Luis Castillo allowed one hit over 7.2 innings and Raisel Iglesias worked around a leadoff double in the ninth inning to notch the save as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 Thursday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Bucks summer league team opens its season Friday afternoon in Las Vegas against the Philadelphia 76ers. They will take on Atlanta, Minnesota and the Chinese National Team over the next week-plus.
If the Bucks don’t qualify for the eight team tournament, they will play one consolation game.
Among the notable on the roster are third year players Sterling Brown and D.J. Wilson. Bonzie Colson, and Xavier Munford are also on the roster. The Bucks 2018 first round pick, Donte DiVincenzo will not be part of the team. DiVincenzo is still coming back from a season ending injury.
Cincinnati – Sonny Gray allowed only four hits in eight innings and struck out 12 Brewers hitters to help the Reds beat the Brewers 3-0 Wednesday night in Cincinnati.
Yasiel Puig stayed hot, hitting his 19th home run of the season in the second inning. Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin turned in one of his better outings of the season, allowing just two runs over six innings with eight strikeouts.
Milwaukee managed just four singles off Gray, and didn’t have major league home run leader Christian Yelich in the lineup. He was given the day off.
Cincinnati has won two of the first three games in the series. They sent Luis Castillo to the mound on Thursday afternoon against Brandon Woodruff. The Brewers are still a game up on the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central Division.
It’s also been announced that Yelich will be the top seed in baseball’s Home Run Derby, and compete against rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in round one next week in Cleveland.
Cincinnati – The Brewers bullpen let a 4-2 seventh inning lead get away Tuesday night and fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4.
Milwaukee led 4-2 through six innings thanks to more home runs, as Christian Yelich, Mike Moustakas and Eric Thames all went deep off Reds starter Tanner Roark. It was in support of starter Chase Anderson, who allowed two runs over 5.2 innings and just 72 pitches.
Freddie Peralta allowed a run over 1.1 innings, and Cincinnati tied it with a two out RBI double from Joey Votto in the eighth off Matt Albers.
The Reds winning run scored in the eleventh. With two outs Yasiel Puig singled to center. Jose Iglesias singled to right, sending Puig to third. Yelich’s throw to the infield short hopped Thames at first base, as the ball bounced off his glove and rolled through the infield. Puig took off and scored from third to give the Reds a 5-4 win.
Yelich’s homer was his 31st. Moustakas’s was his 24th. The Brewers are 45-40 and lead the Cubs by a game in the N. L. Central
MADISON, Wis. – 14 former Madison Mallards will continue their baseball dreams into the professional ranks after being chosen in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft. No team in the competing Great Lakes West division had more former players selected than the Mallards.
“That’s what it’s all about for me – strictly,” Mallards’ manager Donnie Scott said. “That’s what I’m here for, I want to try and help these guys prepare for pro ball and hopefully they get the opportunity.”
Tyler Dyson (2017) was the first Mallard off the board. The Florida product was selected 153rd overall by the Washington Nationals in the fifth round. Dyson pitched for the Mallards during the 2017 season and finished with a perfect 4-0 record on the mound with a stellar 1.58 ERA. Dyson also picked up a win during the 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase in Madison that year. [Read more…]
The Brewers got six strong innings from Freddy Peralta and three home runs in support of a 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins Thursday afternoon at Miller Park.
Mike Moustakas hit two home runs, and Christian Yelich one. Yelich went 3-for-4 and is now batting .328 this season. Josh Hader struck out three batters in an inning and a third, and got out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning.
Miami had won the first two games in the series by a combined score of 24-3, and the Brewers win puts them into a virtual tie with the Cubs for the N.L. Central lead.
The Brewers are now 35-28 and host the Pirates Friday through Sunday.
The American League defeated the National League 8-6 in Tuesday nights All Star game in Washington DC.
The Brewers had five representatives. Christian Yelich went 1 for 3 with a homerun. Jesus Aguilar and Lorenzo Cain went 0-2 and Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless inning. Josh Hader allowed a 3-run homerun to former Brewer Jean Segura in the eighth inning that gave the A.L. a 5-2 lead.
After the game, Hader spoke to reporters regarding racist and homophobic tweets sent out on his account when he was 17 years old (seven years ago). Hader apologized, saying ‘No excuses. I was dumb and stupid.”
Former Brewer Scooter Gennett tied the game with one out in the ninth inning with a 2-run homerun
The Brewers resume play on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park. Milwaukee has lost six in a row and trail the Chicago Cubs in the N.L. Central by 2 1/2 games.
The Milwaukee Bucks selected Villanova sharpshooter Donte DiVincenzo with the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft.
DiVincenzo was the star of the NCAA National Championship Game when he had 31 points and five 3-pointers. He shot 40 percent from three-point range last season. DiVincenzo was named the top sixth man in the Big East after averaging 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
The Bucks shot 35.5 percent from 3-point range last season, tied for 21st in the NBA. They averaged just 8.8 3s a game, 27th in the league.
DiVincenzo is very athletic, with a combine best 42-inch vertical leap.
Brent Suter allowed just two hits and two runs over seven innings as the Brewers drubbed the Cardinals 11-3 in Milwaukee. Eric Thames contributed a bases-clearing triple and Manny Pina homered for Milwaukee. The Brewers lead the Cubs by one game in the NL Central at 44-and-30, after the Cubs lost to the Cincinnati Reds Thursday night. Carlos Martinez was the losing pitcher, giving up seven runs in four innings. Matt Carpenter led off the game with a first-pitch home run for St. Louis, his fourth in the last five games. This was the second consecutive start where Suter has gone seven innings, and is now 8-4 on the season.
The Cardinals are 2-and-7 in their last nine. The second game of the series is Friday at Miller Park. Junior Guerra throws against Jack Flaherty.
The Wisconsin Women’s Hockey team has announced it will play its opening series of the season against Lindenwood at LaBahn Arena in Madison, rather than at Lindenwood.
The series is scheduled for the weekend of September 28-30, and was to be played in Wentzville, Missouri, but is being moved to Madison due to scheduling conflicts at Lindenwood.