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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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CHICAGO — “We sent the bats to chapel,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced Sunday morning, hoping a little religion might help. He was Jadeveon clowney texans Jersey joking, but the idea sounded as good as any after a 2-0 loss to the Cubs completed Chicago’s four-game series sweep.

 Men’s Nike Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey Tyler Chatwood delivered the tie-breaking single off Brewers starter Zach Davies and pitched seven scoreless innings, combining with Carl Edwards Jr. and Brandon Morrow to blank the Brewers at Wrigley Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Jersey Field in what Counsell called “a carbon copy of the last couple of days.”

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CHICAGO — “We sent the bats to chapel,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced Sunday morning, hoping a little religion might help. He was joking, but the idea sounded as good as any after a 2-0 loss to the Cubs completed Chicago’s four-game series sweep.

Tyler Chatwood delivered the tie-breaking single off Brewers starter Zach Davies and pitched seven scoreless innings, combining with Carl Edwards Jr. and Brandon Morrow to blank the Brewers at Wrigley Field in what Counsell called “a carbon copy of the last couple of days.”

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Milwaukee fell to 1-7 this season against the Cubs, including five shutout losses. Three of those came in this series, when the Brewers’ offense amounted to a pair of would-be home runs on Friday that were knocked back to Earth by a stiff wind for sacrifice flies.

The Cubs were not exactly the 1927 Yankees, either. They scored nine total runs in dealing the Brewers their first four-game losing streak in Jadeveon Clowney Jersey franchise history in which Milwaukee pitchers surrendered three or fewer runs in each game.

Video: MIL@CHC: Counsell on offensive struggles in the loss

“Going into this series, you knew it was going to be this kind of series,” said Counsell. “In these games, you have to somehow scratch across the run. It’s stringing a couple of hits together. It’s advancing a runner. It’s stealing a base. It’s taking advantage of a defensive mistake.

“They did it, and we didn’t.”

The Brewers tallied 14 hits in the four-game series, including two apiece in the final two games, marking the first time since 1974 that they were held to two or fewer hits in consecutive games.

The Cubs, meanwhile, won four straight games with three or fewer runs in each of them for the first time since at least 1908.

Coming into the series with eight straight wins over the last-place Reds, Marlins and Royals, Milwaukee didn’t muster a single earned run against Chicago starters Kyle Hendricks, Yu Darvish, Jose Quintana and Chatwood, who combined to allow one unearned run on 11 hits in 27 innings. Chatwood walked three batters on Sunday but surrendered only two hits, and he didn’t face a runner in scoring position after Lorenzo Cain walked and stole second base in the top of the first inning.

Video: MIL@CHC: Brewers on the loss, tough series with Cubs

Ryan Braun also reached in the inning on an infield single before Shaw hit a bouncer to first baseman Anthony Rizzo for an inning-ending double play.

“Our pitching staff did a tremendous job all weekend. We just couldn’t score any runs,” said Shaw. “It’s tough to score runs here when the wind is blowing in. We’re kind of a home run-hitting team, and we need to find other ways to score when the home run’s not there.”

Brewers hitters’ troubles against the Cubs actually go back to Miller Park. Since winning a walk-off against the Cubs in Milwaukee on April 6, the Brewers have scored four runs against Chicago pitching in six games. That’s four one-run rallies … and 50 scoreless innings.

“Our games [against the Cubs] are always tight, they’re always going to be competitive,” said Davies. “We just have to find that edge. No mistakes. It’s that ‘A’ game throughout the series in order to take games from them. … It requires more focus. It requires an attitude that, ‘We’re going to go out there, try to score on them early and punch them in the mouth.’ Set the tone.

“We struggled in this series, but we have the rest of the season.”

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The pitch that slipped, Part I: Davies did his job by holding the Cubs to two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings, with two walks (one intentional) and three strikeouts. He didn’t allow a run until the fifth inning, when Addison Russell led off with a triple into the right-field corner and scored two batters later when Davies hung a breaking ball to Chatwood for a go-ahead single.

“It slipped, and it was a bad pitch,” Davies said. “I hung it right over the plate. … For them, that was enough today.”

Video: MIL@CHC: Chatwood rips an RBI single up the middle

The pitch that slipped, Part II: After Chatwood buzzed Cain with an inside fastball in the top of the sixth that hit the handle of Cain’s bat — the Brewers challenged, unsuccessfully — Davies hit Rizzo with a first-pitch fastball with one out and the bases empty in the bottom of the inning. It proved a costly plunking, as Rizzo came around to score the Cubs’ second run.

Video: MIL@CHC: Russell extends lead with sacrifice fly

“I know Rizzo was [upset] that I hit him, but it’s 1-0 in a tight series,” Davies said. “It’s not on purpose.”

HE SAID IT
“When you can play somebody in your own division eight times and do well, that’s always a boon. They came in winning eight in a row. We’ll take it. I have a lot of respect for them. We didn’t beat up their pitching, either. Don’t be deceived here. They pitched really well, too. They played really well, too. We just happened to pitch a little better in the series. They’re a very good ballclub, and we just happened to get them this time around. They’re never to be taken for granted.” — Cubs manager Joe Maddon

Video: MIL@CHC: Davies strikes out Heyward swinging

OFFENSIVE OUTAGE
Counsell spent part of Sunday morning discussing the Brewers offense with reporters, who noted that players are passing the 100-plate-appearance plateau Counsell sometimes cites when talking about the line between a small sample and meaningful statistics.

“Look, second base, shortstop, catcher, right field, we just haven’t got going yet,” Counsell said. “We’re going to have to get guys going. That’s a big part of this. Those have been season-long things, not just the last three days. Certainly, it’s important to get some spots in the lineup going.”

As they headed for Cincinnati on Sunday night, Brewers catchers ranked 27th of 30 Major League teams with a .242 weighted on-base average, Brewers second basemen were 28th at .232 and Brewers shortstops were last at .206. The players who have primarily manned those positions are Manny Pina, Jett Bandy, Jonathan Villar, Eric Sogard and Orlando Arcia.

The right fielders were 18th with a .297 wOBA, but that figure was brought down by Domingo Santana‘s .275.

Is it fair to start looking at personnel changes to improve production at some of those positions?

“Cases are individual, but yeah, I think that’s fair,” Counsell said.

UP NEXT
Two weeks after winning three of four games against the Reds at Miller Park, the Brewers will aim for more victories at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park beginning Monday night at 6:10 p.m. CT. Jhoulys Chacin, who has won his past two starts with a 1.54 ERA, starts the opener of the three-game set opposite Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan.

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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CHICAGO — The Brewers didn’t rehab Wade Miley only to let him go, so they are bringing him to the big leagues.

Miley, the veteran left-hander who was on the brink of making Milwaukee’s Opening Day rotation when he suffered a groin injury in the final week of Spring Training, will join the Brewers’ starting rotation on Wednesday in Cincinnati. The team is moving another lefty, Brent Suter, to the bullpen to make room for Miley, and it will have to make 25- and 40-man roster moves before Wednesday’s game.

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CHICAGO — The Brewers didn’t rehab Wade Miley only to let him go, so they are bringing him to the big leagues.

Miley, the veteran left-hander who was on the brink of making Milwaukee’s Opening Day rotation when he suffered a groin injury in the final week of Spring Training, will join the Brewers’ starting rotation on Wednesday in Cincinnati. The team is moving another lefty, Brent Suter, to the bullpen to make room for Miley, and it will have to make 25- and 40-man roster moves before Wednesday’s game.

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“Where we came down is Wade had a good camp, and had impressed us to the point he was most likely going to make the team,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “He unfortunately got injured, but once he got healthy he’s gone out and pitched, in our eyes, in the same manner he pitched in Spring Training.

“I think he earned the opportunity.”

Video: Counsell and Stearns on Miley’s recovery

In doing so, Miley also earned a paycheck. When he’s added to the roster, the remaining proration of the $2.5 million he was promised on a Minor League contract will become guaranteed. Another $3.2 million is available in incentives for both starts and relief appearances.

Miley, 31, was a National League All-Star for the D-backs in 2012, when he finished second in NL Rookie of the Year Award balloting, but he has exceeded one win over replacement level in only one season since. The past two seasons were particularly rough, as Miley went 17-28 with a 5.48 ERA in 323 1/3 innings for the Mariners and Orioles and issued a Major League-worst 93 walks in 2017.

The Brewers are banking that the mechanical changes Miley made over the winter will pay off. He had one blow-up start against the Reds in Spring Training, as he was tagged for seven earned runs on 10 hits in three innings, but he pitched to a 2.12 ERA with 18 strikeouts over 17 innings in four other starts and one relief appearance.

Video: MIL@CHC: Suter strikes out Almora swinging

Suter, who has a 5.34 ERA in six starts but has produced the softest contact among Major League starters — an 82.8-mph average exit velocity, according to Statcast™ — will be available in relief beginning Tuesday.

“I think he can have an impact in the bullpen,” Counsell said. “I think he did OK as a starter. It was some good moments, some tough moments. … He’s performed in that [relief] role. He is a very good piece that we don’t have down there, that fits very well. He’s a versatile pitcher.”

“I definitely tend toward starting a little bit, because working with [pitching coach Derek Johnson] and getting that routine going can really help you get better,” said Suter, “but I’m happy to join a [bullpen] unit that’s really pitching for each other right now. There’s a great camaraderie down there. And listen, Wade has earned it, too.”

Slow and steady for Nelson

Jimmy Nelson is still throwing on flat ground at 150 feet in his comeback from right shoulder surgery, patiently waiting for the day he gets to pitch on a mound again. He remains ahead of schedule, according to both Nelson and Counsell.

“We’re just looking to see consistency,” Nelson said. “What we want is 5-6 good days in a row. It doesn’t make sense to do a bullpen [session] before that.”

Said Counsell: “We’ve got to put this in perspective. He got to this place so fast that we’ve got to give him time to get over hurdles. He’s ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean we are going to fly through this thing. He’s not ‘stuck.’ He’s playing catch, and he has to clear h Jadeveon Clowney Jersey urdles to get to the next step. Everything is, in our eyes, going really well. It’s not like it’s set in concrete how the rehab goes. I’m thrilled where he’s at right now.”

On second thought

When No. 4 Brewers prospect Luis Ortiz was scratched from a scheduled start Saturday and placed on Double-A Biloxi’s disabled list with a tight left Jadeveon clowney texans Jersey hamstring, the thinking was he would miss only one start. Now, the team expects to hold Ortiz out a bit longer than that, general manager David Stearns said, since Ortiz had trouble with the same hamstring last season.

The diagnosis, however, has not changed. The Brewers consider the injury relatively minor.

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


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