April 20, 2014

Brewers suffer first road loss

After a 6-0 start away from Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers suffered their first road loss of the season.  The Pittsburgh Pirates scored 9 runs in the 7th and 8th innings to break a 2-2 tie and post a 11-2 win over the Brewers.

The Pirates clubbed four home runs in the victory, three of the four coming with men on base.  Pittsburgh has 23 home runs on the season, which is tops in the Major Leagues.

Josh Harrison’s two-run homer to left off of Rob Wooten (0-1) broke a 2-2 tie and started the Pirates 9-run outburst.

The Pirates finished with 12-hits in the game.

Edinson Volquez (1-0) gave up two runs in seven innings for his first win with the Pirates.  He scattered eight hits.

Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy had run scoring hits for the Brewers on the loss.

Kyle Lohse (2-1, 3.05) is scheduled to pitch game two of the series tonight against Pittsburgh.

Cost of maintaining Bradley Center will be expensive

The Chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board told those

Bradley Center

Bradley Center

that attended a Milwaukee Press Club forum on arena issues that he estimated it could cost $100 million over the next 10 or 12 years to maintain the building if nothing is done.

According to Don Walker’s JSOnline.com story, Marc Marotta said just to be able to maintain for safety issues and basic maintenance, it will cost $100 million over 10 to 12 years.  Marotta said there’s no way for the arena to pay for that itself. [Read more...]

Wardle gets new 5-year deal at Green Bay

After winning the Horizon League’s regular season men’s basketball title

Brian Wardle

Brian Wardle

this past season, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has rewarded head coach Brian Wardle with a new five-year contract.

Green Bay won 24-games this past season but missed out on the NCAA Tournament after being upset by Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals.

With a 14-2 league record, Wardle led the Phoenix to their first regular season conference title since 1995-96. [Read more...]

Brewers beat Cardinals, avoid early sweep

Wily Peralta allowed a run on six hits and won for the second time (2-0) this season, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

After scoring just one run in the first two games of the series, the Brewers used a pair of St. Louis errors to score four un-earned runs and finish 4-2 on the home stand.

The Cardinals lost pitcher Joe Kelly in the top of the fifth after he tried to leg out a hit and suffered a hamstring injury.  Sean Maness took over on the mound for the Cardinals and surrendered a 2-run single off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy in the bottom of the fifth. [Read more...]

Badgers/LSU kick time set

Wisconsin’s August 30th football season opener against LSU will kickoff atMotionW_2Color 8pm and be televised by ESPN.  The announcement was made yesterday.

Gary Andersen’s Badgers finished 9-4 and ranked 21st in the USA Today poll and 22nd in the Associated Press poll.

LSU finished 10-3 and ranked 14th in both national polls last season.

The two schools have only met twice previously, both LSU victories.  The Tigers beat the Badgers 38-28 in Madison in 1971, and 27-7 the following year in Baton Rouge.