Adam Lind has been named the April “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month,” receiving 64 percent of the fan vote. Ryan Braun came in second with 21 percent, while Michael Blazek and Jean Segura finished third and fourth respectively, with 11 percent and four percent.
Each month, Brewers fans have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player they feel was deserving of the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month during the previous month of play. Fans can visit www.brewers.com/WeEnergies and choose between four finalists. Finalists are selected based on player stats, high-energy plays on the field and overall contribution to the team during the previous month. Votes from each Player of the Month voting period will be carried over to the final “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” vote to be held from Sept. 7 – 15.
Through the online voting campaign presented by We Energies, fans then have the chance to enter to win a number of great prizes, including Brewers game tickets or the Grand Slam Prize Pack. One lucky fan will be randomly selected to receive Field Diamond Box tickets for six guests and will participate in a pre-game ceremony on the field when the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The winner will also receive an autographed jersey signed by the High-Energy Player of the Year, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the use of a Club Level suite for a 2016 Brewers home game.
Voting for the May Player of the Month is now open. Finalists include Ryan Braun, Gerardo Parra, Carlos Gomez and Francisco Rodriguez. Voting will be open thru June 30.
Jonathan Lucroy won the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year in 2014. Other past winners include Carlos Gomez (2013), Ryan Braun (2008 and 2012) Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006). For more information, please visit brewers.com/WeEnergies.
The 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament is well underway, but one of the Super Regionals match-ups hit close to the heart for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Colorado Sky Sox infielder Matt Clark as their alma maters faced off in a best of three series.
Luc’s University Louisiana-Lafayette faced off against Matt’s Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. It was the first time ever that the two schools met in a super regional…. And it led to some fun Twitter banter which garnered some attention during Sunday’s game broadcast:
On Saturday night June 6, LSU defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-3 and Matt was pretty pumped.
And Sunday, June 7, as Lucroy was watching on the plane from Minnesota to Pittsburgh, LSU defeated his Ragin’ Cajuns, 6-3 to take the series and advance to their 17th College World Series in Omaha.
Matt sent Luc a shirt and, a man of his word, Luc donned the tee shirt, took a photo and posted it to Twitter for the world to see:
“It’s especially great to see Luc in purple because of the rivalry between the two schools,” Matt said. “It’s been so heated that they actually stopped play each other for a number of years, so seeing Luc in purple is the icing on the cake.”
Luc attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for three seasons where he was a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2007 and became one of the most successful players in Ragin’ Cajuns history. Over his career, he set the school record in doubles (54), runs batted in (184), and total bases (414) as well as recording the second most career hits (241) in just three seasons. Luc led the Ragin’ Cajuns to two NCAA Regional appearances (2005, 2007) in his freshman and junior seasons respectively.
Matt attended Riverside (CA) Community College before transferring to Louisiana State University, where he helped the Tigers to the 2008 College World Series (and tied for the 2008 NCAA lead in home runs with Gordon Beckham at 28).
“Seeing LSU go back to Omaha is always unbelievable, but that’s what they expect out of the program every single year. It’s Omaha or bust in Baton Rouge and if they don’t make it, the season is a failure,” Matt told me. “LSU games in Omaha feel like home games because of how many fans travel to watch them play from all over the country and it was awesome to be part of it in 2008. The tournament always brings back some great memories.”
Father’s Day is coming up in less than two weeks, but there’s no need to panic.
From Brewers tickets and apparel to tailgating equipment or a new tie, the Brewers have you covered.
And, starting Thursday, fans who spend $200 or more at any of the Brewers Team Store locations at Miller Park will receive this free Brewers three-piece BBQ Tote:
So, now you can get dad multiple gifts to express your love and appreciation…or maybe even do some shopping of your own AND still get him a great gift this Father’s Day. ;)
Can’t make it to Miller Park? Be sure to check out the brewers.com shop, where you’ll find more great gift options for dad and every fan on your list!
BREWERS MAKE THREE SELECTIONS ON DAY ONE OF 2015 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT Team Selects OF Trent Clark, LHP Nathan Kirby and RHP Cody Ponce
Tonight marked Day One of the MLB Draft.
The Milwaukee Brewers made three selections during day one of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, selecting outfielder Trent Clark (Richland High School-Texas), left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (University of Virginia) and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona University) with the 15th, 40th and 55th picks, respectively.
The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.
Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season at Richland (TX) High School. He bats left-handed and plays center field. He was scouted by area scout KJ Hendricks and national crosschecker Steve Riha.
Kirby, 21, is currently a junior at Virginia, going 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 starts. He has produced 75 strikeouts in 59.1 innings pitched and has held opponents to a .233 batting average, helping to lead the Cavaliers to the College World Series. He was scouted by area scout Dan Nellum.
Ponce, 21, is currently a junior at Cal Poly Pomona, going 5-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 starts. He was scouted by area scout Josh Belovsky.
The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected outfielder Trent Clark out of Richland (TX) High School with their first pick (15th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft. Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery made the announcement.
“We are excited to have Trent in the organization,” said Montgomery. “He has proven to be a team leader and is one of the better bats in the draft. He is a potential five-tool player and we are excited to get that type of player with the 15th selection”
The Brewers have two more draft picks tonight, coming in Competitive Balance Round A (#40 overall) and in the second round (#55). The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.
Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.
These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.
The June Bobble of the Month is available beginning today at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.
Just in time for Polish Fest, yhis bobblehead features Polish Sausage celebrating the “Piwowarzy” with Hank.
It retails for $99 and quantities are limited–only 250 will be produced–so you’ll want to hurry. I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!
BREWERS MAKE THREE SELECTIONS ON DAY 1 OF 2015 MLB DRAFT Brewers to select 15th overall, 40th and 55th on Day 1
The Milwaukee Brewers will make three selections on Day 1 of the First-Year Player Draft, which begins Monday evening at 6 p.m. CT. The team owns the 15th overall selection. The Brewers will also make a selections at #40 (Competitive Balance Round A) and #55 (second round).
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the First-Year Player Draft, which spans three days of activity from Monday through Wednesday and will take place at the MLB Network Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Draft coverage will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT Monday. The Brewers’ first selection (#15) will take place at approximately 7:22 p.m. CT, pick #40 will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. CT and pick #55 will take place at approximately 9:55 p.m.
Representing the Brewers at the MLB Network Studio will be former Brewers All-Star Ben Sheets and Senior Director – Baseball Operations Tom Flanagan. Sheets was selected by the Brewers in the 1st Round of the 1999 Draft (10th overall) and spent eight seasons with the team, from 2001-08, compiling an 86-83 record with a 3.72 ERA.
The Brewers have selected the 15th overall pick twice in team history: Tyrone Hill in 1991 and Jed Bradley in 2011. Other notable 15th overall picks include Devin Mesoraco (Reds, 2007), Stephen Drew (Diamondbacks, 2004), Scott Kazmir (Mets, 2002), Chase Utley (Phillies, 2000) and Chris Carpenter (Blue Jays, 1993).
The selection rotation is determined by the clubs’ reverse order of finish at the close of the previous season. The Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Tuesday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Wednesday for Rounds 11-40 at 11:00 a.m. CT and will continue through its conclusion.
Today we announced that Miller Park will play host to a friendly competition between Atlas Futbol Club from the Mexican Liga MX and Newcastle Football Club of the English Premier League on Tuesday, July 14. It is the second-ever professional soccer match at Miller Park and follows the success of last year’s exhibition between Chivas and Swansea City A.F.C.
Formed almost 100 years ago (August 15, 1916), Club Atlas has been a mainstay in the top division of the Mexican Liga for 86 years. Based out of Guadalajara, the team finished fourth this season in the Liga MX and recently named Mr. Gustavo Cristian Matosas Paidon as manager for the upcoming season.
Newcastle United Football Club was founded in 1892 and plays in the English Premier League, the highest professional level of football in the country. Since the beginning, the team has played their home matches at St. James’ Park, the oldest stadium in North East England. The 2015 season saw the team, affectionately known as the Magpies, remain in the Premier League with hard fought victories over such clubs as Crystal Palace (3-2), Tottenham (2-1), Manchester City (2-0), Liverpool (1-0) and EPL title winners Chelsea (2-1).
“After the success of last year’s match, we are thrilled to bring world-class professional soccer back to Miller Park,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “It is another great opportunity to showcase our facility’s unique ability to host a multitude of events.”
Tickets go on sale for the match on Thursday (June 4) at 10:00 a.m. and prices range from $25 – $70. Parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Fans can purchase tickets online at Brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, or by phone at 414-902-4000.
In addition, all fans who attend the match will receive a voucher at the gate that will allow them to receive $15 off a future Brewers home game in the month of August. The voucher is valid for 14 games in the month, excluding August 1, 2, 8 and 15.
A seating diagram is attached and is also available at Brewers.com/soccer. The pitch will be laid out in an east-west orientation with one goal in left field and the other goal near first base.
The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.
We’re pleased to announce that every member of the team’s roster has committed to participate in Brewers Community Foundation and Community Relations activities for the 2015 season. Through the various BCF and the Brewers Community Relations initiatives, players, coaches and staff are helping make a difference in our community.
Player participation started before the team even arrived in Milwaukee. During Spring Training, members of BCF had the pleasure of speaking with each player individually about the challenges in the Milwaukee community and the team’s commitment to having an impact on children and their families in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
In addition to financial support, those on the Brewers roster committed to participate in a number of initiatives. Beyond the Diamond is an umbrella program and an integral part of the Brewers’ outreach effort. It features community involvement activities and opportunities to serve and generate additional support for quality nonprofit organizations. The Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, the Salvation Army Feed the Kids event and the Children’s Hospital Visit are several of the initiatives in this year’s Beyond the Diamond.
This year’s involvement includes support for diverse organizations like: Ronald McDonald Charities, Sharp Literacy, Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior, The Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee Public Library, Make-a-Wish Foundation and several Little League groups including Beckum Stapleton Little League, Felix Mantilla and RBI.
For more information about Brewers Community Foundation and the Beyond the Diamond initiatives, please visit brewers.com/bcf and brewers.com/beyondthedimonad, respectively.
Brianna Guzman, an 8th grader from J.F. Cooper Elementary School in Milwaukee, WI, is the Grand Prize Winner of this year’s Breaking Barriers Essay Contest where students shared their personal stories of overcoming obstacles in life.
Sponsored by the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, the essay participants study the life of baseball legend Jackie Robinson and the values he developed to overcome life’s challenges – courage, determination, commitment, perseverance, integrity, justice, teamwork, citizenship and excellence.
Brianna was honored on the field before tonight’s game.
Congratulations, Brianna Guzman on your award winning essay in this year’s Breaking Barriers contest in Milwaukee.