Graduated from Arbor View (NV) High School...Enjoys golf, hunting, video games and getting tattoos...Follow him on Twitter (@MichaelBlazek3).
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 3-4 with 2 saves and a 3.71 ERA in 26 games...Appeared in 5 games (1 start) for the Brewers and was 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA...did not allow a run in his 4 relief appearances (6.1 IP)...Made first Major League start on July 27 @ Nationals.
Went 3-1 with a 5.66 ERA in 41 relief appearances...Had four stints with the Brewers (Opening Day-6/1, 6/19-7/10, 7/27-8/16 and 9/3-end)...Retired 24 of 41 first batters faced (58.5%)Stranded 6 of 12 inherited runners (50.0%)...On the 15-day disabled list from 6/1-6/18, retroactive to 5/29, with a right elbow impingement and from 8/16-9/2, retroactive to 8/14, with a right forearm strain...Made just 1 appearance (9/24 vs. Cincinnati) after coming off the DL for the second time.
Went 5-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 45 relief appearances…Was named to his first career Opening Day roster…Held opponents to a .200 batting average…Retired 34 of 45 first batters faced (75.6%)…Stranded 9 of 13 inherited runners (69.2%)…Earned his first Major League victory on 4/26 vs. St. Louis…Notched the win in Craig Counsell's managerial debut on 5/4 vs. Los Angeles…Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for both April (9g, 1-0, 0.82era, .158ba) and May (12g, 3-1, 1.56era, .159ba)…Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/14 with a fractured right hand, retroactive to 8/13…Was transferred to the 60-day DL on 9/22.
Went 4-4 with a 4.13 ERA and one save in 37 games (17 starts) at Triple-A Nashville..Was 4-1 with a 3.62 ERA as a starter (77ip, 31er) and 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA in relief (25.1ip, 16er)
Went 0-1 with a 5.71 ERA in 18 relief appearances during his first Major League season between St. Louis (11g) and Milwaukee (7g)...Held opponents to a .235 batting average...Had four stints with the Cardinals (5/26-5/30, 6/22-7/10, 7/30-8/11 and 8/28-8/29)...Went 0-0 with a 6.97 ERA in 11 appearances with St. Louis...Made his Major League debut on 6/22 vs. Texas (1ip, 2k).....first strikeout was Leonys Martin...Combined to go 1-2 with a 1.97 ERA and 9 saves in 36 relief appearances between Double-A Springfield (17g) and Triple-A Memphis (19g)...Was traded to the Brewers on 9/1 to complete the 8/30 deal which sent RHP John Axford to St. Louis.....went 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 7 appearances with Milwaukee...His loss came on 9/20 vs. St. Louis (John Axford got the win).
Spent 2012 in Springfield (AA) except for a start on 7/31 at Memphis (AAA) and 0.1 IP of relief on 8/3. His first 7 apps. at Springfield were starts before pitching out of the bullpen the remainder of the year. His 83 K's were 2nd among Springfield pitchers, while his eight losses led the team.
Topped all Cardinals minor leaguers with 13 wins,ranked T1st with 26 starts, 3rd with 134 strikeouts, 4th with 145.2 IP and sixth with 8.28 SO/9 IP...named to the Texas League All-Star North team,and pitched 0.1 innings in the 8th,allowing a walk and registering a strikeout...his 8.28 SO/9 IP led the Texas League and he ranked 2nd in the TL with 128 K's.
Spent most of the year at Quad Cities (A),making a spot start on 6/23 for Palm Beach (High-A)...led Midwest League relief pitchers with lowest BA(.168)and fewest base runners/9 IP ratio of 7.56.
Started 12 of 15 contests...began the season going 2-1 with 1.84 ERA in 14.2 innings in June,as opponents hit just .184...suffered a stretch loosing nine of 10 games (nine starts)...the nine losses led the New York-Penn League.
-Started nine of 13 games for short-season Johnson City (A)...went 0-3 with a 4.88 ERA in his starts; 1-1, 5.40 in relief.
After being drafted and signing with the Cardinals,reported to GCL Cardinals where he appeared in 10 games for the short season squad, starting three ... pitched 10.0 scoreless innings in his last two starts ...struck out 10 in 5.0 innings of relief in his last app. on 8/19 vs. the GCL Nationals.