Brewers News and Notes
Links from BCB
Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs | Jaymes L, BCB
The first road trip of the season comes to a close with three games in Chicago.
BCB Tracking Poll - Week 3 | aaronetc, BCB FanPost
The tracking poll for the third week of the season is now up in the FanPosts.
Links from Other Sites
Braun marvels at Thames' red-hot start | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com
The hot streak from Eric Thames has Ryan Braun amazed as well, enjoying the ride as the two are putting up big numbers.
Eric Thames trying to ride the wave | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It’s been a crazy week for Eric Thames, as he has hit home runs in five consecutive games and seven home runs in the season so far.
Playing time becoming sporadic for Jesús Aguilar | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
While Eric Thames is enjoying his tear on this road trip, Jesus Aguilar has been relegated to the bench, to wait for his next chance to play.
Eric Thames Is Still Mashing | Nicolas Stellini, FanGraphs
While it’s too early to draw any conclusions from two weeks of games, Eric Thames is capturing baseball’s attention with his hot start to the season.
Brewers first baseman Eric Thames will not stop hitting home runs | Chris Cwik, Big League Stew
Eric Thames has more home runs than the Red Sox and as many as the Blue Jays. While he won’t stay ahead of those teams, the results are carrying over to MLB so far. Now, it’s time to see if Thames will show some consistency.
Quick Hits: Yankees, Braun, Bellinger, White Sox, Kang | Charlie Wilmoth, MLB Trade Rumors
A recent report said that the Brewers and Dodgers have kept in touch about a potential trade of Ryan Braun. However, the LA Times notes that there are no talks currently ongoing between the two sides.
Brewers Week in Review: Taking the Road by Storm | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express
Looking back at some of the highlights and struggles from week two of the season, where the Brewers took five of six games.
Bring on the Last Place Cardinals: The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/10-4/16 | Enrique Bakemeyer
It’s rare to be able to say “Last Place Cardinals” this late in the season, but it’s time to savor it as the Cardinals are on deck to come to Miller Park this week.
Garza on track to rejoin Brewers this week | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com
Many of you are dreading this moment, but it is coming soon. After a second rehab start last night, Matt Garza is on track to rejoin the rotation this week.
Tax Day Triple Play Flash Sale Today Only | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases
As many people rush to file their taxes before the deadline tonight, the Brewers are carrying on a yearly tax day promotion, offering $4.18 tickets for the Reds series next week. (Also, there’s a Woot-Off going on right now.)
Minor League Update
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 7-3
- Monday: Colorado Springs @ Nashville (PPD Rain)
- Tuesday: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 7:40 pm
Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 5-6
- Monday: Biloxi 5, Chattanooga 0
- Tuesday: Biloxi @ Chattanooga | 6:15 pm
Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 6-4
- Monday: Lynchburg @ Carolina (PPD Rain)
- Tuesday: Lynchburg @ Carolina | 4:00 pm (DH)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 5-6
- Monday: Wisconsin 4, Clinton 5
- Tuesday: Wisconsin @ Clinton | 12:00 pm
Check out our prospect reports for more information on minor league performances.
News and Notes
A lot of nuggets... | Lane Grindle, Minor Details
Looking through the first week and a half of the minor-league season, there’s plenty of prospects putting up some good numbers.
Shuckers opening homestand sees 21% increase in attendance over 2016 | BiloxiShuckers.com
After one homestand, attendance has been up for the Shuckers, with 14,806 fans at their opening series for the season.
2013 Top 10 Lists 1: Value and Risk | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee
In rebuilding a team, there’s a value vs. risk assessment that has to be made, as even the top prospects don’t always end up as successful as you would hope.
NL Central Updates
- Pirates 1, Cardinals 2
- Reds had the day off.
- Orioles (Kevin Gausman) @ Reds (Bronson Arroyo) | 6:10 pm
- Pirates (Chad Kuhl) @ Cardinals (Mike Leake) | 7:15 pm
Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Cubs (Brett Anderson) | 7:05 pm