After a three game series in Boston including a ring ceremony, Opening Day, and two other games this past weekend, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Milwaukee Brewers in all three. With emotions running high at Fenway Park and around the city, the Boston Red Sox admit that they are still adjusting to their schedule and all the other aspects of winning the World Series this past fall. The Boston Red Sox after one week of regular season play are 2-4 and have yet to win at home. (more)
With much anticipation, the Home Run Derby ended with a familiar face winning. Previous contestant Prince Fielder outslugged Nelson Cruz 6-5 in the final roundto win the derby. Brandon Inge, Joe Mauer, Carlos Pena, and Adrian Gonzalez all failed to make it to the second round, leaving Ryan Howard, Fielder, Cruz, and hometown favorite Albert Pujols in the semifinals. Howard and Pujols, both fan favorites, failed to outlast Fielder and Cruz. Cruz batted first in the finals, hitting 5 homers. Fielder hit a bomb into the center field grass hill to end the contest.
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Dave Bush pitched magnificently for the Milwaukee Brewers today, getting through 7 2/3 innings before surrendering his first hit. Phillies slugger Matt Stairs ended Bush’s dreams of a no hitter with a shot that banked of the foul pole, resulting in a solo home run. Jimmy Rollins recorded a single before Bush was taken out, all in all letting up just one run off two hits and three walks. This is the second time Bush has flirted with history, as he went to the eighth inning with out allowing a hit in a start last season.
The Brewers offense broke out in the 4th inning when Ryan Braun nailed a two-run homer. After the Brew crew never looked back, tallying a total of 6 runs for the game. Look for the Brewers Friday against the Astros at 7:10 pm in Houston. Philadelphia Phillies tickets can be found right here at Aceticket.com!
On Thursday the Brewers sent ace CC Sabathia to the mound, hoping that he could lead the NL Wild Card winners to a 1-1 tie in the NLDS. Phillies’ centerfielder Shane Victorino had other plans. Having already gotten a hit off of Sabathia in the previous inning, Victorino stepped to the plate in the second with the bases loaded and a run already in. Victorino put Philadelphia ahead for good with a towering grand-slam homer to left field. Sabathia lasted just 3 2/3 innings, throwing 98 pitches and giving up five runs on six hits and four walks.
Phillies starter Brett Myers had a shaky first inning; giving up an RBI double to JJ Hardy to give the Brewers the early lead. Myers would settle down and throw seven solid innings to lead the Phils to 2-0 in the series.
Game 3 of the NLDS matchup between the Phillies on Brewers will be at Miller Park on October 4th at 6:30pm.
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Three runs in the 3rd inning was all the Philadelphia Phillies needed to get their first postseason win in 15 years. Cole Hamels pitched a gem for Philly going 8 strong innings with 9 strikeouts. Chase Utley’s two run double gave the Phillies the lead for good in the 3rd.
In Thursday’s game 2 the Milwaukee Brewers will throw their ace, C.C. Sabathia on three days rest as the Brewers try to pull even in this NLDS. The Phillies will have Brett Myers on the hill.
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The Milwaukee Brewers entered their 4-game series with the Chicago Cubs on a 7-game winning streak. The Cubs had barely managed to salvage one of three games from the Marlins. The streaking Brewers not only had sole possession of second place in the NL Central, but also also of the first place spot in the NL Wildcard race. Chicago made a bold statement over the next four games.
A solid outing from Ted Lily, as well as a dominant 9th inning from Carlos Marmol helped to snag the Cubs their first win. In the second game, the Cubbies’ offense unloaded on Ben sheets in the 6th inning, scoring 5 runs for a dominant Carlos Zambrano. Chicago racked up 7 runs on 15 runs, and Jeff Samardija picked up his first career save. The third game of the series had a similar story – outstanding pitching from Ryan Dempster, productive offense. The Cubs cruised to a win again. Former Athletic Rich Harden stymied the Brew Crew in the final game of the series, striking out 9 in 7 innings while only giving up 1 run on 6 hits and a walk. May pickup Jim Edmonds hit two homers (one of them being a grand slam that broke the game open), while Kosuke Fukudome and Alfonso Soriano contributed dingers of their own.
After the sweep, the Brewers found themselved tied with the St Louis Cardinals for both second place in the NL Central as well as NL Wild Card. Both teams sit 5 games behind the Cubs with 2 months to go in the season.
CC Sabathia threw his third consecutive complete game for the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Since joining the Brewers, Sabathia is 4-0 with an ERA of 1.36, and 31 strikeouts to only 8 walks. CC surrendered only three hits and two walks, handing the Brewers their 7th straight win.
Sabathia’s no-hit bid was ended in the sixth inning by a Brendan Ryan single.
The Brewers are now only one game behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central Division.
2007 Cy Young winner, C.C. Sabathia is headed to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Indians completed the trade with the Brewers on Sunday night, getting four top prospects in return. The deal ends weeks of speculation about where Sabathia and his expiring contract would end up. To land C.C. the Brewers gave up left fielder Matt LaPorta, pitchers Rob Bryson and Zach Jackson and a player to be named later.
For the Brewers the move signals their intent to make a push for the playoffs this season. The Brewers haven’t been to the playoffs since 1982. Milwaukee is currently in a tight race with the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals in the strong NL Central Division. The Brewers and Cardinals both trail the Cubs by 3.5 games.