Brewers blown out by Dodgers in series finale

Thursday night was one to forget for the Milwaukee Brewers, there’s no questioning that. The Brewers suffered their worst defeat of the season, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers 21-5.

The Brewers started Jhoulys Chacin and things didn’t go well for him. He allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Chacin allowed five hits, walked four, and struck out three. He allowed three of the seven home runs that the Dodgers hit on the evening.

The bullpen didn’t fare much better, as the pitcher with the best line on the night was Erik Kratz, the team’s backup catcher. Matt Albers, Taylor Williams, and Hernán Pérez all allowed multiple runs out of the bullpen. Kratz was the only pitcher for Milwaukee to throw a scoreless inning.

For the Brewers both Christian Yelich and Jesús Aguilar hit home runs in the loss. After seeing his 15-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday Yelich went 3-for-4 adding a double as well as the home run.

The Brewers wrapped up their eight-game west coast road trip with a 5-3 record after winning the series against the San Francisco Giants and splitting the four-game set with the Dodgers.

Milwaukee returns home on Friday night against the Colorado Rockies. Junior Guerra will toe the rubber for the Brewers while German Marquez gets the start for the Rockies. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. CT.

Brewers stay hot, win second straight in LA

The Milwaukee Brewers traded for more offense on Tuesday afternoon prior to the trade deadline, but it turned out they would only need one run Tuesday night.

Wade Miley pitched a gem for the Brewers. He pitched seven shutout innings allowing only two hits and struck out five in earning the victory. Miley did nearly allow a home run in the seventh inning but center fielder Lorenzo Cain robbed Los Angeles first baseman Cody Bellinger.

Cain also supplied the offense for the Brewers in the third inning. He laced a double to deep right field that scored Christian Yelich for the only run of the game.

After Miley was done, the Brewers turned to Joakim Soria and Jeremy Jeffress to finish the final two innings. Those two combined to strike out a pair in two perfect frames.

The Brewers and Dodgers continue with the third game of this four-game series in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Chase Anderson (7-7, 3.69 ERA) will get the start for the Brewers and Rich Hill (4-4, 3.82 ERA) will be on the mound for the Dodgers. First pitch from Dodger Stadium is set for 9:10 p.m. CT.

Brewers make trade just before deadline

The Milwaukee Brewers were the last team to complete a trade prior to Tuesday’s 3 p.m. CT trade deadline, according to The Athletic. Milwaukee acquired infielder Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles shortly prior to the deadline.

In exchange for Schoop the Brewers sent back infielder Jonathan Villar as well as prospects Luis Ortiz and Jean Carmona.

On the season Schoop is hitting .244 with 17 home runs and 40 runs batted in. He’s under team control through the 2019 season. The 26-year-old has played primarily second base as well as shortstop on an as-needed basis in Baltimore.

After a slow start to the 2018 campaign, Schoop has turned things on as of late, in his last 15 games he’s hitting .324 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs.

This moves leaves the Brewers with a plethora of infielders as they have Schoop, newly acquired Mike Moustakas, Travis Shaw, Hernán Pérez, Orlando Arcia, and Tyler Saladino to fight for playing time.

Brewers roll past Dodgers, power outage in 5-2 win

The Milwaukee Brewers won their fourth game in five nights on Monday with a 5-2 victory on the road over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Milwaukee had to overcome the home debut of Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado as well as a 23-minute delay in the second inning due to a power outage in Dodger Stadium.

First baseman Eric Thames supplied all the power that the Brewers would need in the third, however. He hit a three-run home run to put the Brewers up 4-0. Later in the game the Brewers tacked on their fifth run on an RBI-single off the bat of Jesús Aguilar to create a four run cushion. The Dodgers cut the deficit to three runs on a solo home run by Machado in the bottom of the ninth.

Josh Hader earned the win in relief. He pitched two scoreless innings allowing two runners to reach base via walk and striking out three. Freddy Peralta started the game for Milwaukee and was pulled after allowing one run in four innings of work on 98 pitches.

The Brewers and Dodgers continue this four game series on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Milwaukee is sending Wade Miley (1-1, 2.01 ERA) to the hill while the Dodgers counter with Walker Buehler (4-3, 3.92 ERA). First pitch is set for 9:10 p.m.

Brewers fall to Giants in series finale

The Milwaukee Brewers comeback attempt fell short on Sunday as they lost to the San Francisco Giants 8-5. The Brewers were attempting to complete a four-game sweep after taking the first three games of the set to start the weekend.

After falling behind 8-3 in the fifth inning the Crew scored a run in both the sixth and seventh innings to bring the game within three runs, but were unable to cut the deficit any closer. Travis Shaw’s home run in the seventh inning was the last offense that Milwaukee could muster.

Junior Guerra was Milwaukee’s starter and took the loss. He pitched four innings allowing five runs on five hits. Guerra falls to 6-7 on the season.

Offensively, Christian Yelich continued his hot streak with a 2-for-4 day, boosting his batting average to .320 on the season. Hernán Pérez and Manny Piña each had two hits on the day as well. Ryan Braun hit his 11th home run in the first inning to open the scoring.

The Brewers are back in action on Monday night in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 9 p.m. CT.

Brewers trade for Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas

The Milwaukee Brewers added some help to their lineup late Friday night.

Just as the Crew was finishing up a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants, the club announced it had traded outfielder Brett Phillips and pitcher Jorge Lopez to the Kansas City Royals for veteran third baseman Mike Moustakas.

“We were looking for another big bat to add to the lineup and we got it,” manager Craig Counsell said afterward via Fox Sports Wisconsin.

A two-time All-Star, Moustakas batted .249 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI in 98 games with the Royals. A year ago, the 29-year-old had career-highs with 38 home runs and 85 RBI. He also played a pivotal role with Kansas City when it won the World Series in 2015.

Moustakas will play third base, meaning Travis Shaw will move to second base, a position he’s never played.

“They approached me about this about a month ago and [asked] how comfortable I was over there,” Shaw said. “I feel like I can do a decent job over there. Everybody’s going to say I can’t do it, and I’m going to take that challenge to heart…

“I’m willing to move and do whatever they want me to do to help our team in anyway I can.”

Counsell said Moustakas is expected to join the club in time for Saturday night’s game against the Giants. He’ll start at third base and Shaw at second.

Phillips is a talented young player that spent parts of the last two seasons in the majors, but was expendable due to Milwaukee’s depth in the outfield.

Lopez appeared in 13 games for Milwaukee as a reliever with a 3.69 ERA.

Brewers trade for pitching help

The Milwaukee Brewers have been in the trade market searching for ways to better the ball club as things tighten up and a battle for the division with the Chicago Cubs ensues.

Help is on the way as the team traded with the Chicago White Sox for relief pitcher Joakim Soria on Thursday afternoon.

Soria was 0-3 with a 2.56 ERA in 40 appearances with the White Sox on the season. The two-time All-Star also has 16 saves and has struck out 49 batters in 38 2/3 innings pitched on the season. He will not be available on Thursday night for Milwaukee’s game against the San Francisco Giants, but should be in uniform on Friday.

In exchange for Soria the Brewers sent prospects Kodi Medeiros and Wilber Pérez to Chicago. Both players are pitchers that were in Milwaukee’s minor league system.

Brewers comeback for second straight win

The Milwaukee Brewers had not won consecutive games since early July but were able to change that on Tuesday night.

Infielder Tyler Saladino stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the tenth inning and hit a sacrifice fly scoring Lorenzo Cain from third to give the Brewers the victory. The inning started off with back-to-back singles from both Cain and Christian Yelich. Jesús Aguilar was then intentionally walked to load the bases with zero outs before Travis Shaw struck out to bring up Saladino.

The win brings the Brewers within 1 1/2 games of the Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central. They’ve picked up two games on the Cubs since the start of the week.

Dan Jennings picked up the victory, he pitched only 1/3 of an inning, retiring the only batter he faced on four pitches. Junior Guerra started for the Brewers and pitched six innings allowing four runs (one earned) on four hits. He also struck out four and allowed a pair of walks on just 80 pitches.

The Brewers and Nationals finish up this three game series on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. CT at Miller Park.

Brewers knock off Nationals behind Yelich, Chacin

The Milwaukee Brewers received bad news Monday afternoon in the form of left-handed pitcher Brent Suter requiring season-ending Tommy John surgery. The team got a lift on Monday night as they were able to piece together a 6-1 victory over the visiting Washington Nationals.

Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was fantastic for the Crew as he pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing just one run on a pair of hits and striking out nine. He threw 100 pitches before he was pulled as he earned his ninth win of the season.

Outfielder Christian Yelich provided the team some insurance with the game’s biggest hit. He stepped to the plate in the sixth inning with the bases loaded where he delivered a bases-clearing triple to push the Brewers ahead 6-1, the score that would stand until the end.

Catcher Erik Kratz was also helpful on the offensive end, driving in a pair of runs in the victory.

Washington second baseman Daniel Murphy did the only damage for the Nationals offensively. He hit a solo home run off of Chacin to open up the scoring in the second inning. Chacin didn’t allow a single hit after the Murphy blast.

The Brewers and Nationals continue this three-game series on Tuesday night in Milwaukee. The Brewers will be sending Junior Guerra (6-6, 3.23 ERA) to the mound while Jeremy Hellickson (4-1, 3.29 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Nationals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. CT.

Brewers place Suter on DL, may need surgery

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter was on the hill for Sunday’s 11-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched three innings and allowed six runs before he was removed due to left forearm tightness. Suter had just come off the disabled list with the same injury.

After the game manager Craig Counsell said that Suter would be heading back to the disabled list, however it was reported on Monday by The Athletic that the injury was more severe this time. According to The Athletic, Suter has a torn UCL in his left arm and will likely require Tommy John surgery.

Shortly after the initial report, the Brewers confirmed the news that Suter had torn his UCL.

Recovery time for Tommy John surgery is typically between 12 and 18 months.

On the season Suter had made 18 starts complaining record of 8-7 with a 4.80 earned run average. The left-hander struck out 84 batters and allowed 18 home runs in 101 1/3 innings pitched on the season.