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Milwaukee Brewers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Mike Fiers, SP5/27/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers allowed two runs Wednesday versus San Francisco.
Insight: He lasted five innings and gave up eight hits and struck out six. He now has a 4.53 ERA overall.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/27/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a homer during Tuesday's loss to the Giants.
Insight: Ramirez also walked and is now hitting .236 with six homers and 16 RBI overall.
Adam Lind, DH5/26/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is not in the lineup on Tuesday's lineup versus San Francisco.
Insight: Lind doesn't usual start versus lefties and the Brewers are facing one of the best in Madison Bumgarner. He is hitting .264 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 148 at-bats this season. The brewers have posted an all right-handed batting order with Jason Rogers at first base.
Khris Davis, LF5/25/2015 7:40:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis had a big game on Monday.
Insight: He went 3-for-3 with two home runs, three runs, and a walk. Davis is hitting .245 with five homers and 16 RBI overall.
Wily Peralta, SP5/25/2015 7:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The move was retroactive to Mat 23, but Peralta will miss four-to-six weeks with a strained oblique.
Kyle Lohse, SP5/25/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse gave up five runs Monday against the Giants.
Insight: He did strike out seven over 5 1/3 innings, but still has a 5.80 ERA overall this season.
Ryan Braun, RFHot5/25/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .320 hitter (8-for-25) with three homers against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Braun has been hot the past seven days, batting .389 with three homers and a 1.534 OPS. it doesn't hurt that the wind will be blowing out to left at about 20 mph. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
Ryan Braun, RF5/23/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had an RBI-single in the first as Milwaukee lost, 3-2, in 11 innings on Saturday against Atlanta.
Insight: Braun was 1-for-4 with the RBI and walk in the game. He is hitting .272 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 147 at-bats this season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/23/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) with a pair of home runs versus Braves starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Ramirez homered twice this week, but is hitless in the first two games of the series with the Braves.
Adam Lind, DH5/22/2015 2:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is not in the lineup on Friday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Lind doesn't usual start versus lefties. He is hitting .287 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 136 at-bats this season, but has only 23 at-bats versus southpaws with a .217 batting average.
Jonathan Lucroy, C5/21/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is catching bullpen sessions, but there is still no clear timetable for his return.
Insight: Lucroy hopes to return by the end of May. It's been a big loss for owners and fantasy owners, who despite starting slowly this season is one of the league's elite fantasy catchers.
Ryan Braun, RF5/20/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a homer for the second straight day.
Insight: It was his lone hit and he also walked twice. Braun is now hitting .263 with 10 homers and 28 RBI overall.
Ryan Braun, RF5/19/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the, 8-1, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Braun had a three-run homer in the third and then doubled in another run in the ninth. He is hitting .259/.327/.481 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.
Jimmy Nelson, SP5/19/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson pitched eight solid innings, allowing just one run on three hits in the, 8-1, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Nelson also had five strikeouts and four walks. Nelson is 2-4 with a 3.73 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 50 2/3 innings this season.
Ryan Braun, RF5/19/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will be the designated hitter on Tuesday versus the Tigers.
Insight: Braun will get a little bit of a breather as the DH Tuesday. Gerardo Parra will start in right field.
Gerardo Parra, RF5/19/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra is a career .571 hitter (8-for-14) against Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: Parra is the fourth outfielder for the Brewers, but don't be surprised if he gets the start based on this favorable matchup. Parra is hitting. 308 with a pair of homers, 14 RBI and 13 runs in just 91 at-bats.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/18/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez had a solo home run in the, 3-2, victory over the Tigers on Monday.
Insight: Ramirez was 1-for-4 in the game. The home run tied the game at two in the fourth, and the Brewers scored the winning run in the seventh. Ramirez is hitting .245 with four home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/18/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez went 2-for-5, hitting a home run in the first at-bat of the game as Milwaukee beat Detroit, 3-2.
Insight: Gomez also had the game-winning RBI single in the seventh. He is hitting .267 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 86 at-bats this season.
Adam Lind, DH5/18/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is not in the lineup against the Tigers on Monday.
Insight: Lind doesn't usual start versus lefties and Detroit's starter on Monday, Kyle Lobstein, is left-handed. Lind is hitting .290 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 124 at-bats this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/18/2015 2:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, who left Sunday's game after taking a Noah Syndergaard fastball off the helmet, is back in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's great news for fantasy owners. He's batting .259 with three homers, 13 RBI and 11 runs scored, but once he gets hot he can help in every fantasy category.
Scooter Gennett, 2BCold5/18/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has been sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Insight: he's never been able to match his 2013 season and the regression in 2015 (.154, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .403 OPS) forced this move. He can be dropped from fantasy rosters.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/17/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has left Sunday's game after taking a Noah Syndergaard fastball off the helmet.
Insight: Gomez walked off under his own power which is good, but he could still miss time. We await further word.
Ryan Braun, RF5/15/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a pair of homers in the, 7-0, rout versus the Mets on Friday.
Insight: Braun hit a two-run homer in the third and then had a solo bomb in the eighth. Braun is batting .256 with eight home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Kyle Lohse, SP5/15/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse pitched eight shutout innings and allowed just two hits in the, 7-0, victory over the Mets on Friday.
Insight: This was clearly Lohse's best start of the season. He also struck out eight and walked just one. He is 3-4 but has a 5.85 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 47 2/3 innings this season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez back in the starting lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: Ramirez hasn't played since May 7 due to a back issue. He has yet to find his grovve, batting just .230 with three homers and 11 RBI.
Jean Segura, SS5/14/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura, a late scratch on Wednesday due to a bad finger, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Hector Gomez is likely the starting at shortstop until he returns, the the team brought up Luis Sardinas who can also play there. Segura has been improved this season, batting .262 with 14 runs, 12 RBI and six steals.
Jean Segura, SS5/13/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is a late scratch on Wednesday due to pinkie soreness.
Insight: It is unclear when Segura hurt his pinkie, but he will not play on Wednesday. Hector Gomez is starting at shortstop.
Scooter Gennett, 2B5/13/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is getting the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Gennett. Hector Gomez is starting at second base in his place.
Wily Peralta, SP5/11/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta allowed two runs Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed six hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings. Peralta now owns a 3.80 ERA overall.
Khris Davis, LF5/11/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is getting the day off on Monday.
Insight: Gerardo Parra is starting for Davis, who is just getting a routine day of rest.
Jean Segura, SS5/11/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is not in Monday's lineup.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest. Hector Gomez will start at short.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/11/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is questionable for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Ramirez has missed the entire weekend due to a back issue. Consider him day-to-day.
Ryan Braun, RF5/11/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is 9-for-18 with three home runs against White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Braun has five hits in the first three games of the series, including a long home run. He's no longer an MVP candidate, but he's still a respectable fantasy option.
Matt Garza, SP5/10/2015 5:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza struck out nine Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Garza pitched seven innings and allowed just one run on three hits and three walks. He received a no-decision and now has a 4.04 ERA overall.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/10/2015 12:14:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is still out of the lineup on Sunday versus the Cubs.
Insight: Ramirez has missed the entire weekend due to a back issue. Consider him day-to-day.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/10/2015 12:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is back in the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Gomez missed the last three games due to a hip strain. He has just 55 at-bats due to injures this season.
Khris Davis, LF5/9/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis was 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs in the, 12-4, victory over the Cubs on Saturday.
Insight: Davis hit a pair of doubles, scoring three runs. He is hitting .263 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 99 at-bats this season.
Gerardo Parra, RF5/9/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra was 2-for-2 with a walk and two-run homer in the, 12-4, rout over the Cubs on Saturday.
Insight: Parra was playing center field for the injured Carlos Gomez. He had four RBI and two runs in the game. Parra is hitting. 280 with a home ru and 10 RBI in 75 at-bats this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/9/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: This will be the third straight game Gomez missed with a strained right hip. The Brewers are persistent in the fact the injury is minor. Gerardo Parra is again starting in center field.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/8/2015 8:34:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was a late scratch fpr Friday's game.
Insight: No word yet as to why. Stay tuned.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/8/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: He missed Thursday's game too, and it is being reported Gomez is dealing with a hip issue. Stay tuned.
Mike Fiers, SP5/7/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers allowed five runs Thursday against the Dodgers.
Insight: He went five innings and gave up five hits and five walks. Fiers did strike out eight, but has an ugly 5.46 ERA this season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/6/2015 9:09:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the, 8-2, defeat against the Dodgers.
Insight: The Brewers only had three hits in the game with two of them coming from Ramirez. He drove in Ryan Braun on a double in the ninth.
Khris Davis, LF5/5/2015 5:09:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Insight: Davis 0-for-13 in his last four games, so it appears new manager Craig Cousell is just giving him a day off. Gerardo Parra, who had an RBI-triple on Monday, will start in left field.
Scooter Gennett, 2B5/5/2015 2:53:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Gennett isn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats), but perhaps the time off will help. Neither Hector Gomez or Elian Herrera made people forget Gennett.
Hector Gomez, SS5/4/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Brewers infielder Hector Gomez was 2-for-3, with a solo homer in the, 4-3, victory over the Dodgers on Monday.
Insight: Gomez scored in the sixth inning on Gerardo Parra's sixth-inning triple and then hit his bomb in the eighth. Gomez is hitting .250 with one home run and five RBI this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/4/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was 1-for-4 with an RBI and run in the, 4-3, victory over the Dodgers on Monday.
Insight: Milwaukee rallied from down, 3-0, to give new manager Craig Counsell his first victory as the Brewers skipper. Gomez doubled in the tying run in the eighth and then scored the winning run on Ryan Braun's infield single. Gomez is hitting .261 with one home run in nine RBI.
Jean Segura, SS5/4/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is not in Monday's lineup.
Insight: No surprise after taking a pitch to the head on Sunday. Segura is hitting .289 with 10 RBI so far this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/4/2015 10:01:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, just off the disabled list on Saturday, is a career .353 hitter versus Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Gomez is 6-for-17 (.353) with a home run and four RBI against the Dodgers left-hander.
Jimmy Nelson, SP5/3/2015 4:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Nelson went 6 2/3 innings and allowed the three runs on seven hits and two walks. Nelson struck out six and now has a 4.03 ERA.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/3/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (hamstring) is back in the lineup on Sunday.
Insight: He missed a few games, but is ready to get back at it. Start him as you normally would.
Jean Segura, SS5/2/2015 5:23:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura had a big game Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: He went 4-for-5 with two RBI, one run, and one stolen base. Segura is hitting .298 with 10 RBI so far this season.
Mike Fiers, SP5/2/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers struck out 12 Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: Fiers went six innings and allowed one run on three hits and two walks. He now has a 4.74 ERA.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/2/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has been activated from the disabled list on Saturday.
Insight: Gomez had a small tear in his hamstring. He likely won't steal bases for a while, but he's still good enough to start on all fantasy teams. Off to a slow start, Gomez should still be re-installed onto your lineup.
Wily Peralta, SP5/1/2015 5:37:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta lost his fourth game of the season despite pitching very well on Friday versus the Cubs.
Insight: Peralta threw six innings and allowed eight hits with two walks, but he only yielded one solo home run. He also struck out six. Unfortunately, the Brewers didn't score, so they lost, 1-0. Peralta has a 4.35 ERA and is 0-4 this season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/1/2015 12:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in Friday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a day off for the veteran. Luis Jimenez will get a rare start, but has no fantasy value at this time.
Jason Rogers, 3B5/1/2015 12:42:00 PM
Description: Brewers just called up 1B Jason Rogers will get a rare start on Friday.
Insight: Lucky him, he gets to go up against Jon Lester. Rogers is 5-for-13 (.385) this season.
Adam Lind, DH5/1/2015 12:41:00 PM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is a career .103 hitter (3-for-29) with 12 strikeouts against Jon Lester and should be avoided on Friday.
Insight: Lind batting .333 this spring with a .975 OPS, but this unfavorable matchup should be avoided. He might even get the day off to rest. Update: as expected Lind will get Friday off.
Adam Lind, DH5/1/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is a career .103 hitter (3-for-29) with 12 strikeouts against Jon Lester and should be avoided on Friday.
Insight: Lind batting .333 this spring with a .975 OPS, but this unfavorable matchup should be avoided. He might even get the day off to rest.
Ryan Braun, RF4/29/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had a huge day Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 with two homers, including a grand slam, and five RBI. Braun is now hitting .254, four homers, and 10 RBI this season.
Matt Garza, SP4/29/2015 3:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza allowed two runs Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: He did so on five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings of work. Garza struck out four and now has a 4.60 ERA overall.
Kyle Lohse, SP4/28/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse allowed four runs during Tuesday's loss to the Reds.
Insight: Lohse allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five. He is now 1-4 with a 7.28 ERA overall.
Ryan Braun, RF4/28/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is 8-for-41 versus Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto.
Insight: That's good for a .195 average. Clearly, Braun hasn't figured out Cueto. Braun is also hitting just .226 in 62 at-bats this season. Braun was out of the lineup Monday and even though he will start on Tuesday, fantasy owners should sit him.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/28/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a lifetime .354 hitter with five home runs and 11 RBI against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Ramirez has to have one of the highest averages versus the Reds No. 1 pitcher. His OPS against Cueto is 1.206. Start him.
Jimmy Nelson, SP4/27/2015 8:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson could not get out of the third inning Monday against the Reds.
Insight: Nelson allowed seven runs on six hits and five walks while striking out one over 2 1/3 innings. He now has a 4.03 ERA this season.
Ryan Braun, RF4/27/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .536 hitter (15-for-28) against Reds starter Jason Marquis. Update: Braun is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun's past history probably shouldn't be trusted based on his play since his suspension. In the 152 games since he returned, he's batting .262 with a .754 OPS. During his first seven seasons he batted .312 with a .938 OPS and averaged 30 home runs per season.
Ryan Braun, RF4/27/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .536 hitter (15-for-28) against Reds starter Jason Marquis.
Insight: Braun's past history probably shouldn't be trusted based on his play since his suspension. In the 152 games since he returned, he's batting .262 with a .754 OPS. During his first seven seasons he batted .312 with a .938 OPS and averaged 30 home runs per season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/26/2015 12:19:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Insight: Ramirez is just getting a normal day off. Ryan Braun is also not playing. Hector Gomez will be at third base for the "Brew Crew".
Ryan Braun, RF4/26/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in the starting lineup on Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Insight: Braun is just getting the day off. Gerardo Parra is starting in right field.
Jean Segura, SS4/26/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has a favorable matchup versus Cardinals starter Lance Lynn on Sunday.
Insight: Segura is 9-for-20 with two extra-base hits in his career against Lynn, so he should remain in all fantasy lineups. Segura has started 2015 very well, hitting .324 with one home run, eight runs and five RBI. Start him as long as he hits first or second in the order.
Jean Segura, SS4/25/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura continued his hot start, going 3-for-4 with a run in the, 5-3, loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Segura had two singles and a double, which was his fourth of the season. He is batting .324 with one home run, five RBI and eight runs. Without Carlos Gomez in the lineup, Segura is leading off. It would be better if Jonathan Lucroy was still hitting behind him, but as long as Segura is hitting at the top of the lineup, he is fantasy relevant.
Matt Garza, SP4/24/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza allowed three runs Friday versus St. Louis.
Insight: Garza went six innings and allowed the three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six. He now has a 5.16 ERA.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/23/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez smacked his first home run of the season.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats. Ramirez took Homer Bailey deep in the fifth, and owners are hoping that wakes him up, as Ramirez is batting just .167 with four RBIs thus far.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP4/23/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez picked up his second save of the season.
Insight: He shut the door on the Reds, allowing one hit and striking out one. Rodriguez has a 3.00 ERA so far this season.
Kyle Lohse, SP4/23/2015 4:11:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse picked up his first win of the season.
Insight: Lohse was dreadful in his first three starts of the year, but found his groove on Thursday against the Reds. He went seven innings and allowed two runs on three hits and one walk, while striking out four. He is now 1-3 with a 7.94 ERA.
Khris Davis, LF4/23/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is 7-for-18 (.389) with three home runs against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Davis is just 1-for-13 in the first three games of the series, but we like this favorable matchup.
Jimmy Nelson, SP4/22/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson had a very solid outing Wednesday versus Cincinnati.
Insight: If Nelson is still available in your leagues, pick him up. He went eight innings and allowed only one run on three hits and two walk while striking out five. Nelson now has a 1.35 ERA overall.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/22/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a .356 lifetime hitter with five home runs and 11 RBI in 45 at-bats versus Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Ramirez also has four doubles versus Cueto. Ramirez wasn't in the lineup on Tuesday, but as long as he is Wednesday, he is alright to start versus Cueto.
Elian Herrera, LF4/22/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Elian Herrera made his 2015 regular season debut, going 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI versus the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Herrera had an RBI-double in the third and then put Milwaukee back in the game by hitting a grand slam in the sixth. Despite Herrera's efforts, the Brewers fell to the Reds, 16-10.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/21/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told MLB.com that catcher Jonathan Lucroy will be out 4-6 weeks with his broken toe.
Insight: This puts Lucroy's return around late May. It's a big loss for owners and fantasy owners. Martin Maldonado and Juan Centeno will share the catching position in the meantime.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/21/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez will get some rest Tuesday against the Reds.
Insight: Jason Rogers will start at third base and bat sixth. Ramirez should return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games. He's batting .286 with a .786 OPS.
Hector Gomez, SS4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers infielder Hector Gomez will get some consistent at-bats at second base with Scooter Gennett placed on the disabled list.
Insight: Gomez is batting .286 in his 14 at-bats this season. He showed decent power at Triple-A Nashville last season, blasting 15 homers, with an .808 OPS.
Ryan Braun, RF4/21/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career 13-for-25 (.520) against Reds starter Jason Marquis.
Insight: Braun isn't hitting up to his usual standards, batting just .238 with one homer and three RBI. But the homer came Monday night and with this favorable matchup he could make it two big games in a row.
Scooter Gennett, 2B4/21/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should miss a couple of days after cutting his hand in the shower on Sunday.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games for the 2-11 Brewers.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/21/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a fractured left toe.
Insight: Lucroy hadn't been hitting much this season, but was coming off a very good 2014 season in which he raised his game to elite fantasy status (.301, 13 HR, 69 RBI, 73 runs, 4 steals).
Ryan Braun, RF4/20/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Reds on Monday.
Insight: Braun's home run was obviously Milwaukee's only run. The Brewers have really struggled out of the gate, starting the season 2-11. Braun is hitting .238 with one home run and three RBI.
Scooter Gennett, 2B4/20/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should miss a couple of days after cutting his hand in the shower on Sunday.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games for the 2-10 Brewers.
Matt Garza, SP4/19/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza allowed five runs during Sunday's loss versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Garza went six innings and allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out three. He is now 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA.
Scooter Gennett, 2B4/19/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should be active in all formats for Sunday's contest against the Pirates.
Insight: Gennett is 6-for-12 against Gerrit Cole in his career, and should be line for a nice afternoon on Sunday.
Kyle Lohse, SP4/18/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse was awful yet again on Saturday night.
Insight: Lohse has an ugly 10.34 ERA through three starts. He went six innings on Saturday and allowed six runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out four.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/17/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 6-for-15 (.462) with a home run and a 1.217 OPS against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke.
Insight: He's also walked five times for a .550 OBP. Lucroy broke out of an early season slump going 3-for-10 in the most recent series against St. Louis.
Jean Segura, SS4/17/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura could see a boost in production as he's expected to move to the top of the Milwaukee lineup with leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Insight: Segura has batted mostly in the No. 7 hole this season, but has seen success as a No. 2 hitter in the past. He's batting .323 through the first nine games.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/17/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has been placed on the disabled list according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gomez has a small tear in his hamstring and will be re-evaluated in a week after receiving a sortisone injection. The injury might require more than the 15 days to heal. Gerardo Parra should get the majority of the center field work, but Jean Segura could move into the leadoff slot which may help his fantasy production.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/16/2015 8:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is heading to the disabled list according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gomez has a small tear in his hamstring. It is unclear how long he will be out.
Jean Segura, SS4/16/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura wetn 1-for-4 in the, 4-0, loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Milwaukee only had six hits and was shutout, so no one in the lineup stood out. Segura is off to a nice start, hitting .323 in nine games. He hit lead off on Thursday with no Carlos Gomez in the lineup.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/16/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is expected to miss Thursday's game against St. Louis due to a strained right hamstring.
Insight: The injury seemed to occur in his last at-bat Wednesday night and he was quickly ruled out of Thursday's game which could indicate he'll miss more games.
Adam Lind, DHHot4/16/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is a career .536 hitter (15-for-28) against Cardinals starter John Lackey.
Insight: It includes six doubles and six RBI. Add in Lind batting .345 this spring with a 1.027 OPS and you have a solid fantasy option for Thursday afternoon.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP4/13/2015 7:25:00 PM
Description: Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez picked up his first save of the season Monday against St. Louis.
Insight: He needed only six pitches to get the job done. K-Rod has a 3.00 ERA early on this season.
Matt Garza, SP4/13/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza pitched well Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He rebounded from a poor opening start, and went 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits and five walks, while striking out four. Garza left with a 3-2 lead.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/13/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is one of the few hitters with consistent success against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Ramirez is a career .383 hitter (23-for-60) with three homers in this matchup. With just four hits in his first 23 at-bats, Ramirez needs to make something happen.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/12/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 during Sunday's loss versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He had a double and his first homer of the season as well. The home run was a two run shot, and that accounted for Milwaukee's lone offense on the day.
Jean Segura, SS4/11/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura showed off some power in Milwaukee's first victory of the season.
Insight: Segura hit a big solo home run off Pirates starter Vance Worley. The Sports Network included Segura on its fantasy sleeper team and said a lot of Segura's value will depend on his start to the season. Well, he is hitting .400 in the first five games. Keep an eye on Segura this month.
Jimmy Nelson, SP4/11/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson pitched a gem in his 2015 regular season debut on Saturday.
Insight: Nelson pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks. He also struck out a career-high nine hitters. Fantasy owners should keep their eyes on this 25-year-old.
Ryan Braun, RF4/10/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (ribs) is back in the starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Pirates.
Insight: Braun pinch hit the other day, so we knew he was close. We wonder which Braun we will get this season, the mediocre hitter of 2014 or the fantasy stud from 2007-12.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/10/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 6-for-13 (.462) with a home run and a 1.357 OPS against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke.
Insight: Temper your enthusiasm as Lucroy has yet to produce a base hit this season going 0-for-12 in the three-game set with Colorado.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/8/2015 9:11:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was 1-for-4 with an RBI-double versus the Rockies on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomez doubled in the fifth as Milwaukee cut the Colorado lead in half, 4-2. Gomez is 1-for-8 to start the season with three strikeouts.
Ryan Braun, RF4/7/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (ribs) is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Rockies.
Insight: There is no word on whether Braun will be able to pinch hit, but for now he is being considered day-to-day. Gerardo Parra will be the biggest benefactor for as long as Braun is sidelined.
Ryan Braun, RF4/7/2015 10:39:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Colorado due to a strained rib cage he suffered while making a catch on Monday.
Insight: Braun's injury could get Gerardo Parra into the lineup and he has a favorable matchup against Jordan Lyles.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/7/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is hitless in nine at-bats against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles
Insight: Lucroy went hitless in the opener, but is a fantasy stud at his position. He batted .301 last year with a league-leading 53 doubles, 13 homers, 69 RBI and an .837 OPS. Tuesday, however, is not a good matchup.
Gerardo Parra, RF4/7/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra is a career 7-for-13 (.538) against Tuesday starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Parra is the No. 4 outfielder behind Khris Davis, Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun, so might not see a lot of at-bats this season, but perhaps manager Ron Roenicke can find a spot for him to play in this nice matchup. Maybe first base where Adam Lind is just 1-for-7 off Lyles.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/6/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-3 against the Rockies on Opening Day, but unfortunately Milwaukee lost, 10-0.
Insight: Ramirez and first baseman Adam Lind had great success, registering five hits combined, but the Brewers could not score. Kyle Kendrick pitched a gem for Colorado. This was Ramirez's final Opening Day as he announced he will retire at the end of the season.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/6/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy could rival Buster Posey for the best fantasy catcher this season.
Insight: He's batted over .300 in two of the last three seasons. Lucroy should get off to a good start as he's a career 6-of-12 versus Colorado starter Kyle Kendrick. He batted .301 last year with a league-leading 53 doubles, 13 homers, 69 RBI and an .837 OPS.
Scooter Gennett, 2B4/6/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has faced Rockies right-hander Kyle Kendrick seven times and come away with five hits and a walk.
Insight: Small sample size for sure, but he obviously sees the ball well out of his hand. He's batting in the seventh hole, which won't help, but might be worth a flier.
Ryan Braun, RF3/21/2015 2:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit his first Cactus League home run on Friday.
Insight: Braun's thumb appears healthy, but we'd like to see more of this before we pick him high on Draft Day. Braun will remain a top pick in 2015 despite hitting .266/.324/.453 with 19 home runs and 81 RBI last season.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP3/15/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: The Brewers re-signed relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year, $13 million contract.
Insight: Rodriguez and Milwaukee apparently agreed to the terms in February, but he just arrived in camp due to work visa issues according to Roto World. Rodriguez said he will be ready for Opening Day despite the fact he hasn't thrown off a mound since the end of 2014. He will serve as the Brewers' closer.
Gerardo Parra, RF3/10/2015 2:35:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra is getting some work at first base too.
Insight: Parra is the No. 4 outfielder behind Khris Davis, Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun, so this is just a way to get his bat in the lineup a little more often. Parra hit .261 last season with nine home runs, 40 RBI, 64 runs and nine steals. His fantasy value is limited until/unless the Brewers starting outfielders are sidelined.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP3/10/2015 12:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has finally gotten his visa snafu worked out and will be in camp by Friday.
Insight: Rodriguez didn't start last season as the closer, but took over early on and racked up 44 saves. The 3.04 ERA isn't great, but he got the job done with just five blown saves. He struck out 73 batters in 68 innings.
Jonathan Lucroy, C3/6/2015 2:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a strained right hamstring, but is very close to returning just three weeks into recovery.
Insight: This is good news for one of the top options at catcher for fantasy owners. Lucroy batted .301 last season with 13 HR, 69 RBI, 73 runs and an .837 OPS. Not many catchers can hit the ball that well.
Jonathan Lucroy, C2/11/2015 10:21:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss four-to-six weeks with a strained right hamstring.
Insight: This is not good news for one of the top options at catcher for fantasy owners, but the good news is even if Lucroy misses six weeks, he should be ready for opening day.
Jimmy Nelson, SP1/26/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team wasn't looking for another big piece to replace Yovani Gallardo in the rotation, according to beat writer Andrew Grumen.
Insight: That's good news for Brewers 25-year-old right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who figures to be the No. 5 starter. Nelson was just 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA last season with the big club, but posted great minor league numbers and should get another look.
Ryan Braun, RF11/26/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says his right thumb is back to 100 percent since surgery according to MLB.com.
Insight: Braun had surgery to fix his inflamed nerve at the base of his thumb. He has already begun swinging and has not suffered a setback. Braun will remain a top pick in 2015 after hitting .266/.324/.453 with 19 home runs and 81 RBI this season.
Adam Lind, DH11/1/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish , Blue Jays 1B/DH Adam Lind has been reportedly traded to the Brewers for pitcher Marco Estrada. UPDATE: The Blue Jays have announced the deal sending Adam Lind to the Brewers for RHP Marco Estrada, making it official.
Insight: The deal is still pending physicals, but this will be a solid addition for Milwaukee. Over the past two seasons, Lind slashed .301/.366/.490 with 29 home runs and 107 RBI, through 239 games. He is a below-average defender, so will most likely be rested against most left-handed starters.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B10/23/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa is starting in left field for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Insight: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same lineup without the designated hitter, which means Michael Morse returns to the bench.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B10/14/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa was 1-for-3 with a bases-clearing double in the first as the Giants defeated the Cardinals in 10 innings, 5-4, in Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Insight: Ishikawa remained in left field despite the fact Michael Morse is on the roster. Ishikawa came up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first, and the Giants already ahead, 1-0. The left fielder broke the game open with a double. Although the Cardinals were able to comeback and tie the game, San Francisco won in extras on a throwing error.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B10/11/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Giants' Travis Ishikawa will start in left field for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Michael Morse is on the series roster, but he will mostly be used as a pinch hitter. That leaves Ishikawa in left.
Ryan Braun, RF10/2/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun underwent a procedure on his right thumb Thursday morning.
Insight: It was a cryotherapy procedure, which freezes nerve tissue. Braun should be good to go for spring training.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B9/30/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: Giants' Travis Ishikawa will start in left field for Wednesday's Wild Card game according to Alex Pavlovic of Mercury News.
Insight: With Angel Pagan and Michael Morse out with injuries, the Giants are searching for viable replacements in left and center field. Gregor Blanco will play center while Ishikawa will be in left. Ishikawa played opening day this season at PNC Park, the site of the NL Wild Card game, but as a Pittsburgh Pirate at first base.
Wily Peralta, SP9/27/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta finishes off fine season for Milwaukee.
Insight: After going seven innings against the Cubs, allowing one run on five hits and a walk, while striking out 13, Peralta is now 17-11. He finishes the year with a 3.53 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He paid off tremendously for owners this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/27/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez clubs 23rd homer of 2014.
Insight: He also had a double, and is now slashing .284/.356/.477 on the year, to go along with 73 RBI. Gomez will should be targeted in the middle rounds of your 2015 drafts.
Ryan Braun, RF9/26/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Consider this when deciding whether to keep Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun on your dynasty roster. Manage Ron Roenicke is considering moving him to first base.
Insight: Milwaukee has three solid outfielders with Braun in Carlos Gomez, Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra, so it makes sense that one of them could move to first base. Milwaukee primarily used Mark Reynolds (.196, 22 HR) and Lyle Overbay (.237, 4 HR) at 1B this season.
Matt Garza, SP9/25/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza has been scratched from Friday's start.
Insight: He was supposed to finish his 2014 season against the Cubs, but is dealing with right shoulder tightness. With Milwaukee eliminated from playoff contention, Garza finishes his season at 8-8 with a 3.64 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.
Yovani Gallardo, SP9/25/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo threw five innings and allowed five runs on 10 hits but only three runs were earned. He also struck out four and walked one in the loss to the Reds.
Insight: Gallardo could not work around two Rickie Weeks' errors, which ultimately cost him in a 5-3 loss. Gallardo finishes 2014 with a 8-11 record and 3.51 ERA in 192 1/3 innings. His last victory came on Aug. 16. Gallardo was 0-5 in his last seven starts.
Rickie Weeks, 2B9/25/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks hit 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in the loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Insight: Unfortunately for Weeks, he also committed two errors in the field which contributed to two Reds runs. It was a fitting end to the Brewers slide out of first place and then playoff contention this month. Weeks is hitting .272 with eight home runs, 36 runs and 28 RBI in 246 at-bats this year.
Kyle Lohse, SP9/24/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse pitches complete game shutout against Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Insight: He did it with relative ease, yielding only two hits, while striking out six. Lohse has had another solid year, as he is 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA in 2014.
Scooter Gennett, 2B9/24/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Rickie Weeks (.263, 7 HR, 26 RBI in 240 at-bats) will start against Daniel Corcino
Mike Fiers, SP9/23/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers goes five innings in loss to Reds.
Insight: He struck out three and allowed two runs. Fiers has filled in nicely as a starter, and is now 6-4 with a 1.92 ERA on the year.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/23/2014 1:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has a favorable matchup Tuesday against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Ramirez is a career .333 hitter (14-for-42) with five home runs and 11 RBI. That's the most home runs by any hitter off Cueto.
Ryan Braun, RF9/21/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .385 (5-for-13) hitter against Pirates starter Vance Worley.
Insight: Braun has two doubles and a RBI as well against Worley. The outfielder is 2-for-7 with a double in the series against the Pirates.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/21/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is hitless in his last 16 plate appearances, going 0-for-5 on Saturday against the Pirates.
Insight: Gomez was hitting extremely well just about 10 days ago, recording four multi-hit games in a week, but he is back in a slump, perhaps the biggest this year. Overall though, he has still basically reproduced his numbers from his breakout season a year ago. Gomez is hitting .281/.352/.467 with 21 home runs, 69 RBI and 33 stolen bases.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP9/20/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez's resurgence continued Saturday night.
Insight: He has been amazing all season, and that continued against the Pirates, as Rodriguez locked down his 43rd save. The 3.09 ERA is nothing to cry home about, as a closer, but in no way is it terrible.
Matt Garza, SP9/20/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza was ejected Saturday night for hitting Andrew McCutchen in the fifth inning.
Insight: McCutchen was hit for the first time in the third inning, and Edinson Volquez retaliated by throwing at Ryan Braun in the fourth. At the point, warnings were issued to both benches. Garza did not appear to mean to hit McCutchen in the fifth, but was tossed nonetheless. He was throwing well after 4 2/3 innings, striking out six and not letting up a run. Garza's pitch count was at 86, making it unlikely he would advance too far into the game.
Jean Segura, SS9/20/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is hitless in 15 at-bats against Pirates starter Edinson Volquez and is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: The shortstop has hit .238 with four home runs, 18 steals and a .593 OPS. Hopefully he comes back in 2015 and plays like he did in his first full season (2013) instead of this pale version of himself.
Jean Segura, SS9/20/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is hitless in 15 at-bats against Pirates starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Avoid this matchup. The shortstop has hit .238 with four home runs, 18 steals and a .593 OPS. Hopefully he comes back in 2015 and plays like he did in his first full season (2013) instead of this pale version of himself.
Yovani Gallardo, SP9/19/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo threw seven shutout innings, allowed five hits, struck out 11 and walked none but had nothing to show for it.
Insight: Gallardo gave way to relief pitcher Joanthan Broxton, who proceeded to toss up a three-run homer to Pirates catcher Russell Martin in the bottom of the eighth. It was the second straight night Milwaukee blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth. The Brewers are now four 1/2 back in the wild card with eight games to go. Gallardo is 8-10 with a 3.46 ERA this year.
Jonathan Lucroy, C9/19/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was 2-for-4 with a RBI in the loss against the Pirates on Friday.
Insight: Lucroy drove in Ryan Braun during the first inning to give the Brewers a much needed early lead in the most important series of the season. The Milwaukee bullpen, however, blew its second straight lead in the 8th as the Brewers fell to 4 1/2 back in the wild card race. Lucroy is still having an MVP type season, hitting .305 with 13 home runs and 68 RBI.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/18/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez and second basemen Scotter Gennett are each 6-for-13 (.462) against Cardinals starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Ramirez has the superior power numbers, hitting two home runs and five RBI off Miller. Either one is a worthy start on Thursday as the Brewers take the field for their most important game of the season to date.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/18/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is a lifetime .125 (2-for-16) hitter against Cardinals starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Despite a wrist injury at the beginning of the month, Gomez is batting .375/.488/.469 in September, so it might be hard to sit the center fielder. Just be wary this is a matchup he does not have much success in.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/17/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has ridiculous numbers versus Cardinals' ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: He is 23-for-56 lifetime against Wainwright, with 11 extra-base hits. Not many players hit Wainwright this well, especially righties. Make sure Ramirez is in your lineup for tonight's big game against St. Louis.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP9/17/2014 12:18:00 AM
Description: Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 42nd save of the year, shutting down the Cardinals in the bottom of the 12th to hold onto a 3-2 victory.
Insight: K-Rod nearly tossed up a game-tying home run to Johnny Peralta, but the fly ball died at the warning track and was caught. Rodriguez has had his struggles this year, but he is third in the National League in saves and has converted 42 out of 47 opportuntities.
Matt Clark, 3B9/16/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: He's only played in nine games and totaled 17 official at-bats, but Milwaukee 1B Matt Clark is quickly making a name for himself.
Insight: Clark homered in his third consecutive game Sunday and is back in the lineup Tuesday. He batted .304 with 26 homers in 120 minor league games this season between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Nashville.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/16/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez could be in for a long night on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomez is 3-for-17 over his career against Cardinals' starter Lance Lynn, with an ugly 9 strikeouts. If you have a better option for your outfield, it would not be the worst idea to give Gomez the night off.
Gerardo Parra, RFHot9/16/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra should be in the lineup tonight, as he as great numbers against Cardinals' starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: Parra is 7-for-14 over his career against Lynn. To go along with a solid average, he also has five extra-base hits against St. Louis' righty. Parra should definitely be on the radar for a daily fantasy play.
Jonathan Lucroy, C9/14/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Brewers got a much needed victory against the Reds, 9-2, on Sunday.
Insight: All three of his hits were singles, including a two-run single in the fourth. Lucroy continues his strong month, batting .353 with seven RBI in September. He is hitting .303/.371/.477 this year.
Jonathan Lucroy, C9/14/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is a lifetime .391 (9-for-23) hitter against Reds pitcher Mike Leake.
Insight: The Brewers have really struggled, but Lucroy has remained pretty consistent. He is hitting .319/.407/.426 this month. Lucroy is a must-start on Sunday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/14/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run against the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: The homer was the lone Brewers run as Milwaukee lost to Cincinnati, 5-1. It was also only one of two hits the Brewers recorded on Saturday. Ramirez has 15 homers this year with 65 RBI and is batting .296. The way the Brewers are struggling as a team, it is hard to keep throwing their players into fantasy lineups on a daily basis.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/12/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is 10-for-24 (.417) with two homers and a 1.250 OPS versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez has been battling injuries lately, but his season numbers are still very good with a .287 batting average, 21 HR, 68 RBI, 88 runs and an .839 OPS. He's on a five-game hitting streal and should be a must start on Friday.
Khris Davis, LF9/11/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the lineup Thursday due to a sore right forearm.
Insight: Davis should be back on Friday. Gerardo Parra is in left field on Thursday.
Ryan Braun, RF9/10/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Braun's thumb was bothering him and he didn't start Monday either, but did pinch hit. He is hitting .272 with 18 home runs and 78 RBI on the season.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/8/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (wrist) is in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gomez singled as a pinch-hitter on Monday. He returns to the starting lineup on Monday for the first time since Aug. 31.
Mark Reynolds, 1B9/8/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds is hitting .412 (7-for-17) in his career against Marlins starter Brad Penny.
Insight: Reynolds also has seven RBI against Penny. Reynolds has 21 home runs on the season, but besides maybe a plug in when he has a favorable matchup like Monday, Reynolds is not fantasy relavant. He is hitting .198/.288/.396 with 30 extra-base hits and 44 RBI this year.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/7/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (wrist) did not start but did pinch hit against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: There was a chance Gomez would play on Sunday, but manager Ron Roenicke likely held him out for precautionary reasons. With the Brewers continuing their slide, Roenicke might have to go with Gomez no matter what on Monday.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/7/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (wrist) told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he could play as early as Sunday in the series finale against the Cardinals. UPDATE: Gomez is not in the lineup on Sunday. He could return on Monday. Gerado Parra will start in center field on Sunday.
Insight: Gomez hit batting practice on Saturday and appeared fine. Gomez said that if he feels fine again on Sunday, then he will tell manager Ron Roenicke that he can play. Roenicke indicated, however, he would like to wait until Monday to insert Gomez into the lineup.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/7/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a career .415 hitter (22-for-53) against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Ramirez has cooled since completing a huge August (.380, 2 HR, 13 RBI, .961 OPS). He's batted just .217 over his last six games.
Jonathan Lucroy, C9/6/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored on Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
Insight: The Brewers may be struggling big time, but Lucroy has been just fine. Lucroy has a nine-game hitting streak and is batting .333 with five doubles over that span. The catcher has had a great season, hitting .301 with 13 home runs, 62 RBI and .850 OPS.
Ryan Braun, RF9/6/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was a late addition to the Brewers' starting linup on Saturday.
Insight: Braun's thumb was bothering him prior to Saturday's game, but he made it through the pregame workout with no major issues. The Brewers need him in the next two games against the Cardinals. He is hitting .275 with 18 home runs and 77 RBI on the season.
Ryan Braun, RF9/6/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: The outfielder returned to the lineup Friday after missing a couple of days for the birth of his daughter, but it was surprising not to see him out their in this important series against the division-leading Cardinals. Update: It's a right thumb that is bothering Braun.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/6/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is just a .176 hitter with nine strikeouts in 17 at-bats against Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: Gomez didn't start Friday night, but did get into the game as a defensive replacement. He's having trouble swinging a bat due to a wrist problem and should be avoided even if he's in Saturday's starting lineup. Update: Gomez is not in the starting lineup.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/6/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is just a .176 hitter with nine strikeouts in 17 at-bats against Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: Gomez didn't start Friday night, but did get into the game as a defensive replacement. He's having trouble swinging a bat due to a wrist problem and should be avoided even if he's in Saturday's starting lineup.
Jean Segura, SS9/6/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is a career .538 hitter (7-for-13) against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: The shortstop has hit .235 with four home runs, 16 steals and a .590 OPS, but we like the matchup Saturday after his rapped out three hits and scored a couple of runs Friday night.
Gerardo Parra, RF9/6/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra is one of three Brewers hitters with a career batting average over .450 and at least 10 at-bats against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: Despite just a .265 season batting average and not much power, Parra is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak in which he is batting .476 so its time to jump on Parra for a "Saturday night special."
Carlos Gomez, CF9/5/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in Friday's starting lineup against St. Louis due to a sprained left wrist.
Insight: He was expected to be shut down for a week so this isn't a surprise, but according to manager Ron Roenicke he was "feeling much better." Having fallen four games back of the Cardinals the Brewers could have used his bat, and enthusiasm, in their lineup.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/5/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is questionable for Friday's game against St. Louis due to a sprained left wrist.
Insight: This is actually an upgrade as he was supposed to be will be shut down a week, but according to manager Ron Roenicke he's "feeling much better." Having fallen four games back of the Cardinals the Brewers could use his bat, and enthusiasm, in their lineup.
Ryan Braun, RF9/5/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is expected to return for Friday's contest, according to the team's site
Insight: Braun left the team Wednesday to join his family for the birth of his daughter. The outfielder will return to the lineup on Friday. He returns just in time for a huge four-game series against the division-leading Cardinals.
Ryan Braun, RF9/5/2014 4:05:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has returned in time for Friday's contest.
Insight: Braun left the team Wednesday to join his family for the birth of his daughter. He returns just in time for a huge four-game series against the division-leading Cardinals. Braun's numbers are the worst since he came to the major leagues in 2006, except for 2013 when he played only 61 games due to a suspension.
Ryan Braun, RF9/4/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will miss his second straight game due to the birth of his first child according to MLB.com.
Insight: Braun left the team Wednesday to join his family. The outfielder will return to the lineup on Friday. Bad timing for the Brewers as they gear up to play a four-game series against the division leading Cardinals just days after falling out of first place for the first time since April 5.
Ryan Braun, RF9/3/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will miss at least Wednesday's game to be home for the birth of his first child.
Insight: The Brewers start a huge four-game series with division-leading St. Louis and it would be a surprise if he didn't play for at least part of the series. This season, Braun is hitting .275 with 18 home runs and 77 RBI.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/2/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee removed center fielder Carlos Gomez will be shut down a week before resuming baseball drills according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gomez will likely be out at least two weeks, which hurts any owner that needed him for a postseason run. Oh, the Brewers will certainly miss him too as Tuesday was the first day since April 5 that Milwaukee was not in first place of the NL Central.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/2/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee removed center fielder Carlos Gomez in the third inning of Sunday's game against the Giants due to a sore left wrist and again not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: Gomez was not lighting it up before the injury anyway, going hitless in his last five games. Gerardo Parra will replace him.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/1/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee removed center fielder Carlos Gomez in the third inning of Sunday's game against the Giants due to a sore left wrist and not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: Gomez was not lighting it up before the injury anyway, going hitless in his last five games. Gerardo Parra will replace him.
Kyle Lohse, SPCold8/31/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse allowed seven runs on nine hits in a loss against the Giants on Sunday.
Insight: Lohse has alternated good and bad starts the last four times he has been out on the mound. On August 25, he earned his 12th victory this year, allowing one run in six innings, but the start before, he went only three frames and yielded four runs. If he continues the pattern though, he will win his next start.
Rickie Weeks, 2B8/31/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks hit 2-for-4 with a double and a run in Milwaukee's 15-5 loss to San Francisco on Sunday.
Insight: Weeks is in a platoon at second base which limits his fantasy value. He is hitting .264 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 220 at-bats this year.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/31/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee removed center fielder Carlos Gomez in the third inning of Sunday's game against the Giants due to a sore left wrist according to MLB.com.
Insight: Gomez was not lighting it up before the injury anyway, going hitless in his last five games. Gerardo Parra replaced him, and it is unclear how severe the injury is. As of now, we expect Gomez to return in a day or two.
Jimmy Nelson, SP8/30/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson was sen to the Florida State league.
Insight: It's just a temporary thing, he'll be back up Sept 1. The young right-hander is 2-5 with a 4.10 ERA and a high 1.35 WHIP in nine starts.
Ryan Braun, RF8/30/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a lifetime .182 hitter (2-for-11) against Giants starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: Braun has just one hit in his last 12 at-bats. This season, Braun is hitting .277 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI.
Matt Garza, SP8/29/2014 9:05:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza (oblique) threw a successful simulated game on Friday, using all of his pitches effectively according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: The Brewers have hoped all along that Garza could rejoin the pitching rotation without needing a minor league rehab assignment, and this is certainly a good sign. With Mike Fiers pitching very well, it's anticipated that Garza's return will bump Jimmy Nelson to the bullpen.
Ryan Braun, RF8/26/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun left Monday's game with a bruised quad, but he's in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Braun went 3-for-4 with a solo homer before leaving and has gone 10-for-26 with a double and two homers during a six-game hitting streak.
Ryan Braun, RF8/26/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun lashed out three hits including a home run, but left Monday's game with a bruised left quadriceps.
Insight: Braun has a six-game hitting streak (10-for-26) to raise his average to .282 with 17 HR and 74 RBI. Nice totals for most players, but we expect more from the Brewers' slugger.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/25/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres.
Insight: The Brewers have avoided starting Gennett against lefties for most of the season. He's just 4-for-37 (.108) against them. Rickie Weeks will start against Eric Stults.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot8/24/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has batted .416 with 10 RBI in August and he's now hitting .303 on the year.
Insight: Ramirez went 3-for-4 with one RBI Sunday against Pittsburgh. The 36-year-old has a career .880 OPS after the All-Star break, compared to .812 before it.
Mike Fiers, SPHot8/24/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers allowed two runs on two hits and struck out seven over seven innings Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: In four starts since Fiers was summoned from the minors, he's been pretty close to unhittable. The right-hander has gone 4-0 and allowed just 10 hits and four runs while striking out 32 batters in 28 innings.
Jean Segura, SS8/24/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is not in Sunday's starting lineup, Elian Herrera gets the nod.
Insight: The shortstop has hit .233 with four home runs, 16 steals and a .588 OPS this season after fading badly following his All-Star appearance last year. he is not longer the fantasy star he was at the beginning of the 2013 season.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/23/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second on his way to a 2-for-5 night against the Pirates on Saturday.
Insight: The Brewers started Saturday's game the same as Friday's, with a home run to get an early lead and then were blown out. The home run was Gennett's ninth of the season. He is also hitting .308 with 44 RBI.
Ryan Braun, RF8/23/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has homered twice and driven in six runs in his last five games.
Insight: Braun is only hitting .221 with five homers, 21 RBI and a .685 OPS since the All-Star break. Besides last season, when he only had 225 at-bats, he's never had less than 25 homers, 97 RBI or 91 runs in a season, but he's on pace for just 20 homers, 92 RBI, and 77 runs. The career .309 hitter is also batting .276, and his .811 OPS is 114 points lower than his career OPS.
Kyle Lohse, SPCold8/22/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse will start Monday at San Diego, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Lohse sprained his right ankle on Aug. 13 and hasn't started since. The 35-year-old has a 3.49 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP this season, but he's allowed 14 runs (12 earned) on 22 hits (5 HR) and six walks over 13 innings in August.
Scooter Gennett, 2BCold8/22/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Friday's starting lineup versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Gennett has been solid this season, batting .307 with eight homers and 43 RBI, but his OPS is down almost 100 points since the All-Star break. Rickie Weeks will get the start.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/22/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a career .182 hitter against Pirates starter Jeff Locke.
Insight: Ramirez, however, hits pretty well against his former team with a .290 average, 31 home runs and 113 RBI in his career against the Pirates. He is hitting .297 with 13 home runs, 57 RBI this season.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot8/22/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career 5-for-11 (.455) hitter with a double, home run and four RBI against Pirates starter Jeff Locke.
Insight: Gomez has hit very well in his last five games, going 6-for-14 (.429) with two doubles, three home runs and four RBI. The all-star center fielder has been a top-10 fantasy asset all season with a statline of .287, 21 home runs, 64 RBI, 82 runs, and 27 steals.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot8/20/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez went deep for the third time in his last four games and sixth time in August.
Insight: Gomez has been a top-10 fantasy asset this season, batting .287 with 21 homers, 64 RBI, 82 runs, 27 steals and an .848 OPS in 474 at-bats.
Khris Davis, LF8/20/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: When the team acquired Gerardo Parra at the trade deadline, it looked like Davis would only be playing against lefties from then on, but he's had a productive month (.271, 5 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, .896 OPS) to keep himself in the starting lineup for 10 straight games prior to Wednesday.
Mike Fiers, SPHot8/19/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers tossed a third straight gem Tuesday against Toronto.
Insight: Fiers allowed two hits and one run and struck out seven in seven innings. The right-hander has given up eight hits and two runs while putting together a 25/3 K/BB over 21 innings since he was summoned from the minors. He had terrific numbers in Triple-A and is a must-add in all leagues.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/19/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in the lineup Tuesday against the J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays
Insight: Gennett has been solid this season, batting .307 with eight homers and 43 RBI, but Rickie Weeks is 8-for-17 against Happ over his career.
Rickie Weeks, 2B8/19/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is a career 8-for-17 with three doubles, two home runs and three RBI against Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.
Insight: Weeks is batting .231 in August with two home runs. The second baseman is hitting .251 on the season.
Mark Reynolds, 1B8/19/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds is hitless with eight strikeouts in his career against Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ.
Insight: Reynolds has 21 home runs this season but is batting .204 and is hittless in his last nine at-bats.
Kyle Lohse, SP8/15/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: The Brewers will skip Kyle Lohse's next start to let him rest a sprained ankle, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Wily Peralta will throw in his place Sunday against the Dodgers and the team hopes Lohse will miss just one start.
Ryan Braun, RF8/15/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is in the lineup Friday after sitting out Thursday.
Insight: Braun sat out due to his recurring thumb injury. His .279 average and .814 OPS are both career lows.
Jonathan Lucroy, C8/15/2014 1:49:00 PM
Description: Its a very small sample size, but Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 5-for-6 versus Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Lucroy was just 2-for-16 in the four-game series with the Cubs, but he has been a consistent force from the catching position all season for fantasy owners, batting .303 with 12 homers, 53 RBI, 57 runs and an .852 OPS.
Mike Fiers, SPHot8/14/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers was sensational Thursday afternoon going six inning and yielding just three harmless hits while striking out 14 batters.
Insight: Fiers has recorded a 2.55 ERA and a 129/17 K/BB in 102 1/3 innings with Triple-A Nashville this season and has continues to pitch well in his two starts since being called up in August. He'd be a good add to any fantasy rotation.
Khris Davis, LF8/14/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis cracked his 20th home run of the season off Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Davis has been at his best hitting against left-handers with a .316 batting average and a .934 OPS heading into the game, but he took the right-handed Jackson out in the third inning. Davis has been splitting time lately with Gerardo Parra and his fantasy value has taken a hit.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/14/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in Thursday's lineup along with Ryan Braun and Jean Segura.
Insight: Ramirez has raised his average to .296 woth 13 HR and 56 RBI. It appears to be a routine day off.
Jean Segura, SS8/14/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is not in Thursday's starting lineup, Elian Herrera gets the nod.
Insight: The shortstop has hit .234 with four home runs, 16 steals and a .584 OPS this season after fading badly following his All-Star appearance last year. He's also been dealing with a quad injury.
Ryan Braun, RF8/14/2014 1:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun (.279, 14 HR, 67 RBI) went hitless in his last two games and could probably use the day of rest. This is not the Braun fantasy owners were expecting to get. His seven-year average heading into the season was .312 with 30 HR, 97 RBI, 19 SB and a .938 OPS.
Carlos Gomez, CFCold8/14/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .067 hitter (1-for-15) against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Despite struggling lately, Gomez will almost certainly post his second consecutive 20 HR, 30 SB season, but he's unlikely to add to those totals Thursday.
Kyle Lohse, SP8/13/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse departed Wednesday's game with a right ankle injury.
Insight: He suffered the injury during his at-bat in the third inning. He was able to pitch in the bottom of the inning but needed to come out after that. The right-hander gave up four runs on seven hits in his three innings of work.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/13/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Gennett has gone 8-for-21 with two doubles and four RBI in August, but he's been out of the lineup 13 times since July 23 with quad and finger injuries.
Lyle Overbay, 1B8/9/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay is the rare hitter with success versus Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Overbay is a career .346 hitter (9-for-26) with three home runs against Greinke.
Jonathan Lucroy, C8/8/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not in the lineup Friday due to a sore hamstring, according to Adam McCalvy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Lucroy has been a consistent force from the catching position all season for fantasy owners, hitting .307 with 12 homers, 53 RBI, 55 runs and an .867 OPS. The Brewers say the absence is precautionary.
Wily Peralta, SPHot8/7/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta held the Pirates to one run over seven innings but received no run support as Milwaukee lost, 1-0, on Sunday.
Insight: Pirates starter Vance Worley threw eight shutout innings and relief pitcher Tony Watson recorded the save. Peralta has lost four of his last five starts and is 16-11 with a 3.62 ERA this season.
Wily Peralta, SPHot8/7/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta won his 14th game by posting 6 2/3 innings of one-run baseball. He struck out nine while giving up seven hits and a walk.
Insight: Peralta isn't the Brewers' pitcher when you think about their staff, but he's 14-6 with a 3.42 ERA. He's given up two runs or less in five consecutive outings.
Mark Reynolds, 1B8/7/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds has struck out in 55 percent of his at-bats versus Giants starter Jake Peavy (11 of 20).
Insight: Even for the strikeout-prone Reynolds, that's a lot. He has managed just three hits, all singles. Reynolds is from the" Adam Dunn school of hitting" with 19 homers and 105 strikeouts in 304 at-bats. Avoid this matchup.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot8/6/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has hit safely in seven straight games while hitting .481 in that span and he's performed well against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Ramirez has raised his average from .271 to .288 and his OPS from .751 to .786 during the streak. He's 7-for-18 (.389) with two homers against Vogelsong.
Carlos Gomez, CF 8/6/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has gone 5-for-18 with a double, a homer and four RBI in the first four games of August after finishing July in a huge slump.
Insight: Gomez went 0-for-17 with eight Ks in the last four games of the month, and he's continued to strike out frequently in August (6 Ks in 18 at-bats). The Brewers center fielder is a fantasy stud because he hits for power, drives in runs, steals bases and scores runs, but he was never going to be able to carry a .300 average for the entire season when he strikes out so much.
Mike Fiers, SP8/5/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: According to mlb.com, the Brewers could use Mike Fiers to replace Matt Garza (oblique) in the rotation.
Insight: Fiers has recorded a 2.55 ERA and a 129/17 K/BB in 102 1/3 innings with Triple-A Nashville this season. The 29-year-old had a 3.74 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and a 135/36 K/BB in 127 2/3 innings as a rookie in 2012 before getting bombed in 22 1/3 innings last season (7.25 ERA, 1.52 WHIP). Marco Estrada is the other option, but he's allowed 27 homers and 63 earned runs in 117 1/3 innings this season and manager Ron Roenicke said the team will need him in the bullpen the next few games.
Jean Segura, SS8/5/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (quad) is in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Segura missed Sunday's game due to left quad soreness. The shortstop has hit .234 with four home runs, 16 steals and a .591 OPS this season after fading badly following his All-Star appearance last year.
Khris Davis, LF8/5/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants due to a sore left elbow, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis is likely going to yield more playing time against right-handers to the newly acquired Gerardo Parra anyway. He's hitting .229 with a .710 OPS against them compared to .319 with a .961 OPS against southpaws.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/5/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett was forced from Saturday's game by a tight quad and will not return to the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Gennett missed five games last month with the same problem. He was a huge asset in June (.397 with a 1.139 OPS) but July saw him return to mediocre levels (.269, .719 OPS).
Matt Garza, SP8/5/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza is expected to be placed on the disabled list, according to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report.
Insight: Garza is 7-7 with a 3.58 ERA this season, but suffered an oblique injury in his last start. Marco Estrada could be moved into a starting role.
Ryan Braun, RFHot8/5/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .333 hitter against the Giants Tuesday starter Tim Lincecum. He's also 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts.
Insight: Braun (.291, 14 HR, 65 RBI) had a nice series against the rival Cardinals as he produced five hits in 12 at-bats. He's not the superstar he once was, but he's still a solid fantasy asset.
Carlos Gomez, CFCold8/5/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has gone 1-for-11 with five strikeouts against the Giants Tuesday starter Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Gomez has struck out 13 times in the past seven games and produced just three hits as his average has dropped to .291 in that time. This unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help.
Jean Segura, SS8/4/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Francisco due to a sore left quad.
Insight: Segura is batting .234 with four homers, 26 RBI and 16 steals in 2014. He looks nothing like the 2013 All-Star and has little fantasy value at this production level.
Matt Garza, SP8/3/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza held the Cardinals to just one hit over six innings, but left the game with a left oblique issue, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Insight: The injury may have cost his team a win as the bullpen yielded three runs in the seventh inning. We await further news on the severity of the problem. Garza is 7-7 with a 3.58 ERA this season.
Mark Reynolds, 1B8/3/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds has struck out in eight of 11 at-bats against Cardinals' newly acquired right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Reynolds is an all-or-nothing hitter from the Adam Dunn school of hitting with 18 homers and 100 strikeouts in 295 at-bats. Avoid this matchup.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/2/2014 11:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett was forced from Saturday's game by a tight quad.
Insight: Gennett missed five games last month with the same problem. He was a huge asset in June (.397 with a 1.139 OPS) but July saw him return to mediocre levels (.269, .719 OPS).
Khris Davis, LF8/2/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: Davis (.251, 17 HR, 54 RBI) has been dealing with a tight left calf. Newly acquired Gerardo Parra will get the start.
Mike Fiers, SP8/2/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Brewers minor league starter Mike Fiers has a 2.62 ERA and a 122/17 K/BB in 96 1/3 innings with Triple-A Nashville this season.
Insight: Fiers has pitched well enough to get a call up from most teams, but a solid Milwaukee rotation keeps him stuck at Triple-A. He'll likely get called up in September, but work out of the bullpen and have little to no fantasy value this season.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/1/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is day-to-day with a left index finger contusion.
Insight: His X-rays were negative. Gennett has provided the Brewers with a massive upgrade over what Rickie Weeks was giving them the past few years. He's hit .302 with eight home runs, 35 RBI, six steals, 42 runs and an .814 OPS. Friday is his seventh absence from the starting lineup in the last nine games.
Jimmy Nelson, SP8/1/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson's next start has been pushed back from Saturday to Tuesday due to a blister.
Insight: Kyle Lohse will start Saturday and Matt Garza will go Sunday. Nelson, the Brewers' top prospect, is 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 22 Ks in 23 innings so far.
Scooter Gennett, 2B8/1/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett was scratched from Friday's lineup with a left finger injury.
Insight: Gennett has provided the Brewers with a massive upgrade over what Rickie Weeks was giving them the past few years. He's hit .302 with eight home runs, 35 RBI, six steals, 42 runs and an .814 OPS. Friday will be his seventh absence from the starting lineup in the last nine games.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/1/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is one of the few hitters with success versus Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Ramirez is 19-for-50 (.380) with a pair of home runs and a 1.076 OPS versus the All-Star right-hander. The third baseman hasn't been hitting much of late, batting .253 with a subpar .581 OPS over the past four weeks.
Khris Davis, LF7/31/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: The Brewers' trade with the Diamondbacks for Gerardo Parra could signal the end of Khris Davis' time as an everyday outfielder.
Insight: It may put Davis on the lighter side of a platoon, as he's hit .319 with a .961 OPS against lefties but just .232 with a .723 OPS against righties. Para is one of the top defensive outfielders in baseball and hits righties pretty well.
Yovani Gallardo, SP7/30/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo has thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed seven hits in his last two starts.
Insight: Gallardo won his sixth game of the year Wednesday at Tampa Bay after allowing three hits in seven innings. He has recorded a 2.63 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in his last 10 starts.
Carlos Gomez, CFCold7/30/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has gone 0-for-17 with eight strikeouts in his last four games.
Insight: Gomez is finding out that it's very hard to hit .300 when you have a strikeout rate of 22.8 percent. He's down to .294 after going 0-for-5 Wednesday at Tampa Bay.
Matt Garza, SPHot7/29/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza held the Rays to one run on five hits in seven innings Tuesday.
Insight: Garza (7-7, 3.74 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) allowed five runs in 1/3 innings on July 19, but he gave up four runs in 31 2/3 innings (1.14 ERA) in his other four starts this month. The right-hander has gone 5-3 with a 2.72 ERA since the start of June.
Mark Reynolds, 1B7/29/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds has homered four times in his last five games, but should be avoided against Rays starter Alex Cobb.
Insight: Reynolds is 0-for-7 with five strikeouts against Cobb. Reynolds is from the Adam Dunn school of hitting with 18 homers and 99 strikeouts in 290 at-bats.
Mark Reynolds, 1BHot7/28/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds has homered four times in his last five games.
Insight: Reynolds went 1-for-3 with a solo shot Monday at Tampa Bay. He's hitting .210 with 18 dingers, 38 RBI, 39 runs and a .722 OPS in 290 at-bats this season, so he's not a good fantasy option in most leagues.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/28/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is in the lineup Monday.
Insight: Gennett (.305, 8 HR, 34 RBI) felt good during running drills Sunday morning, but the Brewers gave him one more day off, his fifth in a row, to rest his strained quad.
Jimmy Nelson, SP7/27/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six in seven innings Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Nelson is the Brewers' top prospect. He's been very good in three of his four starts this season but got bombed in the other and holds a 4.30 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP in 23 innings. Nelson had a 1.46 ERA and 114 Ks over 111 innings in the hitter-friendly PCL, so he's worth a look in most leagues.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/27/2014 12:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is expected to return from his quad injury on Monday. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Gennett (.305, 8 HR, 34 RBI) felt good during running drills Sunday morning, but the Brewers will give him one more day off, his fifth in a row, to rest his strained quad.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BCold7/27/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez is in a 2-for-26 (.077) slump and he'll get a day off. Elian Herrera is starting in his place.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/26/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Saturday's starting lineup against the NY Mets.
Insight: Gennett exited Tuesday's game due to tightness in his right quadriceps and hasn't played since. He's batting .305 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs, six steals and an .824 OPS this season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B7/26/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is 6-for-16 (.375) with a pair of homers against Mets starter Jonathan Niese.
Insight: Ramirez is having another good season, hitting .275 with 12 homers, 47 RBI and a .763 OPS in 287 at-bats. He's always been a very good RBI man with nine seasons of 90 RBI or more.
Yovani Gallardo, SP 7/25/2014 11:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo struck out eight batters, walked none and gave up four hits in 7 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets, but he walked away with nothing to show for it.
Insight: Gallardo is just 5-5 this season even though he has a 3.57 ERA and the Brewers are 58-46. Gallardo is no longer the 200-strikeout guy he was from 2009-12, but he's cut down on his walks this season and has been much better than he was in 2013.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/24/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Thursday's starting lineup against the NY Mets.
Insight: Gennett exited Tuesday's game due to tightness in his right quadriceps and didn't play Wednesday. He sat out Sunday's game for the same reason, though he was able to pinch hit. He's batting .305 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs, six steals and an .824 OPS this season.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/24/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is questionable for Thursday's game against the NY Mets.
Insight: Gennett exited Tuesday's game due to tightness in his right quadriceps and didn't play Wednesday. He sat out Sunday's game for the same reason, though he was able to pinch hit. He's batting .305 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs, six steals and an .824 OPS this season.
Mark Reynolds, 1B7/23/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds connected for two home runs Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Reynolds (16 HR, 36 RBI, 36 R) still has solid pop, but not enough to get us to overlook his .207 average.
Kyle Lohse, SP7/23/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse held the Reds to one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday to win his 11th game of the season.
Insight: Lohse has turned into a very good starter on the back end of his career after recording a 4.79 ERA in his first 10 seasons. In his last four years, the 35-year-old has gone 52-25 with a 3.17 ERA, including 11-4 with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP this year.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B7/23/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is just 4-for-30 (.133) in his career against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Ramirez is having another good season, hitting .284 with 12 homers, 46 RBI and a .788 OPS in 275 at-bats, but he's not a good option Wednesday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/22/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett exited Tuesday's game due to tightness in his right quadriceps, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Gennett sat out Sunday's game for the same reason, though he was able to pinch hit. He's batting .305 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs, six steals and an .824 OPS this season.
Khris Davis, LF7/22/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis is a sweet 7-for-15 (.467) with three home runs versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Davis hasn't done much in July, batting .229 with two homers, but this matchup is too good to pass up. Davis got Monday night off, so should be rested and ready to produce.
Ryan Braun, RF7/21/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .311 hitter, but just a .100 hitter (2-for-20 with six strikeouts) against Reds right-hander Mat Latos.
Insight: Braun (.298, 12 HR, 54 RBI) hasn't been able to match the production of his "Biogenesis Years," but he's still been productive this season. This matchup should obviously be avoided.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/21/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) with a pair of home runs versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez is batting .302 with 14 homers, 49 RBI, 58 runs, 17 steals and a .869 OPS. He's a must start.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/21/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is probable for Monday's game against Cincinnati due to tightness in his quadriceps.
Insight: Gennett pinch hit Sunday afternoon, so fantasy owners should expect his return. He's been a huge surprise, batting .308 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs and an .834 OPS in 87 games.
Khris Davis, LF7/18/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis homered in his last game before the All-Star break Sunday and he went deep again Friday.
Insight: Davis has hit just .225 in July, but he's driven in six runs over his last four games and picked up at least one hit in five straight so he's moving in the right direction. The outfielder has a .255 average, 41 extra-base hits (16 HR), 50 RBI, 53 runs and a .785 OPS this season and he's batted .287 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in his last 49 games.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/18/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett hit his eighth homer of the season Friday at Washington.
Insight: Gennett batted .397 with 15 extra-base hits (4 HR) in June and he's gone 13-for-44 (.295) with five extra-base hits (2 HR) in July. Overall, he's hitting .309 with 34 RBI, 42 runs and five steals.
Kyle Lohse, SP7/18/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse allowed 10 hits but didn't walk a batter and held the Nationals to one run over seven innings Friday.
Insight: Lohse now has 10 wins, just one less than he had last season. He's not a big strikeout guy but has a 3.16 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP this season.
Jean Segura, SS7/17/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has returned to the team after flying home to be with his family following the tragic death of his nine-month-old son. SOURCE: Greg Matzek, 620 WTMJ
Insight: Segura will travel with the Brewers on their three-game trip to Washington this weekend but may not play every day yet. Segura was an All-Star in 2013, but he declined in the second half last year and has batted .232 with four homers, 23 RBI and 15 steals in 2014.
Wily Peralta, SP7/13/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta held the Cardinals to one unearned run on three hits in seven innings Sunday to win his 10th game of the season.
Insight: Peralta had recorded a 6.38 ERA over his previous eight starts. He has a 3.72 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP but just 89 Ks in 118 2/3 innings.
Scooter Gennett, 2B 7/13/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Gennett has picked up three hits in three of the past six games but was hitless in the other three during that span. He's batted .309 with 22 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 33 RBI, 40 runs and five steals this season after taking the starting job from Rickie Weeks.
Khris Davis, LF7/13/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis hit his first home run of July Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Davis hurt his shoulder earlier this month and has batted just .194 in July, but he'll take a .252 average, 15 homers, 49 RBI, 52 runs and a .774 OPS into the All-Star break.
Jean Segura, SS7/12/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has been placed on bereavement leave after the death of his nine-month-old son and has returned to the Dominican Republic.
Insight: Segura has yet to reach the hieghts we saw back at the start of the 2013 season, but he's still a low-end fantasy option at .232 with 4 HR, 23 RBI, 41 runs, 15 SB.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B7/12/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has a favorable matchup with Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Wainwright is one of the top-two pitchers in the National League, but Ramirez is a career .404 hitter (19-for-47) with a pair of home runs in their matchups. Despite a trip to the injured list, Ramirez is putting together another solid season batting .285 with 11 HR and 42 RBI in 68 games.
Jimmy Nelson, SP7/10/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Top Milwaukee prospect Jimmy Nelson has been recalled and will start on Saturday.
Insight: He's replacing Marco Estrada who has been sent to the bullpen. Nelson has pitched very well for Triple-A Nashville (10-2, 1.459 ERA, .919 WHIP and 114 Ks in 111 IP). Minor league success doesn't always translate to the majors, but he has all the tools.
Jean Segura, SS7/10/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Segura was just 2-for-12 in the first three games of the series and will give way to Jeff Bianchi (.169, 0 HR, 6 RBI) for the series finale.
Ryan Braun, RF7/10/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) is back in the lineup for Thursday's finale with Philadelphia.
Insight: Braun (.291, 11 HR, 49 RBI) has been out of the starting lineup three of the past four games with a back injury. He's always hit Phillies pitching well (.396, 17 HR, 40 RBI, 1.174 OPS in 187 at-bats).
Ryan Braun, RFHot7/8/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he doesn't expect Ryan Braun (back) to miss many more games, if any.
Insight: Braun (.291, 11 HR, 49 RBI) has been out of the starting lineup three of the past four games with a back injury.
Ryan Braun, RFHot7/8/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .474 hitter with two home runs against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick. Update: Braun is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun has always "owned" Phillies pitching. He's a career .396 hitter with 17 homers and a 1.174 OPS against Philadelphia, but perhaps the back is acting up again.
Ryan Braun, RFHot7/8/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .474 hitter with two home runs against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Braun has always "owned" Phillies pitching. He's a career .396 hitter with 17 homers and a 1.174 OPS against Philadelphia.
Ryan Braun, RF7/7/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun (back) is in the lineup Monday.
Insight: Braun left Saturday's game with lower back spasms and didn't play Sunday. The 30-year-old has had a solid season (.288, 11 HR, 49 RBI, .847 OPS) but has been below the level he played at his first six seasons.
Jonathan Lucroy, C7/7/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 6-for-11 with a 1.492 OPS versus Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Lucroy has been fantasy's best catcher this season and made the All-Star team for the first time. He's batting .329 with nine homers, 44 RBI, 42 runs and a .913 OPS to lead the Brewers to the best record in the National League.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/6/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .471 hitter (8-for-17) with a pair of home runs versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez is batting .303 with 13 homers, 45 RBI, 52 runs, 14 steals and a .880 OPS. He's a must start.
Ryan Braun, RF7/6/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun left the game in the second inning of Saturday's contest against the Cincinntai due to lower back spasms and is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: No surprise here. Braun just had an eight-game hitting streak snapped Friday night. He's batting .289 with 11 HR and 49 RBI. Not exactly up to his previous standards, but not horrible. Logan Schafer (.176) is in right field Sunday in Braun's place, but he has no fantasy value.
Matt Garza, SP7/5/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza outdueled Homer Bailey with a brilliant two-hit shutout Saturday.
Insight: Garza is now 6-5 with a 3.78 ERA, but has been too inconsistent to install in most fantasy lineups.
Ryan Braun, RF7/5/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun left the game in the second inning of Saturday's contest against the Cincinntai due to lower back spasms.
Insight: Braun just had an eight-game hitting streak snapped Friday night. He's batting .289 with 11 HR and 49 RBI. Not exactly up to his previous standards, but not horrible.
Rickie Weeks, 2B7/5/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is a career 14-for-27 (.519) with two homers and eight RBI versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Weeks doesn't get much work these days with Scooter Gennett getting most of the starts at second base, but this matchup should be worthy of a start. If he's in the lineup, consider putting him in your lineup. Update: Sorry, Weeks is not in the starting lineup.
Khris Davis, LF7/5/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) has missed the past few games due to the injury, but fantasy owners are hoping he'll return on Saturday because of the extremely favorable matchup. Update: Davis is in the starting lineup.
Insight: Davis (.260, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 49 runs) is 6-for-13 with three home runs against Reds starter Homer Bailey. Davis suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game.
Rickie Weeks, 2B7/5/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is a career 14-for-27 (.519) with two homers and eight RBI versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Weeks doesn't get much work these days with Scooter Gennett getting most of the starts at second base, but this matchup should be worthy of a start. If he's in the lineup, consider putting him in your lineup.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot7/4/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy hit his ninth homer of the season Friday against the Reds.
Insight: Lucroy is second in the NL to Troy Tulowitzki with a .333 batting average. He's been fantasy's best catcher this season and will make the All-Star team for the first time.
Khris Davis, LF7/4/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) was expected to return Friday, but he's out again, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Davis (.260, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 49 runs) suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He'll miss his third straight game.
Khris Davis, LF7/4/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) is expected back in the lineup Friday, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis (.260, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 49 runs) suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He's missed the past two games.
Rickie Weeks, 2B7/2/2014 12:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, who is leading off and serving as the DH Wednesday against the Blue Jays, has a career .500 average against J.A. Happ.
Insight: Weeks is 7-for-14 with two doubles and two homers against Happ. He could be a cheap second-base option in daily leagues.
Khris Davis, LF7/2/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) is expected back in the lineup Friday, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He's out for the second straight game Wednesday and the Brewers have off tomorrow.
Khris Davis, LF7/1/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis has been diagnosed with a left shoulder strain, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis suffered the injury diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He's day-to-day.
Khris Davis, LF7/1/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis left Tuesday's game with an apparent shoulder injury.
Insight: Davis is batting just .259, but with power - 14 HR and a .794 OPS. Hopefully this isn't too serious, but we will know more after the game.
Jean Segura, SS7/1/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps and didn't play Sunday, but is in Tuesday's lineup versus Toronto batting ninth.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled just to be more than average since.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/1/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) has had the past two days to rest and is in tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday and sat out Sunday's game. He is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jean Segura, SS7/1/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps and didn't play Sunday, but should be ready to go Tuesday versus Toronto.
Insight: Segura's replacement, Jeff Bianchi hasn't proven that he can hit major league pitching. Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled just to be more than average since.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/1/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) has had the past two days to rest and should be ready to go on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday and sat out Sunday's game. He is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Ryan Braun, RFHot6/29/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double and his first homer since June 14 Sunday against hte Rockies.
Insight: Braun has gone 14-for-40 (.350) with four doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBI in his last nine games.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/29/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) passed a concussion test, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com, but is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday. He has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jean Segura, SS6/29/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps is not in Sunday's starting lineup against the Rockies.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled since. He still provides speed (14 SB) and runs (41), just not with the power we saw at the beginning of 2013.
Ryan Braun, RFHot6/29/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .727 hitter (8-for-11) with two home runs against Colorado starter Jorge De la Rosa.
Insight: Braun hasn't homered since June 14, but at least he's contributing for fantasy owners, batting .313 with 10 RBI over the past two weeks (11 games).
Jean Segura, SS6/29/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com. and is questionable for Sunday's game with the Rockies.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled since. He still provides speed (14 SB) and runs (41), just not with the power we saw at the beginning of 2013.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/29/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) passed a concussion test, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com, but he'll be questionable for Sunday's game with Colorado.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday. He has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/28/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) passed a concussion test, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday. He has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and hit .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/28/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI Saturday against the Rockies.
Insight: Lucroy is second in the NL with a .336 batting average, 12 points behind Troy Tulowitzki, and he's third in the majors with 27 doubles.
Ryan Braun, RF6/28/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun has picked up 12 hits and eight RBI in his last 36 at-bats (.333)
Insight: Braun hasn't homered since June 14, but at least he's contributing for fantasy owners. He went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs Saturday against the Rockies.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/28/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez left Saturday's game with a neck strain, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Gomez has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and has hit .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jean Segura, SS6/28/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's hit .247 with just 29 extra-base hits (5 HR) in his last 576 at-bats. He's also been caught stealing eight times in 22 attempts this season.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/28/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett was not in Friday's starting lineup, but is back in the lineup for Saturday.
Insight: Rickie Weeks (.276, 3 HR, 15 RBI) had started the last two games. Gennett has hit .400 in June with four homers and 13 RBI. He only hit .247 in May and .277 in April.
Ryan Braun, RF6/28/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun had the game-winner on Friday night, but has an unfavorable matchup for Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Braun is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts versus Jhoulys Chacin. Braun's .821 OPS is solid, but the lowest he's posted in eight seasons. Avoid him Saturday.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/27/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Rickie Weeks (.276, 3 HR, 15 RBI) is getting another start at second base. Gennett has hit .400 in June with four homers and 13 RBI. He only hit .247 in May and .277 in April.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/26/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Thursday's starting lineup, Rickie Weeks will get the start at second base.
Insight: Gennett has batted over .400 for the past four weeks to raise his season-long average to .306 (.804 OPS) so fantasy owners hate to see him out of the lineup for even one day.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/25/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett delivered his first career grand slam Wednesday in a victory over Washington.
Insight: It came in the second inning off Stephen Strasburg. Gennett also added an RBI single in the sixth. He's hit .392 with 11 RBI this month.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/25/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez broke out of an 0-for-13 spell with three hits Wednesday against Washington.
Insight: He had a triple and two singles. Gomez's .312 batting average is fifth-best in the National League. The 28-year-old should hear his name called when the All-Star teams are announced on Sunday.
Carlos Gomez, CF 6/24/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has struggled to figure out Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Gomez is 0-for-10 against the right-hander, which normally wouldn't be that big of a deal but becomes noteworthy because Gomez also has six Ks against Zimmermann.
Ryan Braun, RF6/23/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun (ankle) is in the lineup Monday against Washington, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Braun rolled his ankle Sunday and was iffy for Monday's game, but he's ready to play. He has hit just .217 with two home runs and 20 Ks over 83 at-bats in June and is also hitting just .258 with a .710 OPS against left-handers this season, so he isn't a great play against Gio Gonzalez Monday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot6/22/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has gone 10-for-17 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI in his last four games.
Insight: Ramirez left Saturday's game with back tightness, but he appears to be fine. He's hitting .377 (26-for-69) with seven doubles, five home runs, 17 RBI and 14 runs in June.
Ryan Braun, RF6/22/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun left Sunday's game after rolling his ankle, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Manager Ron Roenicke said he doesn't think the injury is serious but is unsure about Braun's status for Monday's game. Braun has hit just .217 with two home runs and 20 Ks over 83 at-bats in June.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot6/21/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez left Saturday's game with back tightness but not before going 3-for-4 with a homer and two singles. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Ramirez (.293, 9 HR, 36 RBI) has done well lately, recording hits in eight of his last 13 at bats. Hopefully his back ailment won't sideline him for too long.
Scooter Gennett, 2B6/21/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (.311, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 30 runs) is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Like most Brewers, Gennett had a big Friday night with three hits, including two doubles and three runs scored. Rickie Weeks (.269, 2 HR, 13 RBI .718 OPS) will get the start.
Yovani Gallardo, SPHot6/19/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo held Arizona to one run on five hits and didn't walk a batter in seven innings Thursday to pick up his fifth win of the year.
Insight: Gallardo (3.34 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) has allowed two runs on 15 hits over 21 innings his last three starts after giving up six runs in five innings on June 3. His strikeout rate isn't back to his peak level, but he's figured out how to pitch with decreased velocity and has had a nice bounce-back year.
Ryan Braun, RF6/19/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun is batting .279 with 10 homers and 37 RBI. The Brewers will be absent a lot of offense with Braun and catcher Jonathon LuCroy also sitting. Arizona starter Chase Anderson (5-1, 3.21 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) gets a much weaker lineup to face.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/19/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: The only one who can stop Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is his manager Ron Roenicke, who will sit him on Thursday.
Insight: Just a routine day off after a night game. Lucroy (.341, 8 HR, 37 RBI, 35 runs, 3 SB) is the top-rated catcher in Yahoo fantasy leagues, ahead of the likes of Yadier Molina, Buster Posey and Evan Gattis.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot6/18/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (hamstring) is back in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Gomez hit safely in 13 straight games before sitting out the last two with a sore left hamstring.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/18/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy blasted two homers Tuesday in a win over Arizona.
Insight: There's just no stopping this guy. Though Yadier Molina is more of a household name, Lucroy (.341, 8 HR, 37 RBI) deserves to be the National League's starting catcher at next month's All-Star Game in Minnesota.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/18/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett had a strong night Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Gennett went 3-for-5 with a double and two singles. The 24-year-old has five consecutive multi-hit games. Rickie Weeks (.286, 2 HR, 13 RBI) challenged Gennett (.306, 4 HR, 20 RBI) for playing time early this season but now it's clear Gennett is the better option at second base.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/17/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup Tuesday due to a sore left hamstring.
Insight: Gomez also sat out Monday. He hit safely in 13 straight games before that.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/17/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (.313, 12 HR, 38 RBI) didn't play in Monday's game against Arizona and is questionable for Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Utility man Elian Herrera (.241, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4 runs) got the start in center center field and stole his first base of the season, but hold little fantasy value when replacing Gomez.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/16/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez won't compete in Monday's game against Arizona. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: His hamstring is feeling a little sore. Utility man Elian Herrera (.222, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will take the reigns in center field. Gomez (.313, 12 HR, 38 RBi) is day-to-day.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B6/15/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez should not be in your lineup Sunday. He's never been able to figure out Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Ramirez is having a good month, hitting .297 with two homers, seven RBI and an .874 OPS, but he's 3-for-27 (.111) with four Ks against Leake.
Yovani Gallardo, SP6/14/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo took a no decision Saturday against the Reds despite allowing one run and striking out eight in seven innings.
Insight: Milwaukee turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh to put Gallardo (4-4, 3.51 ERA, 4.26 FIP) in line for the win, but Will Smith gave up a game-tying homer to Billy Hamilton in the ninth. Gallardo used to be a strikeout-per-inning type of guy, but reduced velocity has forced him to go to the two-seam fastball more often. He's struck out 16 batters in his last two starts but has a 7.23 K/9 this season.
Ryan Braun, RF6/14/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday against the Reds.
Insight: Braun went 8-for-48 (.167) with zero homers in his previous 11 games and 0-for-3 Saturday prior to taking a J.J. Hoover pitch to the opposite field. Braun is hitting .288 with 10 homers and 35 RBI this season.
Ryan Braun, RFCold6/14/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is just 2-for-17 (.118) versus Cincinnati starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Braun has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats and faces a tough matchup. Avoid him.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot6/14/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) with two home runs and seven RBI versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez is having another fine season, filling up the entire box score. He's batting .310 with 12 homers, 38 RBI, 44 runs, 11 steals and a .927 OPS. He's a must start against the just-off-the-disabled-list Latos.
Rickie Weeks, 2B6/13/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks has great numbers against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey and if he's in the starting lineup should be started.
Insight: He's 14-for-27 against him with two homers and eight RBI. Weeks (.290, 2 HR, 12 RBI) and Scooter Gennett (.285, 3 HR, 15 RBI) have been splitting time at second base, but we're guessing Weeks will get the start on Friday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B6/12/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee 2B Scooter Gennett is not in Thursday's starting lineup. Rickie Weeks will make the start.
Insight: Gennett is batting .286 this season with a .750 OPS. In limited action, Weeks has hit better than he has in a couple of years, batting .307 with two homers, 11 RBI and an .808 OPS in 88 at-bats.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/11/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (3-for-5, two doubles) had another big night Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Lucroy (.341, 4 HR, 28 RBI) is having a monster season and he seems to be getting better by the month. He'll take a seven-game hitting streak into Thursday's series finale.
Marco Estrada, SPCold6/10/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Marco Estrada has allowed 20 home runs in 79 innings this season.
Insight: Estrada (4.56 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) allowed 1.3 HR/9 the past two seasons but still managed to post a 3.75 ERA in that span. This year, he's allowed 2.28 per nine innings and it's come back to bite him. He's allowed 10 HRs and 22 earned runs in his last 29 2/3 innings.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/8/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy had a nice game Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Two of Lucroy's three hits Sunday went for extra bases. He's gone 9-for-20 over his last five games to raise his batting average from .324 to .335. That's good for second-best in the National League.
Yovani Gallardo, SP6/8/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo brought his "A" game to the park Sunday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He held the Pirates scoreless for seven innings, leaving after 121 pitches. The eight strikeouts Gallardo (4-4, 3.71 ERA) registered were a season-high. He'll try to push his record back over .500 in his next start Saturday against the Reds.
Khris Davis, LFHot6/7/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis has hit .387 with seven doubles, six homers, 15 RBI, 16 runs and a 9/8 K/BB in his last 17 games.
Insight: Davis hit .215 with four home runs, 12 RBI and a horrific 44/3 K/BB in his first 39 games this season, but he's improved his plate discipline and found his power stroke.
Jean Segura, SS6/7/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has never managed to knock out a hit against Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: He's 0-for-11. After a great first half of 2013, Segura seems to have settled for mediocrity. He's batting .262 with two homers, 17 RBI and 12 steals. More is expected.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot6/7/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .333 hitter with three home runs versus Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Gomez is having another fine season, filling up the box score. He's batting .611 with 12 homers, 35 RBI, 41 runs, 11 steals and a .949 OPS.
Mark Reynolds, 1B6/4/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Mark Reynolds has struggled mightily (.133, 2-for-15, 10 strikeouts) against Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco in his career.
Insight: While Reynolds has provided a source of cheap power (13 HR), it has come at the expense of a very low average (.205) and on-base percentage (.287). To further complicate things, the Brewers are activating Aramis Ramirez from the disabled list tonight and he's expected to play third, so it would be smart to sit Reynolds on the bench for this one.
Rickie Weeks, 2B6/4/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks has good numbers against Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: He's 10-for-21 against him with two homers and four RBI. Weeks (.316, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and Scooter Gennett (.282, 3 HR, 15 RBI) have been splitting time at second base but we're guessing Weeks will get the start on Wednesday.
Jonathan Lucroy, C6/2/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy stroked three hits Monday in a win against the Twins.
Insight: Lucroy is having another impressive season, leading all big league catchers with a .325 batting average and a .483 slugging percentage. Don't be surprised if he gets invited to next month's All-Star Game in Minnesota.
Matt Garza, SP6/2/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza cruised through Monday's start against Minnesota.
Insight: He fired 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing just six hits and two walks. Garza (3-4, 4.42 ERA) now has 17 strikeouts over his last two outings. He'll get the ball again Saturday versus Pittsburgh.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B6/2/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee 3B Aramis Ramirez will return from the disabled list Wednesday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Ramirez (.252, 5 HR, 21 RBI) has missed the last three weeks with a strained hamstring. Mark Reynolds (.208, 13 HR, 27 RBI) could see less playing time with Ramirez back in the lineup.
Ryan Braun, RFHot6/2/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: It appears Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is going to continue hitting in the No. 2 hole going forward.
Insight: Braun has been success in that spot, batting .469 with a 1.358 OPS in eight games. The Brewers are using Jonathan Lucroy in Braun's former spot (No. 3) following by Carlos Gomez and Khris Davis. The Milwaukee offense has scored six or more runs in six of the past seven games.
Kyle Lohse, SP6/1/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse earned his eighth career shutout Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: The most impressive part of Lohse's outing was that it only took him 93 pitches to get through nine innings. He's having one of his best seasons and should be started in all formats.
Scooter Gennett, 2B6/1/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee 2B Scooter Gennett had a monster game Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: All three of Gennett's hits went for extra bases. For fantasy purposes, Gennett (.281, 3 HR, 15 RBI) should only be started against right-handed pitching. He entered today with a pitiful .150 average against southpaws this season.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/31/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Despite the nice lefty-righty matchup against Jason Hammel, Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay has never hit him well with just three hits in 22 at-bats (.136).
Insight: We expect Mark Reynolds will get the call at first, but if Overbay is in the lineup you should avoid him.
Ryan Braun, RFHot5/31/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is 5-for-11 (.455) against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Since returning from the oblique injury, braun is batting .333 in 15 games and .522 over the past five contests. Make him a must start.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/30/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment Sunday, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ramirez (.252, 5 HR, 21 RBI) hasn't played since May 10 due to a strained hamstring. He's hoping to return during Milwaukee's series at Minnesota next week.