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Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in Saturday's 8-7 comeback win over the Pirates.

Braun hit a solo shot in the seventh inning to get the Brewers back within one run and then slugged a go-ahead two-run bomb in the top of the ninth. He boasts a .919 OPS, five homers, and 13 RBI in 16 games this season, and seems to be managing his thumb injury just fine.
Apr 19 - 10:30 PM

Francisco Rodriguez picked up his sixth save of the season Saturday in the Brewers' win over the Pirates.

K-Rod tossed a perfect ninth inning to lock down Milwaukee's 13th win in 18 games. He has not been scored upon in 2014 and has been among the most valuable fantasy closers through the first three weeks of the season. It was K-Rod's 310th career save, tying him with Goose Gossage for 20th on the all-time major league leaderboard.
Apr 19 - 10:23 PM

Matt Garza allowed six runs -- five earned -- in five innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Garza deserved the loss after his rough outing, but Ryan Braun bailed him out with a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. Garza was tagged for eight hits and surrendered three walks, and stands 0-2 on the year with a 4.50 ERA. This is not what the Brewers had in mind when they shelled out a four-year, $52 million deal. He'll try to rebound next week against the Cubs.
Apr 19 - 10:20 PM

Carlos Gomez blasted his fifth home run of the season on Friday, powering the Brewers to a 5-3 victory over the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

Gomez finished the night 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI. His long ball, a towering shot to center off Charlie Morton in the fifth inning, proved to be the difference maker in the ballgame. He’s off to a tremendous start to the season, hitting .329/.385/.629 with five homers and 12 RBI in his first 17 contests.
Apr 18 - 10:19 PM

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Pirates on Friday, earning his fifth save of the season.

The 32-year-old right-hander has been nothing short of dominant since taking over the closer's role from Jim Henderson an interim basis. He hasn't allowed a run in eight innings on the year, while posting a 0.62 WHIP and 13/2 K/BB ratio. There's no reason to believe that Jim Henderson will win his job back anytime soon.
Apr 18 - 10:19 PM

Kyle Lohse allowed three runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings on Friday, defeating the Pirates en route to his third victory on the young season.

Lohse allowed four hits and three walks while striking out five on the evening. The often underrated and overlooked right-hander now sits at 3-1 on the year with a 2.67 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 26/10 K/BB ratio in 27 frames. He’ll look to continue his dominance on Wednesday when he does battle against the Padres in Milwaukee.
Apr 18 - 10:16 PM

Brewers signed RHP Jeremy Jeffress to a minor league contract.

Jeffress elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier this month. He's a former first-round pick of the Brewers and cracked the majors with them before being sent to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke deal.
Apr 18 - 5:46 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Jeremy Jeffress is expected to sign a minor league deal with the Brewers.

Passan says Jeffress was spotted at the Brewers' spring training complex. Jeffress is a former first-round pick of the Brewers and cracked the majors with them before being sent to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke deal.
Apr 18 - 4:52 PM

Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

Martin Maldonado has caught Kyle Lohse's last few starts and will do so again Friday. Lucroy should be back in there Saturday.
Apr 18 - 4:11 PM

Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio Network reports that at least three teams, including the Cardinals, Brewers and White Sox, have shown interest in Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier this month. While he has a career 4.47 ERA over 52 1/3 frames at the big league level, Jeffress has struck out 50, has a fastball that touches the upper 90s and won't turn 27 until September. It's no surprise that there are some clubs apparently willing to take a shot on him.
Apr 18 - 9:00 AM

Making his second appearance with the Brewers already down 5-2, Wei-Chung Wang gave up six runs and two homers in his inning of work Thursday against the Pirates.

Wang was plucked out of the Pirates system in December's Rule 5 draft and is trying to hand in the majors after spending last year in Rookie ball. It's going to be a lot tougher for the Brewers to carry him all year, essentially leaving them with a 24-man roster, if they continue to set the pace in the NL Central.
Apr 17 - 10:36 PM

Scooter Gennett had a couple of hits Thursday to raise his average to .308.

Meanwhile, Jean Segura is hitting .228 with one walk and three caught stealings (versus three successes) from the two hole. If that continues, maybe Gennett will get a look up there. Such a move would also give the Brewers a left-handed hitter to break up all of the righties at the top and middle of the lineup.
Apr 17 - 10:33 PM

Jeremy Jeffress has elected free agency.

Jeffress passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment earlier this month, but he has decided to look for an opportunity elsewhere rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A. The 26-year-old has struggled with his control, but someone will surely take a chance on his big arm.
Apr 17 - 5:10 PM

Ryan Braun is back in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.

Braun was given the afternoon off on Wednesday, but he'll bat third Thursday against right-hander Edinson Volquez. Look for him to continue to get occasional rest for his thumb.
Apr 17 - 4:58 PM

Brewers recalled UTIL Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville.

Herrera will provide depth for the Milwaukee bench while Lyle Overbay is away on paternity leave. Herrera is a .251/.336/.328 career hitter in the major leagues.
Apr 17 - 11:54 AM


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