MILWAUKEE (AP) After losing two of three, the Chicago Cubs jerseys still have the best record in the majors and no panic.
cheap Junior Guerra jersey struck out a career high 11, cheap Kirk Nieuwenhuis jersey and cheap Chris Carter jersey homered and the Milwaukee Brewers jerseys slowed the Cubs jerseys with a 5 3 victory Thursday.
“Their guy today, Guerra, pitched really, really well,” Cubs jerseys manager Joe Maddon said. “They had a bunch of punchouts. We hadn’t been swinging and missing like that in bit. So, you got to give them credit. He had a really good splitter going on.”
Chicago, a big league best 28 11, has lost three times in a four game span for the first time this season. The Cubs jerseys scored seven runs in the three game series.
“They hurt us on defense and they hurt us on the mound,” Maddon said.
cheap Jason Hammel jersey (5 1) had been 8 0 with a 2.37 ERA in 11 career starts against the Brewers jerseys, but he allowed four runs and five hits in six innings.
“I felt pretty good,” Hammel said. “Home runs on hanging sliders; hanging sliders leave the yard. That’s about it.”
Making his first start against Chicago, Guerra (3 0) used his split finger fastball to his advantage. He gave up cheap Dexter Fowler jersey’s 15th career leadoff homer but settled down to allow three runs and five hits in seven innings.
“They just beat us,” Maddon said. “We had opportunities, but we could not cash in.”
Maddon dismissed any notion that his team takes weaker opponents lightly.
“Padres jerseys got us. The Rockies jerseys got us. Now, these guys got us,” he said. “That’s something that has to go away.”
cheap Miguel Montero jersey, in an 0 for 20 slide, had an RBI single in the second, but Nieuwenhuis scored on a wild pitch in the bottom half and Carter, in a 4 for 23 slump, tied the score with his 12th homer, a leadoff drive in the fourth.
“Not bad, just the home run, obviously,” Maddon said of Hammel’s 92 pitch effort. “Nieuwenhuis, that’s what put them on top. Overall, they didn’t beat him up. The home run was the big play. I know he’d like to have that pitch back.”
Nieuwenhuis hit the two run homer in the sixth, and Montero cut the gap to 4 3 in the seventh when he tripled and came home on Guerra’s wild pitch.
Brewers jerseys manager Craig Counsell said that a split finger fastball is a rare pitch.
“You don’t see it that much, certainly from starting pitchers,” Counsell said. “You see it from the bullpen a little bit but we don’t see it much in the game.”
Guerra mixed in his other pitches to keep the Cubs jerseys guessing.
cheap Tyler Thornburg jersey got his first big league save, walking his first two batters before striking out cheap Javier Baez jersey, retiring Fowler on a flyout and fanning cheap Jason Heyward jersey.
CUBS ROLLING ON
The Cubs jerseys have gone 23 5 in their last 28 regular season road games and moved to 16 3 when scoring first. “When you win a game like that, you’ll find some energy the next day,” he said. . Rizzo was in the starting lineup after being replaced in the ninth inning Wednesday, after he was hit by a cheap Jeremy Jeffress jersey pitch. Maddon said inserting pinch runner cheap Javier Baez jersey was strategic.
Brewers jerseys: LF cheap Ryan Braun jersey missed his second consecutive game with back stiffness. He had back surgery in the offseason and the team has been cautious with his health. The 32 year old has gotten periodic days off for rest. Counsell said that Braun’s right wrist, which kept him out of two games over the weekend, was fine. . RF cheap Domingo Santana jersey was scratched due to right shoulder soreness wholesale mlb jerseys and replaced by cheap Ramon Flores jersey. . RHP cheap Matt Garza jersey (right lat), who has yet to play this season, threw his first bullpen session.
Cubs jerseys: cheap Jake Arrieta jersey (7 0, 1.29 ERA) is to open a three game series Friday at San Francisco and RHP Jake Peavy (1 4, 7.43). Chicago has won each of Arrieta’s last 21 regular season starts.