did not think it would require a stint on the disabled list, but it was indic from xf's blog

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- For the first time, the Brewers learned what its like to keep an opponent from crossing home plate. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Shane-Ray-Jersey/ . Pretty nice feeling, actually. Juan Francisco drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly and homer in a ballpark where hes had some big moments, and Yovani Gallardo pitched six innings on Saturday, leading Milwaukee to a 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. It was the Brewers first shutout -- they were the only team in the majors without one. Milwaukees staff came into the game with the NLs worst earned run average, giving up more runs and homers than any other club. "Theyve gotten us pretty good in this park this year," manager Ron Roenicke said. "6-0 -- we dont have too many of those. Its nice to kind of be able to relax." The Brewers have lost 11 of their last 14 games at Great American Ball Park. It was the first time theyd shut out Cincinnati since 2009. Logan Schafer had three hits off Homer Bailey (4-5), his second straight three-hit game. Schafer is filling in for Ryan Braun, who went on the 15-day disabled list with an injured right thumb after the series opener Friday. Schafer has filled in for Braun the last five games and gone 8-for-16 with the first back-to-back multi-hit games of his career. "Its nice to play every day and get that comfort level," Schafer said. "I felt good all day. One thing Ive been doing a little better lately is swing at strikes and not going out of the strike zone." Gallardo (6-6) gave up three hits and a pair of walks in his second straight impressive start. The right-hander threw eight shutout innings, allowing only four hits, during a 6-1 win at Miami on Monday. "I feel good -- the past three starts, actually," Gallardo said. "It seems like things are finally falling together. Ive been able to find a rhythm." Three relievers completed a seven-hitter for Milwaukees first shutout. The Reds didnt get a runner to third base and were out of sync after playing extra-inning games the last two days. "None of us looked like we had any rhythm," said manager Dusty Baker on his 64th birthday. "It was one of those low-energy days that usually dont happen. It just wasnt our day. "Thats not the way you want to spend your birthday. If Id known that was going to happen, I wouldve tried to get kicked out in the first inning." After going 6-22 in May, the injury-depleted Brewers are 8-6 in June, winning six of their last eight games. For the second time this season, the Reds couldnt overcome a homer by Francisco, who played for them from 2009-11. He hit the second-longest homer in ballpark history during his final season in Cincinnati, a 502-foot shot. He returned with the Braves this season and had a breakthrough -- his first career grand slam off reliever J.J. Hoover during a 7-2 win on May 8. The Brewers got him for a minor league pitcher on June 3, and hed struggled until getting back to Cincinnati. Francisco was in an 0-for-15 slump when he had a pinch-hit single in Cincinnatis 4-3, 10-inning win on Friday night. He hit a sacrifice fly and two-run homer that smacked off the bottom of the left-field foul pole on Saturday, giving the Brewers a 4-0 lead. It was only his third hit in 25 at-bats as a Brewer. With that, Francisco has one of the longest and one of the shortest homers at Great American. "Hes got big power everywhere and it was nice for him to get that," Roenicke said. Bailey gave up eight hits in seven innings and threw a wild pitch that let in a run, leaving him 1-6 career against Milwaukee. Schafer, taking over in left field for Braun, had three hits for the second straight game. His two-run double in the sixth made it 6-0. NOTES: The Brewers called up OF Caleb Gindl from Triple-A Nashville to replace Braun. He pinch-hit and struck out. Gindl is the sixth Brewer to make his big league debut this season. ... The Reds put RH reliever Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day DL, a day after swelling was detected in his right elbow. RH Pedro Villarreal was called up. ... Gallardo picked Joey Votto off first base in the first inning. ... The Brewers expect LH Chris Narveson, on the DL with a sprained finger, to return next week. ... The Reds plan to activate RH Johnny Cueto off the 15-day DL to start the series finale on Sunday against Milwaukees Wily Peralta. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Cj-Anderson-Jersey/ . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Donald-Stephenson-Jersey/ . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Demaryius-Thomas-Jersey/ .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees have not gained much ground in the wild-card race because they have not been playing the teams they are pursuing.On Friday their first attempt to beat a team they were pursuing was successful and the Yankees get another chance to inch closer in the race Saturday afternoon when they face the Baltimore Orioles.New York has won five of its last seven games and four of five from Baltimore at home this season. The Yankees will face the Orioles eight more times before the season ends.New York is 3 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot thanks to a 14-4 win Friday that featured another big night from Gary Sanchez.Guys are excited around here and we believe, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.Sanchez fell a triple shy of the cycle during his fifth career game with three hits and highlighted his latest big night with a long two-run home run.Sanchez is batting .403 and his 10 home runs equal the total he had with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes/Barre.Since he joined the Yankees on Aug. 3, they are a respectable 13-8, and the rookie catchers big night helped them go a season-high five games over .500 at 66-61.We still got a chance at this thing, Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner said. Were believe in ourselves and we got an important game tomorrow. We play all the teams ahead of us, we play them a lot the rest of the year. So we feel good about the place that were in.The Orioles have dropped four of five games in New York this season after winning four of six in Baltimore. Overall, the Orioles (70-58) have dropped seven of 11 since Aug. 15 when they last held a share of first place.Besides failing to gain ground over the Yankees, the Orioles lead over the other teams was reduced. The Orioles lead Detroit by one game, Seattle by two games and Kansas City and Houston by three games.The Orioles will be hoping for a significantly better performance on the mound after Yovani Gallardo allowed eight runs and six hits in a career-low 1 1/3 innings.Baltimore might have the right guy on the mound Saturday inn Dylan Bundy, who is 5-3 with a 3. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Cody-Latimer-Jersey/. 56 ERA in eight starts since being added to the rotation following the All-Star break.His ERA is slightly inflated by a sub-par outing in Boston on Aug. 17 and when Bundy limited the damage while allowing a baserunner in five of six innings Monday in Baltimore it prompted high praise from Washington manager Dusty Baker.He reminds me of the old Mets, like Tom Seaver and Gary Gentry and those guys. Baker said. He has one of the best curve balls weve seen. We heard he had great stuff, it was just a matter of his command.After Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa allowed two home runs to Manny Machado among five hits in six effective innings on Friday, Chad Green will make his seventh start for the Yankees and third since correcting some things in the minors. Since returning from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre Aug. 15, Green has allowed one earned run in 12 innings during his last two starts.The right-hander followed up six outstanding innings with 11 strikeouts vs. Toronto by allowing one run and five hits in six innings during Sundays 2-0 loss at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.As a starting pitcher, Green is 2/3 with a 4.80 ERA and in half of his starts he has allowed one run or less while completing six innings. His 11.10 strikeouts per nine innings is the sixth-highest in the majors among pitchers with at least 30 innings as starting pitchers.The Orioles will likely be without center fielder Adam Jones Saturday. Jones was in the starting lineup Friday despite his hamstring cramping up Thursday but departed with a strained left hamstring in the second inning.Manager Buck Showalter did not think it would require a stint on the disabled list, but it was indicative of a frustrating night for the Orioles.Lets try and get this correct and make that big push, Jones said. At this point in time in the season missing more than a few games would hurt the team. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '

Previous post     
     Next post
     Blog home

The Wall

No comments
You need to sign in to comment
Password protected photo
Password protected photo
Password protected photo