Joe & Ebo Experience: Jam-packed Tuesday

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No Yelich, no problem, Brewers top Pirates 4-3

The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. It was the Crew’s second straight win over the Bucs.

Manager Craig Counsell made the decision to sit Christian Yelich so other guys would have to step up. All-Star Yasmani Grandal answered the challenge. He had two doubles and an RBI to help the Brewers get the win.

Grandal’s first double came in the fifth inning. It was the first hit off Pirates’ starter Steven Brault. Ryan Braun scored on the play giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead. Then, rookie Trent Grisham grounded into a double play which allowed Grandal to score putting Milwaukee up 2-0.

In the seventh inning, Braun singled to begin the frame. Grandal followed with his second double. After a Grisham walk to load the bases, Orlando Arcia hit a sacrifice fly to score Braun.

The Brewers got another solid start from Chase Anderson. He went 5 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs on six hits.

“I know what I can do when I’m on the mound,” Anderson said. “You try to take the positives of everything. I’ve done that my whole life. It pays off.”

Next up, the Brewers (59-56) will look for the series sweep of the Pirates (48-65). Drew Pomeranz (2|95.54 ERA97 SO) will be the initial out-getter on what will be a bullpen day. Trevor Williams (4|44.75 ERA77 SO) will take the bump for the Bucs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05pm.

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Marlins 16, Brewers 0: Last takes

MILWAUKEE | The Milwaukee Brewers were shutout by the Miami Marlins 16-0 on Tuesday night.

Home Runs hurt Chase Anderson

Not one, not two, but three home runs were hit by the Marlins off the Brewers starter. It was 4-0 when Anderson was pulled after just four innings. Anderson has pitched well since leaving the bullpen to become a starter. He entered the game 2-0 with a 2.78 ERA in five starts since moving to the rotation but this one was one to forget.

What the fifth?

Taylor Williams replaced Anderson in the fifth and suffered through one of the worst performances by a Brewers pitcher in recent memory. The Marlins scored a franchise-record 11 runs in the frame. They tallied three doubles and six singles while sending 15 batters to the plate to build a 15-0 lead.

“Look, you want to forget this one as fast as you can,” manager Craig Counsell said. “I’ve never seen anything like it. “Couldn’t get out of it. That’s what happened.”

Travis Shaw back in the lineup

Shaw returned to the starting lineup after coming off the 10-day injured list. He played well going 2-3 with a walk.

“It’s obviously nice to see those adjustments pay off,” Shaw said. “I felt like I was in a good place coming back here. You never know until you get back here and have that pay off in the first at-bat, the second at-bat, all the way through the night.”

Fan-favorite and rookie phenom Keston Hiura was sent down in favor of Shaw. It was good to see Shaw play well in his first game back.

Hernan Perez has some fun

The Brewers utility man took the mound in the ninth and recorded a 1-2-3 inning while having fun doing so.

“It was in the sixth inning,” Pérez said. “We were losing by a lot and I thought I was going to pitch, and I went to YouTube to see some crazy mechanics pitching.”

The clubhouse seemed loose after the big loss. Guys mostly chalked it up to something that doesn’t happen often and will be easy to move on from. Good for Perez doing his best to have fun which certainly trickled down to his teammates.

The good news is if you lose by 16 or by just one it’s still only one loss.

What’s next?

Milwaukee (34-27) will look to bounce back in game two of the three-game set against Miami (22-36) Wednesday. Jimmy Nelson will get the start for the Brewers in his first major league appearance in almost two years. Sandy Alcantara will get the nod for the Marlins.

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Counsell has named Brewers’ starting rotation

The time has come for the young arms of the Milwaukee Brewers to showcase their talents. It was already known that Jhoulys Chacin would get the start on opening day. But, the other four spots were a mystery.

On Thursday, manager Craig Counsell told reporters what the rotation would look like.

Brandon Woodruff, Freddy Peralta and Corbin Burnes will all make the rotation. Zach Davies will serve as the team’s fifth starter.

“It’s time for those young guys to start,” Counsell said. I think most people would agree with Counsell. I don’t believe the Brewers could start the season off with a better starting five at this point.

All three of the young pitchers have a high ceiling and could reach their potential as early as 2019.

Counsell said Chase Anderson will get starts during the season.

If last season taught us anything, we will see a plethora of different starters for Milwaukee this year. Jimmy Nelsons should be expected to return to the rotation when healed. However, it is encouraging to see Counsell have the confidence in his young guns.

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Brewers news and notes after being swept by Cubs

It was a rough weekend in Chicago for the Milwaukee Brewers to say the least. After entering the Windy City on an eight game winning streak, the Crew left with a four game losing streak.

Offense was the issue for the Brewers as they scored only a total of two runs in the four game series. Milwaukee scored a pair of runs in a 3-2 loss on Friday night, but other than that they failed to score, being shutout in the other three games.

Pitching was hardly the issue for Milwaukee as the Brewers didn’t allow more than three runs in any of the four games against the Cubs. Chase Anderson had the best start in the series for Milwaukee, pitching seven innings of one-run ball on Thursday night in Milwaukee’s 1-0 loss.

None of Milwaukee’s starters allowed more than two earned runs in any of the four games but the offense just couldn’t get going.

The Brewers continue their nine game road trip on Monday in Cincinnati against the Reds with a three game set.

Pitching Probables

Game 1, Monday 6:10 p.m. CT: Jhoulys Chacin (2-1, 3.99 ERA) vs. Brandon Finnegan (0-2, 8.03 ERA)

Game 2, Tuesday 6:10 p.m. CT: Anderson (2-2, 2.86 ERA) vs Homer Bailey (0-3, 4.19 ERA)

Game 3, Wednesday 6:10 p.m. CT: Wade Miley (season debut) vs Luis Castillo (1-3, 7.85 ERA)

News and notes

After starting the season on the disabled list due to a groin injury, Miley is set to join the Brewers starting rotation in place of LHP Brent Suter. Suter is now being moved to the bullpen. Miley finished up his rehab stint at AA-Biloxi with a 1-1 record and a 3.09 ERA over three starts.

Milwaukee is required to make a move on both that 25-man and 40-man rosters for Miley to be available on Wednesday. There has been no word announced on what that will be.