|MILWAUKEE ( GALLARDO )|
CINCINNATI ( LATOS )
|951||MILWAUKEE||+125||Ov 7.5,+100||+115||Ov 7.5,+100|
|952||CINCINNATI||-135||Un 7.5,-120||-125||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||36-28||+6.4||35-28||4.4||0.260||0.313||4.1||0.247||0.300|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.3||3-4||3.1||0.226||0.278||4.4||0.282||0.323|
|vs Right-handed Starters||36-31||+3.6||28-37||3.8||0.246||0.300||3.5||0.233||0.295|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.5||2-5||2.4||0.221||0.259||2.6||0.221||0.276|
|6/22/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ COLORADO||MATZEK(L)||6-5||W||-125||11 ov||P||10||7||1||15||12||1|
|6/29/2014||GALLARDO(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||4-10||L||-155||8.5 un||O||4||3||2||15||8||0|
|7/1/2014||ESTRADA(R)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)||1-4||L||120||10 ov||U||4||7||0||9||4||0|
|7/2/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||4-7||L||110||9.5 un||O||7||3||1||11||8||0|
|7/4/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||2-4||L||100||7.5 un||U||6||6||1||10||7||1|
|7/5/2014||GARZA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||1-0||W||120||7.5 un||U||7||7||0||2||3||0|
|7/6/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)|| |
|7/11/2014||GALLARDO(R)||ST LOUIS||GONZALES(L)|| |
|7/12/2014||ESTRADA(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|7/13/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|6/23/2014||SIMON(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||6-1||W||105||8.5 ov||U||8||8||0||5||5||1|
|6/24/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||3-7||L||-115||7.5 un||O||5||3||1||6||3||0|
|6/25/2014||LATOS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||4-1||W||-140||7 un||U||7||6||0||6||5||0|
|6/26/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||3-1||W||-115||7 un||U||10||6||0||5||5||2|
|6/27/2014||CUETO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||6-2||W||110||6 un||O||12||6||1||3||3||0|
|6/28/2014||SIMON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||7-3||W||-110||7 un||O||12||7||1||9||7||0|
|6/29/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||4-0||W||115||7 un||U||8||5||0||3||3||1|
|6/30/2014||LATOS(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)||0-1||L||-105||6.5 un||U||5||5||0||1||2||0|
|7/1/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||2-8||L||-110||6.5 un||O||11||10||2||16||8||0|
|7/2/2014||CUETO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||0-3||L||-120||6 un||U||3||3||0||7||6||0|
|7/7/2014||LEAKE(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|7/8/2014||CUETO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)|| |
|7/8/2014|| ||CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|7/9/2014||SIMON(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HAMMEL(R)|| |
|7/10/2014||BAILEY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|7/13/2014|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|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.
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-CINCINNATI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Reds Preview* ======================
Milwaukee (51-36) at Cincinnati (44-41), 1:10 p.m. EDT
The Cincinnati Reds have been shut out in three of their last five games, and Jay Bruce is in the deepest hitless slump of his career.
He used to be able to count on some success against Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo, but that's no longer the case.
With the Brewers uncertain about Ryan Braun's status, Gallardo is hoping some extra rest helps him recover from a poor outing as he takes the mound Sunday at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds (44-42) have scored six runs while batting .196 with 51 strikeouts over their last five games. They managed two hits as Matt Garza blanked them in Saturday's 1-0 defeat - the third time Cincinnati has lost by that score at home.
"The 1-0s are very frustrating," Bruce said. "We have a capable offense."
No hitter is more emblematic of those woes than Bruce, who went 0 for 3 on Saturday to extend his hitless streak to a career-worst 23 at-bats.
Bruce has faced Gallardo (5-5, 3.51 ERA) more than any pitcher in baseball. He went 12 for 29 against the right-hander between 2008-12 but has been limited to three hits in his last 15 at-bats, including 1 for 5 this year.
The Brewers (52-36) have concerns about their own right fielder after Braun left in the second inning Saturday with spasms in his lower back. Manager Ron Roenicke said Braun had a stiff back during batting practice and it bothered the slugger early in the game.
Milwaukee is also scuffling on offense with eight runs in its last four games, but the NL's best club is feeling better about itself after ending a four-game slide Saturday - even if that was largely because of Garza.
"After losing four in a row, we needed a start like that," catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. "Obviously you don't want to create a losing streak. He was able to come in and stop it."
Garza seemed to benefit from six days' rest, and Gallardo will have the same luxury Sunday.
Gallardo was charged with a season-high eight runs - five earned - over five innings in last Sunday's 10-4 loss to Colorado. He had posted a 1.00 ERA over his previous four outings.
"You never want to lose a game to begin with, but you have to stay positive and get ready for the next one," he told MLB's official website.
He'll be opposed by Mat Latos (1-1, 2.45), who makes his fifth start since being activated off the 60-day disabled list to pitch six scoreless innings in a 4-2 loss at Milwaukee on June 14. Latos has yielded one run in seven innings in each of his last two outings.
The right-hander is 2-4 with a 3.28 ERA in nine starts against the Brewers, getting supported by three runs or fewer eight times.
Some Milwaukee hitters could be happy to see Latos. Carlos Gomez is 8 for 17 against him, Jean Segura is 7 for 16 and Aramis Ramirez is 7 for 23.
Braun is 2 for 20 off Latos.
Cincinnati has taken six of nine from Milwaukee heading into the finale of this three-game set.
|Last Updated: 10/20/2014 10:04:09 AM EST|