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Santana's thoughts with dad in St. Thomas

Like a vicious one-two punch, Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into the U.S. Virgin Islands this month, leaving in their wake vast damage that literally hit home for Brewers right fielder Domingo Santana.

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LIVE Color Feed: Cubs vs. Brewers

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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Poll: How would you grade Craig Counsell’s managing last night?

Craig Counsell managed like it was a postseason game yesterday. Were you impressed with it?

Though the Milwaukee Brewers came up short in last night’s game, falling to the Pirates 6-4 on a walk-off home run, it was one of the bigger nights of Craig Counsell’s managerial career. He made many moves that we are not used to seeing in the regular season, and were reminiscent of a postseason managerial style. Here are some of the decisions he made last night:

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A Tale of Two Halves: The Milwaukee Bullpen

Wow. The Brewers are just one game out of the Wild Card race. One game! This team is so much fun and energetic. Resilience is one of the most defining characteristics of the squad, as whenever they seem dead, they come to the ballpark the next day and exceed expectations yet again. One of the areas of the team where this has been exemplified strongly recently is the bullpen. Yes, the bullpen. Remember back at the beginning of the year, where when the Brewers had a late-inning lead, doubt...

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Depth could help the Milwaukee Brewers replace Jimmy Nelson in 2018

Jimmy Nelson will reportedly miss a ‘chunk’ of 2018, but the Brewers may not need to look far to find a replacement

The Brewers announced the results of Jimmy Nelson's shoulder surgery on Wednesday, and while his timetable for return depends on his rehab, the initial news isn't great.

From GM David Stearns, as told by Adam McCalvy:

"The best-case scenario Jimmy told you guys was the doctor goes in there and it's a relatively minor procedure, and he has the potential to be back at the...

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

This is it.

It all comes down to this, really.

Sure, an NL Central title isn't the only way the Brewers could make the postseason. They don't need to sweep the Cubs this weekend, but it sure would help. On the other side of the coin, if Chicago were to win the next four games, they'd be celebrating a division title on Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.

The Brewers swept the Cubs the last time they played. Can they run that streak to 7 games? It seems unlikely, but those are the kinds of...

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Career Year: Curves, Cutters, Soft Contact, Pop-Ups

In a season chock full of feel-good stories, the Milwaukee Brewer’s most pleasing development may be the emergence of soon-to-be thirty-year-old Chase Anderson. After posting a 4.26 earned run average in 418 2/3 innings over his first three full seasons in the big leagues, the veteran right-hander ranks seventh in baseball among those with at least 120 innings pitched, with a 2.74 earned run average. Anderson has already matched his career high in strikeouts (120) despite throwing just...

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Do the Brewers Need a Star?

Starting with the position that the Brewers’ rebuild is over, let’s also posit that contending for a playoff spot, as Milwaukee is currently, isn’t the end game for the franchise. Consistently competing, year in and year out is the goal; not for a one-game or even five-game playoff series every year, but because making the postseason consistently is the best path toward winning a World Series. So while the exciting pennant and playoff-chase baseball we’re experiencing is ahead of...

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Jimmy Nelson will miss “a chunk” of 2018 season after shoulder surgery

We may have seen the best of the once-burgeoning ace.

Even though Jimmy Nelson knew he was going to miss the rest of the season after suffering a shoulder injury on September 8th, he tried to remain optimistic. Nelson was scheduled to undergo an “arthroscopic debridement” on his right shoulder yesterday, in which Dr. Neal ElAttrache was to remove some debris from the area. Once he was inside, ElAttrache would then determine the extent of the damage to Nelson’s labrum and determine if...

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Counsell goes all-in with 'pen, bench vs. Bucs

The calendar said it was still September, but Brewers manager Craig Counsell operated like it was October.

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Brewers can’t complete the sweep, fall to Pirates 6-4

Cubs and Rockies also lose to keep the races the same.

WP: Felipe Rivero (5-2)
LP: Corey Knebel (1-3)

HR: Jesus Aguilar (15), Domingo Santana (27), Adam Frazier (6)

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It was a prime chance for the Brewers today. The Rockies had lost to the Giants 4-0 earlier in the day. The Cubs trailed for their whole game and wound up losing 8-1. A win would put the Brewers into a tie for the second wild card and within 2 1?2 games of the division lead. Unfortunately, they could not take advantage...

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Crew drops chance to draw even in WC chase

Brewers closer Corey Knebel picked a bad night to have a bad night.

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Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson will miss a chunk of 2018 season

The Milwaukee Brewers already knew that the playoff push and the postseason itself would not include Jimmy Nelson. According to general manager David Stearns, Nelson will miss part of 2018, as well. “The best-case scenario Jimmy told you guys was the doctor goes in there and it’s a relatively minor procedure, and he has the potential to be back at the front end of next year. That obviously we don’t think is going to be the case; we do think he is going to miss a chunk of next year,”...

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Nelson expected to miss 'a chunk' of 2018

Jimmy Nelson is expected to miss "a chunk" of the 2018 season while recovering from right shoulder surgery, Brewers general manager David Stearns said Wednesday.

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What We Learned: Keeping the Pirates off the board

The Brewers have two shutouts in a row as they go for the sweep tonight. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes Links from BCB

To make the playoffs, the Milwaukee Brewers need a hot streak and some good luck
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Eric Thames, Travis Shaw provide balance and power to Milwaukee Brewers lineup
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Josh Hader and the Milwaukee Brewers may make us change how we think about...

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Jimmy Nelson Underwent Labrum Procedure, Will Miss Time In 2018

The shoulder procedure performed today on Brewers righty Jimmy Nelson ended up being somewhat more extensive than had been hoped. While there was optimism that surgeons would not find a need to repair Nelson’s labrum, they did end up needing to do some tissue work, GM David Stearns told reporters including MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). As a result, it is now expected that Nelson will miss “a chunk” of the 2018 season, per Stearns. Just how long the key righty will be...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Quick scouting report on Milwaukee Brewers call-up Aaron Wilkerson

From stocking frozen foods to pitching in the big leagues.

Five years ago, Aaron Wilkerson was stocking the frozen foods section of a local supermarket in his hometown of Waco, Texas. He had completed a notable career at Cumberland University in Tennessee, including at one point pitching an NAIA record 54 consecutive scoreless innings. But Aaron injured his arm while at school, was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery and was subsequently passed over in the draft.

After his arm healed up,...

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How Real is Travis Shaw’s “Breakout”?

Travis Shaw has undoubtedly had a better season this year than last.  In roughly the same number of plate appearances (562 thus far in 2017, compared with 530 last season), he has a TAv nearly fifty points higher and has more than doubled his WARP.  Entering the weekend against Miami, his .292 TAv ranked fifty-first among all hitters with at least 400 plate appearances, and his WARP put him comfortably atop the team’s position players.  Shaw has 30 home runs, after hitting only 16 last...

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Brewers flex arms again in 'special' sixth frame

For those scoring this unexpected Brewers season at home, circle the sixth inning of Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Pirates on your scorecards.

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Santana’s clout enough to beat Bucs on #TalkLikeAPirateDay, 1-0

Y’arr. mateys, we best not be scoring any runs this series

It was 2014 all over again. After improbably leading the division all season, the Brewers dropped 19 out of 26 games, falling to .500 and turning a 5.5 game division lead into a three game deficit. It was more heartbreak for a fan base that has endured more than its fair share over the past several decades.

Then something happened that didn’t happen in 2014. They bounced back. This isn’t an aging team scraping the last gooey,...

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