Milwaukee Brewers defeat Washington Nationals, 8-3

Brewers manager Ken Macha was asked Sunday where the needle sits on the toughness meter for second baseman Rickie Weeks.

"It's off the charts," said Macha. "He doesn't have a needle."

Weeks' toughness was on display again Saturday when he was struck squarely on the ear flap of his helmet by a 94-mph fastball from Washington's Collin Balester. Weeks shook it off, remained in the game and ignited the winning rally in the bottom of the ninth with a one-out single.


So Stephen Strasburg wasn't available as a gate attraction Sunday. It wasn't as if they could fit any more people into Miller Park, where a merciful break in the weather and a Robin Yount bobblehead giveaway trumps baseball's fourth-most marketable player pretty much any day of the week.

In case you were wondering, only Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer sell more tickets and trinkets and such than the Washington whiz kid. Considering that the top three on the lis...

Watching from the on-deck circle, Casey McGehee has lost track of the number of times Prince Fielder has been intentionally walked ahead of him.

"I've seen it enough to where it doesn't really bother me anymore," said McGehee.

It had been a long time since McGehee made the opponent truly pay for it, however. In his previous 28 games, the Milwaukee Brewers' third baseman managed just one home run and five runs batted in.

That changed in a big way before a Miller Pa...