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Eric Lauer to start for Milwaukee Brewers on Friday against Cincinnati Reds

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Lauer could be a mainstay for a long time in the Brewers’ rotation.

The starting pitching debut of Eric Lauer as a Milwaukee Brewer is nigh.

Eric Lauer will start on Friday, Brewers announce

— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) August 6, 2020

With Lauer on the mound for the Brewers against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park, Brewers’ fans will get a chance to see what could become one of the mainstays in the Milwaukee rotation. At just 25 years old, Lauer...

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MLB announces smaller rosters, penalties for not following new COVID-19 protocols

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Teams have to cut down rosters to 28 today, and players may be barred from playing if they don’t follow COVID rules

Major League Baseball is continuing to make new rules as they go along during this unusual season.

The Brewers and every other team in baseball will have until 11 a.m. CDT today to cut their roster down from 30 to 28 players, where rosters will stay for the rest of the season and the playoffs. Previously, plans called for a gradual...

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Pitchers’ duel ends in a 1-0 victory for the Milwaukee Brewers

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Adrian Houser dominant over seven innings

Tonight was not a must win situation by any means. Yet it felt like the Brew Crew really needed to get a win tonight. They would have to do it without Christian Yelich in the lineup as Craig Counsel gave his slugger a mental health day.

The major story in this game was Adrian Houser. The big right-hander from Oklahoma was dominant this evening. Facing off against former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, the two...

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Game Thread #9: Milwaukee Brewers (3-5) @ Chicago White Sox (7-4)

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Adrian Houser (0-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. Dallas Keuchel (2-0, 3.38 ERA)

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox tangle again tonight, but this time the match up takes place on the south side of Chicago. Adrian Houser takes the mound for the Brew Crew. Dallas Keuchel toes the rubber for the White Sox. Christian Yelich will not be in the lineup this evening. Lineups are as follows:

The Brewers-White Sox series continues tonight at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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An early examination of the new Corbin Burnes

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Burnes is headed in the right direction, but there remains a great deal of work to be done.

Corbin Burnes has been a frequent topic of discussion for Brewers fans for several years. As he ascended through the minor-league ranks, those discussions flowed with optimism. When he burst onto the scene as a steadfast middle reliever in the second half of the 2018 season, those discussions focused on his electric stuff that everyone got to see regularly for the...

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Garrett Mitchell ranks #69 on updated MLB Pipeline top-100 prospects list; new Brewers top-30 released

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See where the new draftees fit in.

With the annual amateur draft now come and gone, MLB Pipeline has updated their top prospects lists to reflect the new influx of talent into affiliated baseball. For the Milwaukee Brewers, this means that they finally have a prospect gracing the Pipeline top-100 ranking, with first round draftee Garrett Mitchell slotting in at #69 overall. Of the 20th overall selection, the Pipeline scouts write:

Mitchell has made...

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Brewers shortened two-game homestand ends with 3-2 loss to White Sox

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Ben Gamel provided all the offense with a two-run home run as the Brewers couldn’t back up a good pitching day.

WP: Lucas Giolito (1-1)
LP: Devin Williams (0-1)
SV: Alex Colomé (3)

HR: Ben Gamel (2), Eloy Jiménez (3)

Box Score

The game started off well enough. Eric Sogard led off with a double, then Keston Hiura walked to put two runners on base with no outs. Christian Yelich was up next and struck out, then Avisail Garcia grounded into a double play...

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Game Thread #8: Milwaukee Brewers (3-4) vs. Chicago White Sox (6-4)

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Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 1.59 ERA) vs. Lucas Giolito (0-1, 6.52 ERA)

The Milwaukee Brewers will be looking to even the score with the Chicago White Sox tonight at Miller Park as these two teams do battle in the second game of a 3-game series. Brandon Woodruff takes the mound for the Brewers. Lucas Giolito will pitch for the White Sox. Lineups are as follows:

.@B_Woody24 takes the hill for his first start at...

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Brewers drop home opener to White Sox, 6-4

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Late offense by Chicago proves to be the difference.

Box Score

After their scheduled weekend series with the Cardinals was wiped out due to COVID-19 concerns, the Milwaukee Brewers finally took the field at Miller Park on Monday night for their 2020 home opener against the Chicago White Sox. Brett Anderson started for the home team, and he found trouble immediately.

Luis Robert singled on a ball that deflected off Anderson to start things off for the...

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Shelby Miller opts out of 2020 MLB season

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He had been working out at the Brewers’ alternate training site in Appleton.

Lorenzo Cain became the first player within the Milwaukee Brewers organization to opt out of the 2020 season over the weekend, saying in a statement on Saturday that “this is the best decision for me, my wife, and our three kids.” Another veteran big leaguer joined Cain in choosing to sit out the rest of the summer earlier today, as Shelby Miller informed...

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Game Thread #7: Milwaukee Brewers (3-3) vs. Chicago White Sox (5-4)

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Anderson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Rodon (0-1, 12.27 ERA)

Home opener, take two? Or is it take three? Ah, who cares, at least its here.

So, Ryon Healy, eh?

Lineups:

.@_BAnderson30_ makes his Brewers debut tonight for the home opener against the White Sox at 7:10 p.m. CT.

Television: @fswisconsin
Radio: @620wtmj
#ThisIsMyCrew | #BrewersAtHome | #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/X1DMIawdmv

— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 3,...

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Shelby Miller Opts Out Of 2020 Season

Righty Shelby Miller has opted out of the 2020 season, the Brewers announced. He had been working out at the team’s alternative training site. More to come …

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Brewers call up Ryon Healy and Mark Mathias, activate Brett Anderson

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Healy and Mathias will take the roster spots of Ryan Braun and Lorenzo Cain

With Lorenzo Cain opting out of the rest of the 2020 season and Ryan Braun landing on the Injured List with what sounds like a nasty finger infection, the Brewers had a couple roster moves to make before beginning their series against the Chicago White Sox tonight.

It turns out the Brewers will be swapping a Ryan for a Ryon, with Ryon Healy getting called up...

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago White Sox

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After a long layoff, the Brewers hope to start a four-game home-and-home against one of the league’s most exciting young teams

The Brewers haven’t played a game since Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, but will hope to get back on the field tonight against the Chicago White Sox in what will (probably, maybe) be the team’s first home series of 2020.

It’s actually a 4-game home-and-home against the White Sox, but we’ll take what...

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Milwaukee’s Tailgate Podcast: Rob Manfred is Leonard Nimoy

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Who’s to blame for baseball’s growing coronavirus mess and impressions from the first handful of Brewers games that were actually played

The Brewers played half the games they were scheduled to play in the last week, leading to plenty of questions as to who’s to blame for the rocky start to the baseball season — they players breaking protocol? The league’s flying-by-the-seat-of-its-pants response? All of the above?

On this...

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Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffers heart attack

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He is expected to make a full recovery.

Milwaukee Brewers’ bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack on Saturday during workouts. President of Baseball Operations David Stearns indicated that he should be okay.

#Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said Pat Murphy had a heart attack at workout Saturday and was immediately transported to Froedtert Hospital and had a stent inserted. Said prognosis for recovery is good.

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Ryan Braun lands on 10-day injured list with infected finger

The Brewers have not yet made a decision regarding who will replace Braun on the 30-man active roster.

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Ryan Braun placed on injured list with infected finger

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A day after seeing Lorenzo Cain opt out of the season, the Brewers see another bat go down

We knew Ryan Braun was battling a number of ailments lately, but this is a new one.

The Brewers say the DH/1B/OF is headed to the injured list with an infected right index finger, which may be the first time I’ve typed “infected right index finger” in a blog post.

OF/1B Ryan Braun has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 30, with an...

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Ryan Braun Placed on 10-Day Injured List by Brewers Because of Finger Infection

On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced they placed outfielder and first baseman Ryan Braun on the 10-day injured list because of an infected right index finger...

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Christian Yelich sends heartfelt message to teammate Lorenzo Cain

Cain had played in five games for Milwaukee, batting .333 on the season.

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