Milwaukee Brewers News – 2013 Brewers Updates
For certain, these aren't the "Harvey's Wallbangers" of your father's era. But the Milwaukee Brewers do have a lot of offensive punch. Despite finishing third in the National League's very competitive Central Division. the Brew Crew finished third leaguewide last season in both runs scored and team slugging percentage. In the middle of all this power is 2011 Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun. In 2012, Braun posted a statistical "slash line" of a .319 batting average/.391 on-base percentage/.595 slugging percentage, for a total OPS (on-base plus slugging) of .987, tops in the NL; in addition, Braun also posted Triple Crown (batting average, home runs, runs batted in) numbers at or near league tops -- third in batting average, first in homers, second in RBI. Also adding significant punch was Corey Hart (30 HR) and Aramis Ramirez (27 HR). A favorable discovery for the Brewers was Japanese import Norichika Aoki, who was brought in as a backup plan if a suspension of Braun for performance-enhancing drugs was upheld, then won a starting spot in right field due to injuries. Brewers pitching proved to be their undoing, as only Yovani Gallardo finished the season in a Brewer uniform and had a winning record while qualifying for the earned-run title. The closing duo of setup man Francisco Rodriguez and closer John Axford proved to be quite effective, If manager Ron Roenicke can find some effective starting pitching in Spring Training
, then Brewer Nation will definitely have something to look forward to in 2013.
Good news for Brewers fans — you can buy Milwaukee Brewers tickets and still have some change left for a brew. Brewers baseball tickets are second cheapest in MLB
; the only cheaper MLB ticket belongs to the Colorado Rockies
, who the Brewers will face on Opening Day. Opening Day tickets are averaging three-times the cost of other regular season Brewers games at $128 a seat. Wait just a day, and you can get Rockies Brewers tickets for an average of $21 and a get-in price of $4. It isn't much more to see the Brewers on the road — the average Brewers ticket to an away game is just $10 more than a Miller Park
ticket at $58.