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— @jaredlinden on Twitter

Here’s one way to think about Hader: In the role he’s in now — this ultra-flexible, use-by-choice sort of role in which it is equally possible he pitches two or three innings in the middle of a game as he is called upon against Anthony Rizzo or Joey Votto to start the ninth, Counsell and the Brewers essentially get to pick who Hader pitches against. They have control.

Thoughts on getting Josh Hader stretched out and transitioned into a starter? If Craig Counsell isn’t keen on that idea, would he be willing to let him work the eighth and ninth to close out games?
— @jaredlinden on Twitter

Here’s one way to think about Hader: In the role he’s in now — thi Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap s ultra-flexible, use-by-choice sort of role in which it is equally possible he pitches two or three innings in the middle of a game as he is called upon against Anthony Rizzo or Joey Votto to start the ninth, Counsell and the Brewers essentially get to pick who Hader pitches against. They have control.

If you start Hader, you lose control over who he faces. The other team chooses. If you make him the closer, you lose control, because now the game itself helps dictate when he pitches, and which portion of the opponents’ lineup he draws.

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Could Hader succeed as a starter or a closer? Sure, if he can harness that changeup. But at this stage of his development, Milwaukee wants control of when and against whom it uses Hader. After an entire offseason of a room full of analysts crunching this question, the Brewers have decided that is the way to squeeze maximum value, for now, out of an electric arm.

Tweet from @Jon_Stocks_IT: Theory of ���High Leverage Relievers��� is foolish. If Hader is your best reliable P why is he not SP or C? Dodgers don���t use Kershaw or Jansen in that fashion. Why do the Brewers continue to sell us this role? Give me 190-200IP of Hader vs 80-100. Kluber > Miller.

You are assuming Hader equals Corey Kluber as a starter. That’s a heck of a leap. The way they’re looking at it now is two-pitch Hader impacting 60-70 games is better than two-pitch Hader making 25-30 starts. If he becomes three-pitch Hader, now we’re talking.

So maybe Hader will move back to a starting role at some point. But if the Brewers were going to do that now, they wou Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange ld have already done it.

Tweet from @Sthoms105: It seems that the team has been using a short leash with players and therefore they aren���t afraid of sending guys down or cutting them. Do you expect that to keep happening until things start clicking?

I think it might happen after things start clicking. If we’ve learned anything about the Brewers of David Stearns and Counsell, it’s that they place tremendous value on flexibility. That means both positional flexibility and roster flexibility.

There’s a group of pitchers with options — Brent Suter, Junior Guerra, Brandon Woodruff, Taylor Williams, Adrian Houser, Jorge Lopez, Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta, Aaron Wilkerson when he gets healthy, maybe even guys like Jacob Barnes and Zach Davies if performance and need dictate — who can be freely moved back and forth between the Majors and Minors. Because Milwaukee is among the analytically minded clubs who make liberal use of its bullpen once a starting pitcher has completed his second turn through a lineup, shuttling players back and forth is one way to keep a fresh ‘pen.

For those players, it can be a real physical and mental challenge. Bu Custom Orioles Jersey t if you can get players to buy into it the way Suter did early last season, it can be a useful strategy.

Tweet from @IgnitorKid: Should I be worried about Ryan Braun?

I asked our MLB.com statistical guru Mike Petriello to take a look at Ryan Braun‘s numbers so far, and he had the same first reaction I did: Small sample alert!

So with the vital understanding that 46 plate appearance is way too small a sample to draw any conclusions, here’s some of what Petriello found:

• The most notable thing is lack  Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey of contact. Braun has struck out in 28 percent of his plate appearances so far after 18 percent last year and 18 percent in his career. He’s doing a better job of not chasing (31 percent chase rate is down from 38 percent in each of the last two years), but he’s also swinging at fewer strikes (zone swing rate down from 70 percent to 64 percent) and making contact with slightly fewer pitches in the zone (84 percent down from 88 percent).

• When Braun does make contact, his hard-hit rate of 33 percent is down from 44 percent in 2017. And he hasn’t had many high-value hits robbed; Braun had one lineout that carried a 73 percent hit probability, but that’s the only out above 55 percent.

• Braun’s pull rate is 48 percent, up from 38 percent last year, 36 percent the year before and 31 percent in 2015. Maybe that’s a sign of a player aging into his 30s. Maybe it means nothing because we are 13 games into the season.

Give Braun a chance to get to 100 at-bats before you get worried.

Tweet from @mattdawson84: Keston Hiura injury update?

From the desk of Brewers farm director Tom Flanagan: “Keston Hiura was hit by Custom MLB Jersey For Sale  a pitch on his left shoulder in the doubleheader on Sunday, and it tightened up on him and had some residual soreness. Now that it has resolved he should be back in there DH’ing fo Men’s Custom Baltimore Orioles Authentic Road Gray Baseball Jersey Cheap r the Mudcats [Thursday] night.”

Hiura has been limited to DH duty in the early going, because he came down with some elbow soreness late in Spring Training after playing catch-up at second base. Remember, he didn’t play the field in the Minors until the fall instructional league because of a pre-existing elbow injury they worried might need surgery. Hiura avoided going under the knife, and it sounds like the Brewers believe he will pull through this latest period of soreness with some more time off from throwing.

Tweet from @I3rAziL: Will you ever consider changing your twitter picture?

Never. Ever.

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 Thursday.

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

The prized gem of the Cincinnati Reds’ 2017 Draft class was on full display earlier this week as Hunter Greene (No. 2 overall pick) captured headlines with his impressive season debut for Class A Dayton. On Thursday, Custom Orioles Jersey however, it was Jeter Downs, the club’s second-overal Men’s Custom Baltimore Orioles Authentic Road Gray Baseball Jersey Cheap l pick (No. 32 overall), who opened eyes as he delivered a walk-off single to lead the Dragons past Lake County, 10-9.

Watch: Downs lines walk-off single

Downs, Cincinnati’s No. 7 prospect, atoned for a costly error in the top of ninth with his game-winning hit. It capped a 4-for-6 night at the plate for the 19-year-old shortstop, who had hit a leadoff home run, his first of Custom MLB Jersey For Sale the season, as well as a pair of infield singles earlier in the game.

Stuart Fairchild (No. 11) also swung the bat well for Dayton, as the 2017 second-rounder connected on his second home run, a two-out, two-run shot in the third inning, in a 3-for-5 performance. The 22-year-old outfielder also doubled in the contest while pacing the Dragons’ offense with two runs.

It marked the second multi-hit game this season for both Downs and Fairchild. Through eight games, they’re batting .314 and .333, respectively.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday

No. 20 overall prospect Royce Lewis’ (Twins’ No. 1) three-run home run put Class A Cedar Rapids on the board and ignited a late rally that saw the Kernels score nine times over the final four innings to defeat Peoria, 9-5. The 2017 No. 1 overall Draft pick finished 2-for-5 at the plate in his second multihit game this season. Lewis’ home run, meanwhile, was his first.

Lewis goes yard

No. 29 overall prospect Juan Soto (Nationals’ No. 2) and Luis Garcia (No. 6) combined for five hits and four runs scored, though it wasn’t enough to keep Class A Hagerstown from falling to Greensboro, 10-9, in 10 innings. Soto, 19, improved his average to .393 with a 1-for-3 game that included a two-run double and three walks, while the 17-year-old Garcia went 4-for-6 with his first stolen base.

No. 31 overall prospect Mike Soroka (Braves’ No. 3) received a no-decision, but was sharp in his second start for Triple-A Gwinnett in a 7-6, 14-inning loss against Rochester. The 20-year-old righty allowed two earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight and generating another eight outs on the ground, while throwing 55 of his 78 pitches for strikes. Altogether, Soroka has pitched to a 1.69 ERA with 13 strikeouts and one walk in 10 2/3 innings (two starts) for the Stripers.

No. 56 overall prospect Keston Hiura (Brewers’ No. 1) went 3-for-5 in Class A Advanced Carolina’s extra-inning loss against Winston-Salem. One of those hits was a triple, Hiura’s first extra-base hit of the season, while the three hits marked a season high for the 2017 first-rounder (No. 9 overall), who had just one hit in his previous 15 at-bats before breaking out.

Hiura hits a triple

No. 97 overall prospect Austin Riley (Braves’ No. 8) tallied a career-high five RBIs behind his first two home runs of the season in Double-A Mississippi’s loss against Biloxi. After beginning the game 0-for-2, Riley, 21, rebounded to hit two go-ahead blasts, as he connected on a three-run homer in the sixth followed by a two-run shot in the eighth inning, only to see Mississippi’s bullpen squander the lead on both occasions. He’s hitting .346 this season, with hits in all seven games for the M-Braves. On the m Custom MLB Jersey For Sale ound, right-hander Touki Toussaint (No. 11) fired five scoreless frames, allowing three hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in his second start of 2018.

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• Spoiling both Riley and Toussaint’s performance was Brewers No. 7 prospect Corey Ray, who delivered a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the eighth inning that proved to be the difference in Biloxi’s 6-5 victory. The three-run hit capped a 3-for-5 night at the plate in which Ray plated five of the Shuckers’ six runs. The 23-year-old outfielder is off to a strong start in 2018, with a .333 average and at least one hit in all seven games. He’s collected an extra-base hit in five straight, too.

D-backs No. 4 prospect Taylor Widener bounced back from a shaky season debut (also his D-backs organizational debut) to toss five innings of one-run ball in a no-decision for Double-A Jackson. Throwing 53 of his 82 pitches for strikes, the 23-year-old right-hander, acquired during December as part of a three-team trade with the Yankees and Rays, permitted as many hits as walks (three) while striking out eight.

• Class A Lake County had its share of offensive standouts in its walk-off loss against Dayton, as Indians No. 7 prospect Will Benson and Oscar Gonzalez (No. 18) both collected multiple hits including a home run. Benson’s three-run shot in the first inning put the Captains ahead early, while Gonzalez added to the lead with a solo shot in the third. The two players are batting .318 and .333 this season, respectively, and they’ve both gone deep twice in their first seven games.

Padres No. 16 prospect Josh Naylor‘s season-opening power surge continued as he upped his home-run total to five with a pair of solo shots for Double-A San Antonio. The 20-year-old first-baseman’s first-inning home run was of the inside-the-park variety, while his second homer, an eighth-inning blast over the wall in right-center field, tied the game. It was the second multi-homer performance in seven games this season for Naylor, who’s batting a robust .464 after the 3-for-4 effort.

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NEW YORK — Hernan Perez and Ryan Braun hit two-run home runs and Travis Shaw added a solo shot, but the big inning Brewers manager Craig Counsell has been longing for remained elusive at Citi Field on Friday.

Lorenzo Cain ran into an ill-advised out at third base to end a budding rally in the seventh inning, and Jett Bandy tapped out to the pitcher to strand the tying a Men’s Custom Baltimore Orioles Authentic Road Gray Baseball Jersey Cheap nd go-ahead runners on in the eighth in a 6-5 loss to the runaway Mets.

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NEW YORK — Hernan Perez and Ryan Braun hit two-run home runs and Travis Shaw added a solo shot, but the big inning Brewers manager Craig Counsell has been longing for remained Custom Orioles Jersey  elusive at Citi Field on Friday.

Lorenzo Cain ran into an ill-advised out at third base to end a budding rally in the seventh inning, and Jett Bandy tapped out to the pitcher to strand the tying and go-ahead runners on in the eighth in a 6-5 loss to the runaway Mets.

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Those were far from the only missed opportunities or outright Brewers mistakes that contributed to the Mets’ ninth consecutive victory. Starter Zach Davies topped 100 pitches and surrendered Todd Frazier‘s first two homers as a Met without getting through the fifth inning. Reliever Dan Jennings unleashed a costly run-scoring wild pitch. Jesus Aguilar committed the Brewers’ Major League-leading 17th error. Cain and Domingo Santana made dangerous contact on what may have been a miscommunication in right-center field.

Those other issues can be cleaned up, Counsell suggested Friday afternoon. Mostly, he is eager to see more o Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange ffense.

The Brewers entered the day 11th of 15 National League teams in runs scored.

“The issue right now for me is we’re not scoring enough runs. We have to score more runs,” Counsell said before a matchup against left-hander Steven Matz. “That would probably be the thing that I woul Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey d be worried about the most. Not that I’m worried about it — we have some guys who just haven’t started hitting yet. We haven’t walked much, haven’t had many extra-base hits. Just, the big inning really has not been there.”

Trailing 6-4 in the seventh inning, the Brewers had something cooking thanks to Cain, who, as part of an eventful return to the lineup from missing two games with a minor left quad injury, extended the frame with a two-Personalized Baltimore Orioles Jersey For Sale out single. When Santana followed with another single to left field, Cain decided to try for third. It was the wrong choice, as Yoenis Cespedes made an on-target throw to end the inning with Braun d Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap ue up next.

An inning later, after Shaw’s homer cut the deficit to one run, Aguilar and pinch-hitter Eric Sogard singled as Counsell and Mets counterpart Mickey Callaway made a series of moves that led to Bandy batting with two outs Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap against Robert Gsellman. The pitcher, and the Mets, won the battle.

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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NEW YORK — After a “more aggressive” round of hitting in the visitors’ batting cage at Citi Field early Friday afternoon, Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich expressed optimism about escaping the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, the first day he’s eligible to return from a right oblique injury.

That’s weather permitting, of course. The forecast for Sunday’s series finale between the Brewers and Mets on Jackie Robinson Day is not looking as promising as Yelich’s health.

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NEW YORK — After a “more aggressive” round of hitting in the visitors’ batting cage at Citi Field early Friday afternoon, Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich expressed optimism about escaping the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, the first day he’s eligible to return from a right oblique injury.

That’s weather permitting, of course. The forecast for Sunday’s series finale between the Brewers and Mets on Jackie Robinson Day is not looking as promising as Yelich’s health.

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“I’m improving every day,” said Yelich, who will take batting practice with the rest of the team on Saturday. “I think we’re back on track for when my little stint is up.”

Cautioned Brewers manager  Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey Craig Counsell: “We’re making progress. We’re shooting for as fast as we can. I would say it’s possible for Sunday, but I don’t  Personalized Baltimore Orioles Jersey For Sale think we’re ‘for sure’ yet on Sunday.”

Yelich also played catch Friday, but th Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange at wasn’t the concern. He was hurt swinging the bat, and the decision last week to abandon hopes of avoiding the DL came after a batting-cage session similar to Friday’s.

This time, he passed the test.

“We’re doing everything that we’re supposed to do,” he said. “I’m more concerned with the hitting. Throwing is Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap more just maintenance, keeping the feel. Hitting was the biggest obstacle to begin with, so that was the biggest concern.

“[Friday’s cage session] was really encouraging. Hopefully I continue to feel well throughout the day today and [Saturday] and keep progressing to where I need to be.”

Last call
• Catcher Manny Pina remained on the bench because of calf tightness, but declared himself available in an emergency and said he would test his legs in running drills on Saturday before the Brewers make a decision about returning him to the starting lineup.

“I feel much better,” Pina said. “The running is the biggest thing. The squat, blocking, and reaction to throw to second base — everything is fine. Just [hurts] when I start running hard.”

Lorenzo Cain returned to action on his 32nd birthday after missing two games with a left quadriceps strain.Custom Orioles Jersey  Cain became the first player 32 or older to start a game in center field for the Brewers in six years, since Nyjer Morgan in 2012.

• Friday the 13th was a fitting day for No. 13 Brewers prospect Adrian Houser to return to the mound for Double-A Biloxi. Friday’s start against the Mississippi Braves marked Houser’s first action since he was optioned back to the Minors amid a flurry of roster moves on the Brewers’ last homestand.

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ST. LOUIS — The Brewers called up right-hander Junior Guerra from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals.

In addition, right-hander Jorge Lopez was recalled from C Men’s Custom Baltimore Orioles Authentic Road Gray Baseball Jersey Cheap olorado Springs, outfielder Brett Phillips was optioned back to Triple-A, and right-hander J.J. Hoover was designated for assignment. The Brewers’ No. 6 prospect as ranked by MLB Pipeline, Phillips had been summoned to replace the injured Christian Yelich, who is nursing an oblique strain.

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ST. LOUIS — The Brewers called up right-hander Junior Guerra from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals.

In addition, right-hander Jorge Lopez was recalled from Colorado Springs, outfielder Brett Phillips was optioned back to Triple-A, and right-hander J.J. Hoover was designated for assignment. The Brewers’ No. 6 prospect as ranked by MLB Pipeline, Phillips had been summoned to replace the injured Christian Yelich, who is nursing an oblique strain.

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“It’s a fresh arm today,” Brewers manager  Custom Orioles Jersey Craig Counsell said. “We put J.J. in a tough spot yesterday, and that’s unfortunate. He was up quite a bit, and he went an inning-plus. The closeness of all these games has led to a lot of this as well.”

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Guerra, the Brewers’ 2017 Opening Day starter, got the win in his 2018 debut, allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings in Milwaukee’s 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday. The 33-year-old hurler went 9-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 20 starts in ’16 but struggled last season, going 1-4 with a 5.12 ERA in 21 games (14 starts).

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Lopez has not given up a hit in 2 1/3 innings at Colorado Springs. Counsell said he is available to go multiple innings.

The Brewers’ bullpen has been taxed, throwing 52 2/3 innings over the first 12 games of the season. Most of that has come in high-leverage situations. In its last nine games, Milwaukee has held a multiple-run lead for just one inning.

The biggest help for the Brewers’ bullpen could come from their bats.

“I feel like we are playing certainly competitive baseball, and it’s exciting baseball, its edge of your seat baseball at times, but to make some of this stuff easier on everyone, I think scoring more runs is at the start of it for me,” Co Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange unsell said.

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ST. LOUIS — Before Wednesday’s game, Brewers manager Craig Counsell talked about the need for the offense to score some runs to take the pressure off a taxed pitching staff.

Since the opening weekend of the season, the Brewers had played with a multi-run lead for just two innings. The high-leverage situations, plus the mounting innings on a bullpen missing its closer, had started to take a toll with consecutive blown leads Custom Orioles Jersey .

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ST. LOUIS — Before Wednesday’s game, Brewers manager Craig Counsell talked about the need for the offense to Custom MLB Jersey For Sale score some runs to take the pressure off a taxed pitching staff.

Since the opening weekend of the season, the Brewers had played with a multi-run lead for just two innings. The high-leverage  Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey situations, plus the mounting innings on a bullpen missing its closer, had started to take a toll with consecutive blown leads.

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While the runs didn’t exactly come in droves and the bullpen innings still mounted, the Brewers’ offense gave its pitchers a slightly larger, and much-needed, margin for error, and Milwaukee held on to beat the Cardinals, 3-2, in the rubber game of a three-game series Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

“We’re not clicking on all cylinders by any means, but I think a lot of times, the sign of a team that can keep managing wins during those times bodes well for us,” Counsell said.

Hernan Perez and Eric Thames hit solo home runs to give Milwaukee an early 2-0 lead.

Perez’s home run to left in the second inning traveled 441 feet, the longest by a Brewers hitter this season. It left his bat at 107.5 mph, making it the hardest-hit ball in his career, according to Statcast™.

“I’m feeling a lot better at the plate, seeing the ball really well right now,” Perez said. “I feel like they are going to come.”

Thames hit a majestic, towering drive that barely got over the right-field wall, tipping Harrison Bader‘s glove, in the third.

Video: MIL@STL: Thames sneaks home run over right-field wall

“I missed it. Got under it, but luckily it was hit during the day and not at night,” Thames said. “The outfielder probably would have been running in if it was hit during the nighttime.”

The blast gave Thames 16 homers in March/April over the past two seasons, the most homers in the Majors during that span (Bryce Harper is second with 15).

“I’m just trying to have quality at-bats,” Thames said. “The first series of the year, I felt I hit the ball hard, just right at guys. It’s stuff like that. That’s all I care about, just getting a good pitch, putting a good swing on it and getting on base or driving it. Then after the ball leaves my bat, whatever happens happens.”

Jonathan Villar‘s grounder to first scored Orlando Arcia to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead in the fifth.

Video: MIL@STL: Villar plates Arcia on RBI groundout

Junior Guerra (1-0), the Brewers’ Opening Day starter last year, showed some of that form early on, retiring nine of 10 Cardinals hitters at one point. The 33-year-old righty struck out four.

Tommy Pham led off the ninth with a home run off Josh Hader to cut the Brewers’ lead to one. Matt Albers came in and surrendered back-to-back singles to Marcell Ozuna and Jose Martinez. But he wriggled out of the jam by striking out Dexter Fowler to earn his first save of the season.

“I did like Matt against those two right-handers [Ozuna and Martinez],” Counsell said. “I thought that was a real good matchup for us. They got base hits, but he made some great pitches to Fowler especially. I thought he pitched him especially tough.”

Video: MIL@STL: Thames talks solo jack, Albers tallying save

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Just enough: Bader had the height. He had the jump. He just couldn’t come up with the ball. Bader came about as close as one can to robbing a home run without doing so when Thames’ fifth big fly of the season somehow eluded him in the third. Thames’ towering drive — hit with a 43-degree launch angle, according to Statcast™, making it the highest over-the-wall home run in the Majors of the young season — came almost straight down into Bader’s glove before landing over the wall to give Milwaukee a 2-0 lead.

 

“I was running back to the dugout,” Thames said. “I thought he caught it, just seeing him time it, but it hit off of his glove and went over.”

Guerra gets out of it: Three Cardinals hitters reached in the fifth against Guerra, though none scored. Kolten Wong‘s double-play groundout erased a leadoff walk, and three batters later, Adam Wainwright stepped to the plate following consecutive singles. With a chance to help himself, the reigning National League Silver Slugger Award winner struck out.

Video: MIL@STL: Guerra strikes out Wainwright looking

“Junior did a heck of a job,” Counsell said. “He came out of the chut Personalized Baltimore Orioles Jersey For Sale e really pitching well. I thought the split-finger was good right away. His velocity is certainly at a place that’s higher than we left last year, I know that. I saw some 94s, and I’m sure there was a couple 95s in there.”

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“I feel great, we got a win. If I hit a homer and we lose, it doesn’t matter.” — Perez, on his home run in the second

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Dan Jennings became the second Brewers reliever to register a hit this year when he singled off Wainwright in the seventh. Jennings’ first career hit also marked the first Wainwright has ever allowed to a relief pitcher in his career. Hader registered a hit earlier this year.

“I was nervous as heck to pitch, much less hit,” Jennings said. “I think I used [Brent] Suter’s helmet and [Manny] Pina’s bat. You just piece it together at that point.”

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
Pham’s line drive shot in the ninth was originally ruled a double after it caromed off a railing atop the left-field wall and back onto the field. The call was overturned after a 3-minute, 18-second review, which determined the ball had cleared the wall.

Video: MIL@STL: Pham rocks solo homer after review

WHAT’S NEXT
Zach Davies will seek to build off a strong outing — he surrendered one run in six innings in a no-decision vs. the Cubs — as Milwaukee kicks off a three-game series at Citi Field vs. the Mets on Friday at 6:10 p.m. CT. Davies is 2-0 with a 4.22 ERA in four career starts against the Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap Mets, who will counter with Steven Matz (0-1, 3.00 ERA).

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ST. LOUIS — Eric Thames got just enough of an Adam Wainwright sinker, drilling the pitch for his fifth homer of the season in the Brewers’ 3-2 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.

It just eluded the outstretched glove of right fielder Harrison Bader to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning at Busch Stadium. The ball actually hit the top of Bader’s glove before going over the wall.

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ST. LOUIS — Eric Thames got just enough of an Adam Wainwright sinker, drilling the pitch for his fifth homer of the season in the Brewers’ 3-2 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.

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Bader called the missed catch a tough pill to swallow.

“It was a one-run game that we lost, and there is your one run,” Bader said. “So you move on, you learn from it, and you do better next time.”

According to Statcast™, the long ball had a 4 Custom MLB Jersey For Sale 3-degree launch angle, the highest on an over-the-wall home run in the Majors so far this season.

 

“I didn’t think it was a homer off the bat,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Obviously he got it, and it was incredibly high. The wind was help Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange ing it a little, so I thought it would be close. Then you saw Bader get himself up against the wall, so I thought he had a real shot. He kind of was there for so long almost to where it was hard to time [his] jump.”

Wainwright said he executed the pitch he was trying to make.

“I thought I’d beat him just enough to where it would be Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap to the warning track,” Wainwright said. “The ball got up, and he’s a big strong fella, so it carried farther. I thought Harry caught it at first, so I got real excited, then kind of had a lull there.”

It was Thames’ second homer of the series.

Hernan Perez gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead with his first homer of the season in the second. Perez’s homer was estimated at 441 feet, and had the hardest exit velocity of his career (107.5 mph), per Statcast™.

Joe Harris is a contributor to MLB.com based in St. Louis and covered the Brewers on Wednesday.


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The bamboo that grows in Southwest China’s Sichuan province is famous for Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey being pandas’ favorite food, but humans have increasingly turned to the plant for toilet paper and paper towels.

Last year, Sichuan produced 1.1 million tons of household paper from bamboo, equivalent to about one-tenth of China’s total paper production for household purposes, according to the Sichuan Paper Association.

With moist air and fertile soil, Sichuan has been a paradise for bamboo groves. The province is home to over 1.1 million hectares of bamboo forests, about 70 percent of which can be used to make bamboo pulp and paper. Making paper Custom Orioles Jersey from bamboo can reduce the logging of traditional pulpwood such as fir trees, pine trees and cottonwood.

“China lacks forest and timber resources, but is rich in bamboo. Expanding the use of bamboo is important to promote the paper-making industry,” said Wu Hejun, chairman of Sichuan Yong Feng Paper Industrial Co.

“Toilet paper, napkins and facial tissue made with bamboo pulp are soft yet Custom Red Sox Jersey strong and bacteriostatic, so they are quite popular on the market,” Wu said.

The success of bamboo paper in recent years has been partly due to pandas, Sichuan’s most famous residents.

By using bamboo fibers in the animal’s feces and food debris, “panda poop” paper products, usually adorned with pictures of the black and white bear,Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange became online best-sellers last year.

A roll of toilet paper made from panda excrement sells for 25 yuan ($4) on Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey  Taobao, while three boxes of paper napkins cost 129 yuan.

Pandas have become brand ambassadors for bamboo paper products, driving
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Last November, sales revenue of bamboo paper manufactured by Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Company, producer of the panda poop paper, surpassed 3 million yuan within three hours on Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.

In the first two months of 2018, the company’s sales volume surged by 50 percent to 110 million yuan, compared with last year.

“To a resource-dependent company like us, the bamboo pulp paper industry is green, ecological and sustainable. It will not damage the environment but promote it,” Yang Chaolin, president of the company said.

Yang added that bamboo usually has a lifespan of 50 to 100 years and can only continue to grow when people cut down the old bamboo, and it grows much
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China is a big paper user and producer. According to the China Paper Association, China produced 9.2 million tons of household paper in 2016, up 4 percent from a year ago. Consumption of household paper during the same period was 8.5 million tons, a yearly increase of 4.5 percent.

The process of traditional paper-making often consumes a huge amount of water with chemicals and bleach, posing a threat to the environment.

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The rise in bamboo paper sales also benefits local farmers. Wang Wen, 43, is one of 38,000 bamboo farmers in Muchuan county, which boasts 533,000 hectares of bamboo forest.

“Bamboo was sold at just 50 yuan per ton in the 1990s. Now it has soared to 600 yuan,” he said. Now one-third of farmers’ annual income in the county comes from bamboo.

A new road leading to his bamboo forest has just been finished, helping him transport the crop out.

“I hope to expand my bamboo forest in the coming years to make more money,” he said.

Trump defends school safety plan that Custom Orioles Jersey doesn’t include raising age to buy guns

President Trump defended his “action” plan on school safety Monday, claiming that the White House’s newly unveiled proposals aimed at curbing gun Custom Orioles Jersey violence in the wake of last month’s Parkland, Fla., massacre are “moving rapidly” — and saying he will take a wait-and-see approach to increasing the minimum age to purchase certain firearms.

“Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey fully backed by White House,” Trump tweeted early Monday. “Legislation moving forward. Bump Stocks will soon be out. Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to conceal carry, subject to State Law. Armed guards OK, deterrent!”

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Leadership is essence of Party,Custom Orioles Jersey senior official says

The overall leadership of the Communist Party of China should be guaranteed and strengthened in the deepening reform of Party and State institutions, a Custom Orioles Jersey senior official wrote in People’s Daily on Wednesday.

“The overall leadership of the Party is the fundamental guarantee for deepening reform,” wrote Yang Xiaodu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey CPC Central Committee.

China on Tuesday unveiled plans for a massive Cabinet restructuring to make the government more efficient and service-oriented.

The institutional reform plan of the State Council was submitted for deliberations to the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress, the top legislature.

The move aims to build a government able to satisfy the people’s needs. The State Council would have 15 fewer entities at ministerial or vice-ministerial
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Yang wrote that leadership of the CPC is the most essential element of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the greatest strength of this system, therefore
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He said that in addition to the overall leadership of the Party, the reform also requires law-based governance with clear functions and responsibilities, world-class forces with Chinese characteristics and mass organizations for bridging and serving the general populace.

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“To carry out the reform, efforts should be made to improve the system for upholding overall Party leadership and optimizing the structure and functions of government institutions.

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Yang said reforms to Party and State institutions provide the fundamental Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey institutional guarantee for the Party’s long-term governance and ensure the country’s long-term stability.