Cards & Joe Kelly go for knockout punch against Dodgers & Zack Greinke
In the long-term, Jean Segura could be a Brewers fixture at shortstop for the next few years.
There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.
At 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline passed with 19 teams within five games of postseason contention. For the first time ever, a record 10 clubs will earn an invite to MLB’s postseason dance.
Milwaukee’s infield nearly had a cycle of errors, with second baseman Rickie Weeks and shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt also committing miscues along with reliever Marco Estrada.
Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, then got a key hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6.
“That’s a bad comment to make unless you know Chris Carpenter,” Tony La Russa said. “Our attitude is we look at ourselves and we grade ourselves.”
The Brewers’ first six batters reached base in the fifth, with Nyjer Morgan delivering the decisive hit.
Milwaukee’s Cerveceros Day victory puts team within 1/2 game of first-place St. Louis
The former AL Cy Young winner is expected to be out two to four weeks. Initial X-rays were negative, but an MRI exam Monday revealed a hairline fracture in one rib and a bruise in a second.