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MILWAUKEE — Searching for hits from the bottom of the lineup, Brewers manager Craig Counsell penciled in a new name at shortstop on Sunday, one he might start sending to that position more: Hernan Perez.

Perez is a natural shortstop who had not played there this season. His opportunity came as Opening Day shortstop Orlando Arcia remained buried in a season-long hitting slump that left him with a .204/.238/.265 slash line entering Milwaukee’s series finale against the Phillies. Monday will mark one month since Arcia’s last extra-base hit, a stretch that included a five-day demotion to the Minors before Tyler Saladino‘s ankle injury forced a quick return.

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MILWAUKEE — Searching for hits from the bottom of the lineup, Brewers manager Craig Counsell penciled in a new name at shortstop on Sunday, one he might start sending to that position more: Hernan Perez.

Perez is a natural shortstop who had not played there this season. His opportunity came as Opening Day shortstop Orlando Arcia remained buried in a season-long hitting slump that left him with a .204/.238/.265 slash line entering Milwaukee’s series finale against the Phillies. Monday will mark one month since Arcia’s last extra-base hit, a stretch that included a five-day demotion to the Minors before Tyler Saladino‘s ankle injury forced a quick return.

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“I think there will be times and matchups where we’ve got to take a chance at something a little different with trying to get some offense and sacrificing some defense,” Counsell said. “I think [Perez] has been swinging the bat pretty well, so we’ll give it a shot. He’s more than capable of it. He’ll catch the balls hit to him and make the plays.”

In Sunday’s 10-9 loss to the Phillies, Perez went 2-for-4 with a double and walk.

Arcia is fourth in the National League in Defensive Runs Above Replacement and Defensive Runs Saved, which is why Counsell and the Brewers have given him such a long opportunity to fix the mechanical habits and ball/strike recognition issues that have led to his lack of production.

Perez entered Sunday batting .324 (24-for-74) with seven extra-base hits over his last 30 games, a stretch that raised his OPS from .511 to .684.

“I’m going to tell you still that I think Arcia is the best option there and the guy that is preferable to get going and to be the guy that’s going to be out there every single day,” Counsell said. “We’ll continue to try to find ways to help Orlando get on track.”

Video: CHC@MIL: Arcia snags liner, steps on second for DP

Teams sometimes leave a player out of the lineup for several days to clear his mind or so he can put in extra work in the batting cage. Counsell was not prepared to say whether that was the idea for Arcia this time.

Nelson ‘trending in right direction’
Sunday marked one month since rehabbing right-hander Jimmy Nelson‘s check-up with the doctor who performed his shoulder surgery, and he told Milwaukee radio station 105.7 FM The Fan that “it’s trending in the right direction right now.”

There is no timetable for Nelson to throw off a mound or to return to the Brewers’ rotation, because those benchmarks all depend on his repaired right shoulder. He is currently working back toward throwing 150 feet on flat ground, the distance he was at before a shutdown period before and after a visit with Dr. Neal ElAtrrache.

“The last week or two is the best it’s gone so far,” Nelson said. “Right now, there’s a lot of good signs. It’s been responding better than it has this whole process. I’m not behind schedule or anything. I’m still on schedule or maybe even ahead of schedule. It’s just the fact I got so far ahead of schedule, whenever you get shut down for 10-12 days, everybody starts freaking out.”

Nelson said he is down 25 pounds from the start of Spring Training.

Houser joins bullpen, Lopez down
Like clockwork, Jorge Lopez was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday after pitching two innings in Saturday’s loss to the Phillies, and another right-hander, Adrian Houser, was called up to provide the bullpen a fresh arm.

All season, the Brewers have cycled a series of pitchers with Minor League options between the Minors and Majors to help protect their higher-leverage relievers.

“Every time we’ve asked them, it’s often been a multiple-inning appearance, and they’ve  Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale kind of completed the job and done it well,” Counsell said. “Lopez, Houser, Alec Asher did it, [Brandon] Woodruff’s done it. … They know what’s happening. But I also think they know they’ll b Randall Cobb Jersey Cheap e back. They’re kind of sharing a roster spot, almost.”

Davies, Miley to begin rehab assignments
Right-hander Zach Davies will begin another Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday at Triple-A Colorado Springs, and left-hander Wade Miley will join Double-A Biloxi later in the week as both starting pitchers work back from injuries.

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Davies, in his second stint on the 10-day DL for right rotator cuff inflammation, is expected to make at least three starts in the Minors this time. Miley, who is on the 60-day DL with a strained right oblique, will probably pitch four times in the Minors, since he is not eligible for reinstatement until July 9.

Miley’s final test came Sunday morning, when he faced hitters in a simulated game.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers and Phillies were accented in baby blue for Father’s Day on Sunday as part of Major League Baseball’s effort to raise awareness and funds for the fight against prostate cancer.

That effort included the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation “Home Run Challenge,” which has given fans the chance to make a one-time monetary donation or pledge for every home run hit by their favorite clubs in a “Team vs. Team” competition. As of Friday, more than $1.85 million had been pledged for 2018, and every dollar goes to PCF to fund critical research to defeat prostate cancer. Since its inception, the initiative has raised nearly $50 million.

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers and Phillies were accented in baby blue for Father’s Day on Sunday as part of Major League Baseball’s effort to raise awareness and funds for the fight against prostate cancer.

That effort included the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation “Home Run Challenge,” which has given fans the chance to make a one-time monetary donation or pledge for every home run hit by their favorite clubs in a “Team vs. Team” competition. As of Friday, more than $1.85 million had been pledged for 2018, and every dollar goes to PCF to fund critical research to defeat prostate cancer. Since its inception, the initiative has raised nearly $50 million.

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The players swinging for the fences wore blue caps, wristbands, socks, ribbons and other accessories, including Brewers catcher Manny Pina‘s customized chest prot Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale ector. It said “Dad,” for Omar Pina, who was watching the game at home in Venezuela.

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MLB will again donate all royalty payments from the sales of specialty caps and apparel to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer.

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Overall, the PCF has raised more than $745 million for prostate can Ty Montgomery Jersey cer research to date, and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities, resulting in 15 FDA-approved drugs available for prostate cancer treatment.

One in nine men are predicted to be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. For more information, please visit PCF.org.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames homered twice, including a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth, but the Brewers’ rally fell just short in a 10-9 loss to the Phillies on Sunday at a steamy Miller Park.

“It was a long day for all of us,” Thames said of the heat. “We were all out there crushing water nonstop and electrolytes.”

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MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames homered twice, including a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth, but the Brewers’ rally fell just short in a 10-9 loss to the Phillies on Sunday at a steamy Miller Park.

“It was a long day for all of us,” Thames said of the heat. “We were all out there crushing water nonstop and electrolytes.”

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Milwaukee entered the bottom of the ninth facing a five-run deficit, but Jesus Aguilar led off with a solo home run off Phillies reliever Hector Neris, and Thames hit his three-run homer later in the inning with two outs. That prompted the Phillies to turn to Jake Thompson, who ended the game by retiring Christian Yelich on a flyout to deep center field.

The Brewers also had the tying run at the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, but Phillies reliever Victor Arano struck out Travis Shaw.

The defeat denied the Brewers a third straight series victory, but they remained a half-game up on the second-place Cubs in the National League Central.

“We did a nice job offensively,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “We put the tying run up there in the eighth and put together a great inning in the ninth. We made them work hard for it.”

Brewers starter Chase Anderson surrendered a season-high six runs and struck out five over 5 1/3 innings. Milwaukee’s offense tried to help him out, coming back from a pair of two-run deficits in the first five innings.

Video: PHI@MIL: Anderson K’s Hernandez to punch out the side

In the ninth inning, Brewers closer Corey Knebel allowed his fourth home run of the season — which turned out to be the game-winning run — through 14 2/3 innings. Knebel allowed six homers in 76 innings during his All-Star season in 2017.

Three days into a stretch of 30 games in 31 days heading into the All-Star Break — and with fellow starting pitchers Zach Davies, Jimmy Nelson and Wade Miley sidelined — the Brewers were looking to get more outings like Anderson’s seven-inning gem last Tuesday against the Cubs.

“We’ve got a game tomorrow,” Counsell said. “We’ve got games moving ahead. We put a bunch of good arms out there today. That’s who we’ve got.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Fear the Chin: Thames’ tagline with the Brewers had been “Fear the Beard,” but now it should be “Fear the Chin,” after he hit two home runs on Sunday, including one to lead off the bottom of the first inning off Aaron Nola. Thames came off the disabled list last Monday after experimenting with his beard, citing too much free time while recoverin Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap g from left thumb surgery. On Friday, he went with a more clean-shaven look, and his first-inning clout was his first homer since April 18.

“I’m just trying to take it one pitch at a time,” Thames said. “It feels like Spring Training for me. It’s a matter of getting my timing back and getting that process back in my mind, laying off stuff in the dirt.”

The Brewers chased Nola from the game after 4 1/3 innings, ending his streak of 35 starts since May 31, 2017, of pitching at least five frames. Still, the Brewers had two runners on with no outs in the first and fourth innings but couldn’t score.

“We scored a lot,” Thames said. “It’s one of those things where if you score under three runs but you leave 10, 15 guys on base, that’s when you kind of get upset about yourself.”

Video: PHI@MIL: Thames clobbers a homer to right in the 1st

Yelich flies out: After Thames’ second home run of the game in the ninth, Yelich hit a loud fly to deep center, but Odubel Herrera robbed him of extra bases and ended the game. To those in the dugout and in the stands, it seemed like the liner — which had an exit velocity of 102.5 mph — would have a chance to get to the wall.

“For real, we thought he went deep with just the way it looked off the bat,” Thames said. “[Herrera] made a great catch. We were close to tying that game. It’s a game of inches.”

Video: PHI@MIL: Herrera makes a great catch to end the game

Phillies tee off: It took Anderson one pitch to allow as many hits as he did against the Cubs on Tuesday. Two pitches later, the Brewers were down two runs on Rhys Hoskins‘ second homer in two days. Anderson settled in after that and retired the next nine he faced, but another two-run homer in the fourth and two more runs in the sixth helped the Phillies pull away.

“Reminded me of growing me up in Texas a little bit, that weather out there today,” Anderson said. “I wanted to hold their offense down but really wasn’t able to do that.”

Anderson, the Brewers’ Opening Day starter, has now allowed more homers this season (15) than all of last season (14) in 64 fewer innings.

“Physically, I feel fine. Mentally, I feel good,” Anderson said. “I guess it’s just one of those things where you’re trying to attack from Pitch 1 to Pitch 115, 120. That’s the goal — kind of like I did in the Cubs outing.”

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Aguilar can do the splits. At least, mostly.

The Brewers’ 250-pound first baseman was forced to nearly do the splits when completing an inning-ending double play in the fourth. Anderson hit Nick Williams with one out, and Jorge Alfaro recorded a routine flyout to Thames in left field, but Williams ran on contact from first and was doubled up. A wide throw from shortstop Hernan Perez led to Aguilar reaching all the way to his left, ending with his legs fully spread.

Video: PHI@MIL: Aguilar does a split to double off Williams

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
The Brewers’ two-run fifth that tied the game could have given them the lead, but Phillies manager Gabe Kapler won a challenge for the second straight day.

Yelich grounded to Franco at third base to open the fifth inning, but he was called safe after the throw  Jimmy Graham Jersey pulled Carlos Santana off the first-base bag. Kapler challenged the call, which was overturned for the first out of the inning after it was ruled Santana did tag Yelich. Milwaukee’s next three batters (Cain, Shaw and Aguilar) all reached base, and Cain and Shaw scored.

Video: PHI@MIL: Santana retires Yelich at first after review

UP NEXT
The Brewers hit the road for a quick three-game trip Pittsburgh beginning at 6:05 p.m. CT on Monday. Jhoulys Chacin (6-1, 3.32 ERA) will start for the Brewers, who are 12-3 when the right-hander starts this season. Chacin pitched six shutout innings in a 1-0 win over the Cubs last Wednesday, and he also tossed six innings of one-run ball against Pittsburgh in May. Trevor Williams (5-4, 4.38) starts for the Pirates.

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee.


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MILWAUKEE — Adrian Houser — who left Colorado Springs at 5 a.m. on Sunday, flew to Chicago, drove up to Milwaukee and made it to Miller Park about 30 minutes before first pitch — vomited on the infield behind the mound on two occasions while pitching in the eighth inning of the Brewers’ 10-9 loss to th Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale e Phillies. Houser allowed one run on two hits, but got through it with help from members of the Miller Park grounds crew, who cleaned up so play could continue.

“I think it was a little  Jimmy Graham Jersey combination of traveling this morning and not having a lot of food in me,” Houser said. “I was trying to stay hydrated in the bullpen, and got ready pretty quick. It’s pretty hot here compared to Colorado Springs, so I think it just got all combined and got me.”

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MILWAUKEE — Adrian Houser — who left Colorado Springs at 5 a.m. on Sunday, flew to Chicago, drove up to Milwaukee and made it to Miller Park about 30 minutes before first pitch — vomited on the infield behind the mound on two occasions while pitching in the eighth inning of the Brewers’ 10-9 loss to the Phillies. Houser allowed one run on two hits, but got through it with help from members of the Miller Park grounds crew, who cleaned up so play could continue.

“I think it was a little combination of traveling this morning and not having a lot of food in me,” Houser said. “I was trying to stay hydrated in the bullpen, and got ready pretty quick. It’s pretty hot here compared to Colorado Springs, so I think it just got all combined and got me.”

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On a hot and humid day at Miller Park, the game-time temperature was 87 degrees.

“I know he was physically sick but he wasn’t under the weather at all,” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell. “It was an early wake-up call, not enough food, heat, probably a little nerves from getting to the big leagues today. There wasn’t very much coming out — it wasn’t a food thing.”

Counsell said Houser showed “no panic in his eyes.”

Houser, who hadn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since May 26 versus the Mets, s Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey aid of his conversation with Counsell during the inning: “I wasn’t going to let him pull me out.”

Chase Anderson, who surrendered a season-high six runs over 5 1/3 innings on Sunday, credited Houser for toughing it out, even in less-than-ideal circumstances.

“You tip your cap to that,” Anderson said. “That’s hard to do. Hopefully he gets to feeling better.”

And don’t think that the Brewers didn’t have a little fun with the mishap either, comparing it to a character who throws up in a huddle from the 1999 film “Any Given Sunday.”

“It happens,” Houser said. “Like [Jeremy Jeffress] said, trying to pull out my inner Willie Beamen.”

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com.


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PITTSBURGH — The Brewers’ on-again, off-again offense was off aga HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey in in a 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Monday at PNC Park, Milwaukee’s Major League-leading 10th shutout loss this season.

Jordy Mercer‘s run-scoring double off Josh Hader with two outs in the seventh inning was enough to beat the Brewers (42-30), who have failed to score in a full third of their losses, yet entered the Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  night tied with the Braves for the best record in the National League. That’s just one of the reasons they fit manager Craig Counsell’s early-season description as a “high-wire act.”

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PITTSBURGH — The Brewers’ on-again, off-again offense was off again in a 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Monday at PNC Park, Milwaukee’s Major League-leading 10th shutout loss this season.

Jordy Mercer‘s run-scoring double off Josh Hader with two outs in the seventh inning was enough to beat the Brewers (42-30), who have failed to score in a full third of their losses, yet entered the night tied with the Braves for the best record in the National League. That’s just one of the reasons they fit manager Craig Counsell’s early-season description as a “high-wire act.”

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A seesaw is more lik Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey e it of late. In their last five games, the Brewers have scored one, 13, one, nine and zero runs.

Monday’s loss dropped Milwaukee into a tie with the Cubs atop the NL Central.

“We can’t let it linger, or come to the stadium tomorrow thinking about how we got shut out for our 10th time,” said outfielder Christian Yelich, whose single leading off the ninth inning was Milwaukee’s second and final hit. “It’s over with now. It’s obviously not ideal. It’s not what we want.”

One theory: The Brewers are too reliant on Lorenzo Cain and Yelich to drive the offense.

Yelich, Cain face uphill climb in ASG voting 

Any team’s offensive fortunes will be linked to its best hitters, but with the Brewers struggling to get offense from a number of positions, including shortstop and catcher (and right field on days Yelich is not in that spot), the link may be too strong for Milwaukee, Counsell suggested. Cain and Yelich were 1-for-8 on Monday.

“We’ve got to get some consistency from some spots in our lineup,” Counsell said. “I think that’s what you’re going to get if we’re reliant on the same guys, the two of them, to do the damage. When they don’t have a good night, which is going to happen, it’s going to be tough to plate runs.”

Milwaukee was shut out Monday by Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams, who entered the night with an 8.57 ERA and a .939 opponents’ OPS in his previous five starts but blanked the Brewers for seven innings on one hit — Jonathan Villar‘s soft single to center field in the fourth inning. Villar’s hit followed a Hernan Perez walk, and when the duo executed a double steal, it put a pair of runners in scoring position for former Pirate Erik Kratz, who took a called third strike to end the threat.

Kyle Crick and Felipe Vazquez finished Pittsburgh’s two-hit shutout.

The lack of offense spoiled another terrific start for Brewers right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who carried a shutout into the seventh inning and had thrown only 74 pitches when Counsell called for Hader with runners at the corners and one out in the seventh.

With Mercer’s go-ahead, two-out hit, Chacin absorbed his first loss since April 4 after allowing six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. He has a 2.55 ERA over his last 13 starts.

“This is a game tonight where the way Chacin is pitching, you’re kind of thinking complete game,” said Counsell. “It was a possibility, the way he’s throwing the ball, if you can get him a lead.

“But when they get first and third, you know Josh can strike guys out, we had to take a little chance there. Unfortunately it didn’t work out.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Hader vs. Mercer: Hader started by striking out Gregory Polanco, dropping left-handed hitters to 3-for-40 with 26 strikeouts against the Brewers lefty. Up next with two outs was the right-handed-hitting Mercer, who pulled an inside fastball for a double down the left-field line and the game’s only run.

Video: MIL@PIT: Mercer rips a go-ahead RBI double in the 7th

“It didn’t look like a bad pitch,” said Counsell. “The strange thing is you don’t see right-handers hit that ball to third base. I don’t think we’ve seen that ball against Josh Hader since he’s been in the big leagues, that ground ball on the third-base line. Give Mercer some credit.”

Bell sneaks one through: Chacin’s night turned on one bouncing ball off the bat off Pirates first baseman Josh Bell. With Francisco Cervelli at first base after a one-out walk Chacin would later rue, Bell bounced a base hit to center field past a diving Villar. It looked to Chacin like an out off the bat, but instead the hit put runners at the corners and prompted the call for Hader.

“Josh Bell can hit those top-spin ground balls that almost feel like they pick up speed,” Counsell said. “It almost felt like it was one of those ground balls that took that last hop and took off into the outfield when it hit that dirt.”

HE SAID IT
“I mean, he’s been great for us. He’s been unbelievable, really. Every time he goes out there, he gives us a chance to win. … It feels like six innings on 70 pitches every time he goes out there. He’s a big part of why we’re at where we’re at.” — Yelich, on Chacin

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
The Brewers caught a break in the fifth when Polanco was ruled out trying to steal second base after a Brewers challenge. Polanco beat Kratz’s throw and was initially called safe, but slow-motion replay showed that when his right foot popped off the base, his left was blocked by Villar, who did a good job of holding the tag. By the letter of the law, Polanco was out, and the play helped Chacin work a scoreless inning.

Video: MIL@PIT: Kratz nabs Polanco as call overturned in 5th

UP NEXT
When Freddy Peralta was pulled from a Triple-A start last week after three good innings, he was confused. He soon learned that another promotion to the Major Leagues was in store. Peralta will make his third big league start on Tuesday against the Pirates and right-hander Jameson Taillon at 6:05 p.m. CT at PNC Park.

After two Major League starts — one good and one not so good — Peralta posted a 1.48 ERA in five starts after returning to Triple-A Colorado Springs, including a near-no-hitter on June 5 and an 11-strikeout performance on June 10.

“I’ve been working hard, trying to get back here,” Peralta said. “You are fighting all the time to be where you want to be — here.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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PITTSBURGH — Ryan Braun admits he is biased. But he is also legitimately surprised that Brewers teammates Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich are not getting traction in fan balloting for the All-Star Game.

Yelich ranked 10th and Cain 13th among National League outfielders in an update released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon. The top three vote-getters will form the NL’s starting outfield trio.

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PITTSBURGH — Ryan Braun admits he is biased. But he is also legitimately surprised that Brewers teammates Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich are not getting traction in fan balloting for the All-Star Game.

Yelich ranked 10th and Cain 13th among National League outfielders in an update released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon. The top three vote-getters will form the NL’s starting outfield trio.

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“All of us players filled out our All-Star ballots over the weekend, and the consensus in this room is that both Cain and Yelich deserve to be All-Stars,” Braun said. “We looked at the other outfielders on that list, and both those guys stack up very favorably to anybody else in the National League.

“So, they’re certainly deserving. Our fans have shown over the years that they’ll get out there and vote. Maybe they’re just waiting to make it a little more dramatic.”

Cain, the Brewers’ center fielder and on most days their leadoff hitter, leads all NL players in the Baseball-Reference version of wins above replacement and is second in the FanGraphs version of that metric. He is third in defensive runs saved, fourth in stolen bases and fifth in on-base percentage. He’s only been an All-Star once in his career, representing the Royals in 2015, the year he finished third in American League Most Valuable Player Award balloting.

“He’s done everything. That’s the easiest way to put it,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “He’s added to all parts of the game, probably in more ways than we thought. Offensively, I think he’s probably having one of his better seasons.”

Yelich is fifth in the NL in runs scored and fourth among NL outfielders with 129 weighted runs created plus, right behind Cain. He has never been an All-Star.

“However it pans out, I don’t know, but they both have played at an All-Star level,” Counsell said. “And they have been All-Star-level players before. This isn’t new.”

Yelich and Cain were the only Brewers players on the balloting leaderboards, which included the top 15 outfielders and the top five at other positions.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 10:59 p.m. CT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

If they don’t make the cut via fan balloting, the player ballot could be an avenue for Yelich, Cain and other Brewers. Then there are the final few spots chosen by the manager (Dave Roberts of the Dodgers in this instance) in conjunction with MLB.

“You never know,” said Braun, a six-time All-Star. “I would assume [Josh] Hader is a lock. J.J. [Jeremy Jeffress] has a chance. Third base is a little stacked, but Travis [Shaw] h Jimmy Graham Jersey as been really good. You never know, because every team has to have a representative. If you’re not voted in by the fans, there’s certainly no guarantee that anybody gets in.”

Last call
• Shaw was held out of Monday’s lineup with a sore right wrist, which he irritated in his second at-bat of Sunday’s loss to the Phillies.

“It’s bugging him enough to not play,” Counsell said. “He took some swings today and he just di Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale dn’t feel right, so we’ll give him the day. He’s able to swing, it’s just bugging him still.”

• After testing his right oblique in a simulated game Sunday without any issues, left-hander Wade Miley is set to make his first rehab start Friday with Double-A Biloxi at Chattanooga. Because he isn’t eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list until July 9, Miley will make at least four Minor League starts.

• Right-hander Adrian Houser, the Brewers hurler who became ill twice on the mound Sunday, said he was feeling fine on Monday. His cell phone was filled with messages from Minor League teammates, who took glee in giving Houser a hard time once it became clear he was OK.

Video: PHI@MIL: Counsell visits Houser on the mound

“It will be a funny story here for a while,” Houser said.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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PITTSBURGH — While the armchair general managers implore Brewers GM David Stearns to go shopping for a starting pitcher at next month’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, Freddy Peralta returned to a Major League mound Tuesday and delivered the case for filling that need from within.

Peralta began his second stint in the big leagues the same way he began his first: by pitching a gem. In a 3-2 win over the Pirates at PNC Park fueled by Jesus Aguilar‘s three RBIs, Peralta fired fastballs for 78 of 99 pitches over six scoreless innings and held Pittsburgh to two hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.

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PITTSBURGH — While the armchair general managers implore Brewers GM David Stearns to go shopping for a starting pitcher at next month’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, Freddy Peralta returned to a Major League mound Tuesday and delivered the case for filling that need from within.

Peralta began his second stint in the big leagues the same way he began his first: by pitching a gem. In a 3-2 win over the Pirates at PNC Park fueled by Jesus Aguilar‘s three RBIs, Peralta fired fastballs for 78 of 99 pitches over six scoreless innings and held Pittsburgh to two hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.

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In his first three big league starts — a 13-strikeout win at Colorado on Mother’s Day followed by a loss at Minnesota six days later and then Tuesday’s return in place of the injured Zach Davies — Peralta has 25 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings.

In his two victories, Peralta has scattered three singles and two walks with 20 strikeouts in 11 2/3 scoreless frames.

And between his stints in the big leagues, Peralta posted a 1.48 ERA in five starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs, including a near-no-hitter on June 5 and an 11-strikeout performance on June 10.

Video: MIL@PIT: Counsell on Peralta’s gem in win vs. Pirates

“Man, it’s impressive. It makes me think about what I was doing back when I was [22] years old, you know what I’m saying?” said Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, a former first-round Draft pick who took a more turbulent path to the Majors. “Good for him. He’s a great guy, everybody loves him.

“As long as he stays right there, he will be a phenomenal pitcher for years to come.”

As Pirates manager Clint Hurdle put it after watching Peralta find success at the top of the strike zone: “He pitched a lot taller than he was, height-wise. Man, he got after it.”

While the Brewers’ No. 9 prospect per MLB Pipeline was keeping the Pirates off-balance in Pittsburgh, Davies was making the first start of his latest rehab assignment in the Minors. Davies, coming back from a right rotator cuff injury, will get at least three such starts, so the Brewers will need a fifth starter again on Sunday at home against the Cardinals.

Peralta will get that assignment, Brewers manager Craig Counsell confirmed. It will be Peralta’s Miller Park debut, and his calm demeanor is likely to come in handy.

“A 21-year-old that reaches the big leagues,” said Counsell, referring to Peralta’s age at the time of his May 13 debut, “h Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale as already crossed a whole bunch of hurdles. He’s been the youngest player on his team, and young for his league. He’s established poise.”

Said Peralta: “I felt normal, you know? Always working.”

The Brewers’ offense came early from first baseman Aguilar, who hit a two-run homer off Pirates starter Jameson Taillon with one out in the first inning and knocked an RBI double off Taillon with one out in the third. Since the date of his first home run of the season on April 21, Aguilar has hit 14 of them to lead all National League hitters.

“I think it’s important, especially for Peralta, to give him the lead right away,” Aguilar said. “It made it easier on him.”

Video: MIL@PIT: Aguilar hammers a 2-run shot to open scoring

The Pirates made it a game in the late innings with a pair of two-out run-scoring hits off Jeffress, including Starling Marte‘s homer in the eighth, which cut Pittsburgh’s deficit to 3-2. But Brewers closer Corey Knebel worked around a two-out walk in the ninth for his seventh save.

“We were fighting out there for a while,” Jeffress said. “They definitely got a lot smarter. I think they’re the lowest strikeout team in the league. They put good at-bats against everybody.”

Video: MIL@PIT: Knebel seals 3-2 win to earn his 7th save

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Jeffress vs. Meadows: The Pirates rallied against Brewers relievers Dan Jennings and Jeffress in the seventh inning after Peralta left the g HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey ame. Jordy Mercer‘s RBI double off Jeffress cut Milwaukee’s lead to 3-1 and brought pinch-hitter Austin Meadows to the plate with the tying runner in scoring position. Jeffress thought he struck out Meadows on a 1-2 pitch off the inside corner and started walking to the dugout before realizing it was called ball two. Meadows fouled off the next two pitches before swinging over a nasty splitter for an inning-ending whiff.

“They had some really good at-bats in the seventh,” Counsell said. “Josh Bell had a good at-bat against Jennings, [Gregory] Polanco had a good at-bat against Jennings, where they just kept spoiling pitches. … I give them some credit in the seventh inning.”

Added Jeffress: ” Jimmy Graham Jersey You have to go into the next pitch. Do your strengths. Go back at him. You can’t worry about it.”

Video: MIL@PIT: Jeffress K’s Meadows to preserve the lead

Thames tested: Counsell started Christian Yelich in left field and Eric Thames in right because PNC Park’s cavernous left field seemed a better fit for the more fleet-footed of the two. It was Thames’ first start of the season in right field, and he snapped the Brewers’ six-game errorless streak when he dropped a Marte fly ball with two outs in the first inning. Thames recovered after that, however, converting every chance that came his way, including two more deep drives from Marte.

“Look, we need him out there,” Counsell said. “With trying to get [Aguilar] and Eric into the lineup at times, it’s important that Eric does a nice job out there. Having experiences, to me, is good.”

Video: MIL@PIT: Thames ranges back for a grab at the wall

SOUND SMART
After Jeffress stranded 18 of 20 inherited baserunners in the first two months of the season, five of six have scored in June. But even with Marte’s home run, Jeffress is still having a sparkling season. It pushed his ERA all the way up to 0.76.

Video: MIL@PIT: Mercer belts an RBI double to left-center

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
Never mind the baseball. One Pirates fan let his 24-ounce can of cold beer slip from his grasp on a costly Corey Dickerson popup over the Brewers’ dugout in the sixth inning. The spray sent Brewers scattering down below as catcher Manny Pina raised his hand in faux disappointment at the man, who was interviewed on the Pirates’ television broadcast an inning later.

“I just got maybe a drop,” Counsell said. “I think [bench coach Pat Murphy] got it pretty good and [assistant hitting coach] Jason Lane got it pretty good. I didn’t get it too bad. I saw they made a nice production out of it.” More >

Video: MIL@PIT: Fan fails to protect drink, foul destroys it

HE SAID IT
“I don’t know what he’s throwing, but it looks like it’s uncomfortable for hitters. I was talking with their left fielder [Dickerson], and he told me he’s sneaky and he throws cutters. Really sneaky, is what he said. You see the velo and it’s between 93-94 [mph], and he’s got everybody late. When he comes in throwing strikes, it’s going to be tough for the hitters.” — Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  Aguilar, on Peralta

UP NEXT
Coming off a career-high-tying seven innings against the Phillies and boasting a 5-1 record with a 3.24 ERA over his last six starts, Brent Suter is scheduled to take the mound for Wednesday’s 6:05 p.m. CT series finale against the Pirates. He’ll pitch opposite Pittsburgh right-hander Chad Kuhl, who is 3-0 with a 1.91 E Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey RA in six career starts against Milwaukee — all Pirates wins.

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PITTSBURGH — The Brewers designated slumping left-hander Boone Logan for assignment on Tuesday to clear a roster spot for rookie right-hander Freddy Peralta‘s start against the Pirates at PNC Park.

The Brewers signed Logan, 33, to a $2.5 million contract based on his long track record against left-handed hitters, but he struggled against them after missing the start of the season with a lat injury. Over 10 2/3 innings, Logan logged a 5.91 ERA and allowed five of seven inherited runners to score, while left-handers went 9-for-22 with five extra-base hits off him.

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 Jimmy Graham Jersey PITTSBURGH — The Brewers designated slumping left-hander Boone Logan for assignment on Tuesday to clear a roster spot for rookie right-hander Freddy Peralta‘s start against the Pirates at PNC Park.

The Brewers signed Logan, 33, to a $2.5 million contract based on his long track record against left-handed hitters, but he struggled against them after missing the start of the season with a lat injury. Over 10 2/3 innings, Logan logged a 5.91 ERA and allowed five of seven inherited runners to score, while left-handers went 9-for-22 with five extra-base hits off him.

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“This was a really tough call,” assistant general manager Matt Arnold said. “He’s a good professional, and we just started running out of innings and opportunities for him to get everything back together.”

Added Arnold: “Look, it’s not a huge sample, but we were obviously looking for a little bit more there. He could certainly come back and be a really good player for a long time.”

Video: NYM@MIL: Cabrera scorches solo homer to left in 7th

Logan’s contract guarantees $1.875 million this season, with a club option for 2019 that has a $625,000 buyout. The Brewers have seven days to trade him, and if they cannot and he clears waivers, the club could assign him to the Minors. Logan could refuse such an assignment based on his Major League service, forcing Milwaukee to release him. Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey 

The Brewers hope to find a team willing to take a chance on a left-hander who still throws 94 mph, Arnold said.

Logan got the news late Monday and had departed Pittsburgh long before the Brewers announced the move Tuesday afternoon. With his exit, the Brewers still have two left-handers in their bullpen in Josh Hader and Dan Jennings.

“It’s unfortunate. There was a spot we could have used some innings there, but it just hadn’t worked so far,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Sometimes you get to the spot where you need some results. We just weren’t getting any good results.”

When a player’s contract is designated for assignment — often abbreviated “DFA” — that player is immediately removed from his club’s 40-man roster, and 25-man roster if he was on that as well. Within seven days of the transaction (it was previously 10 days), the player must either be traded, released or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

Pitching prospect Burnes tackles relief
Long term, Counsell said, the Brewers view top pitching prospect Corbin Burnes as a starter. But he worked two innings of relief on Monday night for Triple-A Colorado Springs to gain experience in that role in case of a promotion to the Major Leagues.

“This is about 2018,” Counsell said. “We view Corbin as a starter. He will be a starter for this organization. But the move is a little bit thinking about possibilities in 2018.”

The Brewers said the same thing last year about Hader when he was promoted to the bullpen in June, but he seized upon the relief role and has not let go. Burnes is a bit different, starting with the fact he is a right-hander with a fuller assortment of pitches than Hader’s fastball-slider combination.

Video: Top Prospects: Corbin Burnes, RHP, Brewers

Other pitching prospects have been used in similarly flexible roles. Brandon Woodruff has made starts and relief appearances this season, t Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale hough he had to adjust to the bullpen at the Major League level and admitted it was more difficult than he thought. Adrian Houser has been a starter this season in the Minor Leagues but is currently in the Major League bullpen.

Burnes had a 4.96 ERA in his 13 Triple-A starts before working around one hit and one walk with three strikeouts during Colorado Springs’ second straight walk-off win on Monday.

Like those of fellow top pitching prospect Peralta, Burnes’ numbers are skewed by the conditions at home, where his ERA is 6.30. Compare that to a 3.73 ERA in road games, and an opponents’ OPS 101 points lower.

Burnes is not currently on Milwaukee’s 40-man roster.

Improvement for Shaw
Third baseman Travis Shaw missed a second straight game on Tuesday with a sore right wrist but reported improvement after taking some afternoon swings in the batting cage.

“It still hurts today,” Shaw said. “Definitely making some progress, though, from last night to today. The way it felt, I knew I wasn’t going to play, so I only took five or six swings. … It’s going to be one of those nagging injuries because it’s kind of in a bad spot. I could probably play if I had to, but I think we’re going to try to take one more day.”

Shaw felt a twinge in his wrist during his second at-bat of Sunday’s loss to the Phillies and underwent precautionary X-rays, which showed no structural damage, before the Brewers took off for Pittsburgh.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers are working to finalize an intriguing international signing in right-hander Jolon Lun, a 16-year-ol Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale d from Beijing with roots in one of Major League Baseball’s development centers in China.

Lun, whose fastball reportedly reaches 95 mph, had been pitching against older, more experienced players in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. His team, the Alexandria Aces, tweeted news of his agreement with the Brewers on F Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap riday night, which was first uncovered Thursday night by the website Brewerfan.net.

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers are working to finalize an intriguing international signing in right-hander Jolon Lun, a 16-year-old from Beijing with roots in one of Major League Baseball’s development centers in China.

Lun, whose fastball reportedly reaches 95 mph, had been pitching against older, more experienced players in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. His team, the Alexandria Aces, tweeted news of his agreement with the Brewers on Friday night, which was first uncovered Thursday night by the website Brewerfan.net.

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The Brewers did not confirm the pending deal, and general manager David Stearns said he could not comment.

The only Major Leaguer to have been born in China was Harry Kingman, who played in three games for the 1914 Yankees. Austin Brice, a right-hander who has made 24 appearances out of relief for the Reds this seaso Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey n, was born in neighboring Hong Kong, and a number of players have come from Taiwan, including former Brewers left-hander Wei-Chung Wang.

Progress for Villar
Brewers infielder Jonathan Villar missed a second straight start Friday with a tight left calf, but said he anticipated a full return on Saturday. He was injured legging out an infield hit against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Video: CHC@MIL: Villar exits with apparent injury in 8th

“My hamstring was tight, and my calf just took everything,” Villar said.

The Brewers have gotten little production from some of their middle infielders this season, but Villar has actually enjoyed a bounce back from his disappointing 2017. He entered Friday slashing .277/.325/.410, including a .293 average with five of his six home runs in his last 25 games.

His setback might have been a matter of hydration, Villar said. He pointed to the four bottles of water on a shelf above his locker, placed there by assistant Rafael Freitas.

“When I finish right there, he’ll put out four more,” Villar said.

Trade with Yankees
The Brewers sent some of their remaining international pool dollars to the Yankees on Friday for Minor League right-hander Chad Whitmer, who spent last season with the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

Whitmer, 23, was a 10th round Draft pick out of Southern Illinois University last year, posting a 3.79 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP in 14 relief appearances for the GCL Yankees. He struck out 22 batters versus two walks.

Minor League pitcher suspended
Tyler Spurlin, a Minor League right-hander who was regarded enough by the Brewers in 2016 that they sent him to the Arizona Fall League, was suspended 50 games Friday after testing positive for an amphetamine.

Spurlin, who turns 27 on Sunday, was already out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. He did not pitch at all in 2017 because of a right elbow sprain.

The Brewers originally signed Spurlin as an undrafted free agent out of Rice University in 2013.

Draft signings
Supplemental second-round Draft pick Micah Bello signed with th Jimmy Graham Jersey e Brewers for $550,000, according to MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo, shy of the $824,900 slot value assigned to the 73rd overall pick.

The Brewers have announced 10 signings so far, a list topped by Bello. Also signed: Left-hander Aaron Ashby (fourth round), right-hander Justin Jarvis (fifth round) catcher David Fry (seventh round), right-hander Luis Gonzalez (eighth round), right-hander J.T. Hintzen (10th round), left-hander Scott Sunitsch (18th round), right-hander Brady Schanuel (27th round), left-hander Michael Mediavilla (34th round) and right-hander Franklin Hernandez (37th round).

Ashby signed for $520,000, above the $438,300 assigned to that pick. Jarvis signed for $327,100 (full pick value) and Fry got $10,000 (slot value was $197,000).

Last call
Freddy Peralta‘s three-inning start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday was by design, a strong indication that the Brewers plan to bring him back to the Major Leagues on Tuesday in Pittsburgh when they next need a starting pitcher in place of the injured Zach Davies.

• Recent acquisition Brad Miller made his organizational debut on Thursday for the SkySox. Miller, acquired last week from the Rays, went 1-for-4, while playing the entire game at shortstop. He was charged with two errors.

• Brewers players, coaches and staff fanned out across Milwaukee on Friday as part of the team’s #KindnessInMKE event, surprising nonprofit organizations and random citizens with gestures of thanks. Brewers director of new media Caitlin Moyer covered the event on her blog, Cait Covers The Bases.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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

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Zack Brown fell one out short of throwing a no-hitter, but still went the distance as he recorded the first complete game and shutout of his career in Double-A Biloxi’s 5-0 win over Mississippi.

The Brewers’ No. 23 prospect kept the M-Braves off the basepaths for the first seven innings before an error by Biloxi right fielder Trent Grisham to open the eighth inning ended Brown’s chance at a perfect game. He rebounded to set down the next three batters in order, and then retired the first two batters in the ninth before allowing a single on a soft fly ball to center field with two outs.

Brown would get the next and final Mississippi batter to ground out to shortstop to seal his one-hit shutout. He struck out eight and matched his season-high mark by throwing 109 pitches (71 strikes) in the outing.

Tabbed by Brewers club officials as a potential breakout candidate heading into 2018, Brown has done just that.

Assigned to Double-A to open the season, even though he made just four Class A Advanced Carolina starts in 2017, Brown — a 2016 fifth-round pick out of the University of Kentucky — has been anything but overmatched in the Southern League. In addition to his perfect 6-0 record in 14 starts, the 23-year-old right-hander leads the qualified hurlers in the circuit in both WHIP (1.00) and innings pitched (85 1/3) and ranks third in ERA (tied, 2.53) and strikeouts (84). Opposing hitters, meanwhile, are batting just .204 against him.

Brown has been especially sharp over his last four starts, pitching to a 1.33 ERA with 32 strikeouts and just 13 hits allowed in 27 innings.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Friday

No. 5 overall prospect Nick Senzel (Reds’ No. 1) has collected multiple hits in six straight games after finishing 2-for-5 with a double in Triple-A Louisville’s 5-2 win over Toledo. The 22-year-old infielder has 14 hits and a .500 average (14-for-28) in that span, during which he’s boosted his overall average from .256 to .302.

• No. 14 overall prospect Kyle Tucker (Astros’ No. 2) cleared the bases with a double as he recorded three hits for the third time in five games for Triple-A Fresno. The 21-year-old outfielder finished 3-for-5 at the plate, also stealing two bases in the contest. Tucker is quietly putting up big numbers in his first Triple-A campaign, as his latest performance gives him a .288/.359/ HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey .484 batting line with nine home runs, 20 doubles, 52 RBIs and 10 steals through 61 games.

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• No. 18 overall prospect Royce Lewis (Twins’ No. 1) collected three run-scoring hits as he matched his season high Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  with four RBIs in Class A Cedar Rapids’ 14-2 win over Peoria. The 2017 No. 1 overall pick connected on a first-inning solo homer and later added a pair of RBI singles to finish 3-for-5. It was the third multihit performance in four games for Lewis, who’s slashing .298/.342/.454 with six homers, 16 doubles and 16 steals through 54 games in his first full season.

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• No. 42 overall prospect Adrian Morejon (Padres’ No. 6) was a bat-missing machine as he recorded 12 of his 18 outs via the strikeout in a strong outing for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. The dozen strikeouts marked a career high for the Morejon, who ultimately allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in the outing. The 19-year-old lefty owns a 3.59 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings this season and has now struck out at least seven batters while completing at least six frames in three straight starts.

A’s No. 7 prospect Austin Beck extended his hitting streak to eight games with his second four-hit game of the season for Class A Beloit. He finished 4-for-5 at the plate, tallying a double, three runs scored and two RBIs in Beloit’s 9-2 win over Clinton. With one home run in 57 games this season, Beck hasn’t yet tapped into the robust raw power that in part made him the No. 6 overall pick in last year’s Draft. The good news, however, is that the 19-year-old outfielder is hitting for average (.298/.339/.368), while keeping his strikeouts in check (56 K’s in 57 games).

• After being reinstated from the disabled list earlier in the day, Nationals No. 13 prospect Luis Reyes contributed on both sides of the ball to help Double-A Harrisburg blank Richmond, 3-0. The 23-year-old righty impressed on the mound by allowing four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in six scoreless innings, and he also helped his cause at the plate by delivering a solo home run in the fifth inning while also reaching once via a walk. The homer was Reyes’ first career hit and came in his eighth pro at-bat.

Orioles No. 29 prospect Ryan McKenna stayed red hot by tallying an extra-base hit in both ends of Class A Advanced Frederick’s doubleheader against Down East. He fared particularly well in the nightcap, going 2-for-4 with his eighth home run after hitting a double as part of a 1-for-3 showing in the opener. The 21-year-old’s .374 average through 66 games this season is tops in the Carolina League and ranks second in the Minors behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr. McKenna also leads the Carolina League in OBP (.466), slugging (.557), hits (95), total bases (141) and runs scored (59).

Yankees No. 9 prospect Dillon Tate scattered four hits and two walks and racked up a season-best 10 strikeouts over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision for Double-A Trenton. The 24-year-old righty has permitted more than two earned runs once in his past seven starts, during which he’s lowered his season ERA from 5.24 to 3.11. He’s compiled 62 strikeouts and 16 walks and held hitters to a paltry .214 average in 66 2/3 innings (12 starts) this season.

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Yankees No. 10 prospect Matt Sauer was unhittable over six innings in his season debut for Class A Short Season Staten Island. The 2017 second-rounder faced the minimum in the performance, issuing one walk and striking out three while throwing 49 of his 75 pitches for strikes. It was the seventh career start for 19-year-old righty after he posted a 5.40 ERA over 11 2/3 innings (six starts) last year in his pro debut.

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