July 5, 2015

Brewers extend winning streak to seven

Jean Segura - file photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Jean Segura – file photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Milwaukee Brewers continued their torrid hitting pace in Saturday’s 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.

The win extended the Brewers win streak to seven straight games, the last six coming on the road.  The 7-game streak is the longest for the Brewers since they won nine straight in April of last season.

The Brewers broke open a 1-1 tie in the fifth when they scored six times, sending 12 hitters to the plate.

Cincinnati pitchers hit four Brewer hitters with pitches, including Carlos Gomez, who had to leave the game.  X-rays were negative on his left wrist. [Read more…]

Packers’ Quarless arrested on gun charge

Andrew Quarless (81)

Andrew Quarless (81)

The message from Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to his players following minicamp is to recharge the batteries, be ready for training camp and stay out of trouble.  Apparently tight end Andrew Quarless dozed off during that final instruction.

The Packers tight end was arrested on allegations of firing two shots during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage early Saturday.

A Miami Beach Police Department report said Quarless had been in an argument with a group of women and fired his gun twice.

The Packers issued a statement that said, “We are aware of the matter involving Andrew Quarless and are in the process of gathering more information.  We will withhold further comment.” [Read more…]

Stricker misses cut at Greenbrier Classic

Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker

Jhonattan Vegas shot a 5-under par 65 on Friday to tie Scott Langley for the 36-hold lead at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Vegas and Langley are at 9-under at the midway point of the event.  Twenty three golfers were within three shots of the lead, including seven at 8-under.

Tiger Woods shot a 69 Friday and was at 5-under par, four shots off the lead.

Madison’s Steve Stricker finished with an even par 70 on Friday which left him at -1 for the two rounds.  That left Stricker short of making the cut to the weekend, his first missed cut at a tournament since 2010.

Menomonee Falls native Mark Wilson also missed the cut.

Fiers leads Brewers to sixth straight win

Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers:  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers: Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

The Milwaukee Brewers extended their season best win streak to six games, rolling to a 12-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night at Great American Ballpark.

Five of the six wins have come on the road where the Brewers are hitting .371 with 40 runs scored.  Carlos Gomez had three hits, including a grand slam that broke the game open.

On the mound, Mike Fiers continued his strong pitching of late, holding the Reds to three hits over seven scoreless innings.  The Reds didn’t get a runner past first base on Fiers until the 7th inning.  Fiers improved to 4-7 and lowered his ERA to 3.83.  He walked two and struckout two in the win.

Fiers performance couldn’t have come at a better time.  The Brewers bullpen was out of gas.  Before the game, the Brewers summoned right handed pitchers David Goforth and Tyler Cravy from the minors for help.

To make room on the roster, the Brewers sent pitcher Corey Knebel and infielder Jason Rodgers to Colorado Springs.  The Brewers now have 13 pitchers on their 25-man roster.

Game 2 of the series is in Cincinnati today.


Badgers lose top goaltender prospect

Mike Eaves loses top goaltending prospect.

Mike Eaves loses top goaltending prospect.

Coming off a 4-26-5 season a year ago, the Wisconsin Badgers were looking to turn things around this season.  They thought they had one of the top incoming goaltender recruits in the country, but that has all gone up in smoke.

Luke Opilka had already enrolled in summer classes at Wisconsin after starring for the U.S. National Development program’s U-18 squad.  He was expected to take over as the starting goaltender for the Badgers this coming season. [Read more…]