Every Thursday, we send out the great OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview filled with awesome things to do. Some are sports-related; many are not. So every Monday, we recap what happened in the world of Wisconsin sports while you were doing all those other awesome things.
Brewers beat Padres, 1-0: Journeyman starter Junior Guerra pitched six strong innings and three Milwaukee relievers combined to help shut out San Diego at Miller Park. Guerro struck out four, allowing just two hits and two walks, to improve to 2-0, while closer Jeremy Jeffress threw a perfect final frame for his ninth save. Right fielder Domingo Santana went 2 for 3 in the leadoff spot, scoring the game’s only run on first baseman Chris Carter’s sacrifice fly in the first inning.
Marquette men’s lacrosse loses to North Carolina, 10-9: In their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, playing at home on a cold day at Valley Fields, the Golden Eagles came back from a three-goal deficit but not all the way, losing in the first round. Marquette, in just its fourth year as a Division 1 lacrosse program, finished its season in front of a sellout crowd of 2,053 with an 11-5 record.
Brewers lose to Padres, 8-7: Starter Wily Peralta again struggled, giving up six runs in 4 2/3 innings and putting Milwaukee in a hole, though the team eventually came back to tie the game in the eighth and force extra innings. A couple of San Diego home runs in the 12th inning, by Derek Norris and Melvin Upton, Jr. off reliever Chris Capuano, were the difference for the Padres at Miller Park. Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3 for 7 with three RBI and catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 2 for 6 with a solo homer.
NBA Draft Combine concludes: Four players with state connections finished their workouts, tests and interviews at the Draft Combine in Chicago. Marquette’s Henry Ellenson and Maryland’s Diamond Stone, two freshmen who are considered likely first-round picks, did not participate in on-court activities, while Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes and Oregon’s Elgin Cook did play in drills and games. Some scouts have said Hayes should return to school for his senior year with the Badgers.
Brewers beat Padres, 3-2: In the matinee rubber match at Miller Park, Chris Carter broke out of a hitting slump by going 3 for 4 and slugging his 11th home run, with Jonathan Lucroy adding his fifth homer. The two players accounted for all three of Milwaukee’s runs. Zach Davies made a quality start, allowing two runs on three hits with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings, and Jeremy Jeffress picked up his 10th save. The Brewers begin a three-game series at home against the first-place Cubs on Monday.
Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.
After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.
Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.