Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (May 13)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IMay 13, 2009

MILWAUKEE - MAY 10:  Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers, using a pink bat on 'Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer' day, hits a lead-off home run against the Chicago Cubs on May 10, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tuesday’s Game: Brewers 6, Marlins 3
Record: 19-14, Second Place

Tuesday’s Game

—The Brewers used the home run ball to power past the Marlins on Tuesday 6-3.

—Prince Fielder (twice), Rickie Weeks, and Mike Cameron supplied all of the scoring offense with home runs.

—Manny Parra looked pretty bad in the first two innings but rebounded nicely to pitch six innings for the quality start and the win. The Brewers starting pitchers continue to get it done.


Brewers News

The commissioner’s office is going to review the Ryan Braun-Ryan Dempster incident.

That news surprises Cubs manager Lou Piniella. Look, I personally doubt Braun was intentionally hit in the head, but obviously the incident is going to be looked at by the league. If it were his player, Piniella would be looking for the same attention from the league.

Braun’s on-the-field demeanor continues to be dissected. I’ve said it before, but I don’t understand why. Yeah, he’s cocky. How come the countless other players around the league aren’t questioned nearly this much. I don’t recall dozens of blogs talking about Aramis Ramirez walking halfway to first on doubles.

—It will be huge for the Brewers if Braun and  Weeks can keep up their current pace. Each is on pace to drive in over 100 runs and score over 100 runs.

The Brewers signed Frank Catalanotto to a minor league deal.

- The Brewers are one of the few teams in the majors whose attendance is actually up from last year. Good work, Brewers fans.

—Fox Sports has a story on Brewers reliever Mitch Stetter.

—Check out this video of a 200-pound working replica of Milwaukee County Stadium.

Tuesday’s Frosty Mug from Brew Crew Ball.

—The Hardball Times analyzes Yonvani Gallardo’s young career.

—Quevedo at the Buffet has a post to put things into perspective for Brewer fans.

Really? Why?

Work for the Brewers!

Minor Leagues

Who’s hot and who’s not for the Nashville Sounds

—Speaking of…MLB&id=1363">Tony Gwynn hit a home run! Yes, really. Now it’s time to bring him up. Wait…no.

—The Appleton Post Crescent’s Chris Christopherson asks if you’re disappointed in the Timber Rattlers' start. I’m certainly a bit disappointed, especially since they started the season with a series sweep. However, the season is young and so are the guys on the team. I still think they have the guys to be a really good team.

—While the Brewers low-A affiliate struggles in Appleton, the high-A affiliate Brevard County Manatees have been on fire. They currently have the best record in the league and lead the North Division by five games.

Tuesday’s T-Rats game was rained out.

Manatees' 2B Eric Farris is Between the Green Pillars’ Prospect of the Week.

NL Central

—The Cubs beat the Padres, Pirates beat the Cardinals, Astros lost to the Rockies, and the Reds beat the Diamondbacks.

—The Chicago Sun-Times has a story about the Cubs bullpen. Of course they manage to include not getting Jake Peavy as an excuse.

Are Cubs fans already mailing it in? I love it. It’s only just over a month into the season. The Cubs will go on some sort of hot streak in the next month or so and the same fans will be predicting a World Series appearance and win.

—Cardinals LF Chris Duncan is having a productive season thus far.

—Cubs blog Goat Riders of the Apocalypse has me laughing at their NL Central Power Rankings. The typical Cubs fan doucheness superiority complex and endless supply of excuses always give me a good laugh.  They did get Nos. one, five, and six right though.

—This just in—the Pirates are bad at baseball.

Other News

—The Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman increased his hitting streak to 30 games. I like Zimmerman and find myself rooting for him.

This is funny…and/or pathetic.


    Brewers Beat Cubs 2-1 in Spring Opener

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    Brewers Beat Cubs 2-1 in Spring Opener

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    Hosmer and Yelich Do Not Need to Change

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    Hosmer and Yelich Do Not Need to Change

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    via Fangraphs

    Bench: Versatility a Big Plus for Brewers

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    Bench: Versatility a Big Plus for Brewers

    Todd Rosiak
    via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Red Sox Still Examining Martinez's Physical

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    Red Sox Still Examining Martinez's Physical

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