WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Brewers rally for win over Mets
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers spotted the Mets a couple of runs, then came from behind to win at Miller Park, 5-2.
Wily Peralta lacked the command he’d shown the last time out, but still picked up his team-leading 12th victory of the season with five-and-two-thirds innings of work. He gave up six hits, two walks and two runs. Four relievers blanked New York over the final three-and-one-third innings, with Francisco Rodriguez bouncing back from Friday’s blown save to slam the door on the Mets. A wild pitch and hits by Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun erased an early 2-0 deficit in the fifth. Mark Reynolds pounded his 17th home run and Khris Davis knocked in the final run with a double. Milwaukeesends Jimmy Nelson to the mound today in the rubber game of the three-game set. The Mets will counter with rookie Jacob deGrom.
The happiest Green Bay Packer at Saturday’s opening of training camp might have been the much-wealthier wide receiver Jordy Nelson. He reportedly signed a new four-year deal worth $39-million. The contract extension includes and $11.5 million dollar signing bonus. Nelson caught 85 passes last season for 1,314 yards. He has quickly become one of the best receivers in the NFL. The next thing the team must deal with is finding a common ground with receiver Randall Cobb, whose rookie deal ends after this season. A big crowd showed up to see linebacker Clay Matthews and free agent Julius Peppers on the field at the same time. The Packers hope those two put a lot of pressure on quarterbacks this season. And, the team says linebackers Mike Neal and Nick Perry are almost ready to start practicing.
Jim Furyk holds a three-shot lead entering today’s final round of the RBC Canadian Open near Montreal. The 44-year-old Furyk has had only one bogey in the first 54 holes of the tournament. He’s at 15 under par 195 with one round to go. Tim Clark is in second. Madison golfer Jerry Kelly had a two over par 72 Saturday and is even par for the first three rounds, trailing the leader by 15 shots. Pewaukee native Mark Wilson missed the cut.
Rhinelander native Dan Forsman has slipped 20 shots off the pace of the Senior British Open. Forsman is tied for 44th after shooting a three over par 74 Saturday. He is six over going into today’s final round. Bernhard Langer has what appears to be an insurmountable eight-shot lead over Rick Gibson after three rounds.
Kevin Harvick starts on the pole for today’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon joins him on the front row, looking for his fifth win on the historic track. Matt Kenseth has the best starting position for a Wisconsin driver, taking off 13th. Beloit native Danica Patrick is next to him, then Eau Claire’s Paul Menard starts 29th and Janesville’s Travis Kvapil takes off 40th.
Ty Dillon grabbed his first Nationwide Series victory Saturday at the Lilly-Diabetes 250 in Indianapolis. He had to hold off a late charge from Kyle Busch. Dillon took the lead for good in lap 77 of the 100-lap race. Matt Kenseth finished third and Paul Menard was sixth.
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION
Milwaukee Brewers 5, New York Mets 2
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Chicago Cubs 3
Colorado Rockies 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Cincinnati Reds 1, Washington Nationals 0
Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota Twins 0
Los Angeles Angels 4, Detroit Tigers 0
Fort Wayne 8, Wisconsin 4
Beloit at Lake County, ppd
La Crosse 6, Willmar 5
Lakeshore 17, Wisconsin Rapids 11
Green Bay 6, Madison 4
Rochester 8, Eau Claire 1
Wisconsin 3, Battle Creek 2
Kenosha 4, Kalamazoo 2