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Brewers 6, Rangers 5: Last takes

MILWAUKEE | The Milwaukee Brewers took down the Texas Rangers in a marathon game Friday night 6-5. It was Milwaukee’s fourth straight win and keeps them in position for the second wild card spot in the National League.

Another solid start for Gio

Gio Gonzalez continues to prove why he’s one of Milwaukee’s most reliable pitchers. He battled through a five-inning, 90-pitch start giving up just one run. Hunter Pence jumped on a mistake Gonzalez left over the plate for a solo shot to tie the game at 1-1 in the fourth.

Gonzalez finished allowing only two hits, while striking out two and walking three. He has a 3.20 ERA in 10 starts and 50.2 innings for the Brewers.

More problems for Hader?

Josh Hader came into the game in the eighth inning to try and record a five-out save. After hitting the first batter (Isiah Kiner-Falefa), Hader struck out the next two to finish the frame.

Then, in the ninth, Elvis Andrus got the best of Hader knocking a solo home run to center tying the game at 5-5. It was the 12th homer Hader has allowed this season and third in his last five outings.

I think Josh threw the ball well tonight,” manager Craig Counsell said. “He struck out four. He got a ton of swings and misses tonight. The pitch that Andrus hit is a pitch that Josh is going to make over and over again this year. I give Andrus credit.”

“He’s still the best pitcher I’ve seen in the big leagues,” Eric Thames said. “It is what it is. You can’t strike everybody out.”

Walk it off Thames

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Thames sent the Brewers’ fans home happy. He mashed a solo home run to deliver the 6-5 win for Milwaukee.

“Baseball is a strange game,” Thames said, “but as long as we came out with the ‘W,’ that’s all that matters.”

What’s next?

The Brewers (61-56) will look to take game two of the three game set against the Rangers (58-57) on Saturday. Adrian Houser (4|54.24 ERA65 SO) will get the start opposite of Pedro Payano (1|03.45 ERA, 13 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 6:10pm.

Bellinger spoils Brewers comeback, Dodgers win 6-5

The Milwaukee Brewers failed to even the series with the Los Angeles Dodgers falling 6-5 at Miller Park on Sunday.

Cody Bellinger was the hero for the Dodgers. Not only did he rob Christian Yelich of another home run in the eighth inning, he hit one of his own in the ninth off Josh Hader to make it 6-5.

Joc Pederson played a huge part in the win as well. He blasted two homers, tied a career-high four hits and scored three times. The Dodgers took three of four from the Brewers this weekend.

Eric Thames tied the game in the eighth with a three-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen.

Starter Brandon Woodruff struggled giving up five runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings. Clayton Kershaw countered with a strong outing. He went six innings, gave up just two runs on two hits.

Next up, the Brewers (13-10) will travel to St. Louis to begin a three-game series with the Cardinals (12-9). Adrian Houser will make his first career start for Milwaukee. He has a 1.10 ERA and an 18-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in three Minor League starts this year. The Cardinals will counter with Jack Flaherty (1|15.00 ERA22 SO) First pitch is scheduled for 6:45pm.

Jeremy Jeffress set to return to Brewers

Veteran reliever Jeremy Jeffress is ready to return to the Brewers. He opened the season on the injured list after suffering shoulder weakness during Spring Training. Jeffress made four appearances in his minor-league stint with Class AAA San Antonio. In just over four innings, he allowed seven runs on nine hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

Manager Craig Counsell spoke about Jeffress on Sunday.

“He’s going to Milwaukee. He’ll be with us tomorrow. We’re going to meet before the game (against St. Louis) and discuss some pitching things. We’ll make a decision tomorrow. It’ll either be Monday or Tuesday (when Jeffress is activated).”

The bullpen started the 2019 season down a few key cogs. Jeffress, Corey Knebel and Josh Hader were all big contributors to Milwaukee’s run last year. However, this season the Brewers will be without Knebel. The return of Jeffress is huge for Milwaukee, especially if he can mirror his all-star season of 2018.

The 31-year old made a career high 73 appearances last year. He went 8-1 with a 1.29 ERA, 15 saves and 89 strikeouts.

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