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Rolling With The Brew Crew: A Milwaukee Brewers Dynasty


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Alright, so this is my first dynasty here in a while, and I'll try to make it good. It'll be pretty colorful and I'll try to make some good graphics to keep your attention. I'll probably play one or two games per series, and I'll have a recap for the ones I play. My settings are as follows:

Difficulty: All-Star

Rosters: Ultimate Rosters v6.1 Standard

Sliders: Batting settings jacked for me (+50 Power & Control), Pitching settings in favor of CPU (User control -25).

Other: Using 2006 schedule, so I'll try to fix the date and make it the correct day for the correct game.

Roster (As of 4/19/06)


Statistics (As of 4/19/06) Stat in Blue signifies team leader


C - Damian Miller (53 AB) - .245, 5 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI

1B - Prince Fielder (54 AB) - .296, 10 R, 4 HR, 9 RBI

2B - Rickie Weeks (56 AB) - .286, 7 R, 1 RBI, 3 SB

3B - Corey Koskie (31 AB) - .290, 5 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI

SS - J.J. Hardy (49 AB) - .245, 7 R, 4 RBI

LF - Carlos Lee (60 AB) - .267, 6 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI

CF - Brady Clark (63 AB) - .349, 7 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI

RF - Geoff Jenkins (61 AB) - .230, 8 R, 5 HR, 10 RBI

Utility - Bill Hall (38 AB) - .342, 4 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB


SP - Ben Sheets (21.1 IP) - 2-0, 3.38 ERA, 20 K

Doug Davis (18 IP) - 0-1, 5.00 ERA, 11 K

Chris Capuano (17.2 IP) - 1-0, 2.55 ERA, 12 K

Dave Bush (13 IP) - 1-1, 4.15 ERA, 11 K

Tomo Ohka (18 IP) - 1-2, 2.50 ERA, 9 K

RP - Rick Helling (5 IP) - 0-1, 7.20 ERA, 4 K

Justin Lehr (13.2 IP) - 0-0, 2.63 ERA, 11 K

Jorge de la Rosa (7.1 IP) - 1-2, 7.20 ERA, 6 K

Dan Kolb (7 IP) - 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K

Matt Wise (2 IP) - 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 3 K

Derrick Turnbow (2.2 IP) - 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 3 SV

I'm 8-7, and am going into a 3-game series with the Reds next.

Until next time...

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no offense but the fact that the hitting sliders are making the game one sided might be a little uninteresting to follow.

The games really aren't one-sided. I suck at hitting pretty badly, so even with the hitting sliders cranked in my favor, I still only get 3-4 runs a game. I've simulated the majority of the games so far, so most of those hitting stats (Geoff Jenkins' 5 & 10, for example) were done by the CPU. Most of the games, or the ones I play at least, will be pretty close and low-scoring.

On a sidenote as an example, I once had a game go scoreless for 17 innings before finally hitting a walk-off 2-run HR (Bill freaking Hall!).

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April 21st, 2006: Milwaukee (8-8) vs. Cincinnati (8-8)


Photo Recap:






The Brewers took the early lead on the Reds with a solo homerun in the first by Geoff Jenkins, and two runs in the fourth. Cincinnati got one lone run on a homerun by Scott Hatteberg in the fifth inning. The Brewers added two more insurance runs in the eighth on a pinch-hit homerun by Bill Hall and a bases-loaded RBI single by Rickie Weeks.

Bronson Arroyo of the Reds went 6 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, striking out 3. His replacement, reliever Travis Chick, pitched the remaining 2 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, striking out 4.

Doug Davis of the Brewers was electric, pitching 8 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 6 hits, and striking out 7. Derrick Turnbow struck out 2 batters without giving up a hit, pitching a perfect ninth inning on the way to his 4th save of the season.

Final Score: Milwaukee wins, 5-1

Leading Batters:


Geoff Jenkins - 2/4, HR(6), RBI(11)

Prince Fielder - 2/4, RBI(10)

Rickie Weeks - 1/4, RBI(2)

Corey Koskie - 1/4, RBI(9)

Bill Hall - 1/1, HR(1), RBI(4)


Scott Hatteberg - 1/3, HR(3), RBI(7)

Justin LaRue - 2/3

Ryan Freel - 1/4, SB(5)

Bronson Arroyo - 1/2

Adam Dunn - 1/4

Bottom Line:

Milwaukee improves to 9-8

Cincinnati falls to 8-9

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I'm not sure, but I'm thinking it was the fact that I put Turnbow in as my pitcher while I was batting and the score was 3-1, and I then got 2 runs to make it 5-1. Does that clear things up for anyone? Didn't think so. Anyway, I played a game the other day but never got to post the results. I also didn't take any screens of the box score, so sorry about that, but, nevertheless, I'll be posting it in just a few minutes. I have the writeup all ready, I just need to upload the pictures.

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I was going to play a game against the Braves (Tim Hudson v. Ben Sheets = awesome matchup), but the game crashed every time I tried to play it. If anyone has any brilliant ideas on how to update the schedule between games with the scores of games I didn't play, I'd appreciate it. Anyway:


April 28th, 2006: Milwaukee (12-10, 4th place, NL Central) at Chicago (14-6, 1st place, NL Central)


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Recap: The Brewers took the early lead with a Carlos Lee RBI single in the first inning, scoring Brady Clark, and that proved to be all they would need to control the game throughout. Geoff Jenkins and Carlos Lee hit back-to-back homeruns in the top of the ninth inning to put the game away. Geoff Jenkins now leads the Brewers with 7 homeruns on the season. Derrek Lee answered with a dinger of his own in the bottom of the ninth, but it was too little, too late for the Cubs offense.

Chris Capuano and Mark Prior both brought their best stuff to the mound with them, Prior pitching 6 innings and Capuano pitching 7. Both pitchers struck out 8 opposing batters, but a run given up in the first inning by Prior proved to be the difference, Capuano picking up the win in the end, and Prior getting the loss. The Brewers brought Matt Wise in from the bullpen to pitch the eighth, and he set up Derrick Turnbow, who came in looking for his 7th save in as many appearances on the season. Turnbow struck out the first two batters he faced, but Derrek Lee connected on a homerun to deep left field, the first run given up by Turnbow all year. He would rebound, getting the next batter, Aramis Ramirez to pop out to left, ending the game and picking up his 7th save. This puts Turnbow into a two-way tie with Jose Mesa for fourth place in the MLB in saves.

Final Score: Milwaukee wins, 3-1

Bottom Line:

Milwaukee improves to 13-10, 3rd place in the NL Central

Chicago falls to 14-7, 2nd place in the NL Central

Questions, comments, or criticisms to help make this a better dynasty for you, the readers, is always appreciated. As I said before, I forgot to take screens of the box score, so I don't have individual stats for this game.

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Yeah, sorry about the lack of updates. I'll try to play a game today or tomorrow and I should be able to have a write-up tomorrow. I've been busy with school and such, so I haven't even gotten to a game of MVP in about a week.

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That's right, I'm back!!!

Sorry I haven't updated much, but I haven't even played a game in that span, so don't feel like I'm holding out on you. I'm taking the SATs on Saturday, so I probably won't have too much time until then, but I should be back on track pretty soon.


May 1st, 2006: Milwaukee (13-11, 3rd place, NL Central) at Chicago (15-7, 1st place, NL Central)


Game Notes: Reserve IF Bill Hall fills in for SS J.J. Hardy for today's game, playing shortstop and batting 2nd, Hardy's spot in the order.

Photo Recap:





Recap: The first three and a helf innings went by fairly slowly, with just a few hits scattered here and there. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Derrek Lee ended up on third base with two outs, but Tomo Ohka got Jason Mabry to pop out in first-base foul territory. Corey Koskie put the first runs of the game across with a 2-run homerun in the top of the fifth inning, and that gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead. Juan Pierre led off the Cubs' sixth inning with a single, and proceeded to steal two consecutive bases by the time Derrek Lee came up to bat. Lee singled up the middle and Pierre scored easily from third. Aramis Ramirez hit the 2-run homerun in the eighth inning that put the Cubs on top for good, and the Cubs walked off the field with a 3-2 win.

Tomo Ohka had an outstanding pitching performance for the Brewers, giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits in 6 innings pitched, striking out 4. Ohka was pulled due to fatigue after the sixth inning, in which Ohka also gave up his only run of the game. Ohka was relieved by Matt Wise, who pitched the seventh inning and gave up 2 hits. Jim Lehr pitched the eighth inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits, including the Aramis Ramirez homerun, struck out one, and picked up the loss. Kerry Wood also pitched 6 strong innings, giving up 2 runs on one homerun, giving up 7 hits, striking out 2. Angel Guzman came in to relieve Wood, pitching a perfect seventh inning. Wade Miller pitched the eight inning and picked up the win, giving up 1 hit and 1 walk, striking out 2. Ryan Dempster got his 7th save of the season, pitching a scoreless, hitless ninth inning.

Final Score: Chicago wins, 3-2

Leading Batters:


Corey Koskie - 2/3, HR(7), 2 RBI(19,20)

Carlos Lee - 2/4

Bill Hall - 2/4, SO

Prince Fielder - 1/4, R

Brady Clark - 1/3, IBB


Aramis Ramirez - 1/4, HR(3), 2 RBI (15,16)

Derrek Lee - 1/4, RBI (20), SB (1)

Todd Walker - 2/4, 2 SO

Juan Pierre - 1/4, R, SO

Jerry Hairston, Jr. - 1/1, R, 2 SB (2,3)

Bottom Line:

Milwaukee falls to 13-12

Chicago improves to 16-7

Thanks for reading and see you next time (whenever that may be)!

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Milwaukee Brewers April Recap

With the first month of the 2006 season in the books, it's time to take a look back at the April that was.

Brewers individual batting statistics: (fielders only, min. 50 AB or 1 RBI)

Name:		 AB:  AVG:  R:  HR:  RBI:  BB:  SB:

Brady Clark   103  .330  10  1	 6	10   0

Carlos Lee	 99  .293  13  6	15	 5   2

Geoff Jenkins  99  .253  13  7	13	 7   0

Prince Fielder 92  .304  14  5	15	11   0

Rickie Weeks   88  .261   9  0	 3	 8   6

Damian Miller  81  .198   5  1	 6	 6   0

J.J. Hardy	 77  .208  11  1	 6	11   0

Corey Koskie   63  .349  11  7	20	16   1

Bill Hall	  51  .333   6  1	 4	13   2

Corey Hart	  6  .333   2  1	 2	 1   0
Brewers individual pitching statistics:
Name:		   IP:   W-L:  ERA:  AVG:   SO:  SV(BlSv):

Ben Sheets	  36.1  3-0   3.22  .236   30   0(0)

Chris Capuano   33.1  3-0   1.89  .179   26   0(0)

Doug Davis	  33.0  1-2   3.55  .250   24   0(0)

Tomo Ohka	   30.1  1-2   2.67  .222   20   0(0)

Dave Bush	   25.2  1-2   4.56  .277   21   0(0)

Justin Lehr	 16.1  0-1   3.86  .281   12   0(1)

J. de la Rosa   14.1  2-3   5.65  .361   14   0(0)

Dan Kolb		 9.2  0-0   0.93  .278	7   0(0)

Derrick Turnbow  6.1  0-1   4.26  .217	6   7(1)

Jose Capellan	6.1  2-0   2.84  .250	0   0(0)

Rick Helling	 5.0  0-1   7.20  .444	4   0(0)

Matt Wise		4.2  0-0   1.93  .300	6   0(0)
League Leaders - Batting: AVG Leaders:
Player:			AVG:  

Andruw Jones - ATL .422

Barry Bonds - SF   .417

Trot Nixon - BOS   .407

Todd Helton - COL  .407
HR Leaders:
Player:			 HR:

Paul Konerko - CWS  9

David Ortiz - BOS   9

Chad Tracy - ARI	8

Todd Helton - COL   8

Barry Bonds - SF	8

Cliff Floyd - NYM   8
RBI Leaders:
Player:			 RBI:

David Ortiz - BOS   25

Cliff Floyd - NYM   25

Vernon Wells - TOR  23

Trot Nixon - BOS	23
SB Leaders:
Player:			   SB:

Ichiro Suzuki - SEA   17

Willy Taveras - HOU	8

Coco Crisp - BOS	   7
Run Scored Leaders:
Player:				R:

Ichiro Suzuki - SEA	26

Orlando Cabrera - LAA  24

Cliff Floyd - NYM	  22
League Leaders - Pitching: ERA Leaders - Starters:
Player:			   ERA:  

Jeff Suppan - STL	 1.27

Juan Cruz - ARI	   1.33

Curt Schilling - BOS  1.49
ERA Leaders - Relievers:
Player:			   ERA:  

J.C. Romero - ANA	 0.00

Billy Wagner - NYM	0.00

Dan Kolb - MIL		0.93

Eddie Guardado - SEA  0.93
Win Leaders:
Player:				  W:  

Tim Wakefield - BOS	  5

Jamie Moyer - SEA		4

Jeremy Bonderman - DET   4

Francisco Liriano - MIN  4

Daniel Cabrera - BAL	 4

Chad Gaudin - OAK		4

Randy Johnson - NYY	  4

Jeff Suppan - STL		4

Pedro Martinez - NYM	 4

Gavin Floyd - PHI		4
Strikeout Leaders:
Player:			   K:  

Mark Mulder - STL	 36

Johan Santana - MIN   35

Jason Schmidt - SF	34
Save Leaders:
Player:					SV:  

Billy Wagner - NYM		 11

Todd Jones - DET			8

Francisco Rodriguez - ANA   7

Elmer Dessens - KC		  7

Ryan Dempster - CHC		 7

Derrick Turnbow - MIL	   7

Eddie Guardado - SEA		7

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Alright guys, I've got nothing going on today, so I played a game and here's an update, with a great pitching matchup to boot:


May 2nd, 2006: Milwaukee (13-12, 4th place, NL Central) v. Houston (15-10, 3rd place, NL Central)

Game Notes: IF Bill Hall and C Chad Moeller fill in for 3B Corey Koskie and C Damian Miller for today's game.


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Recap: Both pitchers came out firing, bringing their best stuff out to the mound for tonight's game. Roy Oswalt took a no-hitter into the 8th inning, and Ben Sheets gave up just 4 hits throughout 8 innings. Oswalt finished with a 2-hit complete-game shutout gem against the Brew Crew. Sheets gave up 1 run and an inherited runner scored on Dan Kolb, Sheets's substitute.

Final Score: Houston wins, 2-0

Pitching Line:

Roy Oswalt: W(3-0), 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 2H, 8K

Ben Sheets: L(3-1), 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 4H, 7K

Dan Kolb: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2H, 0K

Bottom Line:

Milwaukee falls to 13-13

Houston improves to 16-10

P.S. Sorry about no leading batters but with 8 total hits, you don't really need it anyway. Until next time!

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