Latest Craig Counsell News

Brewers may need lineup upgrade to end postseason misery

Oct. 13, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers made a franchise-record fourth straight playoff appearance this fall and have the type of starting rotation that could enable them to keep that streak going in future years. But their loss to the Atlanta Braves in the NL Division...

Bats finally wake up but Hader falters, Brewers eliminated

Oct. 12, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At least the Milwaukee Brewers came out swinging. Even if Christian Yelich went down looking at the end. Milwaukee was 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the NL Division Series until RBI singles by Omar Narváez and...

M-V-Free! Freeman HR sends Braves to NLCS, 5-4 over Brewers

Oct. 12, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves will get another chance to finish the job they came agonizingly close to achieving a year ago. It doesn’t matter at all that they had fewer wins than any other playoff team. Freeman hit an...

LEADING OFF: Braves make their pitch to close out Brewers

Oct. 12, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on today: ___ BLANKIN' BRAVES Boosted by a sharp start from Ian Anderson, Braves pitchers have now thrown 19 straight scoreless innings against Milwaukee in the NL Division Series. ...

Punchless Crew: Brewers slumping at worst possible time

Oct. 11, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Yelich lined a scorcher up the middle. It sure looked like a hit. But Dansby Swanson gobbled it up, sprinted to second base to get the force, then fired on to first to complete the double play. Another...

LEADING OFF: Braves make their pitch to close out Brewers

Oct. 11, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: ___ BLANKIN' BRAVES Boosted by a sharp start from Ian Anderson, Braves pitchers have now thrown 19 straight scoreless innings against Milwaukee in the NL Division Series. ...

Pederson 3-run HR, Braves blank Brewers for 2-1 NLDS lead

Oct. 11, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joc Pederson credits his postseason success to “not making any moment bigger than it needs to be.” With another jolt, Pederson put the Atlanta Braves on the verge of advancing in the playoffs. Pederson kept enhancing his...

No surprise: Brewers choose Peralta to face Braves' Anderson

Oct. 10, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For Craig Counsell, the decision to have Freddy Peralta start Monday's Game 3 of the NL Division Series for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Atlanta Braves was easy. The manager said he considered no other options. “Freddy was the...

Fried sharp, Braves blank Brewers 3-0 to tie NLDS at 1-all

Oct. 09, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Max Fried says his strategy in pressure situations is to avoid making too much of the moment. The approach that worked so well for the Atlanta Braves left-hander in the regular season also is paying dividends in the playoffs. Fried...

Tellez HR, throw spark Brewers over Braves 2-1 in Game 1

Oct. 08, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez fouled off Charlie Morton's pitch in a scoreless game, then headed toward the dugout for a deep breath and a new bat. Just the break the Milwaukee Brewers needed. Tellez spoiled Morton’s gem by hitting a two-run...