|MILWAUKEE ( PERALTA )|
ATLANTA ( MINOR )
|953||MILWAUKEE||+105||Ov 7,-105||+110||Ov 7,+120|
|954||ATLANTA||-115||Un 7,-115||-120||Un 7,-140|
|vs Left-handed Starters||7-3||+4.1||4-6||4.1||0.239||0.295||3.4||0.234||0.277|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.7||2-4||3.1||0.236||0.306||3.4||0.249||0.304|
|vs Right-handed Starters||18-17||-0.7||12-21||3.0||0.225||0.282||3.2||0.242||0.293|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||3-3||3.6||0.214||0.273||4.3||0.300||0.353|
|5/9/2014||GALLARDO(R)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||3-5||L||+120||7.5 un||O||8||4||0||6||4||0|
|5/10/2014||LOHSE(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||5-4||W||-125||8 un||O||10||8||1||10||5||1|
|5/11/2014||GARZA(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||6-5||W||-105||7.5 un||O||12||9||0||11||9||0|
|5/16/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||4-3||W||115||6.5 un||O||9||9||1||8||4||3|
|5/17/2014||GARZA(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||0-3||L||-115||7.5 un||U||4||5||1||4||3||0|
|5/18/2014||ESTRADA(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||2-4||L||-120||8.5 ov||U||3||4||0||8||6||0|
|5/19/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|5/20/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|5/21/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|5/22/2014||GARZA(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)|| |
|5/23/2014||ESTRADA(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)|| |
|5/24/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)|| |
|5/25/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ MIAMI||DESCLAFANI(R)|| |
|5/26/2014|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|5/5/2014||HARANG(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||3-4||L||-105||7.5 ev||U||9||8||1||9||7||0|
|5/6/2014||FLOYD(R)||ST LOUIS||LYONS(L)||2-1||W||-115||8 un||U||8||6||0||6||5||0|
|5/7/2014||MINOR(L)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||1-7||L||+105||7 un||O||7||7||1||13||7||0|
|5/9/2014||TEHERAN(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HAMMEL(R)||3-2||W||-170||6.5 ov||U||9||9||1||4||4||0|
|5/10/2014||SANTANA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||2-0||W||-160||7 un||U||5||5||0||6||5||0|
|5/11/2014||HARANG(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||5-2||W||-150||7 ov||P||7||4||0||9||8||0|
|5/12/2014||FLOYD(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||2-4||L||-110||7 un||U||3||4||1||9||5||1|
|5/13/2014||MINOR(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||5-0||W||-110||7 ov||U||9||5||0||5||8||0|
|5/14/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||4-10||L||120||7 un||O||7||4||1||15||11||0|
|5/16/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||2-5||L||105||6.5 un||O||8||5||0||13||8||0|
|5/17/2014||HARANG(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||1-4||L||110||7 ev||U||6||5||1||8||2||1|
|5/18/2014||FLOYD(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)||6-5||W||105||7 un||O||7||4||0||11||12||0|
|5/26/2014|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two pitches into his spring training return, the Brewers' most important player tried to prove his point.|
Home run, Ryan Braun.
Now let's see how he fares when the games count.
Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, Milwaukee enters the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.
Braun has vowed to return to his 2011 MVP form.
''I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal, I think it's realistic,'' Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.
Staying healthy would help, too. Besides Braun's suspension, injuries sapped much of the Brewers' power last year with projected 3-4-5 hitters Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each missing various lengths of time. Hart never played because of a knee injury.
Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.
|ATLANTA: ATLANTA (AP) - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.|
No wonder they're so eager to get the season going.
The defending NL East champions lost a big chunk of their starting rotation down in Florida: projected opening day starter Kris Medlen and fellow right-hander Brandon Beachy both underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time and are out for the season. Another starter, Mike Minor, will also begin the year on the disabled list as he recovers from a sore shoulder.
But the Braves are nothing if not resourceful. They quickly signed Ervin Santana to a $14.1 million, one-year contract and have every intention of getting back to the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years.
''We still have a great team,'' closer Craig Kimbrel said. ''It's tough losing two top pitchers. But getting Santana was really big. I want to be closing out division titles and championships and World Series. I think we've still got the group to do it.''
The Braves will have a different look behind the plate after longtime catcher Brian McCann signed with the New York Yankees. But another title in a lackluster division is certainly a possibility, especially if second baseman Dan Uggla and center fielder B.J. Upton bounce back from dismal seasons in which both hit under .200. They showed signs of turning things around in spring training.
''Time will tell,'' general manager Frank Wren said, ''but we really like what we've seen so far.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-ATLANTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Braves Preview* ========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Milwaukee (27-16) at Atlanta (22-19), 7:10 p.m. EDT
After their new-look lineup showed late signs of life in snapping their skid, the Atlanta Braves hope to finally put it all together as they open a nine-game homestand.
The Milwaukee Brewers, meanwhile, are looking to move past their own offensive struggles on the road.
As Mike Minor attempts to build on his best effort since returning from injury, the Braves seek their fourth straight home win while dealing the Brewers their seventh loss in nine road games Monday night.
With Atlanta ranking 29th in the majors in runs per game (3.15) and averaging just 2.28 since April 29, manager Fredi Gonzalez shook things up Sunday by starting Dan Uggla (.178), Gerald Laird (.158) and Jordan Schafer (.115) and moving Andrelton Simmons (.268) up to the fifth spot.
The Braves (23-19) managed only five hits through eight innings with Uggla, Laird, Schafer and Simmons going hitless, but they rallied for two runs in the ninth to salvage a 6-5 win in St. Louis.
Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman led the way by teaming for five hits - two homers - and four RBIs to help Atlanta end a three-game slide.
"I feel this team can hit anybody at any given time," Gonzalez told the team's official website. "Talented bunch of guys, we just haven't gotten going."
Gonzalez's pitching staff, which has a baseball-best 2.82 ERA, limited the NL Central-leading Brewers (27-17) to four runs while winning two of three at Miller Park from March 31-April 2.
Now they're hoping to continue that success as they open a four-game set with Minor (1-2, 4.24 ERA) taking the mound.
Minor, who missed the first month with a sore shoulder, snapped an eight-start winless streak Tuesday when he allowed three hits over 6 2-3 innings in a 5-0 victory at San Francisco.
"Hopefully, he can keep giving us these kind of quality starts," Gonzalez said.
Minor has gone 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA in three starts against the Brewers since 2012. He's done a nice job containing Ryan Braun, who is 0 for 7 with three strikeouts lifetime off the left-hander.
Carlos Gomez, who homered off Minor in a 5-0 road win Sept. 23, was out Sunday due to a stomach ailment after missing the previous four games because of a three-game suspension and a sore back.
Gomez leads Milwaukee with nine homers and is tied for the team lead with 21 RBIs, but is hitting just .182 in his last 17 games against the Braves.
Rickie Weeks is 17 for 32 over his last 17 games after hitting a two-run homer Sunday, though it was the only offense the Brewers could muster in a 4-2 loss at Wrigley Field.
Since winning 11 of 12 road games, Milwaukee has totaled 19 runs while going 2-6 away from home.
Wily Peralta (4-2, 2.05) has been able to keep the Brewers close, giving up two earned runs or fewer in seven of his eight starts. He surrendered one over seven innings Wednesday before Francisco Rodriguez allowed three ninth-inning runs in a 4-1 home loss to Pittsburgh.
The right-hander has given up one run over 13 innings in two career starts against the Braves.
The Brewers took two of three at Turner Field in September after losing their previous eight there.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 1:24:43 PM EST|