Tuesday- Waiting on Wei-Chung

#492354531 / gettyimages.com Some things to read while saving the day. The Milwaukee Brewers trailed by just one run heading into the bottom of the eighth inning last night but bottomed out in that frame. Rookie reliever Wei-Chung Wang allowed five runs while recording just two outs as the Atlanta Braves ran away with a 9-3 victory in the first of four games at Turner Field. Noah Jarosh of Brew Crew Ball has the recap, if you missed it. With Wang unable to complete the eighth inning, the Brewers sent first baseman Lyle Overbay to the mound to record the…

Monday- Limping south

#491829171 / gettyimages.com Some things to read while avoiding the alternative. A disappointing weekend in Chicago wrapped up with a whimper on Sunday, as the Milwaukee Brewers managed just two hits in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. JP of Brew Crew Ball has the recap, if you missed it. This weekend was the first time the Brewers have lost a series at Wrigley Field since Sept. 19-21, 2011. The Brewers’ only offense on Sunday came off the bat of Rickie Weeks, who crushed a ball to left-center field that cleared the bleachers at Wrigley Field. Hit Tracker estimates…

Friday- A day game weekend

#490871713 / gettyimages.com Some things to read while checking in. The Milwaukee Brewers clinched a series victory in dramatic fashion on Thursday as Khris Davis hit a bases-loaded walkoff single in the ninth to clinch a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Derek Harvey of Brew Crew Ball has the recap, and the Brewers tumblr feed has a gif of Jonathan Lucroy making a “dirt angel” after scoring the winning run. Davis has had some of the Brewers’ biggest hits this season, and Tom Haudricourt says both he and the Brewers needed this one.  The fact that the Brewers were able…

Thursday- Back to Earth for K-Rod

#490639557 / gettyimages.com Some things to read while learning to play the saxophone. Seven of the Milwaukee Brewers’ 25 wins this season have come against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but so have two of their 15 losses. They added to the latter total last night with a 4-1 defeat at Miller Park, and Eric Nehm of Brew Crew Ball has the recap if you missed it. Wednesday night’s game was tied at 1 heading into the ninth inning when the Brewers called in closer Francisco Rodriguez and his 0.43 ERA to pitch, but he gave up three runs in a game…

Wednesday- 25 wins and counting

#490242313 / gettyimages.com Some things to read from higher ground. On Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers met the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first time since the two teams brawled in a game on April 20, and the Brewers got revenge in the best way possible: by beating their rival and further dampening the Pirates’ fading playoff hopes. The final score was 5-2, and Noah Jarosh of Brew Crew Ball has the recap if you missed it. Last night’s game featured Ryan Braun’s return from the disabled list after 15 days rehabbing an oblique strain, but he was not a major…

Tuesday- Preparing for Pittsburgh

#489563975 / gettyimages.com Some things to read while looking for work. The Milwaukee Brewers were off on Monday but return to action tonight, hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Marco Estrada will take on Gerrit Cole at 7:10 p.m., and the story of the game is likely to be Cole and the Pirates’ first meeting with the Brewers since a brawl involving Carlos Gomez on April 20. Gomez, by the way, is still waiting for an announcement from MLB on his pending suspension. The Brewers beat the Pirates in that game on Easter Sunday as part of a long…

Monday- A walkoff win for Mom

#489614827 / gettyimages.com  Some things to read while noticing signs of the passage of time. The Milwaukee Brewers picked up a series win in dramatic fashion on Sunday, as Mark Reynolds’ ninth-inning single gave them a 6-5 walkoff win over the New York Yankees. Jordan Mader of Brew Crew Ball has the recap, if you missed it.  Reynolds got an opportunity to bat in the bottom of the ninth because Francisco Rodriguez blew a save in the top of the inning for the first time this season, squandering a 5-4 lead by allowing a two-strike, two-out solo home run to…

Friday- An unfamiliar foe

#488648391 / gettyimages.com Some things to read while glowing. The Milwaukee Brewers had a much-needed off day on Thursday, giving them a chance to regroup a bit after falling back to Earth with a 2-5 week against the Reds and Diamondbacks. They’re back in action tonight, though, as the New York Yankees come to town to open a three-game series for the first time since 2005 and just the second time since the Brewers moved to Miller Park. Yovani Gallardo will face Masahiro Tanaka in the opener at 7:10 p.m., and Adam McCalvy has the MLB.com preview. This weekend’s series…

Thursday- It might be a slump

#488648399 / gettyimages.com By Eric Nehm, guest writer Some things to read while searching for a Chad Moeller Baseball shirt. For the first time this season, the Brewers have lost consecutive series, as they fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park for the second straight day. The Brewers lost 3-2 to the National League’s worst team, which got a strong pitching performance from Bronson Arroyo Wednesday afternoon. Noah Jarosh of Brew Crew Ball has the recap if you missed the action. The Brewers’ woes continued offensively as they just weren’t able to get anything going against Arroyo. They have…

Wednesday- Wrong end of a comeback

#488494857 / gettyimages.com By Eric Nehm, guest writer Some things to read while trying to figure out why the Frosty Mug added a new character. The Milwaukee Brewers weren’t able to maintain a three-run first-inning lead on Tuesday and fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks by a 7-5 score.  If you missed it, Jordan Mader of Brew Crew Ball has you covered with the recap. Four unearned runs in the first inning, thanks to a botched throw, helped the Brewers build a 5-2. But noted Brewer stopper Josh Collmenter went on to shut the Brewers down after that until he handed it…