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MILWAUKEE — After showing off an advanced bat during his first big league Spring Training, the Brewers are betting that top prospect Keston Hiura will be able to hold his own in the advanced Class A Carolina League.

Hiura was assigned to the Carolina Mudcats, and the club’s No. 2 prospect, Corbin Burnes, was sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday as the Brewers set initial rosters for all f Custom Texas Rangers Jersey our of their full-season affiliates. Those rosters will have to be cut to 25 players apiece by Thursday, when all four clubs are scheduled to open play.

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MILWAUKEE — After showing off an advanced bat during his first big league Spring Training, the Brewers are betting that top prospect Keston Hiura will be able to hold his own in the advanced Class A Carolina League.

Hiura was assigned to the Carolina Mudcats, and the club’s No. 2 prospect, Corbin Burnes, was sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday as the Brewers set initial rosters for all four of their full-season affiliates. Those rosters will have to be c Men’s Customized Texas Rangers Authentic Alternate Navy Blue Jersey Sale ut to 25 players apiece by Thursday, when all four clubs are scheduled to open play.

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Video: Burnes, Hiura on their first Spring Training games

Here’s where the members of MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 list, who are not in the Major Leagues, landed on initial affiliate rosters, with their ranking in parentheses:

Triple-A Nashville
RHP Burnes, OF Brett Phillips (6 Authentic Women’s Personalized Washington Nationals Home White Baseball Jersey ), RHP Freddy Peralta (10), IF Mauricio Dubon (11), RHP Taylor Williams (18), RHP Jorge Lopez (24), C Jacob Nottingham (27)

Other notables: Junior Guerra, the Brewers’ Opening Day starter in 2017, is certainly notable, even if he’s well beyond prospect status. First baseman Ji-Man Choi scored the winning run for the Brewers on Opening Day before he was optioned to make room for a pitcher. The Brewers just signed another Major League veteran, Andres Blanco, to play third base at Colorado Springs. Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson would have filled out the rotation with Burnes, Guerra, Bubba Derby and Peralta had he not suffered a left (non-throwing) shoulder injury at the end of Spring Training. Wilkerson will miss at least a couple of weeks.

Video: MIL@SD: Arcia puts Brewers on top with single in 12th

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IF Lucas Erceg (4), RHP Luis Ortiz (5), OF Corey Ray (7), OF Trent Grisham (8), RHP Adrian Houser (13), RHP Cody Ponce (14), IF Jake Gatewood (19), LHP Kodi Medeiros (20), OF Troy Stokes Jr. (22) RHP Zack Brown (25)

Other notables: Nick Franklin, a former first-round Draft pick who served in a utility role for the Brewers early in 2017, re-signed with the organization and will convert to catcher this season. Starter Thomas Jankins and relievers Nate Griep and Quintin Torres-Costa didn’t crack MLB Pipeline’s Top 30, but they are well-regarded in the system. Griep has 53 saves over the past two seasons at the Brewers’ two Class A affiliates. Torres-Costa struck out 91 in 66 innings between Carolina and Biloxi last season before getting a spot alongside Griep in the Customized Texas Rangers Jersey  Arizona Fall League.

Video: MIL@CWS: Franklin rips a solo home run in the 6th

Class A Advanced Carolina
IF Hiura, RHP Marcos Diplan (12), RHP Trey Supak (23)

Other notables: Left-hander Nathan Kirby faces a critical year after losing two straight seasons to elbow surgeries. Now 24, he was the 40th overall pick in the 2015 Draft out of the University of Virginia. Fans of this team will have to keep their Diplans separate. While Marcos starts, right-hander Nattino Diplan (no relation) is likely to pitch out of the bullpen. Former first-round Draft pick Clint Coulter (27th overall in 2012) is taking a step back in his seventh professional season after spending all of last year at Biloxi.

Video: Kirby talks about being ready to play in 2018

Class A Wisconsin
OF Tristen Lutz (9), C KJ Harrison (21)

Other notables: Right-hander Carlos Herrera and catcher Payton Henry are outside MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 list, but did make a similar ranking from Baseball America and are prospects to watch. Lutz, Harrison and right-handers Bowden Francis and Alec Bettinger were all among the Brewers’ picks in the top 10 rounds of last year’s Draft.

Not yet assigned
C Mario Feliciano (15), IF Jean Carmona (16), RHP Caden Lemons (17), OF Carlos Rodriguez (26), OF Je’Von Ward (28), OF Larry Ernesto (29), LHP Brendan Murphy (30)

Feliciano will be assigned to Carolina in the coming weeks, but he experienced soreness in his throwing shoulder during Spring Training and needed more time in extended camp. He has resumed throwing, farm director Tom Flanagan said. Carmona, Lemons, Ward and Murphy are all ticketed for one of the Brewers’ Rookie league affiliates in Helena, Mont., and Phoenix, which begin play in June.

Rodriguez and Ernesto were international signings last summer and will begin their professional careers in the Dominican Summer League this year.

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


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MILWAUKEE — The Cardinals struck first. The Brewers struck last.

And it was history at Miller Park on Tuesday night.

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MILWAUKEE — The Cardinals struck first. The Brewers struck last.

And it was history at Miller Park on Tuesday night.

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In the first contest in Major League history that started and ended with back-to-back home runs, Dexter Fowler and Tommy Pham went deep for the Cardinals within the game’s first three pitches, only to be answered by Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Yelich, down to his final strike, tied it with his first Brewers home run before B Women’s Authentic Custom Texas Rangers Home White Baseball Stitched Jersey raun smashed the next Dominic Leone pitch into the home bullpen for a stunning 5-4 win.

Video: STL@MIL: Fowler, Pham open up with back-to-back HR

“I still had my batting gloves on,” said Yelich. “I was down below, and I heard him hit it and saw the ball just flying into left-center. There was no way he just did that. What a way to end the game.”

Said Braun of the history-making moment: “I’m just glad we were on the finishing end of that accomplishment. You want to be on the back end, not the front end. Pretty special win for us tonight. We were down 4-0, and it felt like 7-0 or 8-0 the way it was going.”

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Fowler and Pham’s quick strike came at the expense of Brewers starter Chase Anderson, who delivered six scoreless innings on Opening Day in San Diego but found immediate trouble against the Cards. Fowler hit the first pitch over the fence. Pham went deep two pitches later, and Marcell Ozuna opened the lead to 4-0 with a booming, two-run home run in the third.

While Milwaukee relievers Jeremy Jeffress, Jacob Barnes, Matt Albers and Dan Jennings h Custom Texas Rangers Jersey eld the Cardinals scoreless on two hits after the fourth inning, Yelich led a comeback. His first hit at home in a Brewers uniform was an RBI single in the fifth inning that put the Brewers on the board against rookie Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty. Yelich led off the eighth inning with a double, sparking a two-run rally that pulled the Brewers within a run and helped turn over the lineup for the winning barrage in the ninth.

Video: STL@MIL: Yelich rips an RBI single off DeJong

“I think our bullpen deserves a ton of credit for holding them there,” Braun said. “It’s a really explosive offense on the other side. So for us to just continue to keep the game close, give us an opportunity. … A lot of guys obviously had great at-bats in the eighth, and then to find a way in the ninth was great.”

The Brewers were 1-57 when trailing after eight innings last season. They are 2-1 through five games of 2018 thanks largely to Braun, who also hit a go-ahead home run to finish a five-run rally in the ninth inning of Friday’s win in San Diego.

On Tuesday, he improved to 4-for-4 with three home runs and seven RBIs lifetime against Leone, who was trying to notch the Cardinals’ first save while their recently signed closer, Greg Holland, tunes up in Minor League games.

“You see the strangest things in this game,” said Fowler. “That’s why you keep playing it.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Back in it: The Brewers might not have gotten to Yelich and Braun in the ninth had they not sent seven men to the plate in the eighth, including a trio of left-handers who managed hits against Cardinals lefty Tyler Lyons. Yelich’s double set it up, and Travis Shaw and Eric Thames chased Lyons from the game with consecutive one-out singles — Shaw’s for an RBI. On came Leone, who struck out Manny Pina but couldn’t retire Jonathan Villar, who delivered his second two-out hit with a runner in scoring position, cutting the deficit to 4-3.

Video: STL@MIL: Villar hits an RBI single to right

“Once we scored two in the eighth, I thought we had the right guys coming up in the ninth,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “We had [pinch-hitter Eric] Sogard leading off against Leone and then the top of the order. … Braun’s had some success against Leone, too, so you figure if we can get him up, we’ve got a chance. That eighth inning was big.”

Video: STL@MIL: Shaw lines an RBI single to center

Ozuna goes way deep: Ozuna’s first home run in a Cardinals uniform was a jaw-dropper. According to Statcast™, it was both the hardest hit (117.2 mph off the bat) and longest (projected 479 feet) by a St. Louis batter since the tracking system debuted in 2015. It fell a foot shy of the record for the longest home run in 18 seasons at Miller Park — Russell Branyan’s 480-footer off the Cubs’ Greg  Customized Texas Rangers Jersey Maddux on July 27, 2004. Anderson was charged with four earned runs on eight hits in four innings, with five strikeouts. The three Cardinals homers matched Anderson’s career high.

Video: STL@MIL: Ozuna crushes a monster 479-ft. home run

“I really didn’t have much today,” said Anderson, who has noticed his fastball velocity is down a tick but insisted he is not concerned this early in the season. “I didn’t have any fastball command at all. I think the highlight today was definitely the bullpen holding it down right there, keeping it within striking distance, and then our offense came through at the very end. It Authentic Women’s Personalized Washington Nationals Home White Baseball Jersey  was fun to walk off.”

QUOTABLE
“We told him to hit homers at the end of the game. It’s a new strategy we’ve got this year.” — Counsell on Braun, who is just 3-for-17 to start the season but has won two games with ninth-inning homers

Video: STL@MIL: Counsell on walk-off 5-4 victory

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
The last time the Cardinals led off a road game with back-to-back home runs, Sandy Koufax was a 22-year-old still finding his footing in the big leagues. Koufax started the first game of a doubleheader in Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 1958, when the Cardinals’ Curt Flood and Gene Freese went deep against the Dodgers.

Video: STL@MIL: Brewers react after wild comeback win

WHAT’S NEXT
Domingo Santana, the odd man out in the Brewers’ crowded outfield for the first two home games of the season. will be back in right field when the series concludes Wednesday night at 6:40 CT. It will mark the home debut of right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who inked a two-year free-agent deal with the Brewers in December and surrendered four earned runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings in his first Custom Nationals Jersey start of the season in San Diego.

Watch every out-of-market regular-season game live on MLB.TV.

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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Brewers’ Ryan Braun coming Custom Texas Rangers Jersey up clutch early

MILWAUKEE — What a weird Opening Week for Ryan Braun. He was 2-for-16 to start the regular season as he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, a .125 batting average staring down at him from the scoreboard at Miller Park. An inning earlier, frustration bubbled up after a questionable called third strike.

And yet, Braun might be his team’s early-season MVP.

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MILWAUKEE — What a weird Opening Week for Ryan Braun. He was 2-for-16 to start the regular season as he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, a .125 batting average staring down at him from the scoreboard at Miller Park. An inning earlier, frustration bubbled up after a que Customized Washington Nationals Jersey stionable called third strike.

And yet, Braun might be his team’s early-season MVP.

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“We told him to hit homers at the end of the game,” quipped Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell. “It’s a new strategy we’ve got this year.”

The strategy is working quite well. Four days after Braun’s go-ahead, three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning capped a five-run rally in a victory at San Diego, he came through again with two outs in the ninth on Tuesday night. Christian Yelich had barely reached the dugout after his tying solo home run when Braun lined the next pitch for another homer and a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

Video: Must C Clutch: Yelich, Braun go back-to-back for win

It was Braun’s fourth career walk-off home run, but his first since Sept. 13, 2011, against the Rockies.

Just li Women’s Authentic Custom Texas Rangers Home White Baseball Stitched Jersey ke that, his batting average bumped up to .176.

“Interesting is a good word for it,” said Braun, after a reporter suggested that adjective. “Very few hits. Timing and rhythm aren’t quite there. I’ve hit a couple balls hard for outs, and I’ve also had a few bad at-bats.

“But f Custom Texas Rangers Jersey ortunately the few hits I have gotten I’ve found a way to make count. I hope that I end the year hitting higher than .150, b Customized Texas Rangers Jersey ut I also hope that I continue to come through in big moments like that.”

The Brewers were 1-57 when trailing after eight innings last season, but they are 2-1 so far in 2018 thanks to Braun.

Video: Must C Comeback: Braun homers to cap five-run 9th

“He’ll be fine,” said Yelich. “He’s been such a great player throughout his career that it’s really just four games, if you think about it. He’s gotten some huge hits Custom Nationals Jersey for us. He’s basically won us two ballgames all by himself.”

Braun has had his share of Miller Park moments over the years, but Tuesday’s came with his career at something of a crossroads. When the Brewers acquired Yelich and Lorenzo Cain on Jan. 25, they had already decided to try Braun at first base in Spring Training, hoping to play him there against left-handers as a platoon partner to Eric Thames in addition to his regular work in left field. Braun made his first two career starts at first base in the first two games of the season, including Friday’s dramatic comeback against the Padres.

Video: STL@MIL: Counsell on walk-off 5-4 victory

Cain and Yelic Authentic Women’s Personalized Washington Nationals Home White Baseball Jersey h are under contract for the next five years. Right-fielder Domingo Santana, 25 and coming off a 30-homer season in 2017, has four years before he reaches free agency. Braun has three guaranteed years left on his contract.

And as the past few ninth innings have indicated, he also may still have something in the tank.

“For me, as a player and a competitor, those are the moments that we live for,” Braun said. “You hope to be given an opportunity to do something to impact the game there in the ninth inning. I was lucky I didn’t get thrown out in the eighth — I wasn’t too excited about that strike call, so luckily I didn’t say too much and I was able to stay in the game and have an opportunity to come through.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brew Custom Nationals Jersey ers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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Mark Attanasio on Custom Texas Rangers Jersey Brewers adding Cain, Yelich

MILWAUKEE — If you were surprised when Brewers general manager David Stearns added Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich to an already well-stocked outfield, you had company.

“You could see the Yelich trade Custom Nationals Jersey  developing and the Cain negotiations developing, and all of a sudden it looked like they were going to land at the same time,” team owner Mark Attanasio said Monday before the Brewers’ home opener. “I asked David, ‘What do you do now? Do you back off on one in order to choose the other?’

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MILWAUKEE — If you were surprised when Brewers general manager David Stearns added Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich to an already well-stocked outfield, you had company.

“You could see the Yelich trade developing and the Cain negotiations developing, and all of a sudden it looked like they were going to land at the same time,” team owner Mark Attanasio Authentic Women’s Personalized Washington Nationals Home White Baseball Jersey  said Monday before the Brewers’ home opener. “I asked David, ‘What do you do now? Do you back off on one in order to choose the other?’

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“He said ‘no,’ it just increases his desire to get both players.”

The Brewers did get both players — on the same Thursday in January, no less. They announced they had acquired Yelich from the Marlins on the afternoon of Jan. 25, and Stearns was in the middle of discussing the deal over the telephone with a couple of reporters when news broke of Cain’s five-year, $80 million free-agent agreement.

But in reality, the Cain talks reached the finish line first. Stearns does not remember precisely when he received a signed term sheet from Cain’s representatives, but it was clear by the Tuesday of that week that the sides were “in the red zone,” Stearns said. All that remained was conducting a physical exam.

Video: STL@MIL: Brewers owner Attanasio on 2018 season

The Yelich trade was trickier, but the Brewers and Marlins had a significant breakthrough that same Tuesday, and Stearns suddenly felt that the sides had a chance. By Thursday, they were in agreement. Stearns would not say which of the four prospects in the final swap — Lewis Brinson, Monte Harrison, Isan Diaz and Jordan Yamamoto — pushed the trade to the finish line.

“We were going for both hoping we would get both,” Stearns said.

Stearns sees the Brewers’ four-headed outfield of Ryan Braun, Cain, Domingo Santana and Yelich — not to mention Keon Broxton and Brett Phillips at Triple-A Colorado Springs — not as a problem, but as depth. It’s the responsibility of Brewers manager Craig Counsell to figure out the best rotation to maximize that depth.

So far, Cain and Yelich have started all four games. Braun started the first two games of the season at first base because the Brewers faced left-handed starters, then took Game 3 off and made his first start in left field for Monday’s home opener, with Yelich shifting to right field and Santana moving to the bench.

Video: STL@MIL: Cain slugs first home run with Brewers

“Look, there’s a challenge for that,” Counsell said. “I’ve gone through this week already, and it’s going to be a challenging week for that. The way I see it, the first weeks of the season — when everybody is fresh — and the last three weeks of the season — when everybody wants to be in there and they are the biggest games of the year, hoping you’re in a pennant race — [are the challenge]. In between that, this will be pretty easy. I think keeping guys fresh will be beneficial to our offense.

“But it will be a little bit of a challenge this week. We’ll have some guys who are off who don’t want to be off. But it’s just that there’s a good player on the bench. We’re not worse out on the field. There’s just a good player on the bench. It will be fine. It will wor Women’s Authentic Custom Texas Rangers Home White Baseball Stitched Jersey k out well.

“I think we’ll look up at the end of the season and say, ‘Thank God we had all of those guys.'”

Vogt making strides
Catcher Stephen Vogt, on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, had another good day of plyometric drills on Monday morning before a check-up with a team doctor. Vogt hoped to soon be cleared to resume throwing.

“The pain from the initial injury has kind of subsided,” Vogt said. “Now it’s just kind of getting the shoulder into shape after five weeks of no throwing. Build up that progression. I we Customized Washington Nationals Jersey nt into this injury strong, and I’m still feeling very strong, s Customized Texas Rangers Jersey o it should progress.”

Last call
• How did the Brewers spend their unprecedented Sunday off-day? By gathering with their families at Miller Park for a big Easter dinner.

“[Director of team travel] Dan Larrea and the staff did an awesome job,” said pitcher Chase Anderson, who brought his son, Hunter. “Easter dinner and an Easter egg hunt out here with the kids. It was definitely a big league representation of how the Milwaukee Brewers take care of families. I think that’s one of the coolest things about our organization.”

Video: Chase Anderson on the fun of Brewers’ Easter dinner

• MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre was on hand for the Brewers’ home opener. Milwaukee is a familiar place; Torre played his first six seasons here before the Braves moved to Atlanta.

“It was great to have a photo op with the Milwaukee Braves’ catching tandem of Torre and [Bob] Uecker,” Custom Texas Rangers Jersey Attanasio said. “A lot of home runs in that catching tandem.”

“Yeah, I hit all of them, though,” Torre 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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Big Custom Texas Rangers Jersey gest breakout prospects of 2018: NL Central

Some prospects are highly touted heading into a season and then live up to advanced billing. Others are a bit more under the radar, either because they are coming off of injuries, haven’t performed up to expectations or perhaps are just getting started on their pro careers. MLB Pipeline selected one of these type of prospects from each organization as a 2018 breakout candidate. We might not be talking much about the prospects below now, but they could jump on the scene in a big way this season.

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Chicago: Bryan Hudson, LHP (No. 24 on Cubs Top 30)
Hudson might have been the most projectable pitcher in the 2018 Draft, standing 6-foot-8 with plenty of room to add strength to his lanky 220-pound build. The Cubs paid him an over-slot $1.1 million as a third-round pick out of Alton (Ill.) High — also the alma mater of the tallest man in recorded history, 8-foot-11 Robert Wadlow — and knew his development would take time. After struggling in his first full pro season and the beginning of his second, he showed signs of improvement by going 7-0 with a 3.39 ERA in his final 11 starts of 2017.

Hudson did a much better job of repeating his delivery and maintaining his st Custom Texas Rangers Jersey rength last year, and his stuff improved as well. He ranged from 87-94 mph with his fastball (up from 86-88 mph in 2016), finishing second in the Minors with a 3.1 groundout/airout ratio thanks to the sink and extreme angle he creates. His curveball is his best pitch, a true hammer at times when he stays on top of it, and he’s making strides with his changeup and control.

“Bryan Hudson has thrown well this spring,” Cubs farm director Jaron Madison said. “He’s been about as good as Customized Texas Rangers Jersey we’ve ever seen him and we’re so excited about him. He’s showing good feel to both sides of the plate. He’s a big guy with feel to spin the ball and projectable velocity to come.”

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Cincinnati: Tyler Stephenson, C (No. 9 on Reds Top 30)
The Reds loved Stephenson’s upside enough to take the high school catcher No. 11 overall in the 2015 Draft. Developing a prep backstop can take longer, given all of the responsibilities of the position, but Stephenson has been particularly slowed by a string of unrelated injuries, from a concussion to a wrist injury and, most recently in 2017, a broken thumb that shut down what had been an encouraging season in the Midwest League. The Reds think he’s going to pick up where he left off, and then some, in 2018.

“He’s primed to have a good year,” Reds farm director Jeff Graupe said. “He has a chance to make an impact offensively and defensively, but he stands out with the chance to produce high-quality at-bats. He did take a huge step forward with his receiving and his game-calling, and he’s maximizing his abilities back there.”

Video: Top Prospects: Tyler Stephenson, C, Reds

Milwaukee: Tyrone Taylor, OF
A two-sport star for Torrance (Calif.) High, Taylor was selected by the Brewers in the second round of the 2012 Draft and emerged as one of the club’s better position-playing prospects in 2014 in his second full season, when, at age 20, he paced the Class A Advanced Florida State League with 36 doubles while also stealing 22 bases. But Taylor has struggled in each of the next two years in Double-A, hitting a combined .246 in 919 games, and was then limited to just 25 games at the level in 2018 on account of a nagging hamstring injury.

Although Taylor, when healthy, stands out most for his above-average speed and outfield defense, the Brewers also believe that the 24-year-old still has untapped potential with the bat. He has good bat speed and advanced bat-to-ball skills from the right side of the plate, with a knack for pounding the gaps that ultimately could translate to more over-the-fence pop.

“Tyrone Taylor is a guy who really battled injuries last year. He’s fully healthy. He’s had a chance to get over into some big league games. The power stroke seems to be coming back. It’s just great to see him healthy. He’s been a sleeper in the past,” said Brewers farm director Tom Flanagan.

Pittsburgh: Cody Bolton, RHP
Never an organization to shy away from high school pitching in the Draft, the Pirates took Bolton out of Tracy High School in Northern California in the sixth round of the 2017 Draft and gave him sligh Women’s Authentic Custom Texas Rangers Home White Baseball Stitched Jersey tly over-pick value ($300,000) to sign him away from his commitment to Michigan. The 6-foot-3 right-hander has some projection to him and the Pirates liked what they saw from him this Spring Training after a solid debut in the Gulf Coast League last summer.

“He’s just really mature and goes about his work in a different way and his outings with a different level of precision and intentionality that you don’t usually get with a 19-year old,” Pirates farm director Larry Broadway said. “And the stuff has been good. He’s taken a nice step forward in this camp.”

St. Louis: Conner Greene, RHP (No. 21 on Cards Top 30)
Greene’s size and arm strength have always excited evaluators, but the results haven’t always measured up. His Double-A season in 2017 with the Blue Jays was a rough one, but the Cardinals felt there was more than enough to work with to acquire him in January in the Randal Grichuk deal. He’s already made some adjustments to how he attacks hitters, both physically and mentally.

“He made a good impression in big league camp,” Cardinals farm director Gary LaRocque said of his No. 21 prospect. “He got innings over there, and he needs innings to develop.”

Video: HOU@STL: Greene fans Federowicz to leave bases loaded

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MILWAUKEE — They gave it a good run, but, no, the Brewers will not be the first team in Major League history to go 162-0. Of course, it was the Cardinals who got in the way.

The Brewers’ old nemeses spoiled Monday’s Miller Park opener with an 8-4 win over Milwaukee, pushing ahead on a crushing, two-run home run from Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas off Zach Davies. St. Louis pulled away with four runs in the sixth to send the Brewers to their first loss following a 3-0 start to the regular season.

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MILWAUKEE — They gave it a good run, but, no, the Brewers will not be the first team in Major League history to go 162-0. Of course, it was the Cardinals who got in the way.

The Brewers’ old nemeses spoiled Monday’s Miller Park opener with an 8-4 win over Milwaukee, pushing ahead on a crushing, two-run home run from Cardinal Custom Nationals Jersey s starting pitcher Miles Mikolas off Zach Davies. St. Louis pulled away with four runs in the sixth to send the Brewers to their first loss following a 3-0 start to the regular season.

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“I’d like to win one of these [home openers],” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who is winless in three tries since taking over as manager. “We haven’t done that in a couple of years.

“But, business goes on tomorrow. You feel like the rest of the season kind of starts for us tomorrow.”

Video: STL@MIL: Counsell on losing home opener

With a standing-room only crowd of 45,393 looking on and the stadium facades sporting red, white and blue bunting, Manny Pina, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Thames all homered for the Brewers off Mikolas, a 29-year-old right-hander making his first appearance in the Major League since 2014 following three seasons in Japan.

Cain ‘leans back’ on his first Crew homer since ’10

Video: STL@MIL: Cain slugs first home run with Brewers

The Cardinals, who had won five straight season series against the Brewers before Milwaukee won 11 of 19 matchups a season ago, had answers. Mikolas delivered a tiebreaking, two-run home run off Davies in the fifth inning, and St. Louis added four more in a sixth inning punctuated by Paul DeJong‘s three-run homer off Brandon Woodruff.

Davies was charged with seven runs (six earned) on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, with most of that damage coming in the sixth as he attempted to navigate the Cardinals’ lineup for the third time.

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“It’s probably one of the worst games to go out there and not have your stuff and kind of give it up,” said Davies, the Brewers’ leader last year in victories, starts and innings. “It’s a fun day, and when eight runs go up on the board by the other team, it puts a damper on the day.”

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The fans did have their moments, courtesy of a Brewers offense that hit one home run in three games at San Diego, but connected for a trio in the team’s first game at hitter-friendly Miller Park. Pina made it 1-0 with an opposite-field homer in the second inning, and Cain stayed red hot for the Brewers by hitting his first homer in the third. Thames, who had no hits to show for a series of quality at-bats in his first start of the season on Saturday in San Diego, logged his first hit with a two-run home run in the sixth.

Mikolas, however, earned his first Major League victory since Aug. 25, 2014, with the Rangers. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

Video: STL@MIL: Pina opens the scoring with a solo homer

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Pitchers who rake: Davies was mostly in control for the first 4 2/3 innin Customized Washington Nationals Jersey gs, but he plunked Jedd Gyorko, the Cardinals’ eight-hole hitter, with two outs in the fifth inning before Mikolas hammered a fastball 407 feet to left field for his first Major League hit. Davies lamented “a bad pitch, and he crushed it.” Counsell called it the game’s most pivotal moment.

“We’re sitting there with two outs, nobody on and eight [spot], pitcher coming up, and they end up with two runs. To me, that’s the inning that hurt us,” Counsell said. “I know they ended up putting up the big number in the sixth, but you’ve got two outs in an inning and the pitcher is one of those next hitters, you’re thinking zero there. … A home run is kind of the last thing you’re expecting.”

Video: Must C Clutch: Mikolas’ two-run shot puts Cards ahead

No relief: The Brewers assigned Woodruff to the Opening Day bullpen because they don’t need a fifth starter until Friday against the Cubs. In his first relief outing on Saturday, Woodruff was struck by a pair of line drives. Monday brought its own form of pain. With two outs, two runners aboard and a Cardinals run already across against Davies in the sixth, Woodruff misplaced his second pitch to DeJong, a slider, and saw it leave the field for a three-run home run and an 8-2 St. Louis lead.

“Just a bad pitch,” said Woodruff. “The whole bullpen thing is unfamiliar to me. I think now I’ll transition back into the starter role, and it will be more familiar and I’ll get myself prepared. It’s tough, but I’m not going to make any excuses. I just made a bad pitch.”

Video: STL@MIL: DeJong clubs a three-run homer to left field

Last chance: After Thames’ first 2018 home run, a two-run shot, cut the Cardinals’ lead to 8-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Mikolas still had a chance to finish the frame. But he gave the Brewers extra life after dropping a feed from first baseman Jose Martinez while covering first base for a two-out error, prompting a call to reliever Bud Norris with Brewers runners at the corners. Norris struck out shortstop Orlando Arcia to end Milwaukee’s final threat in the ballgame.

Video: STL@MIL: Arcia makes spinning throw to nab Martinez

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Mikolas became the first Cardinals pitcher not named Adam Wainwright — who homered twice in each of the last two seasons — to homer in a game since Shelby Miller took the D-backs deep on June 6, Custom Texas Rangers Jersey  2013. He’s the first Cardinals pitcher to record his first big league hit via the long ball since Mark Worrell did it in the second game of a doubleheader at Washington on June 5, 2008.

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Before rallying for four runs in the sixth, the Cardinals lost their first challenge of 2018 when Tommy Pham led off the inning with a single and became the second would-be base stealer cut down by Pina. Cards manager Mike Matheny challenged, but the call stood.

Video: STL@MIL: Pina nabs Pham stealing, call stands

WHAT’S NEXT
Brewers: Chase Anderson‘s nose was still sore on the eve of his second start of the season, but it could have been much worse. On the way to pitching six scoreless innings of an Opening Day no-decision in San Diego, Anderson was banged up on an awkward slide home. Thankfully, his left hand got between his face and the plate. He’ll try to stay more upright when he works against the Cardinals beginning at 6:40 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

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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 — Fans at Miller Park got their first look at what Lorenzo Cain‘s teammates call the “lean back,” and if you’re wondering what that means, take a moment to watch the video of Cain’s first home run in a Brewers uniform in eight years.

Cain connected with a hanging curveball from Miles Mikolas and sent it 414 feet to the left-field bleachers in the third inning of an 8-4 loss to the Cardinals in Milwaukee’s home opener on Monday. While the baseball was flying, on its way to giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead, Cain leaned so far back it appeared he might topple over.

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MILWAUKEE — Fans at Miller Park got their first look at what Lorenzo Cain‘s teammates call the “lean back,” and if you’re wondering what that means, take a moment to watch the video of Cain’s first home run in a Brewers uniform in eight years.

Cain connected with a hanging curveball from Miles Mikolas and sent it 414 feet to the left-field bleachers in the third inning of an 8-4 loss to the Cardinals in Milwaukee’s home opener on Monday. While the baseball was flying, on its way to giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead, Cain leaned so far back it appeared he might topple over. Men’s Customized Texas Rangers Authentic Alternate Navy Blue Jersey Sale

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Teammates are used to seeing that swing in batting practice.

“Basically, every time he swings the bat, he’s been barreling it up,” said fellow Brewers newcomer Christian Yelich. “He got one today, and we watched the ‘lean back’ a little bit. He’s  Custom Nationals Jersey been great for us.”

“It’s always a joke in the clubhouse, ‘Come on, lean on him! Lean on him!'” said Eric Thames, who also went deep Monday. “Sure enough, a hanging breaking b Authentic Women’s Personalized Washington Nationals Home White Baseball Jersey all, and Cain has been barreling everything. I’m sure he could go up there with a blindfold on and still find a way to put a barrel on the ball.”

As he circled the bases, Cain was 9-for-16 to begin the season, including four extra-base hits. Not a bad start to his five-year, $80 million contract with Milwaukee. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is hitting an even .500 through four games.

Video: Attanasio, Stearns on depth of the Brewers’ outfield

Cain had not homered in a Brewers uniform since hitting his first on Sept. 26, 2010. Cain was a 24-year-old rookie then, three months away from being packaged with other top prospects and sent to the Royals for Zack Greinke and  Customized Texas Rangers Jersey Yuniesky Betancourt. That was the only home run of Cain’s first stint in the Majors with Milwaukee.

Besides being the owner of a World Series ring, he is a different player now.

“I feel like I’ve fine-tuned my approach a lot better,” Cain said. “At the same time, I’m still improving as a player. I’ve still got a long way to go to be consistent in my approach. I’m trying to make solid contact each and every time I step in the box.”

Ryan Braun‘s go-ahead home run in the ninth inning on Friday in San Diego was the Brewers’ only home run in their three-game sweep of the Padres, but th Custom Texas Rangers Jersey ey doubled that output in their first three innings at hitter-friendly Miller Park. Manny Pina connected for the Brewers’  Customized Washington Nationals Jersey first homer at home in the second inning for a 1-0 Brewers lead.

Thames added a two-run home run in the sixth to pull the Brewers back to within four runs, but that was their final threat.

“A big chunk of our runs will come via the home run,” manager Craig Counsell said. “We hit a couple today.”

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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