In Beloit, the Snappers fell to the Lansing Lugnuts 6-1.
In the Fox Cities, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers blanked the Great Lakes 1-0.
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a slight oblique strain. Brewers manager Craig Counsell expects Counsell to miss about three weeks.
To replace Gennett, the Brewers purchased the contract of infielder Hernan Perez from Class “AAA” Colorado Springs. They made room on the 40-man roster for Perez by transferring right-hander Matt Garza from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
Gennett suffered the injury during his final round of batting practice Tuesday afternoon and was scratched from the lineup on Wednesday. He returned to Milwaukee to be examined by team physician William Raasch, and the decision was made to place him on the DL. Perez was hitting .339 in 16 games at Colorado Springs.
It will be another late night for Green Bay Packers fans, as playoff success again has Green Bay drafting near the end of tonight’s first round.
This time, general manager Ted Thompson has the 27th pick for the first of nine selections the Packers are scheduled to make over the next three days.
The Packers most immediate need is on the defensive line, which is now without B.J. Raji due to his announced hiatus, and Mike Pennel’s four-game drug suspension to start the season. [Read more…]
The Milwaukee Admirals have been swept from the American Hockey League playoffs after losing at Grand Rapids on Tuesday night, 4-1.
Adam Payerl scored the Admirals’ only goal late in the first period, and Grand Rapids scored three times in the second to hand Milwaukee its seventh straight post season defeat.
The Griffins entered the playoffs with a five game losing streak, and they advanced to the second round with three consecutive victories in their best of five series.
Milwaukee scored just three goals in the entire series, as Grand Rapids goaltender Tom McCollum had a .968 save percentage for the three contests.
A late rally fell short for the Milwaukee Brewers, who fell 4-3 to the Chicago Cubs in their series opener on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
Pinch hitter Ryan Braun’s two-run double in the 8th inning drew the Brewers to within a run, but they would get no closer. Aaron Hill’s deep drive to left fell just short of the wall for the final out.
Manager Craig Counsell said it was tough to score on a night with the temperatures around 40, strong winds blowing in, and players on both teams wearing stocking caps and ski masks to stay warm.
The Cubs took the lead for good in the sixth when Addison Russell hit a two run triple that broke a 1-1 tie.
Jimmy Nelson gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings for the loss. He fell to 3-2. Adam Warren got the win in relief for the Cubs while Hector Rendon picked up his fourth save.
Jake Arietta (4-0) faces Taylor Jungmann (0-3) in the pitching matchup in game two of the series tonight.
The new men’s basketball coach at UW-Milwaukee has signed his first recruit this fall.
Point guard Bryce Barnes of Chicago becomes the third member of the Panthers’ recruiting class, and the first since LaVall Jordan replaced Rob Jeter as head coach.
Barnes started for three seasons at Bogan Prep, averaging 13 points and five assists per game in his senior year.
Jordan says Barnes will bring leadership skills and a more athletic profile to the Panthers, and the coach says he’s excited about what he called Barnes’ “passion for the university and for Milwaukee basketball.”
The Milwaukee Admirals face elimination tonight, trailing the Grand Rapids Griffins two-games-to-none in the American Hockey League playoffs.
The Admirals are 18-31 all-time in elimination games, including a 9-11 mark since joining the AHL in 2001.
The Admirals scored just one goal in each of the first two games in the series. Milwaukee has now gone 13 straight postseason games scoring two or fewer goals. The last time the Admirals scored more than two goals in a playoff game was May 7, 2011 in a 5-4 overtime win over Houston in the West Division Semifinals.
The Admirals need a win tonight just to get to a game four in Grand Rapids.
The Cincinnati Bengals released veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk on Tuesday, just over a year after they signed him in free agency.
Hawk spent nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, then signed a two-year deal with the Bengals last March.
It was a homecoming for Hawk, who grew up in nearby Centerville, Ohio, some 45 minutes north of Cincinnati.
Hawk finished with 24 tackles and a sack in 15 games during the 2015 season. His 261 snaps and 24 tackles were both career lows.
Former Wisconsin Badger goaltender Brian Elliott backstopped the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2, game seven victory over the defending NHL Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night in St. Louis.
Elliott had 31 saves in goal, helping the Blues advance to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs against the Dallas Stars.
Troy Brouwer, who won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks, scored the game winner against his former team in the third period, slamming home his own rebound to break a 2-2 tie.
The Blackhawks trailed in the series 3-to-1 and captured two straight games to send the series back to St. Louis for game seven.
Chicago fell behind 2-0 before Marian Hossa cut the lead to 2-1 and Andrew Shaw sent one in off of a St. Louis defender to tie the game 2-2. It set up a wild third period finish that saw the Blues win their first playoff series since 2012.
The Wisconsin Badgers wrap up spring ball with the teams annual spring game on Saturday (2pm) at Camp Randall Stadium.
The teams battle to see who the starting quarterback is far from decided and will last well into the fall.
Fifth year senior Bart Houston has minor playing experience, and freshman Alex Hornibrook will battle in camp for the starting job. Both have had good springs, but Hornibrook appears to have been the most consistent.
Saturday’s scrimmage won’t decide just who will start in the fall, but it’ll give fans an idea of where both stand.
The Badgers will run normal practice drills for the first 45 minutes and then scrimmage for an hour and 15 minutes.
Because of injuries and a lack of depth at several positions, the Badgers won’t break up into two teams as in the past.
Head coach Paul Chryst was asked what he would consider a successful final practice. He responded with: “Nobody gets hurt and it looks like football.”