Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers

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Corey Knebel locked down his 36th save in Monday's 3-0 win over the Pirates. Knebel allowed one hit and struck out two batters to pitch a scoreless ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Knebel continues his dominance over the second half of the season with a 0.68 ERA, 14.2 K/9 and 22 saves. He has been one of the best fantasy closers in the league this season and should continue to get plenty of save opportunities with the Brewers in contention for a playoff spot.

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Brent Suter (3-2) scattered five hits over shutout innings to pick up the win in the Brewers' 3-0 victory over the Pirates on Monday. Suter struck out four and did not issue a walk in an efficient 64-pitch outing.

Fantasy Impact: Suter has gradually increased his pitch count in his last two starts since returning to the rotation following the season-ending injury to Jimmy Nelson. He will look to pitch deeper into the game on Saturday when he starts at home against the Cubs in an important divisional matchup with playoff implications. Suter shutout the Cubs over seven innings when he faced them in late July.

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Ryan Braun broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with a solo home run to help lead the Brewers to a 3-0 victory over the Pirates on Monday. Braun finished the game 2-for-3 with a single, home run, walk and stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Braun has 17 home runs on 12 steals on the season in 93 games played. He is heating up for the Brewers with five extra-base hits over his last three games. Braun will continue to play every day down the stretch with the Brewers fighting for a playoff spot.

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Domingo Santana went 2-for-3 at the plate on Sunday with a double, two walks, three RBIs and a run scored to help lead the Brewers to a 10-3 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Santana extended his hitting streak to six games with his two-hit effort on Sunday. Over his last six games, he is batting .360 with two doubles, a home run and eight RBIs. The Brewers have seven games in the upcoming week including key divisional matchups at Pittsburgh and a home against the Cubs. Santana should be locked into your fantasy lineups down the stretch.

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Brandon Woodruff pitched seven innings Sunday against the Marlins, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out five. He picked up the win to improve to 2-2.

Fantasy Impact: This start was certainly better than Woodruff's first of the week, when he allowed six runs against Pittsburgh. He is still a solid streaming option down the stretch, though his next start will be tough, it comes Friday against the defending world champion Chicago Cubs.

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Manny Pina went 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs and a run scored Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was another nice day for Pina, who has been a serviceable catcher in mixed leagues all season, with a .281 AVG and nine home runs in 351 PAs.

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Jesus Aguilar went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI Sunday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Aguilar has performed well in limited playing time this season, with 14 HR and 48 RBIs in 293 PAs. If he ever got in a position to receive regular playing time, Aguilar could be a fantasy asset.

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Travis Shaw went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the Brewers' 10-3 win over the Marlins Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Shaw now has 95 RBIs on the season in what has been a breakout campaign for the 27 year old. Shaw has hit just .167 in September, but rewarded owners that stuck with him today with a big day on a crucial Sunday in fantasy baseball.

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Jeremy Jeffress got his first career major league start Friday, pitching two innings of two-run ball against the Marlins. He allowed four hits while striking out zero and walking zero for a no decision.

Fantasy Impact: This was a bullpen game for the Brewers, who used eight pitchers total in the game. Even if Jeffress gets another start he won't pitch deep enough to make an impact.

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Stephen Vogt went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer Friday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: The homer was Vogt's tenth of the season. He doesn't get regular enough playing time to make an impact in standard mixed leagues.

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Eric Thames went 2-for-2 with his 31st home run of the season Friday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Thames has now homered in three straight games. He could be on the verge of another power binge.

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Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a Grand Slam Friday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Walker's slam was part of an eight run Brewers' eighth inning, and his 14th home run of the season. He is a solid middle infield option for the last two weeks of the season.

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Jimmy Nelson will undergo shoulder surgery next week Tuesday for the partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. (Source: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: More will be known about his recovery time frame once the surgery is completed. Nelson's status for the beginning of 2018 is in question.

Category: Injury Updates


Aaron Wilkerson was promoted to the majors by the Brewers Friday. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 28 year old righty had a 3.16 ERA and 9.04 K/9 at Double-A this season. It's unclear whether's he'll start or work out of the bullpen, but given the Brewers' dearth of options for their rotation he could see a few starts down the stretch.

Category: Transactions


Brett Phillips went 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run scored Wednesday against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has seen plenty of pinch-hit appearances since being recalled, but he exploded today for the Brewers. He could see some additional playing time down the stretch, though he likely won't have value in mixed leagues.

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Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI Wednesday against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice game for Perez, but he has seen irregular playing time, and with September roster expansion he will probably won't see enough playing time to have an impact down the stretch.

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Chase Anderson pitches 5.1 innings Wednesday, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out two. He improved to 10-3 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has had a nice breakout season, despite missing two months with an oblique injury. His ERA is 2.88 over 122 innings. He's a must start for the rest of the year.

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Zach Davies (17-8) tossed seven innings on Sunday scattering seven hits and one walk while allowing just one run in the Brewers' 3-1 victory over the Cubs. Davies also struck out six on the way to his league-leading 17th win and a series sweep of the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Davies lowered his ERA to 3.67 on the season and has allowed two or fewer runs in six straight starts. His next scheduled start will come in Miami on Saturday. Davies has turned into a reliable fantasy option down the stretch and should be in your lineup for the fantasy playoffs.

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Making his first start since August 31, Keon Broxton went 1-for-3 at the plate with a single and a strikeout in the Brewers' 7-1 loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Broxton has been on the bench with Jonathan Villar taking over as the Brewers' CF for the last week. With Broxton batting just .129 (4-for-31) since August 21 and the Brewers trying to make a playoff push, he has given way to Villar who has been hitting well recently. Broxton will continue to pinch-hit and enter the game for defensive purposes in the late innings but should not be in fantasy lineups right now.

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Matt Garza pitched allowed five runs in just 2.2 innings Wednesday against the Reds. He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: There is no reason to expect anything more of Garza at this point. His spot in the rotation is in serious jeopardy after having a 7.67 ERA in the second half. His current ERA is now 5.06.

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