The news is not good for Freddy Peralta.
A day after leaving in the top of the fourth inning with an injury, Milwaukee learned the All-Star pitcher is dealing with a posterior shoulder sprain that landed him on the 15-day injured list and will keep him out of the Brewers rotation for the foreseeable future.
"He's going to miss a significant amount of time," manager Craig Counsell told reporters in San Diego. "He will be back this season but it's going to be a lengthy absence. We're confident that there's going to be no kind of after effects to this thing. It's going to take a while to heal and then we'll build him back up."
Peralta had been up and down this season but he had strung together several good outings in a row before Sunday's setback. Now the Brewers will turn to Aaron Ashby to be more than the spot starter and bullpen arm he's been to this point in the season.
"I mean every loss is significant and Freddy is," Counsell said. "It chips away at your pitchers. We have a very capable replacement in the starting rotation but Aaron has also impacted us in other places. The way we were trending here Aaron was probably going to impact a little bit more as we move forward. So we lose that and somebody else has to step up. Freddy has set a very high bar with his performance since becoming a Brewer."
Milwaukee is opening an 11-game road trip in San Diego on Monday.
by Zach Heilprin
Wisconsin has secured a commitment from the top player in Wisconsin in the 2023 recruiting class.
Running back Nate White (Milwaukee, Wis.) announced his decision Saturday.
The 6-foot, 175-pound White is rated as a 3-star recruit, according to 247Sports. He's the No. 1 player in the state and the 39th-best running back in the country.
White chose the Badgers over offers from Minnesota, Purdue, Iowa State, Kansas and others. He becomes the second running back in the class joining Jaquez Keyes (Ironton, Ohio).
Coach Paul Chryst now has commitments from six players in the 2023 class.
Eric Lauer was lights out and Milwaukee's bats showed up Friday night in a 7-0 win over Washington at American Family Field.
As has been the case much of the year, Lauer brought his best stuff to the mound against the Nationals. The lefty went 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 5. It was tied for his longest outing of the season and the second time he hasn't allowed a run in a start. The night also served as a nice bounce back after serving up 3 home runs to Miami in his last appearance.
Lauer got more than enough help from Milwaukee's offense. Rowdy Tellez hit a 2-run homer in the sixth inning and Tyrone Taylor followed with a 3-run shot in the eighth. Hunter Renfroe continued to swing a hot bat with 3 hits, while Christian Yelich had 2.
Devin Williams pitched a scoreless eighth inning, including 2 more strikeouts. He's punched out 8 of the last 9 batters he's faced and hasn't allowed a run in 12 of his last 13 appearances.
The win was Milwaukee's fifth in its last 7 games as the Brewers moved to 25-14 on the year. It has the Crew sitting 4 games up on St. Louis for first place in the NL Central.
It'll be the Brewers and Nationals again Saturday night.
It's a recruiting episode of The Camp. Zach is joined by BadgerBlitz.com's Jon McNamara to get the latest on the Wisconsin's recruiting efforts in the 2023 and 2024 classes, as well as the impact of NIL and how Mickey Turner is settling into his role leading the recruiting department.
It's time to talk Badgers recruiting. Evan Flood from 247Sports joins to talk Gus Yalden, other potential 2023 commits, where Wisconsin stands with a couple in-state kids in the 2024 class and how NIL is impacting UW's recruiting.
Wisconsin has added its third commitment from the state of Illinois in its 2023 recruiting class Thursday.
Defensive lineman Roderick Pierce (Oak Lawn, Ill.) announced his commitment on Twitter.
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Pierce is ranked as the No. 23 player in Illinois and the 107th-best defensive lineman in the country, according to 247Sports. He chose the Badgers over offers from several other Big Ten teams, including Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota.
Pierce joins linebacker Tyler Jansey (Batavia) and defensive back Justin Taylor (Broadview) as Illinois kids in the class. If they end up signing, it will be the most in a single class under coach Paul Chryst.
In total, Wisconsin now has five commits in its 2023 class.
Milwaukee will be without Willy Adames for at least the next two series.
The Brewers placed the shortstop on the 10-day injured list with an ankle injury suffered Sunday at Miami on an awkward slide. The 26-year-old already missed this week's series against Atlanta and will now miss the three games against Washington this weekend and the club's trip to San Diego to start next week. The designation is retroactive to Monday, meaning he'll be eligible to return at some point when Milwaukee is in St. Louis to face the Cardinals.
Luis Urias has taken over for Adames at shortstop while he's been out.
Milwaukee recalled Keston Hiura from Triple-A to take Adames' spot on the active roster.
Milwaukee's bats stayed silent for a second straight night but this time it resulted in a 3-0 loss to Atlanta.
A day after their only run came on a wild pitch in a 1-0 victory, the Brewers were unable to capitalize on several golden opportunities Tuesday night. They were 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position, left 10 men on base and have now gone 18 innings without a batter collecting an RBI.
Milwaukee had few answers for Atlanta starter Tucker Davidson, who allowed just 3 hits over 5 innings of work to earn his first win of the year. A trio of relievers kept the Brewers at bay before Kenley Jansen came on in the ninth inning to pick up his ninth save of the season.
The lack of offense wasted a very good outing from Adrian Houser. He went 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and an unearned run. It was a nice bounce back for the righty after a couple tough starts in which he allowed a total of 12 runs, including 7 earned over 9 innings of work.
The Braves added some insurance in the eighth inning when Marcell Ozuna took Brad Boxberger deep for a 2-run homer. It was just the second time in Boxberger's 14 appearance this season that he allowed a run.
Milwaukee and Atlanta will close out the series Wednesday afternoon at American Family Field.
One of the more popular aspects of the American Family Insurance Championship is returning to University Ridge Golf Course for the first time since 2019.
Organizers of the PGA TOUR Champions event, which runs June 10-12, announced Tuesday that the nine-hole celebrity foursome would be back with two-time U.S. Open Champion Andy North serving as host. He'll pair with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and former Packers legend Brett Favre against former New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster.
“It’s an honor to have Juli as our first LPGA player in the Celebrity Foursome,” North said in a release. “You can bet she’ll bring her game and competitive fire, just like Derek, but Brett and I will be ready. It will be spirited and entertaining, and all of it focused on raising money for charity.”
The foursome will take to the course after the final group finishes its round on Saturday, June 11. They will begin on the 10th hole and the estimated tee time is 2 p.m.
More information, including how to purchase tickets, is available at AmFamChampionship.com
A second Milwaukee player has been suspended for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program put in place by MLB and the MLBPA.
The league announced that pitcher J.C. Mejía had been suspended for 80 games, making him ineligible to play until August.
The Brewers acquired the right-handed pitcher in a late-November trade with Cleveland. After spending the first part of the season in Triple-A, he was recalled last week. He appeared in two games, allowing 6 runs in 2 1/3 innings of work.
Mejía joins catcher Pedro Severino on the MLB's suspended list. Severino also earned an 80-game suspension last month after testing positive for Clomiphene, a banned substance under the league’s PED prevention program.