2011 Milwaukee Brewers
National League Central champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place1st
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Owner(s)Mark Attanasio
General manager(s)Doug Melvin
Manager(s)Ron Roenicke
Local televisionWMLW-CA
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Local radioAM 620 WTMJ
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The Milwaukee Brewers' 2011 season was their 42nd season for the franchise in Milwaukee, the 14th in the National League, and 43rd overall. The Brewers posted a franchise-best record of 96–66, winning their first-ever National League Central Division title. The Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in five games in the first round of the playoffs and advanced to the National League Championship Series, where they lost in six games to the St. Louis Cardinals.

2010–11 offseason

Despite having arguably the best offense in the National League, the Brewers had struggled in 2010 due to lack of starting pitching as the Brewers had finished next-to-last in the league in team ERA. Vowing to the Brewer fans to get more starting pitching, GM Doug Melvin traded or released three of the team's most ineffective starters in Jeff Suppan, Dave Bush, and Doug Davis. The Brewers also tabbed John Axford as the Brewers new closer with the retirement of Trevor Hoffman.

In keeping with their vow of getting better starting pitching, the Brewers made a deal just hours into the Winter Meetings with the Toronto Blue Jays in acquiring starting pitcher Shaun Marcum in exchange for top prospect Brett Lawrie. The Brewers also were in the hunt for 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals. On December 19, the Brewers reached a deal with the Royals. The Royals got Brewers' starting shortstop Alcides Escobar and prospects Lorenzo Cain, Jake Odorizzi, and Jeremy Jeffress in exchange for Greinke, shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, and $2 million to cover the last year of Betancourt's contract. The arrival of Greinke created a wave of excitement in Milwaukee. In the first 72 hours after the trade had been announced, the Brewers sold 1,500 season tickets compared to only 800 sold in the previous two months, and sold almost 1.5 million individual tickets before Opening Day.

The Brewers also signed to the team veterans Takashi Saito and Mark Kotsay and made a last minute trade at the end of Spring training in sending Class-A prospect Cutter Dykstra to the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Nyjer Morgan.

Regular season

With the trades for Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke, the Brewers were tabbed by many experts as favorites to not only win the NL Central Division, but also contenders for the National League pennant. The first month was a bumpy road for the Brewers as they were without Greinke due to a basketball-related rib injury during Spring training. The team opened the season with four consecutive losses. By the end of April, the Brewers had fallen to 5th place in the NL Central, but came back to have an impressive May, by taking advantage of the struggles of division rivals Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers had problems offensively but were carried by the efforts of All-Stars Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, and Rickie Weeks. Nyjer Morgan, who was acquired via trade on March 27 from the Washington Nationals, took over center field for struggling Carlos Gomez. Morgan became a fan favorite in Milwaukee because of his alter-ego and bizarre antics.

By the All-Star break, the Brewers were tied with St. Louis for the division lead despite having the National League's worst road record (16–29). The Brewers had NL's best home record at (33–14) which gave them a respectable 49–43 record at the midpoint of the 2011 season.

To address some needed bullpen help, the Brewers made another big trade just hours after the All-Star Game, trading two Class A prospects to the New York Mets in exchange for ace reliever Francisco Rodríguez, and also made another trade before the end of the trade deadline for veteran infielder Jerry Hairston Jr., who became essential to the Brewers' success after All-Star second baseman Rickie Weeks suffered a bad ankle sprain in the last week of July and Carlos Gomez was lost with a shoulder injury.

The Brewers started to overcome their road woes after the All-Star Break when they went on an 11-game road trip to Arizona, Colorado, and San Francisco. The Brewers ended up having a modest 5–6 mark on the road trip and came back to sweep the floundering Cubs and Astros and take two out of three games against the Cardinals to win eight of a nine-game homestand and take over 1st place in the NL Central. They followed the successful homestand with a sweep of the Astros in Houston; the first time they have swept the Astros away from Milwaukee, and also took 2 out of 3 games in St. Louis to extend the Brewers division lead to 7 games. The Brewers went on to have a stretch of 29 games from late July to mid August where they went 23–6 and finished the month of August with a 21–7 mark, setting a franchise record for most wins in one month.

The Brewers went through a series of scuffles in early September where their division lead, which had been up as high as 10 games in late August, went down to as few as 4.5 games as the Cardinals went on a sudden hot streak, becoming the first team to sweep the Brewers at Miller Park during the season. The Brewers, though, were able to keep their division lead steady, thanks to a mid-September sweep of the Reds.

On September 16, Ryan Braun hit his 30th home run of the season. Along with his 31 stolen bases, Braun became only the 2nd Brewer ever to have a 30-homer, 30-steal season, joining Tommy Harper, who accomplished the feat in 1970.

The Brewers came into their final 6 games with a 5-game lead over the Cardinals. On September 23, the Brewers beat the Florida Marlins 4–1, with Ryan Braun hitting a clutch 3-run homer in the 8th. In St. Louis, the Cardinals fell to the Cubs 5–1, giving the Brewers the NL Central Division title, their first division title since 1982. The Brewers also became the first franchise ever to win a division title in both the American and National leagues.

The night drew eerie echoes to the Brewers playoff year of 2008, as the Brewers that year needed to beat the Cubs and needed the Marlins to win to get into the playoffs, whereas it was vice versa in 2011, with the Brewers needing to beat the Marlins and for the Cubs to win to get into the playoffs. And like in 2008, Ryan Braun hit the clutch, game-winning home run for the Brewers.

On September 28, the final game of the season, the Brewers beat the Pirates 7–3, which was also their 96th win of the season, breaking the team record for wins in a season set in 1979 and tied in 1982. The Brewers finished the season 96–66, the second best record in the National League behind only the Philadelphia Phillies.

Along with their team accomplishments, the Brewers had many individual achievements from their players. Ryan Braun finished the season with 33 homers and 33 steals while finishing second in the National League in batting average, hitting .332 while Prince Fielder finished second in the league in both home runs and RBIs, hitting 38 home runs while driving in 120.

The Brewers starting pitching was also drastically better than 2010. Each of the Brewers 5 regular starters had 10-plus wins during the regular season. Yovani Gallardo won 17 games, the most by a Brewer since 2005, Zack Greinke won 16 games despite missing one month, both Shawn Marcum and Randy Wolf won 13 games, and number five starter Chris Narveson won 11 games. It was the first time since 1982 that the Brewers had five pitchers with 10 or more wins in a season. The Brewers also used fewer starting pitchers than any team in baseball, using only six starting pitchers, with Marco Estrada filling in for 7 games when Greinke and later Narveson were out with injuries.

The Brewers bullpen was also stellar, led by closer John Axford, who set two new club records with most consecutive converted saves (42) and most saves in a season (46).

The Brewers faced the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLDS and won the first two games at Miller Park. The Brewers however got shelled by the Diamondbacks in games 3 and 4 in Arizona, and the series and season came down to Game 5 at Miller Park. The Brewers won the game in extra innings 3–2 to give the Brewers their first postseason series win since the 1982 ALCS.

The Brewers then faced their division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, in the NLCS, in a rematch of the 1982 World Series. The Brewers staged a come-from-behind victory, winning game one of the best-of-seven series by a score of 9–6. St. Louis however went on to pound the Brewers 13–2 in Game Two and scored 4 runs in the first inning of Game 3 to take the game, 4–3. The Brewers won Game 4 in St. Louis, however, they then lost the next two games to surrender the National League Pennant to the Cardinals.

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 96 66 0.593 57–24 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 6 45–36 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 0.488 17 42–39 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 90 0.444 24 36–45 36–45
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 25 39–42 32–49
Houston Astros 56 106 0.346 40 31–50 25–56


Record vs. Opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–3 3–4 4–2 13–5 5–2 6–1 10–8 4–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 11–7 9–9 3–4 5–3 10–8
Atlanta 3–2 4–3 3–3 6–2 12–6 5–1 2–5 5–3 9–9 6–12 4–2 4–5 6–1 1–5 9–9 10–5
Chicago 4–3 3–4 7–11 2–4 3–3 8–7 3–3 6–10 4–2 2–5 8–8 3–3 5–4 5–10 3–4 5–10
Cincinnati 2–4 3–3 11–7 3–4 3–3 9–6 4–2 8–8 2–5 1–7 5–10 4–2 5–2 9–6 4–2 6–12
Colorado 5–13 2–6 4–2 4–3 3–3 5–2 9–9 3–6 5–2 1–4 4–3 9–9 5–13 2–4 4–3 8–7
Florida 2–5 6–12 3–3 3–3 3–3 6–1 3–3 0–7 9–9 6–12 6–0 0–7 4–2 2–6 11–7 8–10
Houston 1–6 1–5 7–8 6–9 2–5 1–6 4–5 3–12 3–3 2–4 7–11 3–5 4–3 5–10 3–3 4–11
Los Angeles 8–10 5–2 3–3 2–4 9–9 3–3 5–4 2–4 2–5 1–5 6–2 13–5 9–9 4–3 4–2 6–9
Milwaukee 3–4 3–5 10–6 8–8 6–3 7–0 12–3 4–2 4–2 3–4 12–3 3–2 3–3 9–9 3–3 6–9
New York 3–3 9–9 2–4 5–2 2–5 9–9 3–3 5–2 2–4 7–11 4–4 4–3 2–4 3–3 8–10 9–9
Philadelphia 3–3 12–6 5–2 7–1 4–1 12–6 4–2 5–1 4–3 11–7 4–2 7–1 4–3 3–6 8–10 9–6
Pittsburgh 3–3 2–4 8–8 10–5 3–4 0–6 11–7 2–6 3–12 4–4 2–4 2–4 3–3 7–9 4–4 8–7
San Diego 7–11 5–4 3–3 2–4 9–9 7–0 5–3 5–13 2–3 3–4 1–7 4–2 6–12 3–3 3–4 6–9
San Francisco 9–9 1–6 4–5 2–5 13–5 2–4 3–4 9–9 3–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 12–6 5–2 3–4 10–5
St. Louis 4–3 5–1 10–5 6–9 4–2 6–2 10–5 3–4 9–9 3–3 6–3 9–7 3–3 2–5 2–4 8–7
Washington 3–5 9–9 4–3 2–4 3–4 7–11 3–3 2–4 3–3 10–8 10–8 4–4 4–3 4–3 4–2 8–7

Playoffs

National League Division Series: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Main article: 2011 National League Division Series

Milwaukee Brewers won the series, 3–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 1 Arizona Diamondbacks – 1, Milwaukee Brewers – 4 Miller Park 2:44 44,122[2] 
2 October 2 Arizona Diamondbacks – 4, Milwaukee Brewers – 9 Miller Park 3:29 44,066[3] 
3 October 4 Milwaukee Brewers – 1, Arizona Diamondbacks – 8 Chase Field 3:01 48,312[4] 
4 October 5 Milwaukee Brewers – 6, Arizona Diamondbacks – 10 Chase Field 3:25 38,830[5] 
5 October 7 Arizona Diamondbacks – 2, Milwaukee Brewers – 3 (10 innings) Miller Park 3:41 44,028[6]

National League Championship Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Main article: 2011 National League Championship Series

St. Louis won the series, 4–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 9 St. Louis Cardinals – 6, Milwaukee Brewers – 9 Miller Park 3:35 43,613[7] 
2 October 10 St. Louis Cardinals – 12, Milwaukee Brewers – 3 Miller Park 3:36 43,937[8] 
3 October 12 Milwaukee Brewers – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 4 Busch Stadium 3:10 43,584[9] 
4 October 13 Milwaukee Brewers – 4, St. Louis Cardinals – 2 Busch Stadium 3:25 45,606[10] 
5 October 14 Milwaukee Brewers – 1, St. Louis Cardinals – 7 Busch Stadium 3:09 46,904[11] 
6 October 16 St. Louis Cardinals – 12, Milwaukee Brewers – 6 Miller Park 3:43 43,926[12]

Game log

2011 Game Log
March/April (13–13) – home (8–5) – road (5–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 March 31 @ Reds 7–6 Ondrusek (1–0) Axford (0–1) 42,398 0–1
2 April 2 @ Reds 4–2 Wood (1–0) Marcum (0–1) Cordero (1) 37,967 0–2
3 April 3 @ Reds 12–3 Arroyo (1–0) Wolf (0–1) 24,805 0–3
4 April 4 Braves 2–1 Moylan (1–0) Saito (0–1) Kimbrel (1) 46,017 0–4
5 April 5 Braves 1–0 Gallardo (1–0) Lowe (1–1) 24,117 1–4
6 April 6 Braves 5–4 Estrada (1–0) Minor (0–1) Axford (1) 23,420 2–4
7 April 7 Braves 4–2 Marcum (1–1) Hanson (0–1) Axford (2) 24,645 3–4
8 April 8 Cubs 7–4 Zambrano (1–0) Wolf (0–2) Mármol (3) 34,310 3–5
9 April 9 Cubs 6–0 Narveson (1–0) Garza (0–1) 42,478 4–5
10 April 10 Cubs 6–5 Loe (1–0) Wood (0–1) Axford (3) 37,193 5–5
April 12 @ Pirates Postponed (rain); Makeup: August 22
11 April 13 @ Pirates 6–0 Marcum (2–1) Correia (2–1) 8,755 6–5
12 April 14 @ Pirates 4–1 Wolf (1–2) Maholm (0–2) 10,517 7–5
13 April 15 @ Nationals 4–3 (10) Gaudin (1–1) Braddock (0–1) 17,217 7–6
April 16 @ Nationals Postponed (rain); Makeup: April 17
14 April 17 @ Nationals 8–4 Marquis (1–0) Gallardo (1–1) n/a 7–7
15 April 17 @ Nationals 5–1 Hernández (2–1) Loe (1–1) Storen (1) 23,047 7–8
16 April 18 @ Phillies 6–3 (12) Kintzler (1–0) Kendrick (0–1) 45,637 8–8
17 April 19 @ Phillies 9–0 Wolf (2–2) Halladay (2–1) 45,408 9–8
18 April 20 @ Phillies 4–3 Madson (2–0) Kintzler (1–1) Contreras (4) 45,743 9–9
19 April 22 Astros 14–7 Gallardo (2–1) Figueroa (0–3) 31,907 10–9
20 April 23 Astros 9–6 (10) Lyon (1–1) Green (0–1) 37,065 10–10
21 April 24 Astros 4–1 Wolf (3–2) Rodríguez (1–3) Axford (4) 32,323 11–10
22 April 25 Reds 9–5 Arroyo (3–2) Narveson (1–1) 35,794 11–11
23 April 26 Reds 3–2 Loe (2–1) Ondrusek 2–2 Axford (5) 37,062 12–11
24 April 27 Reds 7–6 (10) Chapman (2–0) Mitre (0–1) Cordero (4) 33,848 12–12
25 April 29 @ Astros 5–0 Marcum (3–1) Myers (1–1) 25,734 13–12
26 April 30 @ Astros 2–1 Lyon (3–1) Loe (2–2) 26,514 13–13
May (17–12) – home (13–2) – road (4–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
27 May 1 @ Astros 5–0 Norris (2–1) Narveson (1–2) 23,908 13–14
28 May 2 @ Braves 6–2 Jurrjens (3–0) Gallardo (2–2) 14,126 13–15
May 3 @ Braves Postponed (rain); Makeup: May 4
29 May 4 @ Braves 8–3 Hanson (4–3) Estrada (1–1) n/a 13–16
30 May 4 @ Braves 8–0 Hudson (4–2) Greinke (0–1) 15,543 13–17
31 May 5 @ Braves 2–1 Venters (2–0) Loe (2–3) Kimbrel (7) 15,307 13–18
32 May 6 @ Cardinals 6–0 García (4–0) Wolf (3–3) 35,552 13–19
33 May 7 @ Cardinals 4–0 Gallardo (3–2) Lohse (4–2) 40,229 14–19
34 May 8 @ Cardinals 3–1 McClellan (5–0) Narveson (1–3) Salas (3) 40,125 14–20
35 May 9 Padres 4–3 Greinke (1–1) Latos (0–5) Axford (6) 27,058 15–20
36 May 10 Padres 8–6 Marcum (4–1) Richard (1–4) Axford (7) 22,861 16–20
37 May 11 Padres 13–6 Qualls (2–2) Loe (2–4) 25,652 16–21
38 May 13 Pirates 5–2 Gallardo (4–2) McDonald (2–3) Axford (8) 32,837 17–21
39 May 14 Pirates 8–2 Narveson (2–3) Karstens (2–2) 42,422 18–21
40 May 15 Pirates 9–6 Greinke (2–1) Correia (5–4) 37,059 19–21
41 May 16 @ Dodgers 2–1 Marcum (5–1) Garland (1–3) Axford (9) 35,346 20–21
42 May 17 @ Dodgers 3–0 Kuroda (5–3) Wolf (3–4) Guerrier (1) 42,138 20–22
43 May 18 @ Padres 5–2 Gallardo (5–2) Moseley (1–6) Axford (10) 16,901 21–22
44 May 19 @ Padres 1–0 Bell (2–0) Estrada (1–2) 16,286 21–23
45 May 20 Rockies 7–6 (14) McClendon (1–0) Paulino (0–4) 33,361 22–23
46 May 21 Rockies 3–2 Marcum (6–1) Mortensen (1–1) Axford (11) 42,240 23–23
47 May 22 Rockies 3–1 Wolf (4–4) Jiménez (0–4) Axford (12) 42,605 24–23
48 May 23 Nationals 11–3 Gallardo (6–2) Gorzelanny (2–4) 22,906 25–23
49 May 24 Nationals 7–6 McClendon (2–0) Rodríguez (1–1) Axford (13) 24,722 26–23
50 May 25 Nationals 6–4 Greinke (3–1) Marquis (5–2) Loe (1) 34,419 27–23
51 May 27 Giants 5–4 Lincecum (5–4) Marcum (6–2) Wilson (14) 37,034 27–24
52 May 28 Giants 3–2 Axford (1–1) Mota (2–2) 42,512 28–24
53 May 29 Giants 6–0 Gallardo (7–2) Cain (3–4) 43,035 29–24
54 May 30 @ Reds 7–3 Wood (4–3) Narveson (2–4) 21,564 29–25
55 May 31 @ Reds 7–2 Greinke (4–1) Reineke (0–1) 14,294 30–25
June (14–13) – home (8–4) – road (6–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
56 June 1 @ Reds 4–3 Masset (1–3) Loe (2–5) Cordero (10) 22,213 30–26
57 June 3 @ Marlins 6–5 McClendon (3–0) Núñez (0–2) Axford (14) 15,315 31–26
58 June 4 @ Marlins 3–2 Gallardo (8–2) Volstad (2–5) Axford (15) 17,200 32–26
59 June 5 @ Marlins 6–5 (11) Dillard (1–0) Dunn (4–3) Axford (16) 13,208 33–26
60 June 6 @ Marlins 7–2 Greinke (5–1) Vázquez (3–5) 12,404 34–26
61 June 7 Mets 2–1 Capuano (4–6) Estrada (1–3) Rodríguez (17) 27,064 34–27
62 June 8 Mets 7–6 Axford (2–1) Thayer (0–1) 26,114 35–27
63 June 9 Mets 4–1 Niese (5–5) Gallardo (8–3) Rodríguez (18) 30,632 35–28
64 June 10 Cardinals 8–0 Narveson (3–4) Lohse (7–3) 33,240 36–28
65 June 11 Cardinals 5–3 Greinke (6–1) Carpenter (1–6) Axford (17) 41,930 37–28
66 June 12 Cardinals 4–3 Marcum (7–2) Westbrook (6–4) Axford (18) 42,692 38–28
67 June 13 @ Cubs 1–0 Samardzija (4–2) Loe (2–6) Mármol (13) 39,070 38–29
68 June 14 @ Cubs 5–4 (10) Samardzija (5–2) Dillard (1–1) 39,151 38–30
69 June 15 @ Cubs 9–5 Narveson (4–4) Zambrano (5–4) 39,821 39–30
70 June 16 @ Cubs 12–7 Garza (3–6) Greinke (6–2) 40,024 39–31
71 June 17 @ Red Sox 10–4 Lackey (5–5) Estrada (1–4) 37,833 39–32
72 June 18 @ Red Sox 4–2 Wolf (5–4) Lester (9–3) Axford (19) 38,175 40–32
73 June 19 @ Red Sox 12–3 Wakefield (4–2) Gallardo (8–4) 37,903 40–33
74 June 20 Rays 8–4 Niemann (2–4) Narveson (4–5) 35,495 40–34
75 June 21 Rays 5–1 Greinke (7–2) Hellickson (7–6) 40,079 41–34
76 June 22 Rays 6–3 Price (8–6) Estrada (1–5) 39,632 41–35
77 June 24 Twins 4–3 Wolf (6–4) Baker (5–5) Axford (20) 39,819 42–35
78 June 25 Twins 11–1 Gallardo (9–4) Liriano (4–7) 43,980 43–35
79 June 26 Twins 6–2 Narveson (5–5) Pavano (5–6) 41,624 44–35
80 June 28 @ Yankees 12–2 García (7–6) Greinke (7–3) 45,575 44–36
81 June 29 @ Yankees 5–2 Burnett (8–6) Marcum (7–3) Rivera (21) 46,450 44–37
82 June 30 @ Yankees 5–0 Sabathia (11–4) Wolf (6–5) 46,903 44–38
July (16–11) – home (10–3) – road (6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
83 July 1 @ Twins 6–2 Liriano (5–7) Gallardo (9–5) 40,812 44–39
84 July 2 @ Twins 8–7 Saito (1–1) Capps (2–4) Axford (21) 41,378 45–39
85 July 3 @ Twins 9–7 Dumatrait (1–1) Loe (2–7) Perkins (1) 41,195 45–40
86 July 4 Diamondbacks 8–6 Demel (2–2) Axford (2–2) Hernandez (4) 41,622 45–41
87 July 5 Diamondbacks 7–3 Duke (2–3) Wolf (6–6) Hernandez (5) 34,014 45–42
88 July 6 Diamondbacks 3–1 Gallardo (10–5) Paterson (0–2) Axford (22) 36,470 46–42
89 July 7 Reds 5–4 Narveson (6–5) Bailey (3–4) Axford (23) 34,102 47–42
90 July 8 Reds 8–7 Estrada (2–5) Cordero (3–2) 39,050 48–42
91 July 9 Reds 8–4 (10) Bray (2–1) Estrada (2–6) 43,119 48–43
92 July 10 Reds 4–3 Loe (3–7) Cordero (3–3) 43,896 49–43
93 July 14 @ Rockies 12–3 Jiménez (5–8) Gallardo (10–6) 41,088 49–44
94 July 15 @ Rockies 4–0 Nicasio (4–2) Narveson (6–6) 35,044 49–45
95 July 16 @ Rockies 8–7 Rodríguez (3–2) Street (0–3) Axford (24) 46,783 50–45
96 July 17 @ Rockies 4–3 Marcum (8–3) Cook (0–5) Axford (25) 35,030 51–45
97 July 18 @ Diamondbacks 3–0 Collmenter (5–5) Wolf (6–7) Hernandez (9) 17,404 51–46
98 July 19 @ Diamondbacks 11–3 Gallardo (11–6) Enright (1–4) 17,831 52–46
99 July 20 @ Diamondbacks 5–2 (10) Saito (2–1) Cook (0–1) Axford (26) 19,196 53–46
100 July 21 @ Diamondbacks 4–0 Kennedy (11–3) Greinke (7–4) 22,241 53–47
101 July 22 @ Giants 4–2 Marcum (9–3) Cain (8–6) Axford (27) 42,297 54–47
102 July 23 @ Giants 4–2 Vogelsong (8–1) Wolf (6–8) Wilson (30) 42,277 54–48
103 July 24 @ Giants 2–1 Bumgarner (6–9) Gallardo (11–7) Wilson (31) 42,262 54–49
104 July 26 Cubs 3–2 Narveson (7–6) Dempster (7–8) Axford (28) 39,183 55–49
105 July 27 Cubs 2–0 Greinke (8–4) Zambrano (7–6) Axford (29) 39,233 56–49
106 July 28 Cubs 4–2 Marcum (10–3) Wells (2–4) Axford (30) 40,008 57–49
107 July 29 Astros 4–0 Wolf (7–8) Lyles (0–6) 41,672 58–49
108 July 30 Astros 6–2 Gallardo (12–7) Happ (4–13) 44,306 59–49
109 July 31 Astros 5–4 Rodríguez (4–2) Rodríguez (2–1) Axford (31) 41,738 60–49
August (21–7) – home (11–4) – road (10–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
110 August 1 Cardinals 6–2 Greinke (9–4) Carpenter (6–8) 41,619 61–49
111 August 2 Cardinals 8–7 (11) McClellan (8–6) Estrada (2–7) Dotel (2) 39,393 61–50
112 August 3 Cardinals 10–5 Wolf (8–8) Jackson (8–8) 41,906 62–50
113 August 5 @ Astros 8–1 Gallardo (13–7) Happ (4–14) 25,811 63–50
114 August 6 @ Astros 7–5 Narveson (8–6) Myers (3–12) Axford (32) 30,561 64–50
115 August 7 @ Astros 7–3 Greinke (10–4) Norris (5–8) 22,885 65–50
116 August 9 @ Cardinals 5–3 (10) Hawkins (1–0) Dotel (2–2) Axford (33) 40,626 66–50
117 August 10 @ Cardinals 5–1 Wolf (9–8) Westbrook (9–6) 38,397 67–50
118 August 11 @ Cardinals 5–2 Carpenter (8–8) Gallardo (13–8) Salas (22) 38,302 67–51
119 August 12 Pirates 7–2 Greinke (11–4) Maholm (6–13) 41,820 68–51
120 August 13 Pirates 1–0 Estrada (3–7) Correia (12–11) Axford (34) 43,214 69–51
121 August 14 Pirates 2–1 (10) Saito (3–1) Resop (3–4) 45,103 70–51
122 August 15 Dodgers 3–0 Wolf (10–8) Lilly (7–13) Axford (35) 38,551 71–51
123 August 16 Dodgers 2–1 Saito (4–1) Kuo (0–2) 37,083 72–51
124 August 17 Dodgers 3–1 Greinke (12–4) Eovaldi (1–1) Axford (36) 42,804 73–51
125 August 18 Dodgers 5–1 Kershaw (15–5) Estrada (3–8) 42,873 73–52
126 August 19 @ Mets 6–1 Marcum (11–3) Pelfrey (6–10) 24,470 74–52
127 August 20 @ Mets 11–9 Rodríguez (5–2) Isringhausen (3–3) Axford (37) 28,234 75–52
128 August 21 @ Mets 6–2 Gallardo (14–8) Acosta (1–1) 25,949 76–52
129 August 22 @ Pirates 8–1 Narveson (9–6) Karstens (9–7) n/a 77–52
130 August 22 @ Pirates 9–2 McCutchen (4–3) Greinke (12–5) 19,380 77–53
131 August 23 @ Pirates 11–4 Estrada (4–8) Ohlendorf (0–1) 21,411 78–53
132 August 24 @ Pirates 2–0 Grilli (1–0) Marcum (11–4) Hanrahan (32) 18,013 78–54
133 August 26 Cubs 5–2 Wolf (11–8) López (4–5) Axford (38) 41,661 79–54
134 August 27 Cubs 6–4 Gallardo (15–8) Dempster (10–10) Axford (39) 44,091 80–54
135 August 28 Cubs 3–2 Greinke (13–5) Coleman (2–7) Axford (40) 41,883 81–54
136 August 30 Cardinals 2–1 Jackson (11–9) Marcum (11–5) Salas (23) 42,384 81–55
137 August 31 Cardinals 8–3 Westbrook (11–7) Wolf (11–9) 38,073 81–56
September (15–10) – home (7–6) – road (8–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
138 September 1 Cardinals 8–4 Dotel (3–3) Gallardo (15–9) 34,080 81–57
139 September 2 @ Astros 8–2 Greinke (14–5) Rodríguez (1–6) 20,045 82–57
140 September 3 @ Astros 8–2 Narveson (10–6) Norris (6–9) 24,982 83–57
141 September 4 @ Astros 4–0 Marcum (12–5) Rodríguez (10–10) 21,976 84–57
142 September 5 @ Cardinals 4–1 Wolf (12–9) Westbrook (11–8) Axford (41) 42,043 85–57
143 September 6 @ Cardinals 4–2 Lohse (13–8) Gallardo (15–10) Motte (3) 35,397 85–58
144 September 7 @ Cardinals 2–0 Carpenter (9–9) Greinke (14–6) 38,891 85–59
145 September 8 Phillies 7–2 Hamels (14–7) Narveson (10–7) 41,646 85–60
146 September 9 Phillies 5–3 Halladay (17–5) Marcum (12–6) Madson (29) 43,283 85–61
147 September 10 Phillies 3–2 (10) Stutes (6–1) Hawkins (1–1) Madson (30) 42,967 85–62
148 September 11 Phillies 3–2 Gallardo (16–10) Worley (11–2) Axford (42) 42,388 86–62
149 September 13 Rockies 2–1 (11) Loe (4–7) Lindstrom (2–2) 37,120 87–62
150 September 14 Rockies 6–2 Millwood (3–2) Marcum (12–7) 38,302 87–63
151 September 16 @ Reds 6–3 Wolf (13–9) Arroyo (8–12) Axford (43) 32,506 88–63
152 September 17 @ Reds 10–1 Gallardo (17–10) Vólquez (5–6) 39,766 89–63
153 September 18 @ Reds 8–1 Greinke (15–6) Maloney (0–3) 37,845 90–63
154 September 19 @ Cubs 5–2 Coleman (3–8) Narveson (10–8) 35,076 90–64
155 September 20 @ Cubs 5–1 Marcum (13–7) Wells (7–5) 36,571 91–64
156 September 21 @ Cubs 7–1 Garza (9–10) Wolf (13–10) 30,965 91–65
157 September 23 Marlins 4–1 Rodríguez (6–2) Hensley (6–7) Axford (44) 44,584 92–65
158 September 24 Marlins 6–4 Hawkins (2–1) Badenhop (2–3) Axford (45) 44,520 93–65
159 September 25 Marlins 9–5 Narveson (11–8) Nolasco (10–12) 43,347 94–65
160 September 26 Pirates 9–8 McCutchen (5–3) Saito (4–2) Hanrahan (40) 41,222 94–66
161 September 27 Pirates 6–4 Hawkins (3–1) Hughes (0–1) Axford (46) 41,864 95–66
162 September 28 Pirates 7–3 Greinke (16–6) Locke (0–3) 41,976 96–66
  Brewers Win   Brewers Loss   Game Postponed

Source:[13]


2011 postseason Game Log
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 1 Diamondbacks 4–1 Gallardo (1–0) Kennedy (0–1) Axford (1) 44,122 1–0
2 October 2 Diamondbacks 9–4 Saito (1–0) Hudson (0–1) 44,066 2–0
3 October 4 @ Diamondbacks 8–1 Collmenter (1–0) Marcum (0–1) 48,312 2–1
4 October 5 @ Diamondbacks 10–6 Owings (1–0) Wolf (0–1) 38,830 2–2
5 October 7 Diamondbacks 3–2 (10) Axford (1–0) Putz (0–1) 44,028 3–2
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 9 Cardinals 9–6 Greinke (1–0) García (0–1) Axford (1) 43,613 1–0
2 October 10 Cardinals 12–3 Lynn (1–0) Marcum (0–1) 43,937 1–1
3 October 12 @ Cardinals 4–3 Carpenter (1–0) Gallardo (0–1) Motte (1) 43,584 1–2
4 October 13 @ Cardinals 4–2 Wolf (1–0) Lohse (0–1) Axford (2) 45,606 2–2
5 October 14 @ Cardinals 7–1 Dotel (1–0) Greinke (1–1) Motte (2) 46,904 2–3
6 October 16 Cardinals 12–6 Rzepczynski (1–0) Marcum (0–2) 43,926 2–4

Roster

2011 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Transactions

Player stats

Batting

(through October 4, 2011)

Player GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS
Francisco Rodríguez 14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Mike Rivera 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ryan Braun 150 563 109 187 38 6 33 111 336 58 93 33 6 .332 .397 .597 .994
Nyjer Morgan 119 378 61 115 20 6 4 37 159 19 70 13 4 .304 .357 .421 .778
Prince Fielder 162 569 95 170 36 1 38 120 322 107 106 1 1 .299 .415 .566 .981
Jonathan Lucroy 136 430 45 114 16 1 12 59 168 29 99 2 1 .265 .313 .391 .703
Marco Estrada 40 12 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .583
Rickie Weeks 118 453 77 122 26 2 20 49 212 50 107 9 2 .269 .350 .468 .818
Corey Hart 130 492 80 140 25 4 26 63 251 51 114 7 6 .285 .356 .510 .866
Josh Wilson 54 75 10 17 4 0 2 4 27 4 21 1 0 .227 .266 .360 .626
Yuniesky Betancourt 152 556 51 140 27 3 13 68 212 16 63 4 4 .252 .271 .381 .652
Mark Kotsay 104 238 18 63 13 1 3 31 87 21 27 3 0 .270 .329 .373 .703
Casey McGehee 155 546 46 122 24 2 13 67 189 45 104 0 3 .223 .280 .346 .626
George Kottaras 49 111 15 28 6 1 5 17 51 10 26 0 1 .252 .311 .459 .771
Jerry Hairston, Jr. 45 124 18 34 10 0 1 7 47 11 16 1 0 .274 .348 .379 .727
Yovani Gallardo 26 54 9 12 3 0 1 4 18 3 19 0 0 .222 .263 .333 .596
Carlos Gómez 81 209 31 46 9 3 6 18 79 14 61 15 1 .220 .270 .378 .648
Zack Greinke 21 32 5 6 0 0 1 1 9 2 5 0 0 .188 .235 .281 .517
Felipe López 15 43 4 8 0 0 0 3 8 4 6 0 0 .186 .250 .186 .436
Randy Wolf 25 44 2 8 3 0 0 0 11 0 19 0 0 .182 .182 .250 .432
Brandon Boggs 16 19 4 3 0 0 2 2 9 3 8 1 0 .158 .273 .474 .746
Shaun Marcum 25 45 2 7 1 0 1 6 11 2 14 0 0 .156 .191 .244 .436
Craig Counsell 84 126 13 19 2 1 0 4 23 16 19 2 1 .151 .255 .183 .438
Chris Narveson 23 42 2 6 2 0 0 2 8 2 15 0 0 .143 .182 .190 .372
Wil Nieves 20 50 2 7 2 0 0 0 9 3 12 0 0 .140 .189 .180 .369
Mat Gamel 10 26 1 3 1 0 0 2 4 1 4 0 0 .115 .148 .154 .302
Erick Almonte 16 29 1 3 0 0 1 3 6 0 4 0 0 .103 .103 .207 .310
Jeremy Reed 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brett Carroll 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sergio Mitre 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Eric Farris 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Kintzler 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Source:[14]

Pitching

(through September 17, 2011)

Player GP GS W L SV QS HLD IP H ER HR BB SO K/9 P/GS WHIP ERA
Michael Fiers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 1 2 18.00 0.0 3.00 0.00
Takashi Saito 26 0 4 1 0 0 10 22.2 20 5 2 8 19 7.54 0.0 1.24 1.99
John Axford 70 0 2 2 43 0 0 69.2 58 16 4 25 81 10.46 0.0 1.19 2.07
Francisco Rodríguez 26 0 3 0 0 0 15 24.1 20 6 1 9 24 8.88 0.0 1.19 2.22
Frankie de la Cruz 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.2 9 3 0 3 6 4.63 0.0 1.03 2.31
LaTroy Hawkins 49 0 1 1 0 0 20 46.0 49 13 1 8 25 4.89 0.0 1.24 2.54
Mike McClendon 9 0 3 0 0 0 2 13.2 15 4 1 3 10 6.59 0.0 1.32 2.63
Sergio Mitre 22 0 0 1 0 0 1 33.0 30 12 3 10 14 3.82 0.0 1.21 3.27
Kameron Loe 69 0 4 7 1 0 16 69.1 58 26 4 16 58 7.53 0.0 1.07 3.38
Shaun Marcum 31 31 12 7 0 19 0 188.0 160 71 20 54 149 7.13 96.4 1.14 3.40
Randy Wolf 31 31 13 9 0 21 0 200.2 195 77 22 62 126 5.65 102.3 1.28 3.45
Yovani Gallardo 32 32 17 10 0 21 0 200.0 186 80 27 59 196 8.82 101.5 1.23 3.60
Brandon Kintzler 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 14.2 14 6 3 3 15 9.20 0.0 1.16 3.68
Zack Greinke 25 25 14 6 0 17 0 153.2 145 66 17 36 181 10.60 101.7 1.18 3.87
Marco Estrada 40 7 4 8 0 3 4 87.2 81 40 10 28 79 8.11 93.6 1.24 4.11
Chris Narveson 28 26 10 7 0 12 0 151.1 151 74 14 57 120 7.14 93.0 1.37 4.40
Tim Dillard 22 0 1 1 0 0 1 25.2 24 13 3 4 25 8.77 0.0 1.09 4.56
Mitch Stetter 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 7.0 8 4 2 1 7 9.00 0.0 1.29 5.14
Sean Green 14 0 0 1 0 0 1 11.2 14 7 0 6 7 5.40 0.0 1.71 5.40
Zach Braddock 25 0 0 1 0 0 3 17.1 16 14 2 11 18 9.35 0.0 1.56 7.27
Mark DiFelice 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 4 1 2 3 9.00 0.0 1.67 12.00
Daniel Ray Herrera 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 6 4 1 1 0 0.00 0.0 4.20 21.60

Source:[15]

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

The Brewers' farm system consisted of seven minor league affiliates in 2011.[16]

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Don Money
Double-A Huntsville Stars Southern League Mike Guerrero
Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees Florida State League Jeff Isom
Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Matt Erickson
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Joe Ayrault
Rookie AZL Brewers Arizona League Tony Diggs
Rookie DSL Brewers Dominican Summer League Nestor Corredor

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