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Kyle Lobner

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Kyle Lobner covers the Milwaukee Brewers in the Shepherd Express’ weekly On Deck Circle column. He has written about the Brewers and Minor League Baseball since 2008.

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The Milwaukee Brewers’ schedule advantage over the Chicago Cubs appears poised to loom large over the season’s final months. more

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Over the span of a few days last week the Brewers became one of the MLB non-wavier trade deadline’s most active teams, acquiring reliever Joakim Soria from the White Sox on Thursday and third baseman Mike Moustakas from the Royals on Friday. more

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Michael Mountain is on quite an adventure; this Baltimore resident visited Miller Park as the third stop on a 30-city, 36-day road trip to visit every Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S. more

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The evidence supporting an MLB Home Run “Derby Jinx” of sorts is at best anecdotal and, to a point, largely can be explained away by other factors. Let’s hope Brewer Jesús Aguilar is not “jinxed.” more

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Odds are, no one who came to Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago was hoping or expecting to see Brewers catcher Erik Kratz pitch. more

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Acquiring Syndergaard would be a remarkably risky move given his recent history. more

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Freddy Peralta’s MLB star is rapidly ascending and if it keeps going at this pace it could create a challenging situation for the Brewers down the stretch. more

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Two batters into Sunday's game against the Phillies, Chase Anderson was already in trouble. The situation, unfortunately, was not unusual. more

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The average MLB team has won about 37.5 road games per season since 2010. The Brewers have been worse than that in 32 of their 49 seasons. Here are some notable exceptions. more

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Two months into his first season in Milwaukee, Christian Yelich is already everything the Brewers could have hoped he would be and a little more. more

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Take a closer look at four potential call-up players currently in the minor leagues whom the Milwaukee Brewers might yet bring on board this season. more

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Cole Hamels, for his part, may be able to add some stability and credibility to the back of the Brewers’ rotation. more

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Freddy Peralta wasn’t even supposed to be in the majors on Sunday, but he made the most of the opportunity. more

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The Brewers and their NL Central counterparts got a favor from the schedule makers this season: Baseball’s interleague play rotation matched up the Central divisions on a year when only Cleveland appears positioned to contend on the AL side. more

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Draft sacrifices aside, however, the 2003 hot streak injected some life into an otherwise negligible Brewers season and proved that even bad teams can be fun sometimes. more

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Braun’s recent home runs moved March/April 2018 off of this list, but here are some of the worst prior months of his career and a look at how he rebounded. more

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On April 15, 1987, Juan Nieves pitched the only no-hitter in Brewers franchise history. If that feels like a long time ago, it’s because it was. more

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Braun needs five more runs batted in to become the 285th player in MLB history, the ninth active player and just the second Brewer with 1,000 in their careers. more

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Monday’s home opener against the Cardinals is their first of ten consecutive games against St. Louis and Chicago, the division’s other likely contenders for 2018 playoff berths. more

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The last time the Brewers were among the five best spring training teams was 2011, when they went on to win 96 regular season games and the National League Central. more

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