With Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers, Yovani Gallardo needed to be great. He was something less than that as the Brewers dropped the series opener, 3-1.
Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, who was with Milwaukee from the start of 2011 through the 2012 Trade Deadline, will return to face the Brewers at Miller Park in a matchup against Hiram Burgos.
Corey Hart hit two more milestones Monday in his recovery from right knee surgery but will not be ready to come off the 60-day disabled list when his term expires on May 30.
Brewers head groundskeeper Justin Scott and his staff took on the tall task of transforming Miller Park from a concert venue back to a ballpark in less than 48 hours this weekend.
After a tough trip through the National League Central, the Brewers returned home Monday to face the Dodgers' top three starting pitchers: Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The Brewers couldn't escape a four-run fourth-inning rally in Sunday's 4-2 loss at Busch Stadium as they finished a road trip in which they dropped three straight series.
It was Brewers shortstop Jean Segura and his .361 batting average atop the National League leaderboard at the start of Sunday's games. The day before, it was Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez at .352.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was happy to hear that John Axford is planning to adopt a more animated presence on the pitcher's mound.
With Tom Gorzelanny and Chris Narveson on the disabled list, the Brewers' only active left-handed pitcher is Michael Gonzalez, who was called upon Saturday to face lefty-swinging Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay and surrendered a tying single.
John Axford escaped a major jam in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Brewers worked overtime to beat the Cardinals on Saturday, winning 6-4 in 10 innings on Jeff Bianchi's two-out, two-run single in the 10th.
The Brewers have tried leaving Rickie Weeks alone. They tried moving him down in the order. They tried giving him a day off. Now they may try something else.
A cold streak personally and for the team prompted Brewers infielder Yuniesky Betancourt to buzz the mohawk he had been sporting for several weeks, a superstitious bid for some better results.
A successful 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday pushed left-hander Chris Narveson another step closer to returning from a finger injury. But will he return to the Brewers' starting rotation or bullpen?
The Cardinals built a big early lead before holding off Aramis Ramirez's singlehanded charge to beat the Brewers, 7-6, on Friday at Busch Stadium.
Manager Ron Roenicke was the only one who spoke when he called a rare postgame meeting on Thursday after the Brewers suffered their 12th loss in 14 games.
It was better than his last start, but it still wasn't good enough to help the Brewers stop their May slide. Hiram Burgos allowed three runs in five frames as the Brewers fell, 7-1, to the Pirates on Thursday.
Aramis Ramirez was not in the starting lineup for Thursday night's finale against the Pirates, but before any alarm bells go off about the recently returned third baseman, it was a planned off day as he continues to work his way back from a left knee sprain.
After waiting for the right Major League deal, Francisco Rodriguez is back, and he can't wait to help the Brewers turn things around.
Less than a year ago, very few baseball fans had heard of Brewers shortstop Jean Segura. A quarter of the way through the 2013 season, Segura is on the short list of best young players you need to watch whenever you get the chance.
Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo and Pirates lefty Wandy Rodriguez hooked up in a classic pitching duel Wednesday night at PNC Park, and the Pirates prevailed, 3-1.
Reliever John Axford's late-inning struggles continued Tuesday night against the Pirates. Axford coughed up a 3-2 lead, giving up a run in the eighth inning, and the Pirates eventually won the game.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said first baseman Corey Hart and left-hander Chris Narveson were making progress in their recoveries from injuries.
Milwaukee has promoted Francisco Rodriguez to its big league club.
The production of the Brewers shortstop-center field combination of Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez has put each player near the top of the National League leaderboard in several statistical categories.
How good has Jean Segura been during the first six weeks of his first full Major League season? He has been Mike Trout-good. In this, Segura's first full season in the Majors, he has been something else. He has been Trout-like, and then some.
Umpire Fieldin Culbreth, working home plate in Tuesday night's game between the Pirates and the Brewers, was forced to leave in the 11th inning with an apparent injury to his left collarbone.
Andrew McCutchen delivered a 12th-inning walk-off home run off reliever Mike Fiers, lifting the Pirates to a 4-3 comeback win over the Brewers on Tuesday night at PNC Park.
A first step, perhaps? The Brewers were hoping Monday night's 5-1 win over the Pirates will get them jump-started. But they lost Tuesday's game, 4-3, in 12 innings. The Brewers are 1-4 in their last five games and 2-10 this month.
Agent Joe Klein told FoxSports.com that the Brewers offered Jean Segura a contract extension about a month ago, mere weeks after the 23-year-old shortstop made his first Opening Day roster. Talks have not progressed from that point.
The Brewers and Miller High Life on Tuesday gave Todd Halverson's front lawn a ballpark-style makeover, courtesy of the Miller Park grounds crew. Enter today, and your lawn could be next.