WISCONSIN SPORTS BRIEFS: Auburndale's Zimmerman leads Nats' to win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin native Jordan Zimmermann earned his 13th win of the season, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 yesterday.
The Auburndale native pitched six solid innings for the Washington Nationals, allowing no runs on four hits and five strike-outs. Milwaukee’s only run of the night came in the 8th inning, when Jonathan Lucroy sent a solo shot over the center wall. Zimmermann is now 4-0 all-time against his home-state team. On an injury note, Brewers starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny left the game in the second inning after being hit by a liner. Team officials say he suffered a left elbow contusion and x-rays were negative.
Suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has been dropped by Nike. The athletic shoes and apparel giant made the announcement yesterday, joining a growing list of sponsors dropping the troubled slugger; including Muscle Milk and Kwik Trip. Braun accepted a season-ending suspension in July for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs and lying about it.
The Green Bay Packers will hold its annual “Family Night” scrimmage at Lambeau Field tonight. The scrimmage kicks off at 7:30 p.m., with festivities beginning at 11:00 a.m. It’s the 13th year of the event, which benefits Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. Following the scrimmage, the Packers will hold a “jerseys off our backs” giveaway and a fireworks show. It will also be the first game under new carry-in policies for bags and seats.
Wisconsin native Steve Stricker posted a four-under, 67 round yesterday – putting him at a tie for 11th at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational tournament in Akron, Ohio. He picked-up five birdies in the round, before two bogeys on the 13th and 17th holes. Stricker has a lot of work to do if he wants to catch Tiger Woods, the leader of the tournament in two rounds. He trails Woods by 11 strokes.
SCOREBOARD REGIONAL MLB
Washington 4, Milwaukee 1
Minnesota 4, Houston 3 (F/13)
LA Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1
Fort Wayne 7, Lake County 5
Burlington 6, Cedar Rapids 2
Wisconsin 7, Kane County 4
Lansing 5, South Bend 1
Clinton 7, Beloit 3
Quad Cities 5, Peoria 2
Bowling Green 3, Dayton 2
West Michigan, Great Lakes (PPD)
Duluth 8, Alexandria 7
La Crosse 11, Madison 9
Waterloo 5, Willmar 4
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 13, Eau Claire 5
Wisconsin Woodchucks 6, Lakeshore 0
Mankato 9, Thunder Bay 4
Rochester 8, St. Cloud 3
Battle Creek 7, Green Bay 4