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Santana becomes latest Brewer to end slump

Maybe the buzzcut and the beard trim did it for Domingo Santana. Maybe it was the encouraging words from manager Craig Counsell.
Via Brewers.com
1 hour ago

Santana homers twice to lift Crew to win

Matt Garza pitched into the seventh inning, and Domingo Santana snapped a slump with a pair of home runs and four RBIs Sunday as the Brewers avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win over the Braves at Miller Park.
Via Brewers.com
3 hours ago

Milwaukee Brewers: Eric Thames innocent until proven guilty

The success of Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has taken the league by storm. Many skeptics of Thames early success this season have resulted in Thames taking several drug tests to prove he has is not taking anything that is enabling his record-breaking start. Thames leads the Brewers and is currently sixth in the National League in batting average. Thames’ 11 home...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shaw aiming to return to lineup Monday

After getting soft tissue treatment all morning Sunday to help relieve the swelling in his right hand, Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw said he expects to be back in the Brewers lineup for Monday's series opener in St. Louis.
Via Brewers.com
5 hours ago

Santana 2 HRs, Brewers end Atlanta’s 4-game win streak 4-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Domingo Santana homered twice and drove in all four Milwaukee runs as the Brewers ended the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Sunday. Santana hit a solo shot in the fifth, then added a three-run drive in the sixth inning. The big right fielder has fifth homers this season, including three in the three-game series against Atlanta. Freddie...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 hours ago

Eric Thames: Bargain Or Bust?

There is no denying it: Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames is absolutely destroying baseball right now. Since his return to MLB from the KBO this offseason, Thames, 30, has hardly missed a step. He turned heads earlier in April with six homers in five straight games. After clubbing another two homers on Monday against the Reds, Thames now leads the majors with 10...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Slugger Eric Thames Stopped Lifting Heavy Weights and Now Leads the MLB With 11 Home Runs

If you hadn't heard of Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames until this baseball season, you're probably not alone. Thames last appeared in the the MLB in 2012, and for the past few seasons, he has played in South Korea. But now, everybody in the baseball world knows who he is, because Thames can't stop hitting home runs. RELATED: An Inside Look at the Unique Workout Anthony...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard Contact, Harder Luck: The Ballad of Kirk Nieuwenhuis

On Sunday, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was outrighted to Class-AAA by the Brewers to clear a roster spot for Brent Suter. This was hardly a stunning development. The pitching staff was stretched thin after a series of short starts, and Nieuwenhuis had struggled to carve out a role in Milwaukee’s crowded outfield. And even when he did see the field, Nieuwenhuis was cataclysmically bad. He...
Via BP Milwaukee
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Four reasons why Eric Thames breaking MLB HR record isn’t so crazy

Eric Thames is on fire. In fact, he’s hotter than fire. A trip to the Sun would feel downright chilly compared to standing next to Eric Thames. The Milwaukee Brewers slugger is mashing baseballs at a record pace.On Monday, he belted two home runs against the Cincinnati Reds, bringing his season total up to 10. Baseball logic says that Thames will cool down. The rational part of...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

Eric Thames keeps destroying baseballs, and keeps being an amazing story.After struggling in two major-league seasons, Thames starred in the Korean Baseball Organization for three years, and was given another MLB opportunity. The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 30-year-old to a three-year, $16 million deal over the offseason, and he’s just about made the contract well worth it already...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Recap 3: Chase and Manny

Welcome to Week Three of the Weekend Recap: The optimism of last week has slightly faded as the Brewers had a bad week, capped by losing three of four against the Cardinals in Milwaukee. Weekend Series Brewers Cardinals Thursday April 20 7 5 Friday April 21 3 6 Saturday April 22 1 4 Sunday April 23 4 6 The big story this weekend was the starting pitching. Brewers starters only threw...
Via BP Milwaukee
6 days ago  |  Discuss

These Korean broadcasters really enjoyed ex-KBO star Eric Thames’ 8th homer of the year

Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has been one of the biggest stories of the young baseball season.After washing out of the Major Leagues in 2012, Thames bounced around the minor leagues before landing in South Korea in 2014. There, he absolutely dominated the Korean Baseball Organization, hitting 124 homers in three season and earning a reputation as something like Korea’s Babe...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Thames happy to land in Milwaukee with Brewers: ‘I love beer’

For a beer connoisseur, there are far worse places to land than in Milwaukee. Just ask Eric Thames.After two mostly unsuccessful MLB campaigns in 2011 and 2012, Thames spent the last three seasons dominating in Korean leagues. Thames’ production in the KBO was so impressive the Milwaukee Brewers signed him to major league deal this past offseason, a three-year $16 million contract...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs seem to imply they think Eric Thames is using PEDs

It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so.Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven home runs for the Brewers, and produced three hits in each of the first two games of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs walked off Wednesday on a majestic Addison Russell home run

After two weeks of sky-is-falling talk from (a segment of) Cubs fans, the defending champs got something to cheer about Wednesday evening.Trailing the Brewers by a run in the ninth inning, the Cubs rallied for four off Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz, eventually walking off on a three-run homer from shortstop Addison Russell.It was a beauty. Yep, Russell knew it was gone the moment...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Back from Korea, Brewers slugger Eric Thames is the coolest story in MLB so far

Raise your hand if you expected Milwaukee Brewers’ first baseman Eric Thames to be leading the show in home runs, two weeks into the season. Nobody?Thames, a 30-year-old former MLB washout who’s spent the past three season socking dingers in the Korean Baseball Organization, signed a three-year contract with Milwaukee this offseason. The Brewers believed so much in Thames they...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Brewers reportedly still talking Ryan Braun trade

Rumors of a potential Ryan Braun trade to the Dodgers continue to swirl.During the week, MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reported that the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers remain in contact about a potential trade of Braun. On Saturday, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported the same.The Dodgers and Brewers were in talks last year about a potential trade involving Braun...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Recap: Thames and Nelson

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Weekend Recap, where I’ll note some interesting performances which you may have missed over the weekend. After starting the series against the Cubs with a walk-off wild pitch victory, the Brewers dropped the next two games as Zach Davies and Tommy Milone struggled in their starts. Weekend Series Brewers Cubs Friday April 7 (11) 2 1 Saturday April...
Via BP Milwaukee
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter to stream first MLB game Friday night

The social media site Twitter may have lost out to Amazon for the rights to stream NFL games this upcoming season, but it surely will be keeping the interest of sports fans.Starting Friday night when the Milwaukee Brewers host the Chicago Cubs, Twitter will stream four MLB games for free during the opening month of the season.The awesome thing here is that all these games are available...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Keon Broxton suffers broken nose but won’t go on DL

Keon Broxton suffered a broken nose after being hit in the face by a pitch on Thursday, but he will luckily avoid a DL stint.The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder was hit in the face by a pitch from Antonio Senzatela during the bottom of the second. It was his first at-bat of the game Broxton was bloodied but able to walk off on his own. The 26-year-old, who entered the game 0-for-6 on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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