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9/22/2014 | Many theories, few answers for Brewers' slump

On their make-or-break road trip, the Brewers have surrendered only 12 runs -- but they have scored just eight times while losing four of six games to fall to the brink of elimination. Hitting coach Johnny Narron cited the playoff-caliber opponents in St. Louis and Pittsburgh, but Milwaukee's scoring slide has gone on much longer.

9/19/2014 | Broxton, Crew again on wrong end of replay

For the second straight night, instant replay didn't favor Brewers reliever Jonathan Broxton. Burned by an overturned call during a Cardinals rally the night before, Broxton again surrendered a lead after a close call was confirmed during the eighth inning of Friday's 4-2 loss to the Pirates.

9/19/2014 | Pirates out to put more room between them, Crew

The Pirates' lead over the Brewers for the second Wild Card spot in the National League is 4 1/2 games with just over a week to go. On Saturday night at PNC Park, Pittsburgh aims to pad that cushion as righty Edinson Volquez opposes Milwaukee righty Matt Garza.

9/19/2014 | Brewers handed yet another disheartening defeat

Russell Martin's three-run home run off suddenly-struggling reliever Jonathan Broxton sent the Brewers to a 4-2 loss Friday and erased everything Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo had done during seven scoreless innings. While 37,974 jumping, jubilant fans were still celebrating, the Brewers quietly returned to the clubhouse to find themselves even further to the fringes of the postseason picture.

9/19/2014 | Gomez mulling Japan tour; Lucroy declines invitation

For now he's focused on the Brewers' postseason hopes, but at some point Carlos Gomez will make a decision on whether to join a contingent of Major Leaguers on a goodwill tour of Japan in November.

9/19/2014 | Day after mental lapse, Reynolds gets chance to atone

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke expressed no reservations Friday about reinstalling first baseman Mark Reynolds to starting duties, a day after Reynolds' mental error contributed to an extra-inning loss to the Cardinals.

9/19/2014 | Crew falls in 13th to fall back in Wild Card race

With the team's postseason hopes on the line, Mark Reynolds forgot the number of outs in the eighth inning, a mental lapse that contributed to the Cardinals' tying rally in what became a 13-inning, 3-2 Brewers loss at Busch Stadium.

9/19/2014 | Mental mistake by Reynolds costs Crew

Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds realized his mistake the moment he turned around and saw his teammates standing there. Reynolds lost track of the outs in the eighth inning and didn't attempt to turn a double play. The Cards would tie the game in the eighth and win it in the 13th on Tony Cruz's walk-off single.

9/18/2014 | Holliday safe at first as Cards win challenge

In one of their biggest replay reversals to date, the Cardinals leaned on an overturned call in order to extend the eighth inning of Thursday's game long enough to finish erasing a two-run deficit. The Cardinals would eventually finish the comeback with a game-winning hit in the 13th to send the Brewers to a 3-2 defeat.

9/18/2014 | Lucroy ties season mark for doubles as a catcher

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy's fourth-inning double on Thursday gave the Brewers their first hit while also tying a Major League record.

9/18/2014 | Brewers re-sign catcher Zarraga to Minor League deal

The Brewers re-signed catcher Shawn Zarraga to a Minor League contract on Thursday, ensuring he'll be eligible to participate as planned in the Arizona Fall League. Zarraga will be a taxi squad player for the Glendale Desert Dogs.

9/18/2014 | Brewers have Triple-A deal with Colorado Springs

The last untethered Major League organization and the last open Triple-A affiliate came together Thursday, when the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced a two-year player development contract.

9/16/2014 | Braun tabbed as Brewers' Clemente Award nominee

Ryan Braun is the Brewers' nominee for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award, which is presented annually to a Major Leaguer "who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement."

9/16/2014 | Fiers aiming to help Brewers gain in playoff race

Mike Fiers will make his first start since hitting Giancarlo Stanton in the face with a pitch as the Brewers try to make it two in a row over Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals on Wednesday night.

9/16/2014 | Crew clips Cards in 12th to trim Central deficit

Matt Clark plated the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth, while Hector Gomez delivered the go-ahead single in the 12th to give the Brewers a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.

9/15/2014 | Grand Central stretch for Brew Crew

Given the marathon nature of Major League Baseball, one could see this coming, since the 2014 schedule was released more than a year ago. One way or another, either as a postseason contender or playing spoiler, the Brewers' 10-day, nine-game swing through St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati would be packed with meaningful games.

9/14/2014 | Clark capitalizing on chances, aiding Crew's playoff push

Mired in the Mets' organization at the Double-A level at midseason, Matt Clark hardly expected to find himself in the middle of a playoff push, much less be a significant contributor. But Clark is making the most of his late-season opportunity with the Brewers.

9/14/2014 | Roenicke wins challenge on play at first base

With one out in the ninth inning and a runner on first base Sunday, Reds pinch-hitter Donald Lutz reached on an infield single, beating the toss from Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds to pitcher Rob Wooten, who was covering. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke challenged the call by first-base umpire C.B. Bucknor. The call was overturned and Lutz was ruled out.

9/14/2014 | Brewers pound Reds, keep pace in Wild Card race

Matt Garza continued his dominance of the Reds and late-season callup Matt Clark belted his third home run in five days to pace the Brewers to a 9-2 victory Sunday as Milwaukee kept pace for the second NL Wild Card spot. The Brewers remained 1 1/2 games behind the Pirates and five back of the NL Central-leading Cardinals.

9/14/2014 | Crew visits Cards, aims to trim St. Louis' Central lead

Trailing the Pirates by 1 1/2 games for the second National League Wild Card and the Cards by five games in the NL Central, Milwaukee visits St. Louis for a three-game series beginning Tuesday night. St. Louis righty Lance Lynn will start on normal rest opposite Milwaukee righty Wily Peralta at Busch Statdium.

9/14/2014 | Sellout crowd at Miller Park gets bobblehead with loss

At least most of the 45,205 in attendance got their Hank the Dog bobblehead. The doll became the consolation prize at Miller Park Saturday night. This may not have been the original intention, but it was the actual result.

9/13/2014 | Catching prospect Coulter could be tried at other positions

Clint Coulter's offensive performance at Class A Wisconsin helped him earn honors as the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year, but it's uncertain if the former first-round Draft pick will remain behind the plate.

9/13/2014 | Crew broadcaster Uecker fondly remembers Frank Torre

Longtime Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was deeply saddened Saturday when he learned of the passing of longtime friend and former teammate Frank Torre.

9/13/2014 | Crew turns to Garza in finale eyeing Wild Card gains

The Brewers trail Pittsburgh by 1 1/2 games for the second National League Wild Card spot as they send right-hander Matt Garza -- who dominated Cincinnati in two starts earlier this season -- to the mound Sunday. The Reds counter with Mike Leake with the series on the line.

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