Brewers News & Notes
- Want to write for Brew Crew Ball? There are currently a couple of openings on the staff, and a search is on to find new writers. If you are interested, check out yesterday's post for details on how to apply.
- Several former Brewers are still playing in this season's playoffs. Yesterday, I went through each team and provided updates for each former Brewer on a playoff team.
- We kicked off our MVBrewers series as well yesterday, opening the poll for the top spot. The poll is open until tomorrow at noon, so make sure to get your vote in.
- The Brewers made a small roster move yesterday, claiming RHP Junior Guerra off of waivers from the White Sox and designating catcher Nevin Ashley for assignment.
- In the FanPosts, eddiemathews has a recap of the NL Wild Card Game, and AKBrewfan discusses the class action suit for fan safety.
- Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com notes that a couple of people in the Brewers organization are up for awards. Bob Uecker is nominated for the best radio call of the year, and Ryan Braun is nominated for a moment where he throws a ball back to a kid after the kid threw it onto the field.
Minor League Update
- Bernie Pleskoff of MLB.com has a scouting report of Brewers minor-league shortstop Orlando Arcia.
NL Wild Card Game
Cubs 4, Pirates 0
Cubs advance to NLDS
AL Division Series
Game 1: Rangers @ Blue Jays - 2:30 pm, FS1
Yovani Gallardo vs. David Price
AL Division Series
Game 1: Astros @ Royals - 6:30 pm, FS1
Collin McHugh vs. Yordano Ventura
- Last night's NL Wild Card Game featured a benches clearing moment after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson hit Cubs starter Jake Arrieta with a pitch. The only player ejected was Pirates infielder Sean Rodriguez, who took out his frustration on a water cooler.
- Yovani Gallardo is getting the opportunity to start game one for the Rangers, the team he grew up watching as a kid. Stephen Hawkins of the Associated Press looks at what starting in the playoffs for the Rangers means for Gallardo.
- The White Sox outrighted catcher Adrian Nieto. They had claimed the catcher in the Rule 5 Draft from the Nationals.