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Recap: Three-Run Eighth Lifts Nationals To Wild Card Win Over Brewers

Oct 2, 2019 7:52 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Tuesday night's National League Wild Card game, but the Washington Nationals struck last.

Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning and Eric Thames hit a solo blast in the second as the Brewers got out to a fast start. Max Scherzer then righted himself and Stephen Strasburg came out of the bullpen to pitch three scoreless innings as the Nationals advanced to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Milwaukee out-hit Washington 7-5, but committed two errors.

Trea Turner chipped into the lead with a home run in the third inning, but the biggest frame of the game was the eighth.

With the bases loaded, Juan Soto singled off closer Josh Hader. The hit scored three runs with two outs in the inning as Brewers rookie outfielder Trent Grisham was charged with an error. Soto’s singled dribbled past Grisham in right field, allowing the Nationals to take the lead.

Daniel Hudson then came on in the top of the ninth to close the door on Milwaukee’s season.

The Nationals will open their best-of-five series against the Dodgers on Thursday in Los Angeles with Patrick Corbin expected to start. They’ll return home on Sunday and Monday for the third and fourth games of the NLDS.

The Brewers, meanwhile, enter the offseason with Christian Yelich on the mend from a season-ending injury and third-inning hero Thames set to hit free agency.


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Brewers Clinch Playoff Berth, Eliminate Cubs, Mets

Sep 26, 2019 7:28 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers clinched a postseason berth on Wednesday, eliminating both the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets in the process.

The Brewers have been red-hot in September, winning 19 games. They stand at 88-70 after being just three games over .500 on Sept. 5.

"What we just accomplished is really against all odds," Ryan Braun said. "Incredibly difficult to do what we just did. I think we're 17-2 in our last 19 games. We've had so many guys contribute, so many special moments. We obviously enjoyed playing this month."

Milwaukee lost National League MVP candidate Christian Yelich to a fractured kneecap Sept. 10.

The Brewers have now made the postseason four times in the past 12 seasons.


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Christian Yelich Avoids Surgery On Kneecap

Sep 13, 2019 7:33 AM

Christian Yelich is out for the remainder of the season after fracturing his kneecap on Tuesday night, but the Milwaukee Brewers have received some good news.

Yelich won't require surgery for the injury. The Brewers announced Thursday that he'll miss 8-10 weeks.

The injury isn't expected to effect Yelich over the long-term.

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Christian Yelich Out For Season With Fractured Kneecap

Sep 11, 2019 7:36 AM

Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right kneecap on Tuesday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced the extent of the injury following their 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.

David Stearns said Yelich will return to Milwaukee for additional tests on Wednesday, adding that it's not yet known if he'll need surgery.

The 27-year-old was injured in the top of the first inning when he fouled a pitch off his kneecap.

"First and foremost, we feel awful for Christian. This is a guy who's carried us in a number of ways over the last two years," Stearns said. "He could've [been] two-and-a-half weeks away from a repeat Most Valuable Player award. So that's where our thoughts go first.

"From a team perspective, we've got a lot of guys in that clubhouse who will hurt tonight. This is a gut punch for a night. And then we need to recover and play really strong baseball. We've been through this before as an organization -- two years ago, almost to the day, we lost Jimmy Nelson to a similarly freak injury, and we competed at a very high level for the remainder of that season. And I expect our team to compete at a similarly high level going forward."


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Brewers Designate Jeremy Jeffress For Assignment

Sep 1, 2019 4:32 PM

The Brewers have cut another key performer from last year, designating reliever Jeremy Jeffress for assignment on Sunday.

Jeffress went 8-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 15 saves in 2018, helping Milwaukee win the NL Central and make it all the way to the NL Championship Series. The right-hander also made the All-Star team for the first time.

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Cubs Scratch Yu Darvish With Forearm Tightness

Sep 1, 2019 11:50 AM

Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish has been scratched from his start Sunday against the Brewers because of tightness in his right forearm.

The Cubs announced that Darvish is expected to make his next scheduled start, which is Saturday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will start Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field.

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Brewers Designate Jhoulys Chacin For Assignment

Aug 24, 2019 6:11 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have designated Opening Day starter Jhoulys Chacin for assignment.

The Brewers announced the move on Saturday before playing Arizona.

Chacin is 3-10 with a 5.79 ERA this season.

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Giants Trade Pomeranz, Black To Brewers For Top Infield Prospect

Jul 31, 2019 2:38 PM

The Giants have made their first significant move ahead of the trade deadline, dealing reliever Ray Black and swingman Drew Pomeranz to the Brewers for a top middle-infield prospect, Mauricio Dubon, according to a major-league source.

Dubon, 25, is a right-handed hitter who has played some outfield. He was hitting .297 with 16 homers and an .809 OPS for Triple-A San Antonio.

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Brewers Trade Jesus Aguilar To Rays For Jake Faria

Jul 31, 2019 1:04 PM

First baseman Jesus Aguilar has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Tampa Bay Rays, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Wednesday.

Right-hander Jake Faria is headed back to Milwaukee in the deal.

Aguilar, an All-Star in 2018, fills the Rays' search for a right-handed bat. He is hitting .225 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs this season. His batting average and OPS (.694) were both his worst in three seasons in Milwaukee, but his numbers were up to .298 and .920 in July.

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Brewers Send Pitching Prospect To Pirates For Jordan Lyles

Jul 29, 2019 6:13 PM

Jordan Lyles is heading back to the Brewers, who are desperate for starting pitching as they try to repeat as NL Central champions.

The Brewers acquired the right-hander from the Pirates on Monday for pitching prospect Cody Ponce, giving them a familiar name in their injury-depleted rotation.

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Rays Interested In Brewers' Jesus Aguilar
The 29-year-old first baseman has broken out of a slump in the second half of the season.

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Brandon Woodruff Headed To IL With Left Oblique Strain
Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff injured himself throwing against the D-Backs on Sunday.

Brewers Among Teams Showing Interest In Robbie Ray
Robbie Ray is owed the balance of a $6.05 million salary for this season.

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Brewers Have 'Identified' Will Smith As Top Trade Target
The Brewers and Giants are talking with and scouting each other.

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Shelby Miller, Brewers Agree Upon Minors Deal
Shelby Miller was released by the Rangers last week after he was designated for assignment.


Astros, Brewers, Padres Have Called Mets About Noah Syndergaard
The Mets could deal Noah Syndergaard this month, but the return would have to be very high.

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Christian Yelich Pulls Out Of HR Derby
Christian Yelich has pulled put of the Home Run Derby because of a back injury, and will be replaced the the A's Matt Chapman.

Christian Yelich To Compete In HR Derby
Brewers star Christian Yelich leads the majors with 29 home runs.

Christian Yelich Hits Double Through Outfield Fence
The hit had an exit velocity of 117.9 mph, the fifth-highest base hit in Major League Baseball this season.

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Mike Moustakas HR Wins SUV For Fan
The Brewers beat the Pirates 5-2 on Sunday, sweeping the three-game series.

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results
The Orioles took Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the first pick on Monday night.

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Six Teams Could Be In Mix For Dallas Keuchel
With the Major League Baseball Draft looming, as many as six teams could be in the mix to sign Dallas Keuchel.

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Brewers Calling Up Top Prospect Keston Hiura
The Brewers have called up top prospect Keston Hiura from Triple-A San Antonio.

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Christian Yelich Leaves Game With Lower Back Issue
Christian Yelich was pulled from right field to begin the bottom of the fifth inning on Sunday and is listed day-to-day.

Gio Gonzalez Back With Brewers, Will Start Sunday
Veteran pitcher Gio Gonzales has finalized a $2M, one-year deal with the Brewers.

Christian Yelich's HR Ties Record For Most Before May 1
Christian Yelich hit his 14th home run on Saturday night as the Brewers beat the Mets by the score of 8-6.

Brewers Sign Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez will reportedly receive a base salary of $2 million with incentives on top of that.

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All 13 Of Christian Yelich's Home Runs Have Come At Home
Eight of Christian Yelich's home runs have come against the Cardinals.

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Craig Kimbrel Moving 'Closer' To Signing With Club
The Brewers are among the teams have have spoken to Craig Kimbrel's agent in recent weeks.

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Christian Yelich Ties Home Run Record
Brewers star Christian Yelich is the sixth player in MLB history to start a season with home runs in four straight games.