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.
For the second straight day, Eric Thames led the Milwaukee Brewers to a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
After a triple and home run on Saturday, Thames clubbed a solo shot in the eighth inning to push the Brewers to a 2-1 win on Sunday.
Zach Davies, who pitched 5 1/3 inning and was solid in a no-decision, drove in the Brewers other run with a RBI single in the fourth. His one run allowed was his fewest since throwing six scoreless innings at Minnesota on May 28th.
The home run by Thames came off of Kyle Crick in the seventh, his 12th of the season.
With Josh Hader unavailable, Matt Albers worked the ninth to save it for the Brewers.
The Brewers open a four-game series at Cincinnati against the Reds tonight. They start the day at 45-39, tied with the Chicago Cubs for the Central Division lead.
The Brewers send Adrian Houser (2-2, 2.94) to the mound in the series opener. It’s his fourth start of the season. Houser is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA as a starter for the Brewers this season.
Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar both homered as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Sunday, salvaging the final game of their three-game series.
Chase Anderson lasted only four innings but allowed just three runs. Matt Albers picked up the win out of the bullpen as the Brewers avoided being swept in the series.
Junior Guerra and Jeremy Jeffress followed Albers with a scoreless inning each before Josh Hader retired the last six hitters to record his 17th save of the season.
Kevin Pillar, Brandon Belt and Jeff Samardzija all notched an RBI for the Giants. Samardzija took the loss, allowing four runs over five innings for the Giants, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.
The Brewers open a three game series in San Diego against the Padres on Monday night. Jhoulys Chacin (3-7, 5.74) returns from the disabled list to pitch for the Brewers. Joey Lucchesi (5-4, 4.11) goes for the Padres.
The Milwaukee Brewers went down via the strikeout 24 times on Wednesday night, yet still hit four home runs to pull out a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros in 14-innings at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Mike Moustakas clubbed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, his 21st of the season, to send the Brewers to victory.
Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames also clubbed solo home runs for the Brewers. Thames blast in the 7th pulled the Brewers into a 3-3 tie. All three solo homers came off of Houston ace Justin Verlander, who struck out a career high 15 Brewers in seven innings of work. [Read more…]
Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer and Yadier Molina added a solo shot in the St. Louis 4th inning, sending the Cardinals to a 5-2 win and sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.
It was the fourth straight loss and seventh in the last eight games for the Brewers, dropping them to .500 (13-13).
The Brewers scored their 23rd straight run via the home run when Eric Thames homered in the first inning. It means of the Brewers’ last 44 runs scored, 39 have come by home run.
The Brewers managed just five hits off of Cardinals pitching for the third straight game. Adam Wainwright picked up the win (2-2), the 150th of his big league career.
The Brewers loaded the bases in the 9th and scored a run on a bases loaded walk. But Jordan Hicks came on to strike out pinch hitter Christian Yelich to end it.
Jhoulys Chacin gave up four runs in four innings to take the loss. After a 15-8 record last season, Chacin is off to a 2-3 start this year with a 6.35 ERA.
The Brewers are done with the Cardinals until August 19th. Thursday is an off day and then it’s on to New York for the start of a three game series against the Mets on Friday night. Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.00 ERA) pitches for the Brewers. Jacob DeGrom (2-2, 3.68) goes for New York.
Jose Quintana entered Friday’s game against Milwaukee with a 6-2 record and a 1.62 ERA in 11 starts. Seven of those 11 starts came last season, where Quintana went 4-1 with a 2.13 ERA. The Brewers, for at least one night, made Quintana pay.
The Brewers scored eight runs on eight hits in just three innings, rolling to a 13-10 win over the Chicago Cubs in their series opener at Miller Park.
Ryan Braun, Hernan Perez and Yasmani Grandal all clubbed home runs off of Quintana. Orlando Arcia and Eric Thames also went yard for the Brewers, who have won nine of their last 12 games against the Cubs dating back to last season. [Read more…]
Eric Thames tripled and scored on a throwing error in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers went on to knock off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Monday night.
Ryan Braun homered and Christian Yelich drove in a pair of runs as the Brewers won for the fourth time in their last five games and for the 90th (90-67) time this season. They moved three games in front of the Cardinals for the top wildcard spot in the National League. The Brewers also drew to within 1 1/2 games of the Central Division leading Cubs in the Central Division after the Cubs fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.
The Brewers went with a bullpen by committee to secure this win. It started with Dan Jennings getting the first out of the game by retiring Matt Carpenter for his only batter faced, and it finished with Corey Knebel slamming the door in the 9th for his 16th save. In between, the Brewers used seven other pitchers for a total of nine for the game. Corbin Burnes (7-0) got two outs for the win. [Read more…]
One day after being blanked by the rival Milwaukee, the Chicago Cubs responded by beating the Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Junior Guerra entered the game with a career 1.74 ERA against the Cubs, but he allowed seven runs and nine hits before departing in the fourth.
Ryan Braun, who clubbed two home runs just one day earlier, left Wednesday’s game with a tight right ribcage. It comes after Braun had been swinging a hot bat. He had been hitting .388 with four HR’s and 12 RBI over the last 16 games.
The Cubs scored four runs in the first three innings against Guerra. Anthony Rizzo lined a two-run home run in the first. Jason Heyward doubled in a run in the third, followed by David Bote scoring on a Guerra wild pitch to make it 4-0. [Read more…]
The Milwaukee Brewers exploded for five runs in the first inning and this time never looked back, knocking off the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Wednesday night at Miller Park.
Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames clubbed back-to-back-to-back home runs in that second inning. Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich also homered for the Brewers.
The Brewers poured it on Padres rookie Brett Kennedy, who made his Major League debut after going 10-0 at Class AAA El Paso. At one point in the first inning, the Brewers collected seven straight hits off of Kennedy.
Jhoulys Chacin went six innings for the win, improving to 11-4.
The Brewers and Padres play the rubber game of the series this afternoon. Junior Guerra faces Robbie Erlin in the pitching matchup.
The Brewers start the day a game and a half behind the Cubs, who lost in Kansas City last night.
Eric Thames clubbed a three-run homer in the third inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.
Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar also drove in runs for the Brewers, who improved to 4-1 on their 8-game West Coast road trip. Josh Hader pitched two innings of scoreless relief to earn his fourth victory.
Manny Machado’s first home game with the Dodgers was spoiled by the Brewers victory. Machado did hit a solo homer in his Dodger Stadium debut.
Kenta Maeda didn’t make it out of the fifth inning to get tagged with the loss.
Rookie Freddy Peralta started for the Brewers but pitched out of trouble and allowed a run on three hits in four innings of work. His pitch count reached 98 pitches in four innings and he was removed in favor of Hader. Peralta allowed one run and three hits while walking four and striking out six.
The win allowed the Brewers to pull within a single game of the idle Chicago Cubs in the Central Division. The Dodgers are up just 1/2 game over the Diamondbacks for the top spot in the NL West.
The Brewers will send Wade Miley to the mound in game two of the series tonight. Miley is 3-0 in six career starts lifetime at Dodger Stadium with a 2.41 ERA.