Brewers All-Star Woodruff could miss 6 weeks All-Star pitcher Brandon Woodruff could miss up to six weeks with a left oblique strain, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Monday. The right-hander allowed four runs in three innings against Arizona on Sunday before exiting after throwing two pitches in the fourth. He underwent an MRI and was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday. Right-handed reliever Burch Smith was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio. "Less than 24 hours out, we're looking at six weeks. That's probably our best guess," Counsell said. "Kind of what we expected. Obviously, that's significant and he's going to miss some time. He'll do his best and we'll do our best to get him back
Brewers, streaking Moustakas set for matchup with Reds
The reigning NL Player of the Week is a late scratch from the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup. The Brewers' Twitter account announce that Keston Hiura would not compete in tonight's game due to left quad tightness and is now day-to-day. He was replaced in the lineup by Tyler Saladino. Hiura initially slotted in at the five hole in the lineup, but the team announced the change two hours after posting. Not only does this hurt the team's lineup strength, but also the bench. Ryan Braun is also out for Tyler Skaggs funeral.
GRAND CHUTE – Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson cleared one hurdle on the road to recovery after beginning a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Nelson last played for the Brewers in a June 25 game against the Seattle Mariners. On June 28, he was added to the injury list with an injured right elbow. On Sunday, the right-handed pitcher took the field with the Timber Rattlers for the first time since 2011 and suited up for his first game action in nearly a month. “It's definitely nice to be out there and then also just to be around these guys and out there in the bullpen. Just kind of talking to
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tyler Saladino had his first career grand slam, Mike Moustakas hit a go-ahead run-scoring single in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Sunday. Saladino broke out of a season-long slump with his first homer of the year, a grand slam off Alex Young in the fourth inning after Milwaukee fell behind 4-0. Moustakas hit a go-ahead three-run homer in Saturday night's 8-3 win and put the Brewers ahead late again, chopping a single through the middle after Keston Hiura led off the eighth inning with a triple against Yoan Lopez (1-4). Pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal followed with a run-scoring double and Ben Gamel added an RBI single to put Milwaukee
Sports Log Katie Ledecky loses first major swim final in six years Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Katie Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-meter freestyle and deny the American star a record fourth straight title at the swimming world championships Sunday in Gwangju, South Korea. It was the 22-year-old Ledecky's first defeat in the event at a major international meet since 2013. ''This stings a little,'' Ledecky said. ''It's not what I'm used to.'' Titmus overcame a 0.62-second deficit going into the last lap and won by 1.21 seconds over Ledecky. The 18-year-old Aussie touched in 3 minutes, 58.76 seconds. ''I knew that I probably had that in me,'' Titmus said, ''but, yeah, it's
An odd couple of weeks. I decided that three games wasn't enough of a sample size to put together a Sunday Sundries last week, especially when those three were rather depressing. So I delayed it for a week, and in this past week I have been travelling with my wife to celebrate my Eddie Mathews (41st) wedding anniversary, which meant that I haven't watched games or known what happened until well after the fact from Wednesday on. This seems to work very well for the Brewers, but I'm heading home tomorrow so too bad for them. BTW, this is how my brother always (almost) “watches” the Brewers; he gets the scores after it's over because it's too stressful to actually watch the games. It does do away
The Brewers were already on the market for an extra pitcher when Woodruff went down. Now, the All-Star is reportedly out for six weeks.
Lee Smith and Mariano Rivera combined to finish 1,754 games as big leaguers. In an appropriate touch, Smith and Rivera were the last two people to take the podium at Clark Sports Center, where an estimated 55,000 fans gathered on a warm afternoon for the ceremonies inducting the two closers as well as Harold Baines, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera opened his speech with a line that indicated he could have a second career as a stand-up comic.
Southern California native Ryan Braun has an interesting history with the Los Angeles Dodgers. First, the Milwaukee Brewers star beat out Matt Kemp, then with the Dodgers, for the 2011 National League MVP Award. That caused plenty of controversy when Braun later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs that season. Then, Braun was reportedly nearly traded to the Dodgers in a 2016 deal that would have sent Yasiel Puig and Brandon McCarthy to Milwaukee. Two years later, Braun played all seven games of the 2018 National League Championship Series from start to finish. The Dodgers, of course, defeated the Brewers in that series to clinch their second straight NL Pennant. Braun now has another
[D'backs.com] Greinke sharp, but bullpen unravels vs. Crew - Zack Greinke largely had his way against the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday other than an uncomfortable fourth inning. He pitched Arizona to a 3-2 lead through seven innings, but from there the bullpen fell flat on its face and failed to secure a tie for the second Wild Card position. [AZ Central] Bullpen fails Greinke, Diamondbacks in loss to Brewers - Blame for last night's defeat rests solely on the shoulders of Andrew Chafin and Zack Godley. Chafin, who has been reliable for the most part this season, came into the game in the top of the eighth due to face Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun, and Mike Moustakas. Chafin gave up a single to
REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK Based on our latest projection, you can expect Christian Yelich to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 236.2 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Mike Trout and ahead of Mookie Betts. He has averaged 4.28 fantasy points in his past 236 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 4 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 100%, he is the #1 most highly owned outfielder. Christian Yelich is expected to come up slightly
PHOENIX — Arguing balls and strikes can send a player or coach to the showers sooner than they would hope for during a baseball game. Slamming a bat and throwing your helmet to the ground in frustration is a sure way to get tossed. D-backs' Ketel Marte did both Friday night, recording just his second ejection in his career in the team's 10-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. “I had a chance to look at it, but you know for me, Ketel went a little bit too far with the helmet, he threw the helmet down and it rolled right in front of the umpire,” manager Torey Lovullo said before the team's game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. “I don't think any umpire will really stand for that, so I understand