Latest Craig Counsell News

Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of...

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Nov. 4, 2019 8:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and '16. He finished second in 2012, '13, '15 and '18. Washington third baseman Anthony...

Soto lifts Nats to 4-3 comeback wild-card win over Brewers

Oct. 2, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After all the heartache and close calls, all the early exits, maybe it makes sense that a 20-year-old kid who never had been to the postseason, Juan Soto, would help the Washington Nationals finally advance. And maybe, just maybe, it makes sense that it would be this particular edition of...

Hader, Grisham combine to give away NL wild-card game

Oct. 2, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trent Grisham's eyes were still red, his cheeks stained by tears, as a group of Milwaukee Brewers teammates gathered near his locker in the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park to offer hugs and words of encouragement. Everything was going according to plan for manager Craig Counsell and...

A capsule look at the Brewers-Nationals playoff game

Sep. 30, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

A look at the National League wild-card game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals: ___ Schedule: Tuesday, at Washington, 8:08 p.m. EDT (TBS). ___ Season Series: Brewers won 4-2. ___ Projected Lineups: Brewers: RF Trent Grisham (.231, 6 HRs, 24 RBIs), C Yasmani Grandal (.246, 28, 77, 109 walks),...

'Mad Max' carries playoff skid into Brew-Nats wild-card game

Sep. 30, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Based on what everyone says about Washington Nationals righty Max Scherzer, he seems like an obvious choice to start the NL wild-card game against Milwaukee. Scherzer is, in the words of Brewers manager Craig Counsell, "probably going to the Hall of Fame." Brandon Woodruff, Counsell's...

LEADING OFF: Skippers on the hot seat, playoff teams ailing

Sep. 29, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOT SEAT The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes. A couple of clubs got a head start on their winter plans Sunday, with the Cubs announcing Joe Maddon wouldn't be back and the Pirates firing Clint...

Brewers wind up with NL wild card, lose to Rockies in 13

Sep. 29, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — By the late innings, the Milwaukee Brewers just wanted the game to end. That took a while, though. Already relegated to an NL wild-card spot, the Brewers lost to the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Sunday when Jake Faria threw a wild pitch in the 13th inning that allowed the winning run to score. "It...

Hader tagged in 9th, Brews lose in 10; trail Cards by 1 game

Sep. 29, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josh Hader and the Milwaukee Brewers got the help they needed from the Chicago Cubs. They will need a little more after blowing a chance to pull even in the NL Central race. Hader gave up a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Brewers lost to Colorado 3-2 in the 10th...