#NerdPower. It's a thing. A career .242 hitter, Sogard is experiencing a wild resurgence with the Brewers after sitting out last season with a knee injury. Sogard was called up after hitting .330/.421/.516 in Triple-A, and has made an immediate impact for the Brewers. In four games with Milwaukee he has six hits, two home runs and two doubles.
Saydee Sogard (UP ↑)
The San Diego Padres left little Saydee Sogard in tears after walking off her dad's team in extra innings. We promptly shamed them for it. However, the Padres did right by Saydee on Tuesday, presenting her with cupcakes, cotton candy and a win for the Brewers. This is our new favorite story.
Ryan Braun (DOWN ↓)
Braun's injury woes continue. The Brewers' outfielder was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a calf strain last week, just days after he returned from an elbow ailment. Braun has appeared in just 27 of the Brewers' 40 games so far this season.
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Nigel Hayes (UP ↑)
Hayes called out a Wisconsin woman who sent him a deeply weird email about his hair -- Zak Showalter got one too -- responding to her criticism of his dreadlock ponytail on Twitter. The moral of this story: People are weird. Nigel's hair is not. He also wrote a "rogue commencement address" for the Players' Tribune, encouraging other student-athletes to speak up about social issues.
Neftali Feliz (DOWN ↓)
Feliz is out as the Brewers' closer -- at least for now -- after blowing another save in a loss to the Boston Red Sox last week. He pitched the eighth inning of a win over the New York Mets on Sunday, but allowed two hits and an earned run.
Corey Knebel (UP ↑)
Knebel's dominant run as the Brewers' setup man was enough to unseat Feliz. Knebel set a franchise record for consecutive relief appearances with a strikeout earlier this week, then extended it again in a loss to the Padres. Knebel fanned all three batters he faced in the ninth, before the Brewers fell in extra innings, stretching his streak to 23 games.