Author: Grace Gierach

Grace is a junior at the University of Oklahoma studying Sports Business and Music Education. She's been covering the Milwaukee Brewers for WSH since January 2022.

Luke Barker in Brewers uniform

There’s no way around it- this past week has been straight-up painful as a Brewers fan. The latest hit? Luke Barker, who made his major league debut with the Crew this season, has been designated for assignment. Although he’s only made a handful of appearances with the Brewers, he’s become a fan favorite, especially with the Brewers Twitter community. The relief pitcher had a rocky road to the Majors. He’s enjoyed plenty of success in recent years with the Brewers minor league system. He debuted with the Brewers in June at age 30 amidst a flurry of bullpen injuries and…

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Dinelson Lamet

The Brewers made waves Monday afternoon when they traded superstar Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. As a result, they received major leaguers Taylor Rodgers and Dinelson Lamet and prospects Robert Gasser and Esteury Ruiz in return. Today, the Brewers designated Lamet for assignment, thickening the plot. https://twitter.com/ByRobertMurray/status/1554909196360957952?s=20&t=1KlqHlriZPT9mBMNnrhfPA The trade was already unpopular with Brewers fans, especially after Stearns and Co. failed to add a major league bat in any following trades. The trade deadline came and went Tuesday with nothing to soften the blow of giving up the best reliever in baseball but a decent closer, Dinelson…

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With the Brewers offense picking up since the All-Star break, the pitching staff has caught a bit of a break. That said, the pitchers are still killing it. Josh Hader seems to have regained his magic and Devin Williams remains scoreless going back to May 10. Aaron Ashby proved he deserved his extension and Corbin Burnes is reminding everyone why he’s the reigning Cy Young.  The Bullpen’s Unsung Hero It’s not easy to stand out as a pitcher in a dugout full of Cy Young and Reliever of the Year candidates. Reliever Hoby Milner has quietly been shutting it down…

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Rob Manfred

The MLB Draft is the most exciting event of the year for young baseball players who eagerly await hearing their names called. Where will they go? What team will they play for? What comes next? First stop: the minor leagues. Unfortunately, the disconnect from draft day to work in the minor leagues is jarring. Once the glitz and glam wear off, these athletes go from stars to another cog in the MLB’s money-making machine. They work grueling hours, training to be the best they can be for the chance to make it to the bigs someday. Many live paycheck to…

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In case you missed it, Willy Adames had himself quite the game Wednesday night against the Pirates, ending the night with 7 RBI, 4 hits, and 2 homers to help the Brewers secure an impressive win over the Pirates. The night was quite the statement from the shortstop. https://twitter.com/MikeVassallo13/status/1519362412889186307?s=20&t=TLssiyR22_M69OjK0UeY9Q So Who’s Next? While baseball is a team game, the difference between winning and losing often comes from one player having a great (or terrible) game. Today, let’s look ahead to the positive side- who’s going to be the next Brewer to have the game of their life? It could happen…

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Chi Chi Gonzalez

With the Brewers roster as battered and bruised as it has been this season, no position has been safe, including the typically rock-solid pitching staff.  Pitching and the outfield have been the hardest hit so far this season. Brewers pitchers Brandon Woodruff, Freddy Peralta, Adrian Houser, Miguel Sanchez, Luis Perdomo, Jake Cousins, Justin Topa, Aaron Ashby, and Jandel Gustave have all dealt with injuries at some point this season. As Freddy Peralta was sent to the 60-day injured list, the Brewers claimed Chi Chi Gonzalez off of waivers to help round out the bullpen. Coming to the Brewers, Gonzalez had…

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Willy Adames snapping, like Thanos

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Brewers’ dugout, the home run bell has had some company the past week. The Brewers have started to wear the Infinity Gauntlet after hitting a home run. Apparently, just ringing the bell was getting boring for the Crew. https://twitter.com/MLBONFOX/status/1540061999203340291?s=20&t=AOSKEW7u26NE-AjGRUN7zA If you’re not a Marvel fan, you might be confused about the giant, golden, gem-encrusted glove. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Infinity Gauntlet is made for Thanos by the King of the Dwarves. It harnesses the power of the six infinity stones, giving its user an incredible amount of power. In…

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Josh Hader pitching

In case you missed it, Josh Hader lost his streak of no runs allowed a few weeks ago on June 7 after giving up two home runs. Since coming back from paternity leave on June 20, he has appeared in three games, pitching three innings and giving up three hits and one run.  That doesn’t necessarily sound like the lights out closer we have come to count on in Milwaukee. However, this is a really small sample size of three out of 24 games that Hader has appeared in this season.  It’s also important to remember that all this has been…

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NCAA Baseball World Series

When it comes to the MLB draft, a lot of teams opt to draft high school prep players in the early rounds.  However, two of the Brewers’ highest-ranked prospects have been college players drafted in the first round in recent years- Sal Frelick (Brewers #1) out of Boston College in 2021 and Garrett Mitchell (Brewers #3) out of UCLA in 2020. Offensive powerhouse Joey Wiemer (Brewers #2) was drafted in the fourth round out of the University of Cincinnati in 2020. The Brewers have the 27th overall draft pick this year.  We will soon find out if they continue their…

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Willy Adames throws the "Claws Up" gesture.

Congratulations to Brewers shortstop Willy Adames for being named this week’s National League Player of the Week!  https://twitter.com/Brewers/status/1521211084451061762?s=20&t=EN4WQSjGMJDMosTGWYEerw Across the past week, Adames was a consistent powerhouse behind the plate- much needed for the Brewers after a slow start to the season for the offense. Could this be a sign that the bats are waking up? It might be too early to go that far, as the Brewers still sit fairly low in MLB offensive rankings, but the end of April has significantly lifted those numbers. Adames especially has really found his groove, as this award proves. April 26 vs.…

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