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Jaymes L

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

Just like Jason Voorhees, never assume the Cardinals are dead. They always come back.

The St. Louis Cardinals were one of the National League’s most disappointing teams through the first half, but they’ve turned it around since the All-Star break. Now they’re coming up fast in the Brewers’ rearview mirror -- now just 1.5 GB of the Brewers for a wildcard spot -- turning this weekend’s series into one that’s more important than some probably figured it would be a couple weeks...

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Valuing Hernan Perez

The Brewers may face something of a roster crunch entering 2019, or at the very least a potential wave of contractual non-tenders. A non-tender is a basic roster tool that allows the Brewers to release a player facing salary arbitration or a renewal contract for the coming season; these are typically players that can be released for little or no cost to the organization. In combination with the depressed league minimum and arbitration salaries, the ability to non-tender these players is what...

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Brad Ford

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, August 16

Scores and notes from the Brewers’ minor league affiliates.

Iowa Cubs 9 vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3

Quintin Berry: 2-4, RBI, 2 R, 3 SB
Dylan Moore: 2-4, R
Domino Santana: 1-3, 2B, BB
Tyler Saladino: 1-4, RBI

Zach Davies (L, 0-3): 3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Jacob Barnes: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K

Colorado Springs Sky Sox record: 61-59
Next Game: today at Iowa Cubs, 7:40 p.m.
Probable: Aaron Brooks, CS (8-4, 3.66 ERA)

Biloxi Shuckers 3 vs. Mobile BayBears 1

Keston Hiura (#1): 0-3
Corey Ray (#3):...

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Jimmy Nelson unlikely to return for Brewers in 2018

Brewers GM David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell indicated today that righty Jimmy Nelson is unlikely to make it back to the hill for the club this season. That conclusion was largely evident from the fact that Nelson had not yet begun a rehab assignment. Stearns acknowledged today what was becoming clear, saying that time is running short. Further comments from Counsell removed any remaining doubt as to the team’s expectations. While neither man would rule out the possibility that...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Submit Your Questions for BCB Mailbag #51

Send in your questions and every Friday we'll answer them.

Today is Thursday, and you all know what that means:

Tomorrow is Friday.

And you know what Friday means:

Another edition of the BCB Mailbag!

It’s been an up-and-down last couple of weeks for the Cream City Nine, and as play begins today they’ll be three back of the Cubs for the NL Central and in a virtual tie atop the Wild Card standings with the Phillies. The offense seems to have improved, but the pitching has all of a sudden...

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Brad Ford

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, August 15

Scores and notes from the Brewers’ minor league affiliates.

Game 1: Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3 at Iowa Cubs 1

Eric Sogard: 2-4, RBI, R, BB
Domingo Santana: 1-2, RBI, R, 2 BB, SB
Richie Shaffer: 1-3, 2B, R, BB

Brandon Woodruff: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
Quintin Torres-Costa: 1.1 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, K

Game 2: Iowa Cubs 9 vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4

Tyrone Taylor: 2-3, 2B, 2 R
Christian Bethancourt: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Nate Orf: 1-4, RBI
Jett Bandy: 1-3, R
Dylan Moore: 1-3, RBI

Adrian Houser (L,...

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Peralta looks to bounce back against Cards

Coming off a loss in Atlanta in which he allowed seven earned runs, rookie right-hander Freddy Peralta gets the ball for the opener of the Brewers' weekend series in St. Louis. He'll pitch opposite right-hander Jack Flaherty at 7:15 p.m. CT at Busch Stadium.

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Brad Ford

Brewers lose to Cubs 8-4, split series at Wrigley

Junior Guerra and the defense falter

Well, Brewers fan, that wasn’t the ending we wanted to see. After three-consecutive shutout victories against the Chicago Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers were beaten out of the Windy City in an 8-4 loss.

Our hero Junior Guerra carries most of the blame for dropping the second game of this two-game series. The 2018 Brewers ace allowed six earned runs in just 3.2 innings.

Milwaukee’s defense didn’t do much to help. The defense missed multiple diving...

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Guerra struggles as Crew drops finale to Cubs

The Brewers followed one of their most complete victories of the season with an ugly defeat, an 8-4 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday in which starter Junior Guerra was knocked out in the fourth inning.

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Brewers' Jimmy Nelson 'unlikely' to pitch this season

Jimmy Nelson made great progress in his early rehab work after shoulder surgery, but still hasn't pitched off a mound.

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Nelson 'unlikely' to return for Brewers in 2018

It was no fault of Jimmy Nelson, who attacked rehabilitation with the same intensity he took the mound before shoulder surgery cut short his breakthrough 2017 season.

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Brewers' Nelson unlikely to pitch this season

Right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who has been rehabbing from a shoulder injury, is unlikely to return this season, the Brewers said Wednesday.

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Ben Reagan

Game Thread #123: Milwaukee Brewers (68-54) @ Chicago Cubs (68-50)

Winning a second consecutive series in a row from the Cubs would be kinda helpful.

The Milwaukee Brewers (68-54) can pull within a game of the Chicago Cubs (68-50) by winning today’s game, and take their second straight series from the Pride of North Chicago. Junior Guerra (6-7, 3.40) tries to keep the Cub bats silent (and they have been VERY silent for the last three games against the Brewers). Juni G will face the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks (8-9, 4.02). Lefties take over in the Brewer...

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Jaymes L

Jimmy Nelson unlikely to pitch for Brewers in 2018

At this point in the season, it was more or less assumed, but the Brewers confirmed as much today

We’ve all likely inferred as much considering the Brewers have fewer than 40 games left to play in the regular season — and even fewer for minor league teams that may host a rehab assignment — but the team all but confirmed today that Jimmy Nelson won’t be able to make it back on a big league mound in 2018.

#Brewers GM David Stearns said team "is running out of time" to get Jimmy...

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Brad Ford

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, August 14

Scores and notes from the Brewers’ minor league affiliates.

Colorado Springs Sky Sox 1 at Iowa Cubs 0 — Suspended

Colorado Springs Sky Sox record: 60-57
Next Game: today at Iowa Cubs, continued game
Probable: TBD, CS
Game Two: today vs. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.
Probable: Adrian Houser, CS (#17) (1-2, 5.74 ERA)

Game One: Biloxi Shuckers 4 vs. Mobile BayBears 3 — f/8 innings

Keston Hiura (#1): 2-2, 2B, 2 BB
Corey Ray (#3): 0-2, RBI, BB, SF
Lucas Erceg (#5): 0-3, BB
Troy Stokes Jr. (#16): 0-4
Trent...

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Brewers' top August trade led to World Series

While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.

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Lorenzo Cain deserves more praise for his first season back with the Brewers

Let's give it up for Cain, a long underappreciated player who deserves some credit for his big season

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Kyle Lesniewski

Milwaukee Brewers acquire Jake Thompson for cash, designate Alec Asher for assignment

Another former top prospect is added to the fold in August.

David Stearns and the Milwaukee Brewers already used the waiver wire once this month to add a formerly well-regarded pitching prospect to the fold, claiming right-hander Ariel Hernandez from the Dodgers a week ago. The club dove back into scrapheap for a pitcher again earlier today, as Milwaukee announced that they had made a cash deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for righty Jake Thompson, who was designated for assignment on...

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Lorenzo Cain deserves more praise for his first season with the Brewers

Let's give it up for Cain, a long underappreciated player who deserves some credit for his big season

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Ben Reagan

Chacin’s pitching, Braun’s two homers lead Brewers past Cubs 7-0

Milwaukee plays total game to pull within two of Chicago

WP: Jhoulys Chacin (12-4); LP: Jose Quintana (10-9); Save: none; Homeruns: Mil - Lorenzo Cain (9); Ryan Braun 2 (14); Erik Kratz (4)

A Beautiful Wrigley Field Box Score

What a difference a day makes. The Milwaukee Brewers (68-54) scored the same number of runs (7) as they did in Sunday’s loss on eight fewer hits, and the pitching staff shut out the Chicago Cubs (68-50) on just three hits in a 7-0 win. The big difference at the plate...

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