, finishing the season at .324 average in 69 games for us after Rickie Weeks season ending Hamstring tear. The talk over the winter was second base looked like Gennett's job to lose in 2014. What do you think? 

I have to say I think Ryan Braun's move to Right Field is a good move, I also hope the fans can support Ryan and help us get Back to the Top once again! Go Brewers!

I have to go and listen to the Crew,  The Score is 3-2 Brew Crew top 3rd. Braun has Homered! and Juan Francisco Homered! Till next time, Follow me on Twitter @BrewersnPackers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Packers Take DE Nick Perry USC in 2012 NFL Draft First Round

 The Green Bay Packers with the 28th pick selected Defensive End Nick Perry out of USC in the 2012 NFL Draft first round. Perry will be expected to compliment Clay Matthews, and strengthen the pass rush, which was a weak spot last season. The speculation was the Packers Ted Thompson would try to trade up. The signing of Jeff Saturday at center is at best a one year band aid. Packers needs are at C, DE, OLB, and Safety after releasing Nick Collins this week. Thompson is known to take the best player available; I expect him to stick to his previous draft strategy, because the Packers have urgent holes to fill at key positions. Stay tuned at ESPN for further round coverage.

You can read more on the 2012 NFL Draft here. 
Until next time, Go Brewers n Packers. 

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Milwaukee Brewers-Rockies-MLB-Umpire Replays?

The Milwaukee Brewers 6-7 are hosting the Colorado Rockies who bring a 6-6 record to Miller Park tonight at 7:10c.t. Shaun Marcum will start for the Brewers and takes his 1-1 record, against Rockies starter 24 year old Jhoulys Chacin, who is 0-1. 
The Brewers have been plagued by the flu bug lately. Apparently it has followed them from spring training. Manager Ron Roenicke said, Ryan Braun and Francisco Rodriguez, among others, were under the weather in Wednesday night's 10th inning 3-2 win over the Dodgers.
I haven't heard anything today on the status of the bug, hopefully it has run its course in the Brewers clubhouse.

The online balloting began today for the 2012 All-Star game. Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel is on the ballot for the first time along with seven others, including catcher Jonathan Lucroy, second baseman Rickie Weeks, third baseman Aramis Ramirez, shortstop Alex Gonzalez, and outfielders Ryan Braun, Nijer Morgan, and Corey Hart. You can vote for your favorite players up to 25 times  at, or all 30 club websites online or a mobile device until June 28 at 10:59 P.M. CT.

There has been a lot of buzz around baseball and the Internet about bringing a form of replay on home plate calls. I am not sure how I feel about a game changer of that magnitude. There are good arguments on both sides, but where does it end. I think the home run replays have proved to be a pretty good tool, but overall I think the umpiring has been phenomenal. For instance, when you have to look at the replay from three different angles, to see if a tag was applied, an umpire will never make the correct call 100 percent of the time. We have all seen the NFL replays, and how they don't always get it right, what is the answer, and how far do we go into changing the Game?  Would like to get your opinion. 
 UPDATE! Narveson to DL  torn rotator cuff. Adam McCalvy Brew Beat.

Until next time.  Go Brewers! 
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Brewers at Braves Opener-Chipper Jones Back

 The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves in their home opener at Turner Field tonight at 6:35c.t. Randy Wolf will pitch for the Brewers, with the hot hitting George Kottaras, Wolf's personal catcher behind the plate for the Brewers. The Braves record going into tonight's game is 2-4 after losing the first four games, have bounced back with two wins. Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez will be making his first start against his old team. Milwaukee is 4-3 one game behind the St.Louis Cardinals who are 5-2 and playing the Chicago Cubs, that score is Cubs 4, Cardinals 0, in the middle of the second inning.
  Chipper Jones is back in the lineup for the Braves who are actually on a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.  The Braves have won their last two games against the Astros, calming their grumbling fan base just a bit before they headed home. "Road trips get longer and longer," Jones said. "Especially when you lose the first four, you miss home at lot. It will be good to get back to Atlanta and play in front of the home fans, who we haven't seen in a long time. The home opener is always a special occasion no matter when it comes." This will be Jones' last opening day in Atlanta."

Here is the Brewers starting lineup.
2B Rickie Weeks
CF Nyjer Morgan
LF Ryan Braun
3B Aramis Ramirez
RF Corey Hart
1B Mat Gamel
SS Alex Gonzalez
C George Kottaras
LHP Randy Wolf

Till Next Time!  Go Brewers.   Follow me on Twitter @BrewersnPackers

Friday, April 6, 2012

Brewers Opening Day-Brauns Best Team

The day has finally arrived for Milwaukee Brewers fans, it's opening day! As many of you know this is the biggest day of the year for the Brewers; the only day bigger in the Brewers season would be if they was to make the playoffs. The Brewers will take on the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, scheduled first pitch is for 3:10C.T. Yovani Gallardo will take the mound for the Brewers in his third consecutive opening-day start, Left-hander Jaime Garcia will start for the Cardinals.

Milwaukee is facing a different St. Louis team this year, after losing Albert Pujols to the Angels and manager Tony La Russa's retirement. The Brewers infield looks almost totally different; Namely, the loss of Prince Fielder to the Tigers and his replacement Mat Gamel, Alex Gonzalez takes over at shortstop and Aramis Ramirez at third.

Ryan Braun was quoted recently as saying that this is the best team he's played on, which is quite a statement after losing Prince Fielder. He went on to say that the health of the team at the start of the season was part of the reason, as the Brewers started last season without Zach Greinke or Jonathan Lucroy on the opening day roster.

I like what Braun had to say and I'm backing his analysis up, with the addition of Ramirez at third, and another year under Jonathan Lucroy's belt; he's only getting better behind the plate and looked impressive at the plate this spring. Mat Gamel looks like he's ready at first base, with Rickie Weeks healthy at second and Gonzalez glove at short, could turn out to be a dynamic double-play duo. Oh, and we can't forget Aramis Ramirez at third, an everyday player that has hit for 25 to 30 home runs and averaged close to 100 RBIs consistently. I know I haven't said anything about Corey Hart or Ryan Braun, we know Braun will put up the numbers and what Corey Hart can do with the bat. Remember last year he missed the first month of the season, so there you have it. What you think?

I'm still going by my previous prediction, of the Brewers 95-67 winning the division.

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