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Even in the tone of the times — a time when strikeout rates are again on the rise and electric arms pour out of ‘pen — the sick stuff and sizzling stats of the Mariners’ Edwin Diaz and the Brewers’ Josh Hader stood out in the 2018 season’s opening month. And if you can’t hit ’em, honor ’em.

Diaz was named The Hartford American League Reliever of the Month for March/April, while Hader took home the National League honor. This was Hader’s first time winning the monthly prize; Diaz previously won it last July.

Even in the tone of the times — a time when strikeout rates are again on the rise and electric arms pour out of ‘pen — the  Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Boston Red Sox Alternate Baseball Jersey Red sick stuff and sizzling stats of the Mariners’ Edwin Diaz and the Brewers’ Josh Hader stood out in the 2018 season’s opening month. And if you can’t hit ’em, honor ’em.

Diaz was named The Hartford American League Reliever of the Month for March/April, while Hader took home the National League honor. This was Hader’s first time winning the monthly prize; Diaz previously won it last July.

The right-handed Diaz, nicknamed “Sugar,” brings the M’s conventional sweet relief in the ninth. And during Seattle’s strong start to the season, he was pretty much perfect. Diaz converted all 11 save opportunities for the highest save total in the Majors. Along the way, he posted a 0.63 ERA and held opponents to a .043 average in 14 1/3 innings.

“Last year was my first year as a closer, and I was thinking too much on the mound,” Diaz said last month. “This year I came with the mentality to make pitches and not think about much. Just focus on the hitter and catcher and make my pitch.”

Video: Edwin Diaz is named the AL Reliever of the Month

Diaz struck out a whopping 27 batters in that small sample, 47.5 percent of the batters he faced.

“We like him right where he’s at right now,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said last week. “He’s been great, going after guys. There’s been a stretch of 8-10 pitches where the command will kind of get away from him, but being able to regroup and get back on the mound and come back at guys, he’s been awesome. Really, really valuable.”

As for Hader, he whiffed 62.9 percent of his batters faced in his 18 innings. The highest strikeout per nine innings mark in history for a reliever with at least 50 innings is Aroldis Chapman‘s 17.67 mark in 2014. So far, the long-haired 24-year-old Hader is at 19.5.

“There are a few guys in the league who have fastballs like that,” teammate Eric Thames said last month. “Out of the hand, you think it’s going to be a ball down. Then, bam, it has that late life, and it just blows you away. It’s like, ‘I was right on that pitch,’ and then it’s in the mitt.”

Video: Josh Hader is named the NL Reliever of the Month

On Monday in Cincinnati, Hader became the first pitcher in history to strike out eight batters in fewer than three innings of work.

“Josh had a great month,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “We’ve got a bunch of guys in the bullpen that had a great month. I’d put [Jeremy Jeffress] up for that award for sure. It’s been a really important group for us. It’s good that someone on the pitching staff has been recognized.”   

With strikeout stuff like that, it’s little wonder that Counsell has used Hader often. But he doesn’t use him in the so-called closer role. Rather, Hader falls in the line of the modern high-leverage arm available anytime, anywhere against anybody, a la Cleveland’s Andrew Miller. Hader has finished four games, but he’s also come in as early as the fourth inning. And eight of his 11 appearances have been for north of three outs.

“Just got to keep it rolling, and help the team out any way I can,” Hader said. “Any time you can get records and stuff like that, it’s pretty sweet. But the mind-set stays the same, doing what I’ve been doing coming out of Spring Training. Still working on the secondary [pitches],  Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey making sure everything stays consistent. It’s definitely an honor.”

Now he’s got an award. And Diaz and Hader are proof that missing bats and getting outs translates well to any relief role. 

Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince.


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CINCINNATI — Brett Phillips doesn’t know what the future holds, but the Custom Red Sox Jersey Brewers outfielder knows what he needs to improve on in order to stick in the Major Leagues.

“Last year, I struck out a lot,” Phillips said. “As long as I’m getting on base, somehow, some way. It’s something I’m trying to hone in on. Putting the ball in play with two strikes, just giving the team a chance.”

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CINCINNATI — Brett Phillips doesn’t know what the future holds, but the Brewers outfielder knows what he needs to improve on in o Men’s Authentic Custom Boston Red Sox Home White Baseball Jersey Sale rder to stick in the Major Leagues.

“Last year, I struck out a lot,” Phil Personalized Red Sox Jersey lips said. “As long as I’m getting on base, somehow, some way. It’s something I’m trying to hone in on. Putting the ball in play with two strikes, just giving the team a chance.”

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Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday and went 0-for-2 in Wednesday’s 3-1 Brewers win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. This is his second stint this season with the Brewers after being with them on four separate occasions last season.

Phillips struck out 129 times in 383 at-bats with the Sky Sox last season and fanned 34 times in 87 at-bats with the Brewers. Yet he batted .276 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 37 games with the Brewers and .305 in 105 games at Colorado Springs. The potential is there.

Video: Top Prospects: Brett Phillips, OF, Brewers

In Spring Training, Phillips competed for a spot on the Opening Day roster with Keon Broxton, but a loaded outfield left little room for the 23-year-old. So far at Triple-A this year, Phillips has fanned 23 times with 16 walks in 66 at-bats.

He understands his time in the Majors could be brief, but the uncertainty has been the most difficult thing for the Brewers’ No. 5 prospect, per MLB Pipeline.

“I don’t know how long I’m going to be here,” Phillips said. “I don’t know the situation. It’s kind of tough when you don’t know what the future plans are for you. For me, it’s about being where my feet are.”

Phillips has appeared in four games this season for Milwaukee, going 1-for-10 at the plate. Should he be sent down again, it would be his seventh time being sent there over the past two seasons.

“When you get to the big leagues, your roster spot is not guaranteed,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell. “You feel like a lifelong dream is accomplished, and when it gets taken away, it kind of shatters it. After six [times being optioned], we don’t have to have the conversation.”

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Phillips doesn’t appear to be discouraged, however.

Just as Counsell finished answering a reporter’s question, Phillips Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey surprised everyone when he emerged from underneath the dugout bench, where he’d been hiding the whole time, directly below Counsell.

“That’s a great answer!” Phillips exclaimed. “I was going to ask the same question.”

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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CINCINNATI — A groin injury late in Spring Training gave Wade Miley more time to refine some mechanical adjustments he needed to make to improve his command. On Wednesday night, he finally got the chance to put them to use on a Major League mound.

Miley allowed one run on three hits in six solid innings in his season debut, and Christian Yelich homered, lifting the Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Reds and a three-game sweep at Great American Ball Park.

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CINCINNATI — A groin injury late in Spring Training gave Wade Miley more time to refine some mechanical adjustments he needed to make to improve his command. On Wednesday night, he finally got the chance to put them to use on a Major League mound.

Miley allowed one run on three hits in six solid innings in his season debut, and Christian Yelich homered, lifting the Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Reds and a three-game sweep at Great American Ball Park.

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“It was Day One, and we won,” Miley said. “Any time we win, I’m happy. I’d called it effectively wild. I’d like to be sharper, but I made the pitches when I needed to.”

Miley, who started the season on the disabled list and made three rehab starts at Double-A Biloxi before being activated, retired the last eight batters he faced. He walked three and fanned four over 97 pitches to earn his first victory since Aug. 27. Miley also collected an infield single in the fourth inning, his first hit since May 10.

“He pitched extremely well tonight,” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell. “He fell behind some hitters, but he kept them off balance. Length was important for us tonight. His six innings were needed, for sure.”

The Reds managed only four hits on the night.

“Miley was really good,” said Reds manager Personalized Red Sox Jersey  Jim Riggleman. “I’ve seen him a few times, and that’s the best I’ve seen him.”

As they had in the previous two games of the series, Milwaukee scored first, with Jesus Aguilar reaching on a single and scoring on Orlando Arcia‘s two-out single off Reds first baseman Joey Votto‘s glove in the second.

Video: MIL@CIN: Arcia opens the scoring with an RBI single

Miley walked Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez to begin the fourth, and Suarez later scored on Devin Mesoraco‘s one-out double to tie the score at 1.

Video: MIL@CIN: Mesoraco drives in Suarez with a double

“That was one of the only balls that was stung [off Miley],” said Counsell.

The Brewers regained the lead when Yelich launched a 3-1 changeup off Reds starter Luis Castillo deep into the right-field seats to lead off the fifth. It was Yelich’s third home run of the season and first since April 22.

Video: MIL@CIN: Yelich clubs a booming solo homer to right

Milwaukee added an insurance run in the eighth, with Hernan Perez scoring on a potential double-play ball off the bat of Manny Pina, who was safe at first on secon Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Boston Red Sox Alternate Baseball Jersey Red d baseman Alex Blandino‘s throwing error.

Video: MIL@CIN: Perez hustles home to score on a wild play

Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw left the game in the second inning after sustaining a right foot contusion on a foul ball while batting in the top of the inning. Perez took over at third base. Ryan Braun also left in the sixth due to a right calf problem that has been bothering him. Both are expected to be fine for Friday’s series opener against the Pirates at Miller Park following an off-day on Thursday.

Video: MIL@CIN: Shaw exits in 2nd with right foot contusion

Jeremy Jeffress pitched two innings to earn his second save of the season and extend his scoreless streak to 12 1/3 innings, capping off the Brewers’ first sweep of the Reds since April 24-26, 2017, at Miller Park.

“I live for those moments,” said Jeffress. “I didn’t expect to go two, but until they tell me I’m not pitching, I’m focused on going back out there. To get a series sweep picks up everybody’s spirits.”

Video: MIL@CIN: Counsell on finishing 3-game sweep

HE SAID IT
“You saw, I wasn’t worried. We scored some runs, pitchers did their thing. A 5-4 road trip, I’ll take it any time.” — Shaw, who tried to calm Brewers fans Sunday with a tweet to “chill” after a four-game sweep at the hands of the Cubs

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The Brewers open a five-game homestand Friday night against the Pirates, with right-hander Junior Guerra making his fifth start of the season. Guerra allowed one run on three hits in Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey  six innings Saturday at Wrigley Field in a Brewers loss to the Cubs, but the Brewers have won his other three starts. He is 1-0 with a 2.56 ERA in seven career appearances (five starts) vs. the Pirates, who will counter Custom Red Sox Jersey with the impressive Nick Kingham.

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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CINCINNATI — Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw doesn’t typically where a Custom Red Sox Jersey shin guard, but said he’ll probably wear one Friday night at Miller Park.

Shaw left the Brewers’ 3-1 win Wednesday over the Reds at Great American Ball Park after fouling a pitch off his right foot in the second inning.

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CINCINNATI — Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw doesn’t typically where a shin guard, but said he’ll probably wear one Friday night at Miller Park.

Shaw left the Brewers’ 3-1 win Wednesday over the Reds at Great American Ba Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Boston Red Sox Alternate Baseball Jersey Red ll Park after fouling a pitch off his right foot in the second inning.

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X-rays were negative, and he’s not expected to miss any time following Milwaukee’s off-day on Thursday.

“I couldn’t push off it or run, so I wasn’t going to be of much use,” Shaw said. “I’ll be fine.”

Shaw completed his first at-bat and struck out swinging against Reds right-hander Luis Castillo, then went into the clubhouse. He was replaced at thi Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey rd base by Hernan Perez in the  Men’s Authentic Custom Boston Red Sox Home White Baseball Jersey Sale bottom of the frame.

“He banged a ball off his foot, just a bruise,” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell. “Off-day helps.”

Shaw has appeared in 31 of the Brewers’ 32 games this season, including 30 starts, and is leading the team in runs (19), doubles (8) and total bases Personalized Red Sox Jersey (53). He snapped an 0-for-19 skid Tuesday night with a two-run homer in the Brewers’ 7-6 win. He is batting .241 this season with six homers and 16 RBIs.

As for wearing a shin guard with the flap to protect the foot?

“It’ll be on Friday,” Shaw said.

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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Michael Hermosillo recorded the eighth cycle in Triple-A Salt Lake history and matched his career high with six RBIs, highlighting a Tuesday slate that saw several Angels prospects put up big numbers across the Minor Leagues.

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.

Michael Hermosillo recorded the eighth cycle in Triple-A Salt Lake history and matched his career high with six RBIs, highlighting a Tuesday slate that saw several Angels prospects put up big numbers across the Minor Leagues.

Hermosillo, the Angels’ No. 10 prospect, struck out swinging in his first trip to the plate before rattling off hits in his next four at-bats to complete his cycle and lead the Bees over Fresno, 13-9.

After singling in his second at-bat, Hermosillo picked up his first RBI in the fifth inning when he plated David Fletcher (No. 23) on his fourth triple of the season. The 23-year-old outfielder then put Salt Lake ahead for good in the sixth, connecting on the first grand slam of his career  Men’s Authentic Custom Boston Red Sox Home White Baseball Jersey Sale — with two outs, nonetheless — and sealed his bid at the cycle in the ninth with an RBI double to left field.

Hermosillo’s 4-for-5 performance was his third multihit performance in his past five games and boosted his overall slash line from .244/.343/.430 to .275/.365/.516. He’s homered four times in 23 games this season while totaling 15 RBIs and 18 runs.

David Fletcher, the Angels’ No. 23 prospect, also had a big game for the Bees, going 2-for-2 with a home run, two walks, two RBIs and four runs scored out of the leadoff spot. After nearly cracking the Angels’ Opening Day roster, the 23-year-old infielder has opened the season hitting .370/.422/.600 with 37 hits, including three home runs and eight doubles, in his first 23 games. He’s also hit safely in 14 straight.

Meanwhile, at the Class A level, Angels No. 5 prospect Brandon Marsh enjoyed his first multihomer game in Burlington’s loss against Dayton. The 20-year-old outfielder drilled a pair of two-run shots to the opposite Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey field in his first two at-bats before finishing 3-for-6.

The Angels’ second-round pick in 2016, Marsh owns a .315/.414/.534 slash line, with three home runs and 15 RBIs, through 20 games in his first full-season campaign. He’s collected 12 hits in his past seven games, highlighted by five multihit efforts.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Tuesday

No. 8 overall prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres’ No. 1) turned in his finest offensive performance of the season, going 3-for-5 with solo home run and two doubles as Double-A San Antonio hammered Frisco, 20-4. The 19-year-old shortstop also reached once via a walk, scored three runs and tallied two RBIs. The three-hit effort was Tatis’ second this season and snapped him out of a 2-for-21, six-game slump.

No. 28 overall prospect Juan Soto (Nationals’ No. 2) went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer as Class A Advanced Potomac edged Wilmington, 6-5. The homer was Soto’s second in seven games with the P-Nats as well as his seventh this season. Overall, the 19-year-old outfielder is slashing .348/.459/.742 with 17 extra-base hits, 31 RBIs and more walks (20) than strikeouts (15) in 23 games spanning two levels. On the mound for Potomac, right-hander Wil Crowe (No. 8) worked 5 2/3 frames of two-run ball to record his fourth win in five starts.

No. 46 overall prospect Justus Sheffield (Yankees’ No. 3) turned in his finest outing of the season for Double-A Trenton, tossing six scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in game one of a doubleheader against Portland. He matched his season highs in both of the aforementioned categories, and did so while allowing three hits and three walks. He sports a 2.25 ERA through five starts, with 39 strikeouts and a .163 opponents’ average in 28 innings.

Sheffield’s ninth strikeout

No. 54 overall prospect Keston Hiura (Brewers’ No. 1) appears to be heating up for Class A Advanced Carolina. The 21-year-old second baseman connected on his second home run, a two-run shot, and finished 2-for-5, though it wasn’t enough to keep the Mudcats from falling to Myrtle Beach, 5-4. He’s hitting .247 on the season, thanks in part to four multihit performances in his past six games.

Hiura rips a homer

No. 59 overall prospect Dylan Cease (White Sox No. 5) allowed a leadoff single, but retired the next 19 batters en route to completing a career-high seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. The 22-year-old right-hander also set a career high with 12 strikeouts — and did so while hitting triple digits with his fastball. He threw a season-high 101 pitches, 74 for strikes, and did not issue a walk.

No. 77 overall prospect Stephen Gonsalves was lights-out in his season debut for Triple-A Rochester. The (Twins’ No. 3) prospect allowed just one hit in 7 2/3 scoreless innings. He issued one walk and struck out five, throwing 55 of 92 pitches for strikes in the stellar outing. The 23-year-old lefty received a promotion to Rochester after going 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA and .167 opponents’ average in 20 1/3 innings (four starts) with Double-A Chattanooga.

Gonsalves finishes strong

Astros No. 22 prospect Jonathan Arauz came a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, finishing 4-for-5 after hitting a grand slam and a single as part Class A Quad Cities’ nine-run first inning in a 15-2 victory over Great Lakes. The 19-year-old shortstop lifted his average from .243 to .278 with the season-best four-hit performance, and he’s connected on both of his home runs in the last three games.

Arauz hits a grand slam

Mets No. 4 Personalized Red Sox Jersey  prospect Peter Alonso‘s three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning proved the difference as Double-A Binghamton rallied to defeat Akron, 7-6. The 23-year-old first baseman owns a nine-game hitting streak, with home runs in five of his past six games. He leads the Eastern League in all three triple-slash categories (.400/.500/.788), home runs (eight), hits (32), runs (20), total bases (63) and walks (16).

Alonso goes yard

Orioles No. 9 prospect Keegan Akin hurled six innings of two-run ball and set a career high with 12 strikeouts, the most by a Double-A Bowie pitcher since August 14, 2007 (Radhames Liz). The 23-year-old lefty allowed two hits and three walks in the outing while throwing 65 of his 97 pitches for strikes. Austin Hays (Orioles No. 1, No. 23 overall) backed Akin’s effort with a solo shot, his fourth home run of the season.

Akin’s 12th strikeout

Tigers No. 10 prospect Christin Stewart stayed red hot as he homered in a second straight game for Triple-A Toledo. The homer, a two-run shot, gives the 24-year-old slugger an International League-leading five home runs in Custom Red Sox Jersey 22 games this season. It also extended Stewart’s hitting streak to six games, during which he’s raised his average from .200 to .312.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

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CINCINNATI — Jeremy Jeffress didn’t make history on Tuesday night like Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey Josh Hader the night before, but the situation he encountered in the eighth inning was as tough as it gets — runners on first and third, one out, Joey Votto at the plate.

“Josh had a great night last night,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Boston Red Sox Alternate Baseball Jersey Red  “But, Jeremy’s situation was tougher. The game’s on the line there. Not easy to do. Tonight was more impressive.”

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CINCINNATI — Jeremy Jeffress didn’t make history on Tuesday night like Personalized Red Sox Jersey Josh Hader the night before, but the situation he encountered in the eighth inning was as tough as it gets — runners on first and third, one out, Joey Votto at the plate.

“Josh had a great night last night,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “But, Jeremy’s situation was tougher. The game’s on the line there. Not easy to do. Tonight was more impressive.”

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Jeffress struck out Votto on four pitches and retired Scott Schebler on a Custom Red Sox Jersey grounder to end the threat. He then cruised through the ninth for his first save since 2016, helping the Brewers hang on for a 7-6 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Video: MIL@CIN: Jeffress gets groundout to escape 8th

Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning, and Ryan Braun added a two-run double in the fifth, to spark another big night for a Brewers offense that came into the series struggling.

“We’ve had consistent at-bats regularly through the order the past couple days,” Shaw said. “We made a conscious effort to lock it in offensively after the last series.”

Hernan Perez added a solo homer off Amir Garrett in the seventh, his third, helping Milwaukee (18-13) take the first two games in the series after being swept by the Cubs and scoring only two runs in four games at Wrigley Field.

Chase Anderson (3-2) allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings and earned the victory on Tuesday, despite not having his best stuff. He walked four, but the bullpen helped him out.

“I was battling my command a pretty good amount,” Anderson said. “I didn’t have any fastball command. I was fighting my mechanics. A win’s a win. Go on to the next one.”

Shaw who was 2-for-24 on the road trip coming into the game, crushed Homer Bailey‘s 3-2 changeup into the right-field seats for a two-run homer.

Two pitches later, Aguilar belted his second home run of the season to make the score 3-0, giving the Brewers their fourth set of back-to-back homers this season and first since April 20.

Video: MIL@CIN: Shaw, Aguilar go back-to-back in the 1st

Five of the Brewers’ runs on Tuesday night came with two outs.

“The home run was the story tonight,” Counsell said. “We did enough offensively tonight, for sure.”

The Reds (7-23) answered with three runs in the bottom half of the first, two coming when Eugenio Suarez belted his third home run of the season on Anderson’s first pitch to tie the score at 3-3.

“There’s going to be nights like that,” Counsell said of Anderson. “You’re not going to have your best stuff every night. He maybe got a little tired in the sixth, but he did a nice job.”

Video: MIL@CIN: Anderson K’s Duvall to end the 2nd

Bailey (0-4) retired 10 of 11 before the Brewers produced more two-out lightning when Braun doubled in two runs in the fifth to put them ahead 5-3.

Hader was unavailable coming off his historic eight-strikeout performance on Monday night, so the Brewers had to rely on other arms to hold the lead.

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But, Jeffress came on to put out the fire. He pitched 1 2/3 innings to earn his first save since July 31, 2016. Jeffress also extended his scoreless streak to 10 1/3 innings.

“That’s a hard thing to do, strike out Votto in that situation,” Anderson said. “J.J.’s been amazing. He’s been kind of the unsung hero for our season so far.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Jeffress works out of jam: For the second straight night, the Brewers retired Votto in a key spot. On Monday night, it was Hader striking him out swinging in a one-run game. On Tuesday, Jeffress did the trick, this time with runners on first and third in the seventh. Jeffress fanned Votto on four pitches, the last one a called strike on a 96 mph four-seam fastball. Jeffress then got Schebler to ground to Braun who made a bare-handed flip to Jeffress for the final out.

“He made a nice bare-handed play,” said Counsell. “He was aggressive to the ball. J.J. is a good athlete and was able to get over there.”

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
Perez hit a liner to left leading off the seventh against Garrett that bounced off the top of the wall and back on to the field. The call on the field was a home run. The play went to a review and was confirmed, giving the Brewers their final run and a 7-4 lead.

Video: MIL@CIN: Perez homer is confirmed after review

Reds left fielder Adam Duvall was involved in a pair of replay reviews in the fifth inning. In both instances, the call on the field would stand. The second ruling was to the benefit of the Brewers.

The Brewers thought they had picked off Duvall at first base for the first out, but the replay official ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the call on the field.

Then with two outs, Anderson picked Duvall off second. The Reds challenged the call, but the call would stand, ending the scoring threat and preserving the Brewers’ three-run lead.

UP NEXT
Left-hander Wade Miley is expected to come off the disabled list to make his Brewers debut in Wednesday’s 6:10 p.m. CT contest. Miley was in line to join the Brewers out of Spring Training before injuring his groin fielding a bunt in the final week of camp. He is 3-2 in seven career starts against the Reds with a 3.68 ERA. Miley will be opposed by Reds right-hander Luis Castillo, who allowed four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in a 10-4 win at Miller Park on April 16.

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CINCINNATI — Wade Miley was in position to join the Brewers’ rotation out of Spring Training before he injured his groin fielding a bunt in the final week of camp.

Three rehab starts at Double-A Biloxi gave the veteran left-hander a chance to further refine the mechanical adjustments he made over the winter. Miley, who joined the team in Cincinnati on Tuesday, says he feels great and is ready to hit the ground running.

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CINCINNATI — Wade Miley was in position to join the Brewers’ rotation out of Spring Training before he injured his groin fielding a bunt in the final week of camp.

Three rehab starts at Double-A Biloxi gave the veteran left-hander a chance to further refine the mechanical adjustments he made over the winter. Miley, who joined the team in Cincinnati on Tuesday, says he feels great and is ready to hit the  Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey ground running.

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“I had two Spring Trainings, so to speak,” Miley said. “I started feeling good a week after I left Arizona and got to Biloxi. But it’s a process. I knew I had to build back up. I was just a little antsy. We kind of slow-played it, but they played it right.”

Miley is scheduled to make his Brewers debut on Wednesday night when he faces the Reds in the finale of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

He went 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA with Biloxi, including six shutout innings and 11 strikeouts in his final outing Friday.

“The third (rehab start), I pretty much felt like I was commanding four pitches and moving it back and forth,” Miley said. “The one before, I was having a little trouble locating. I was throwing strikes, just wasn’t throwing quality pitches and there was damage.”

Video: OAK@MIL: Miley leaves game with injury in the 5th

Miley, a former All-Star and Rookie of the Year candidate with the D-backs in 2012, is looking to bounce back after posting a 5.48 ERA in 323 1/3 innings over the last two seasons with the Mariners and Orioles. He issued a Major-League worst 93 walks in 2017.

“He walked a really high number of guys last year,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “That’s the mechanical thing he had to address in the winter. He addressed it. That question really was answered during his first bullpen.”

His Spring Training numbers wer Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Boston Red Sox Alternate Baseball Jersey Red e a bit skewed by one outing, ironically against the Reds, when he allowed seven earned runs in three innings, otherwise he had a 2.12 ERA in his other five appearances, including four starts.

“He had a good Spring Training,” Counsell said. “If he didn’t get hurt, he was going to make the team.”

To make room for Miley, the Brewers designated for assignment right-hander Oliver Drake who last pitched on Saturday in Chicago. Drake was 1-0 with a 6.39 ERA in 11 appearances, skewed by his outing on April 16 when he gave up six earned runs against the Reds in an inning.

“He’s probably had nine very effective outings,” said Counsell. “With the roster and the bullpen, we’re kind of out of moves. Unfortunately, it’s Oliver.”

Miley is 3-2 in seven career starts against the Reds with a 3.68 ERA.

“Mechanically, I feel like I’m in a good spot,” Miley said. “A lot better than I was. Just excited to get back out and compete at this level. Hopefully, I can fill in and take off. No hiccups, just keep it going.”

No Hader of history:
Brewers left-hander Josh Hader was still basking in the glow of his eight-strikeout performance on Monday night, the historical significance of which he didn’t become a Custom Red Sox Jersey ware of until hours afterward.

Hader was the first pitcher in modern Major League history (since 1900) to produce as many as eight strikeouts in a game in fewer than three innings pitched. He retired eight of nine batters faced via strikeout and issued one walk over 2 2/3 innings in the Brewers’ 6-5 win.

Hader said he was inundated with text messages and calls from friends, family members and well-wishers.

“There definitely was a lot of love,” Hader said.

Video: Must C Classic: Hader K’s 8 in 2 2/3 IP for 4th save

The last pitcher to record a save with more than eight strikeouts was Randy Johnson on Aug. 13, 1996. But that was a four-inning save. Only one other time has a pitcher faced no more than nine batters and fanned eight. On May 4, 1981, Ron Davis of the Yankees got a three-inning save against the Angels and threw three perfect innings with 8 K’s. Hader is also the first pitcher to record eight or more outs with all of them coming via strikeout.

“I didn’t really know it was that crazy,” Hader said. “It’s an honor. Those guys are some of the best ever. That’s what I strive for, to be as good as those guys one day. I just strive to be the best I can be every day. Just stay within the moment.”

Hader had the baseball from the final out hidden in his locker under his glove on Tuesday, but had yet to get it authenticated.

Counsell was at a  Personalized Red Sox Jersey loss for words, less than 24 hours later. “I’ve run out of superlatives,” he said.

After his dominant 2 2/3 innings Monday, Counsell said Hader is unavailable to pitch in Tuesday’s game.

Roster moves:
Brewers outfielder Brett Phillips was recalled Tuesday from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and right-hander Brandon Woodruff was optioned back to Triple-A.

“It gives us another position player here,” Counsell said. “Brandon wasn’t going to pitch today. We’ve got a bunch of right-handers coming up. Kind of a live roster spot.”

Phillips batted .288 in 21 games for the Sky Sox. It’s his second stint this season with the Brewers.

Injury updates:
Right-hander Corey Knebel is expected to make his first rehab start for Double-A Biloxi on Thursday. He’s on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury. Counsell said he’ll make three or four rehab starts.

Catcher Stephen Vogt, on the DL with a right shoulder injury, will play for Biloxi on Wednesday.

Jeff Wallner is a contributor for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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CINCINNATI — Josh Hader had a little extra in the tank on Monday night, so he went out and made history.

The Brewers’ left-handed reliever, who hadn’t pitched since Wednesday, str Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Jersey uck out a career-high eight batters in 2 2/3 innings to close out a 6-5 Brewers victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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CINCINNATI — Josh Hader had a little extra in the tank on Monday night, so he went out and made history.

The Brewers’ left-handed reliever, who hadn’t pitched since Wednesday, Clowney South Carolina Jersey struck out a career-high eight batters in 2 2/3 innings to close out a 6-5 Brewers victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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“I’ve never seen a performance like that,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “My mouth was wide open watching him. I don’t know what to say about Josh. The slider and changeup are becoming weapons.”

Video: MIL@CIN: Hader records 8 K’s on 8 outs for the save

No pitcher had ever struck out eight in an outing of less than three innings. The last pitcher to record a save with more than eight strikeouts was Randy Johnson on Aug. 13, 1996. But that was a four-inning save.

Only one other time has a pitcher faced no more than nine batters and fanned eight. On May 4, 1981, Ron Davis of the Yankees got a three-inning save against the Angels and threw three perfect innings with 8 K’s. Hader is also the first pitcher to record eight or more outs with all of them coming via strikeout.

“Fun,” Hader said, when asked to describe Monday’s performance. “My body was feeling good on that rest. It was nice to really let the fastball eat a little bit. I was in and out of the zone, got some swings and misses.”

Video: MIL@CIN: Hader, Counsell on 8-K save in 6-5 win

Coming off a dismal four-game sweep this past weekend at Wrigley Field where they managed to score only two runs, the Brewers badly needed a win.

Hader took care of that, earning his fourth save of the season with the Brewers clinging to a one-run lead, and doing so in dominant fashion.

Hader needed only 37 pitches to plow through the Reds’ lineup. He faced nine batters, fanning all but one. The only blemish was a walk to Tucker Barnhart in the eighth.

Hader’s history-making relief effort overshadowed the Brewers finally breaking out of their offensive slump with home runs by Manny Pina and Lorenzo Cain and a two-run double in the seventh by Domingo Santana that produced the go-ahead runs.

“We had a great inning in the seventh, a series of great at-bats to keep the line moving,” Counsell said. “For Domingo to cap that rally, was absolutely perfect. We need to get him going.”

Video: MIL@CIN: Brewers take the lead with 3 runs in the 7th

Brandon Woodruff (1-0) got the win for Milwaukee.

The Brewers tied a franchise record this past weekend by scoring only two runs while being swept by the Cubs in a four-game series at Wrigley Field. The offensive Men’s Nike Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey  struggles continued early in Monday’s game when the Brewers (17-13) left four runners on through the first three innings.

But Pina snapped Milwaukee’s 23-inning scoreless streak with a solo homer with one out in the fourth. Pina’s second homer of the season was just out of the reach of a leaping Billy Hamilton in center to put the Brewers ahead 1-0.

Pina’s home run was the first run scored by the Brewers since the seventh inning of Friday’s game in Chicago.

Cain helped the Brewers regain the lead when he launched his fourth home run on a 2-2 pitch from Reds starter Brandon Finnegan following a single by Jhoulys Chacin to make the score 3-2 in the fifth.

Video: MIL@CIN Jadeveon Clowney Jersey : Cain smokes a 2-run homer to left-center

The Brewers’ lead was short-lived as Hamilton doubled and scored on Jose Peraza‘s sacrifice fly to tie the score in the fifth.

Eugenio Suarez drove in two runs with a single to center, and the Brewers trailed 5-3. Suarez had four RBIs on Monday.

Christian Yelich denied Jesse Winker his second extra-base hit of the night with a leaping grab up against the left-field wall to end the sixth.

Then, the big hit that had eluded the Brewers last weekend in Chicago came when Santana’s line drive to center sailed over Hamilton’s head to drive in two runs and put Milwaukee ahead.

Video: MIL@CIN: Santana knocks in 2 with a double to center

From there, it was all about Hader who finished the game with five straight strikeouts, becoming the first pitcher in baseball history to have at least eight K’s in a game in which every out he recorded was a strikeout. In his last outing on Wednesday at Kansas City, Hader struck out the only two batters he faced.

“Every day’s a new day,” Hader said. “Being able to forget those bad days, and the good days, and stay even keeled, that’s the big thing.”

Hader struck out Peraza to end Monday’s game and leave Joey Votto, who was named National League Player of the Week on Monday, standing in the on-deck circle in a one-run game.

“I don’t think anybody was going to hit him tonight,” Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. “Even though it says 94 [mph] and a lot of guys throw 94 — some guys have a little extra hop at the end and I think hitters don’t pick it up quite as well. He’s been doing it for a month and [it’s] really impressive.”

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Chase Anderson (2-2) will make his seventh start of the season and first against the Reds, against whom he owns a career 2.68 ERA. The Brewers have gone 4-2 in his starts. Anderson was a hard-luck loser in Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Homer Bailey (0-3) will seek his first victory this season in his seventh start for Cincinnati.

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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CINCINNATI — Travis Shaw asked fans to “chill” via Twitter on Sunday Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Jersey night. A day later, the Brewers gave them a reason to relax.

Milwaukee got home runs by Lorenzo Cain and Manny Pina, a clutch two-run double by Domingo Santana in the seventh, and an historic relief performance by Josh Hader in a 6-5 win over the Reds in the series opener at Great American Ball Park.

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CINCINNATI — Travis Shaw asked fans to “chill” via Twitter on Sunday night. A day later, the Brewers gave them a reason to relax.

Milwaukee got home runs by Lorenzo Cain and Manny Pina, a clutch two-run double by Domingo Santana in the seventh, and an historic relief Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Jersey performance by Josh Hader in a 6-5 win over the Reds in the series opener at Great American Ball Park.

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Shaw channeled his inner Aaron Rodgers after the Brewers tied a franchise record by scoring two runs in a four-game series while being swept by the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

It was the fewest runs scored by the Brewers in a four-game series since 2010, and Shaw took to Twitter to let Brewers Nation know the sky wasn’t falling.

Shaw tweeted: “I’m not gonna steal @AaronRodgers12 “relax” so I’ll just go Jadeveon clowney texans Jersey with “C…H…I…L…L”.”

After the Packers started the 2014 season 1-2, Rodgers said this on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show: “Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be OK.”

The Packers won 11 of their next 13 games and reached the NFC championship game. Shaw said he expects the Brewers to bounce back in similar fashion, much like they did last season to remain in the National League Central race.

“We did that a few times last year,” Shaw said. “We went on a [2-8] road trip [in July] and turned the page pretty well. We’re a pretty young team for the most part. I don’t think we’ll have a problem coming out of that.”

Video: MIL@CIN: Cain smokes a 2-run homer to left-center

The Brewers (17-13) had 14 hits in the four games at Wrigley, the fewest in franchise history in a four-game series. The previous low was 16, from Sept. 2-4, 1977, at Kansas City.

Despite their struggles in Chicago, the Brewers are 9-4 in t Jadeveon Clowney Jersey heir past 13 games.

“When you’re having some struggles, just changing what your eyes are seeing, it helps,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said prior to Monday’s game. “Change the venue. Guys are happy to be here. We don’t like to lose. But the season will run its cycle.”

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The Brewers dropped eight games on a 10-game road trip from July 17-27 last season and recovered to make it a race in the NL Central.

“We just have to get more consistent at-bats up and down the lineup,” Shaw said, “get more consistent production from certain people and I think we’ll be fine.”

Video: MIL@CIN: Pina opens the scoring with a solo home run

Knebel ready for next step
Right-hander Corey Knebel threw 25 pitches to batters on Monday afternoon and had no issues. He has been on the disabled list since April 6 with a left hamstring injury. The initial prognosis had him out for at least six weeks.

Knebel’s outlook has improved considerably in recent weeks. Counsell said the next step for Knebel will be determined on Tuesday but he is likely to rejoin the Brewers on the next road trip, which begins May 10.

“The schedule will be laid out tomorrow, he just needs to keep progressing,” Counsell said.

Knebel allowed three earned runs and a home run in 2 2/3 innings prior to the injury.

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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