August 30, 2014

Brewers: Too much Tyson Ross

After scoring 10 runs and banging out 16 hits on Monday night, the Milwaukee Brewers managed just five hits off of San Diego pitching and the Padres pulled out a 4-1 victory.

Padres starter Tyson Ross worked 6 1/3 innings and allowed one run on four hits while walking two and striking out six.  The Padres captured their sixth win in his last seven starts.  Ross now has strung together 13 straight quality starts.

The Brewers only run came on Scooter Gennett’s ground rule double in the fourth inning.

Jimmy Nelson (2-5) pitched five innings and allowed four runs (2 earned) on five hits and took the loss.  He walked two and struck out a career high seven.

Jonathan Lucroy clubbed his major league leading 44th double in the loss.

The Brewers still remain 1 1/2 games up on the Cardinals atop the NL Central after St. Louis lost to Pittsburgh last night.

The Brewers send Yovani Gallrdo (8-7, 3.38) to the mound in the series finale against Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 3.44).


Bucks swing deal with Clippers

The Milwaukee Bucks sent veteran forward Carlos Delfino and backup center Miroslav Raduljica to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in exchange for small forward Jared Dudley and a 2017 first round draft pick.

The Bucks also part with a 2015 second-round draft pick.

Delfino signed a 2-year, $6.5-million deal prior to last season but didn’t play at all due to a right foot injury and required a second surgery.  He could miss all of next season as well.

Dudley played last season for the Clippers after a productive stretch from 2008-13 with the Phoenix Suns.  He averaged 6.9 points in 74 games for the Clippers last season, including 43 starts.

Dudley has two years left on his current contract.

Bucks signing

The Bucks also announced the signing of second-round pick Damien Inglis.

The 6’8 forward signed a three-year deal with a team option.  Inglis was the first pick in the second round, 31st overall.

Andersen remains quiet on Badgers starting QB

Gary Andersen

Gary Andersen

The Wisconsin Badgers kick off the 2014 season against LSU in four days.  Head coach Gary Andersen said a week ago that he planned to keep the Badgers starting quarterback a secret until then and he’s sticking to that plan.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported last Friday that Tanner McEvoy will make the start on Saturday night, leaving last years starter, Joel Stave as the backup.  But Andersen on Monday maintained that the Badgers haven’t made the selection yet.

Andersen also told reporters at his Monday press conference that both quarterbacks could see playing time this season.

Andersen said, “We’ve got two quarterbacks that I think are going to help this football team throughout the year.  And whoever takes the first snap doesn’t necessarily say he is going to be the guy for the whole season.”

Stave started all 13 games for the Badgers last season, while McEvoy’s last game as a starting quarterback came in 2012 at Arizona Western College.  McEvoy did start three games at safety for the Badgers last season and played in 10 overall.

AUDIO: Gary Andersen still isn’t saying who is QB will be :18

AUDIO: Gary Andersen says McEvoy has learned the offense well :22


Bradford gives ILB a shot

Carl Bradford

Carl Bradford

Green Bay Packers fourth round draft pick Carl Bradford doesn’t think his roster spot is in jeopardy, but he also knows the more you can do the better.

Bradford has done little to stand out in training camp as an outside linebacker, so Monday, Bradford worked on the inside in the Packers half-line drill.  With the final preseason game just two days away, there is a sense of urgency with Bradford.

Bradford dominated games in college at Arizona State.  That’s the main reason why the Packers used a fourth round draft pick on him.  Once in an NFL training camp, they haven’t seen that same dominating player.

The Packers have moved players before and it’s worked out great.  Current inside linebackers Brad Jones and Jamari Lattimore both started on the outside and made the switch.  Now the Packers have to ask themselves if it’s worth spending the time on Bradford to see if he can successfully make that switch.

The Packers don’t practice today and have a short workout Wednesday before facing Kansas City on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.  The starters won’t play long which means players like Carl Bradford will have ample opportunity to give the coaches that one last impression.

AUDIO: Carl Bradford on playing ILB for the 1st time Monday :10

Brewers pour it on Padres in series opener

Kyle Lohse - UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Kyle Lohse – UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Milwaukee Brewers teed off on the San DiegoPadres last night, rolling to a 10-1 victory atPetco Park.

The Brewers banged out 16-hits, including home runs from Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez and Kyle Lohse (12-7) returned to the rotation, pitching six solid innings for his first victory since July 23.

Lohse missed his last start because of an ankle injury.  He returned to help the Brewers maintain their 1 1/2 game lead on the St. Louis Cardinals atop the NL Central.

Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez all had three hits for the Brewers, while Ramirez and Gerardo Parra finished with three rbi’s.

The Brewers have now won five straight road games, the third time this season they’ve reached that total.

The Brewers and Padres play game two of the series tonight.  Jimmy Nelson (2-4, 4.15) goes for the Brewers.  San Diego sends Tyson Ross
(11-12, 2.68) to the mound.