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"adam mckelvey" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Yes our two of the leading sports rick to all right. Thank you for that and welcome back to the show. Rectal with you. Coast to coast border the border and around the world on the American Forces Radio Network. It's our pleasure to be joined by Adam. Mckelvey is the MLB DOT COM beat writer for the Milwaukee Brewers and his new book is called. The Milwaukee brewers at fifty celebrating a half century of brewers baseball Adam. Welcome to the show. Congratulations on the book. And you know it's funny. You're talking to a guy in his fifties who grew up in Oakland as in as fan. And I when I think of the brewers I think of yount and Molitor and Ogilvy and and and those guys I still. That's what I think when I think brewers you get a lot of people who still look at them that way. Yeah Well Rick. Thanks for having me on. And definitely that was sort of glory era of the franchise from seventy eight to eighty two five year span. Only the Baltimore Orioles one more regular season games. Then the brewers orioles were Juggernaut at that time so those were some really great teams and more than that populated by really great characters. Gorman Thomas out there with Spilling Beers and after the game with fans in the parking lot outside county stadium Paul Molitor the real Polish kid and revenue out quiet. And you know it's just a a a a mix of of big personalities as well as good baseball player so those guys are still the love and you know what I'll tell you really were. That Arab began was out there in Oakland. Out there in the bay area when when the Brewers courted sal. Bando in this crazy new process called free agency in the Mid Nineteen Seventies. Getting Bando was the starting point for a lot of players Who were part of that team? They point to that is sort of the look. We're in the big leagues now after being an expansion team for a number of years and really struggling and they point vanderbilt being the guy that that really was there was one turning point that sent them in the right direction by the late seventies early eighties. they pointed that deal. So there you go. You got roots out there in. California and you think about the guys on that grade team as it won three straight world series. Seventy two seventy three seventy four. Didn't the brewers also retire? Rollie fingers number two. Yeah Yeah they did. And it's You know it's one of the. The whole thing is the best baseball debating decisions like that right so that one may be a little bit of a stretch rollie fingers under a great player and whether Great Bluer. His nineteen eighty-one season was pretty special. Vp Al Cy Young Award winner. And again you talk about turning points the trey got rollie fingers with Ted Centers another hall of Famer and Feed Vuckovich and other cy. Young winner from the cardinals is probably the best trade. In Franchise History Christian Yelich came along But you know when you look at the decision to retire that number. We did a piece earlier in this strange shutdown period primarily dot com about who might be the next retired number for each team and when you sort of look at the criteria and who might be necked the Raleigh singers one is the one that's sort of messed it up for from my boss occasion because it opened the door so a lot of different players. Look that's the deal. You sit down in the ballpark and you look up and talk about who. Those numbers belong to and who were the greatest players in the history of the team? And he's certainly in that discussion. It's interesting you mentioned that atom because a couple years ago to ask that question about who's number would be retired. I I think we would all just slam dunk say Ryan Braun. But the whole thing about the guy kept the sample and his trunk. I mean does that that stain his fandom in his hometown because we know unlike in San Francisco I went to enough games with Barry Bonds that the giants fans didn't care that is love seeing him hit homers. But what's the relationship like with Braun as his career is kinda going down and with that city. Well look it's you know when when it's your city and your hometown city rather you've done special things and had big moments. It's going to be a different relationship for Ryan Vanni Milwaukee than it is in Chicago and Pittsburgh and New York and Los Angeles But look he was very introspective. This spring when Christian Yelich signed a contract extension with the brewers before everything turned upside down Bronze said look going to the hall of fame. But this guy has a chance to be the next Milwaukee Brewer to go into the hall of fame. That's how highly he thinks of Christian Yelich and how realistically he views his own upcoming legacy. But the one thing I'd say about Ryan Braun is You know some people are GonNa be mad at him forever and what he did And and he has said he made a big mistake More mistakes thought he. He paid the price for what he did But in recent years he has really made a conscious effort to try to do better. And he's done a lot of things during this shutdown with the grow virus to raise money and supplies in La and here in Milwaukee He has done a lot to help. Keep Christian Yelich. He has done good things on the field In the recent playoff season so he has tried to do everything he can do on and off the field to the extent he can write a different story than the one that was written from two thousand eleven to two thousand thirteen and look. I think guy deserves some credit for that But again that's something that everybody's GonNa have their own opinion and it's going to be really tough to change anybody's deeply-held opinion. Yeah well I'm I'm a big fan of that guy's talent speaking of the brewers and I guess you're talking to a guy here that it gets goofy. I still sometimes think of them as an American League team. That's what I grew up with them. As and Bud Seelig you know. He loves the braves and he was the first guy to jump to get them back on the senior circuit. So what does what does that meant that the the seelig family and of course then as when his daughter Wendy took over when he became commissioner how they put a stamp on that town. Well look I mean. Bud sealer is feeling is the founder here. Speaking of retired numbers they retired number one a couple of years ago in honor of founder ceiling. And it's another example of a town having maybe a different view of individual. Then you might get in another part of the country Where he may be known for his years as commissioner but Bud feelings very comfortable in his legacy in a different things he did to grow the game. He will argue that he made strides in drug testing And he will say that. The proudest achievement of his career longer baseball. That took him to the hall of fame was bringing Major League baseball back to Milwaukee. And you know. That's one of the unique things about this particular franchises. The way it happened it was five years old him really fighting a team and getting disappointed over and over again. And then this one last opportunity to to buy the Seattle pilots in bankruptcy and it came down to one week before the opening of the nineteen seventy season and it really went from until getting the news the night of March thirty first nineteen seventy. He reports to county stadium next morning. Is the only stadium employees. There there was a stadium manager that worked for the county Milwaukee County but that's the only employer the ball club and one week later. They're playing a major league game and it's such a different world to think about that. Then the world of Major League Baseball today when everything is so much more complex than corporate times than just a completely different situation but it was very humble beginnings and you know for bud ceiling. It was the culmination of five years of real heartbreak to get US city to get baseball back in the city. And now there's a whole generation of fans and and look. I've said I'm one of them. I grew up in this town and I am a baseball fan and large market. There was a baseball team here. And would my life be different had? The Milwaukee brewers not come through Asian in nineteen seventy. It's really hard to say so here. He's a much beloved figure overall and and Nice guys baseball back very cool last question for you when they decided to go young in the front office and they went to David. Stearns you know this is the new. Guy Thirty years old Harvard. Paulie SI- You know had internships all over baseball. Seen as a bright mind. He if I'm right. He was younger than Braun when they hired him. But you bump out. Doug Melvin Gordon and those guys you bring in council and then to make the moves as you said the Yelich trade is going to be one of the best in history you get a big checkbook out for Lorenzo. Cain UNDER THE RADAR MOVES. Kinda for moves and Jonathan scope like that. This guy has really. He's you could say you can point at his Ivy League routes but this is this is the new style I mean. This guy has done a great job so far. He's made way the way I think about it. As he's waiting made way more good moves than regrettable and there been some moves in both categories and. Gm YOU'RE GONNA make some some of each but you know I'm putting together the book. It was really a a nice way to sort of transition at the end towards a new era of baseball. Because as you said Doug Melvin had been here for a long time he he kind of brought this franchise back to respectability with drafting some really good hitters like prince fielder and Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks Corey Hart and in two thousand eight hundred eleven. Got Back in the postseason. Then along David stearns to do another rebuild and things happen more quickly than they expected and it was a story of taking some risks thinking a little differently about player acquisition and player development. And then really it. There was some old school miss to it in that David stearns in this manager he inherited Craig Counsel a Milwaukee Guy Championship caliber player They really matched from the very first day. And there's a story in the book about them meeting in Milwaukee and it's sort of a group dinner and they hit it off and the two of them hung back and went to the bar kept talking baseball and it was really that conversation that laid the foundation for the good things that followed him and they think about the game differently and in this case. That's been a good thing and it's it's led to some success back to back postseason appearances the last two years And now you know. Christiane the anchor of the franchise moving forward. They feel good once we get back to playing baseball about the foundation that they have and being competitive for.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
"Be celebrating now. They're fifty first season in Milwaukee. Of course we don't know when baseball is coming back. But the brewers are the subject of new book by Adam Mckelvey who's been covering them for. Mlb DOT COM for decades. He is a native of the Milwaukee area and his new book is. The Milwaukee brewers fifty celebrating a half century of brewers baseball Adam. Thanks so much for being with us. Of course German. Thank you for having me. I gotta say I'm doing this with all due respect but I was looking at some of the numbers right I mean. The brewers I think over there fifty seasons in Milwaukee have a winning percentage of about forty eight percent which I think might be actually a little bit better than I would have guessed. And they've played a total and fifty seasons. If my math is right again I think of thirty postseason games. And they've won one pennant. No world series. Of course that one thousand nine hundred two lost in seven games to the cardinals and Keith Hernandez that whole story was Bob McClure? Who gave up the head to Hernandez in the the big game in my right. That's right no rollie fingers haunts but still to this day right so I mean you know it's easy for somebody coming from New York. You know where they've got twenty seven championships with the Yankees and before that the giants and In the dodgers and the mets well it's been a. It's been a long drought for the mets too. But we'll talk about that another time. But people forget when you talk about Milwaukee Baseball Milwaukee they forget that there were some incredible teams there fifties and early sixties. How long were the braves? Fourteen years something like that. Yeah never had a losing season. led the major leagues and attendance on a number of occasions. I nationally franchise to draw two million fans. It was a town that fell in love with its baseball. Aaron and Mathews Spawn and Bernadette. I mean It was they had those great teams and they beat the Yankees. And what was it? The fifty seven world series right and then they decamped for Atlanta. What did it mean to Milwaukee to get baseball back in nineteen seventy of course? It meant that Seattle lost the team that had for year as you already said it was the that the city was bigly again And you know it came at a time that herb Kohl had also brought the NBA to Milwaukee Just a year before and it was a big boost for town. That was really heartbroken when the braves left in in reading about that I always known the braves left town. I never knew the history of that. How a team that has been so successful at the gate and on the field and as you said at so many hall of famers suddenly decamped and I learned through this research that one of the reasons Milwaukee lost the braves was they made a policy against Kerry in beer and people were so horrified of the notion of having to buy their beer at the ballpark led to some really hard feelings. Only Milwaukee I mean that's that's that is a great story. Can you picture reeling your leg into the Ballpark for long now? Look it's more complicated than that. And I don't oversimplify simplify it. But that was certainly one factor really before the brave even decamped. Bud sheely was already trying to gather civic leaders you know. He's around thirty years old at the time To try to I save the braves when that effort failed He turned his sights to bring in almost immediately and other expansion team and he had so much heartache in close calls over and over There was an American league expansion during that period Between Sixty five and seventy are. There was National League expansion. You tell them watching Walter. O'malley announce the winner in mouth. A word that began with 'em and his heart lifted and the the word was Montreal. Heart was broken again You gotTA deal to buy the Chicago. White Sox from one of the Allen Brothers The other brother Nix. That deal hurt was broken again. So the way bud ceiling tiles this idea of bringing the Seattle pilots as you said lasted only one year. Poor attendance The ownership of at least one member of the ownership was willing to part with the team. It was as the very last chance and had that effort failed There may not be bigly baseball in Milwaukee today and a whole generation of fans including me would you know either becomes fans are twins fans or maybe just focused on the Green Bay packers. So it's a story of a close calls and sort of how feel Use this history can hang on such a thin line impact so many people in the in the decades that followed the that is sort of a story of this franchises. Well we're speaking with data. Mckelvey is new book. Is Milwaukee brewers at fifty celebrating a half century of brewers baseball? And you gotta forward by Robin Yount Hall of Famer Shortstop Center. Fielder it off the top of my head Robin Yount easily. The greatest player in franchise history right easily easily easily. was he was he full-time planets up when he was eighteen. For the brewers. Yeah a again a story of right place right time I think about that in my career sometimes. And how many of us have you know are where we are because of Sort of that idea just being ready when opportunities strikes you But feeling tells the story of a real battle within their front office in. Nineteen seventy three When the BREWERS had the third overall pick and the GM wanted a pitcher from New York The scouting director really liked their shortstop from Woodland Hills. California and they battled and battled and battled and it was ultimately the scouting directors. Call him bomber. Who himself was an infielder made it to the big leagues at age eighteen He got to select Robin Yount. And and the following spring. You're talking about nineteen seventy four. The brewers are still basically an expansion team. They've had very little success on the field and they get to spring training. The Manager del Crandall became the great Milwaukee braves. He was one of the core players of that team and He decided you know why. Not Give it a shot to the kid And Robin Yount had impressed at times in that Spring and they made the decision sort of near the camp that that's just give it to the. Let's give him a shot in the big leagues and you know really it's it took years for robbing out to become the the hall of. Famer that eventually became. It was really a four really. Disappointing seasons You set a club record as a rookie. That probably won't ever be broken for Arizona season at shortstop And really just you know didn't perform the bat until about nineteen seventy eight. So you know would it? Sometimes I think back when you look at players today and the social media age everybody wants you know Mike Trout from the second he steps foot on major league field. How many outlets four years of real struggle? And what would what would he look? His career looked like in today's game. Would it be different? Would they have the patience to stick with eventual hall of Famer sort of an impossible question to answer but one of the you know one of the best things for Robin now was that he was able to learn on the job? The next year the birds brought back Henry on to know walkie. He was a fantastic mentor for robbing out and Frank Robinson was also a great mentor for Robbing Down Played Winter Ball for Frank Robinson Robinson. Took to this kid. Was you know the sort of a cool calm southern California Guy Robinson really liked him and they'd have a couple of cocktails at the bar each night and Robin announces that was a phenomenal influence on his career. As well and he blossoms into nearly the face of this franchise you know. Maybe it's bobby maybe you can make a case for that abroad. Captured being the face of the team. But if you're talking about players there's no doubt he's the man who defines the sort of Understated blue-collar Loyal Sorta town. He's the player that he he's the face of this ranch is and I was just going to get to Bob. Euchre before we go and again we're speaking with Adam. Mckelvey from MLB DOT COM. Who's been covering the brewers for MLB for twenty years nearly and That's forty percent of the history of the franchise. Tell me Bob Euchre story and then we'll let you go. Well you know his deadpan gets you know my favorite personal Bob Story. There was a a year one of the early years. I was covering the team where they weren't very good as you said for some of those years and in the two thousands and they agreed to let sports illustrated follow the team for like a a road trip and it turned into this nightmarish road trip. They lost every game injuries. Whatever could go wrong went wrong but when the piece comes out in sports illustrated there's this fantastic photo of the guys playing Ping Pong at the cool in in Miami And in the background is Euch in a very very stylish black speedo and this thing is published in the magazine and we. He picked some ribbing for it. I think it was like the next spring. We're just talking about and totally casually in conversation. This comes up and he goes. Oh Yeah my sports illustrated swimsuit issue for some reason that line just like stuck in my head forever and and it's those types of little things that you will drop on you and you know you not even expecting to laugh and then you spend the next hour laughing about that. He said I've said many times you know it's it's it's a it's a joy to cover the T. When your team you follow makes it to the postseason. Look your mastic about covering this team. You're doing the job as a journalist. But it's it's it's you know when the teams good. It's it's a good thing you know you get to cover huge games deep into October. It's a lot of fun I've always said my team could win the next ten world series or the you know I could cover the next ten world series and nothing will be as a thrill as just standing around the batting cage with bobby you could just make you laugh He's a total joy to be around and You know I hope he gets to do it for a long time. This was supposed to be its fiftieth season On the Mike for the Milwaukee brewers hometown team. Not exactly the way he envisioned Season NUMBER FIFTY GOING. But hopefully we get some baseball forum before this yoga. That would be nice. Data McCarthy's new book. The Milwaukee brewers at fifty. Celebrating half-century brewers baseball Adam. Thanks so much for joining us. Good luck good luck with the book. Jerry I appreciate it so much thank you. This is the sporting life on. Espn radio and the ESPN APP..
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"He joins us live at W. T. M. J. Adam it's so amazing in that the brewers in bud Seelig had fought for ever for five years to get that T. may happen it happens with a phone call and then they get all of what about a week to stage that first game at county stadium yeah look I think that's my favorite part about this story is that something that absolutely would not happen today because the location of for a long time and he oversaw expansion he oversaw Transjordan and it was also orchestrated and worked out and planned on missiles literally as you said a phone call one night he went for a walk the next morning April first nineteen seventy he reportedly Marquette county stadium he was the only employee of the blues and six days later they played a major league baseball game against the California angels so he will log a kind of a remarkable story and a reminder of how quickly things have changed in Major League Baseball in terms of again being so much more corporate ties and it was just you know nineteen seventy isn't that long ago but it was a long time in terms of the way the game is changed Adam what was the first thing that bugs you like had to accomplish your check off his list that next morning you know you talk about it in your piece MLB dot com the field workers at the stadium obviously traveling the team from Seattle to Milwaukee all that had to happen in a week but what was the first thing on his mind well I think it's sort of everything all at once he had to eat over the stadium manager county stadium but but but the league had brought in the Chicago White Sox at their condition games and there was a small grounds crew while working at that stadium manager William Anderson all he needed ticket takers ticket sellers picket Clinton's broadcasting he hired palm and all this happened you know lived in those couple of days they have to stock the concession stands and cold beer which is vital for a baseball game then I you know in talking about it was it was interesting the memories are certain difficult at this point because I think maybe understand this when so much is happening all at once those memories tend to get blurred over time and I think that's one of the difficulties in in terms of solving you know fifty problems in our standard long kind of happening at once so you know number one one of the first things was off to get the equipment truck to Milwaukee that stop in Utah I'm sure of whether to turn left to Seattle right along the customer walking in one of the first problems that had to be solved is what we do about uniforms and it was just a matter of simplicity and anti and that dictated they're gonna tear all pilots and soul blues on top of it and that is if you ever wondered why the blues colors are blue and yellow there's your answer remains the accent on the Seattle pilots uniforms both feeling really wanted navy blue and red slogans all beloved marquee braids and also the the old Milwaukee brewers are Borchert field news those calls but there's just simply no time for it so that it is why we have blue and yellow is the colour and marketers even a factor of bones six crazy days Tamil B. dot com's Adam McKelvey out with a new book called brewers at fifty joining us live on WTMJ on this the fiftieth anniversary of the phone call that let the world know or at least but see we know that the Seattle pilots were going to beat the Milwaukee Brewers but you find out that Bob euchre actually worked the switchboard in those early days well they're they're just trying to get every get everything done and Bobby occurred told me that some days he would come in and penny grant was a woman that worked at the bridge front desk for years and years and years he retired in the early two thousands after the club made the move the ball park but every now and then you would come in and really you know you wanted to get all you get a day's work out of the broadcasters we put you to work on the switchboard and ceiling says one day he was curious that ball you're cut off a conference call with the other owners so he would you know in truth bomb user fast he really did the job but you know he wasn't always certifications that Adam we'd be remiss if we didn't ask before we let you go what's your gut on what we might have baseball back it is really impossible to know because I think like any industry you know they are they are looking at world events and it's going to be dictated by world you have to balance and we can play baseball again the one thing I think people do need to understand this you can't just one day say okay it's safe to gather again let's begin the season tomorrow there is going to have to be some period the point of spring training in the first place is to get pictures ready for regular season baseball there's gonna have to be some sort of problems like that again in some fashion where how long is all a matter to be decided later step one and all now the situation needs to be safe for everybody the players the fans on and we sure are all looking forward to that day when I looked at him L. B. dot com seventy Kobe joining us live on WTMJ out with a new book brewers at fifty good luck with the book Adam and hope you're back to work soon yeah thank you very much and I appreciate it you bet seven fifty seven time now for business headlines sponsored by Waterstone bank a community partner for almost one hundred years soccer shot opens bidding for the first large construction contracts for its Lake Michigan drinking water system the start of construction bidding as a benchmark for the public works project that has been in progress for more than a decade Wisconsin state fair park and the Wisconsin center district could be used as alternate care facilities in response to.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"That means good for Tuesday will get what he's feeling good he's so you pass a lot of tests today yeah one little interaction there exchange between Adam McKelvey and incorrect counsel for Hey we talk about bunting a lot on this on this show so the the the idea was and I think in you're not thinking about it in a world where you don't have Christian yell it's available do you want in that spot to move the runner parade as from second to third to get a run around a third less than two outs situation this year by the way I saw this from the Calvin completely stealing this information from anime county you can find him on Twitter at Adam county have talked about these numbers before can a starkly how basically you you don't have that much more of a chance of since scoring a run when you have a third with one out as opposed to having a runner on second with no outs this year your a five percent better shot of scoring a single run with a runner at third and one out compared to a runner at second and no outs but again the other side of that data is sent me five percent that's not a huge hit something but it's it's not a huge deal if you're if you're playing for a single run like in a situation today that's what brought up then that five percent is worth something more often than not though the chance of having multiple runs in the inning and this is the big thing because it you want to score from all you want to play for multiple runs you've got a much much much higher chance of scoring multiple runs in the inning with the runner on its second and nobody out did you do with the runner on third and one out so that's why generally speaking not a hundred percent of the time please don't call talk about bond you know not to take your call but generally that's why bunting a runner from second to third in a no out situation does not make sense because you're limiting your ability to score multiple runs for one four seven nine nine one six twenty four one four seven nine nine one six twenty is the accurate mortgage talking tax line when we come back we'll go back to the game of what the.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Couple of home runs drives a couple runs with a triple, and a home run. Somebody on Twitter said, I said, a double earlier, he had a triple and a home run. So if I misspoke earlier my apology, sometimes the words that come out of the my mouth are not the words that are in my head, which is always scary, but yeah, what gave for her themes, triple homerun, triple RBI. Triple in the first inning home run in the fourth inning, those two guys really got the job done for the brewers today would driven things with that. Let's bring in Fox Sports. Wisconsin's Jerry Augustine Augie. This is let me read this quote from from pirates manager Clint hurdle. Adam mckelvey just tweeted this out a little bit ago. Clint hurdle on Brandon Woodruff. You look at the numbers across the board. The guy is. Legit? That's the best fastball. We've seen from him. He held it through seven innings the slider was tight. He threw it at any count. He's ten and two for a reason. He's legit. That's pretty high praise from guy. Clint hurdle who's been around for quite some time. It sure is. And Brandon was excellent tonight. What she wait. He approached it early in the ballgame. The uses effectively both inside and outside like we use it on the back door side outside to a lefty in was very effective with it, but as game long fast while he's got that very good fastball. But it's a lot like change of checkable used those pictures. But, you know, today, we saw something we wanted to see a little bit more from a got himself over the trouble in the inning was able to work himself out of it. That was next talked about something. He gets to those innings his up several runs and that goes on from there, but today able to end that right away pitch. Great ending. In the fourth, I believe it was and came back game seven seven inches of really good baseball. We, we know and we talked about this with ULA seen his last outing when he was brought when he was his day ended early, and it was that classic Craig counsel. Let the guy who's been struggling recently feel good about himself when he gets done for the day. And the number one way to know when Craig counsel is trusting pitcher is when you're in just kind of a normal situation, the bullpen is rested, and everything. And he's letting that pitcher really go. And they did that today with Woodruff. He pitches into the eighth inning. Well past one hundred pitches. I feel like would rip is the guy that has as much trust as anybody right now from Craig counsel. Oh, I agree with you. I agree hundred percent. We saw a little bit last game where he go back out there and go a little bit Bacher in. That's what you, I think that's a good manager part that, that credit for using you wanna give these guys in a positive frame of mind, so they can eat each time they go out. They get better at veteran. So little bit of Jolie's pitch. Very well. Took them out just a little bit early. Maybe any wanted to wanted to all game but he was on a positive predicate next next time. Joey fishing pitch really well to get to where they want to go by I if you mad I think Brandon Woodrow at a spa spot right now where Craig has a lot of confidence. Give me challenge. You the gold, the deeper be get a little bit better. And I and I think when you look at band of would few really welcoming this ask any good. If it's very good baseball. I wondered if you look at them what he's been doing right now as commanding strike zone. He made probably is one of the best pitchers in National League right now. I'm not trying to give this rotation. Not trying to sit here and say that this is one of the best rotations in the National League or anything like that. But you look recently chase Anderson had his good start chassis, had his good start you Woodrow. Very small sample size and some baseball fickle. And sometimes you're only as good as that next day starter. But Augie it seems like the starters are starting to maybe trend back in the other direction, a good direction. I one hundred percent I liked wage chase pits. While the other I thought fastball command was showing or forum and really commanded the fastball. God, a lot of with the fastball, and then use his curve ball of the fact that he has in the past, as good to see the break-up ball came over here. Everybody talks about him having that singing this rake the ball and he really effective the other night, along with a change. But we're seeing that with each figures now starting to get dial in a little bit more tomorrow. It'd be Jack Davies and, you know, Jack, talks about being more aggressive strike show. So it's gonna be interesting to watch him. But when you look at the staff, I think our leader is a brand new would roughly throwing the ball. I mean he's out that talk. Fisher in the National League with N wins. So you look at what he's done. He's setting the tone for everybody else. And that's that guy that goes out there and gives you those strong outage, every time it helps the other guys because the other guys wanted to be a part of that, too. They want to get out there on their day. Like you just said, if that number one guy that special day. So it's, it's good to see. The pitching is starting to come around is starting to go deeper games. And that's what they really need as you get into the second half of the season. Eric same says the home run the triple day drives in two of the three runs. He is the only two RBI's in the game with his performance today. Average up to two seventy eleven home runs. Thirty four RBI's in his one hundred seventy eight bat seventy one strikeouts, has a five twenty two slugging three eighty three on bass. The brewers have done a nice job of putting him in positions to succeed. But in a year where you've not gotten the production of I. Base you wanna because of, hey, sue saggier, Eric themes, continues to produce a pretty high level. Yeah. Really? Well, you know you watch him earlier to season. He was really had a tough time with breaking balls down in and still does at times when a guy makes a really good pitch down down in the inside part of as you went two strikes. But, you know, you see him taking pitches being more aggressive on up at his own say fast with a whole money, it was a fastball but his own I put a good swing on it. The other pitch was down in his own. So we're seeing him going to the plate. And having a better idea what he wants to be successful. And that's really good to see, you know, like we said, just what teaching is the same thing with with the with the feeling in the hitting is getting times when you can be successful. And I think Craig calls a dozen ice job of that, all you ever wanted to ask you this here for, for a couple of days and the brewers make all these moves. They bring up casting here they send down Travis Shaw. They designate for assignment or non Peres. They, they don't bench Orlando arsia. But he he's not the everyday shortstop right now. He's in a timeshare with Tyler, Sal, Dino and Salvino has started the first two games. And Craig counsel has been very upfront and open about the fact that they expect more out of our CS, especially from defensive standpoint. We've talked about it a lot, how great this clubhouses for the brewers, and it's it's a fun. And it's a happy place. Everybody is friends with each other, and it's a great environment for winning. Sometimes, I think if you pick and choose your spots as an organization, it's okay, sometimes to make things a little bit uncomfortable in between air non Peres walking out the door, and our CB on the bench and Sean not being here and just everything that's going on. I feel like there's just a little bit of discomfort being placed into the clubhouse after the team had not played well for a couple of weeks in my right insane that when you were playing did you ever experience, that where where you get a little bit of discomfort, and you're looking around and seeing guys, not there and everything. How does that play out? I think what you, when you look at you look at this. Of anything I have not been paying as baseball is, I think everybody's been running the plan if they would be a copy for six up in first place if they're praying very consistent some baseball. So I think like you know, there's always that part of complacency when you're when you're with a ball club. And yes, these are good guys versus a very recover faster. Same you want winning pennants is doing going to post season. You know, sometimes you have to meet those seniors, sometimes favorable changes. Some everybody kind of questions those changing like changes that you have to make different pricing. Everybody aboard very weird last year going so rather second after this season. So I think this is something where, you know, as basically animates our chickens of the bigger you catch it anymore. Chances. I mean, get three guys that were here to provide for lurker serving as fair. They were very more than two so they made the move. I think good moves. I think you're going to see more best this and, you know, it's been about been invasion, weather this came about learning based on you back to good sound beavers, like misspelling decision. You know, yelich your knees are moving in this one. It's going to be about. And so it's be a crevice. But if you're opposed to make up the moment, and I think everybody in the future. It's, it's really interesting because the fans are going to be out there and they're just going to see that this guy's doing this here. But this guy's doing this triple A, and they got to make that move. But there's so much more that goes into it. And is baseball more than any other sport where you play one hundred sixty two games. And you're in that clubhouse together, the, the, the clubhouse of the locker room and tally, whatever you wanna call it. It means so much more in baseball than a dozen football doesn't basketball dozen hockey, whatever might be, so that's a you know, they did say like this last year. There was that Sunday where they traded for Erik Kratz. They designated jet bandy and he was a favourite and they central into arsia down. Now this year, the do they make some moves as well. That's kind of tight real business for David Stearns to walk because it's not just it's not just all about baseball. It is all it does have an impact on. What's going on behind those clubhouse doors as well? But I think that the Bear Stearns, and they're interesting organization has gotten out, you and the coaching staff. They've been very patient for two guys. Eric you understand it also I think he's been there AAA level and then the teams and seeing AAA and that, that, that jumped you have to make that big isn't easy as most people think if baseball. But it's not that easy for that being able to up and be able to understand that claim that speaker that we have to be but we have to each and every game..
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Throwers extra hittings with Matt Bali. Did you pitch Santana? Ground ball hit towards signs off. trickles into shallow that is gonna come in and score santana's gonna end up at second base and we'll see how they ruled that that's a play that could have made eight three the final the brewers fall to the mariners map polly creek sean back with you it is a brewers extra innings here's a microcosm of the game christian yelich goes over five with two strikeouts since he has been a brewer so we're coming up on the halfway point of this season's just about a year and a half worth of brewers baseball for christian yelich that is the third time they've gone over with at least five at bats what is going on get rid of through own on them to san antonio this guy doesn't have thought of the major league roster on on itself minute i mean he is spoiled us to no end that he could actually look human tonight and not come up with a base it it's man what a guy you know it's it's you know he's going to bounce back tomorrow his numbers are really pretty good when when he's hitless the next day so and there have been very rare occasions when that's happened that's for sure as you mentioned there's been a lot of people ask me about this we talked about a little bit during the game and i i very quickly with through the numbers on this if i'm off by a game or two please forgive me but this will you'll get the story that i'm telling here the way i saw it the brewers began the season four no on days after off days and including tonight's loss there now one in six since that four no starts in games after off days that's that's odd that they've only won one of their last seven i don't know what to make of it but it's it's a statistical anomaly to say the least yeah i mean i don't know you throw the word complacent not motivated i don't know i mean i don't like those like i don't feel i don't like those but you know it's it's a very strange you know really for what's happening you're talking one in six that's that just seems that that's not right i mean it's it's but you know if they can bounce back you know too soon as tomorrow night you know i think tomorrow night it's going to be a very fresh attitude ballgame with adrian hauser getting a start and not just getting a start but you know they they want him to to take over now they need somebody to step up and and obviously they're turned into a guy who's ready to do it who deserves the opportunity but they've they really need somebody besides brandon woodruff to to give them a tremendous boost here and carry this team to somewhere before you got here i dropped this number it came from adam mckelvey on twitter brewer starters in the last thirty games of a six point five five thirty game six point five five and two biggest samples right there i don't think it's coincidence that that's about how long gio gonzalez has been out yeah i mean they you know rot rock up told told us the same thing on on our t._v. post game show i mean you need to stabilize and then you you need a veteran to be in there to be able to do that so obviously we all are looking forward and hoping that's only days away not weeks away i always making progress but you know you're you're right they need they need a veteran stabiliser and there and they've they've missed this guy who didn't even start the year with them he had an immediate impact and and they're you know somehow somewhere somebody's gotta step up beyond him to we're gonna get the post game comments manager craig counsel.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Series for just the second time in their history as they sweep the Colorado Rockies the amazing thing about that series as well. First of all as my friend. Adam mckelvey brewers beat writer for MLB dot com points out when the NFL CS starts the brewers will have not lost a game in nineteen days. So is it twelve straight wins or thirteen th straight wins for the George Webb's free burgers. Twelve straight wins there at eleven right now. So if they win game one of the against either the dodgers or the Atlanta Braves, everyone gets free Burghers Sobel men's. Yes, I know they're jumping on the bandwagon. They're offering everybody in Milwaukee knows that it's the George Webb's for. That's when you start going. Absolutely crazy. How great would that be? If the first time was this the first time, this would be the first time that George Webb's ever did it because they started doing this in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven right after the big winning streak, then but I don't think the brewers have won twelve straight since that. I could be wrong though. Nineteen eighty-seven eighty seven twelve game winning streak. Don't my dad is a collector, Dan, I don't know if you know this different things like coins and stuff he has an original coupon from eighty seven George Webb giveaway. He does. Yeah. He is admit condition. He was going to drag over demon pretty cool is funny. I think you've gotta he could put that up on EBay. I bet you could get a bet you could get a few bucks for that. There's some weirdo like me that would want that. Right. Which basically means he's never going to sell. It brewers are by far the hottest team in baseball. If you are looking to root for someone else in the Diaz you need to root for the Atlanta Braves. We do not wanna play the LA dodgers. I'm putting this out here right now, the LA dodgers are probably the most complete team not the hottest team. I'm not saying they're the best team. But you don't want to face Clayton Kershaw potentially three times in a series. And you don't want to face that lineup. I believe the dodgers are the far better team. The Braves win game three last night. So you've got to go to a game for let's root root root for Atlanta. Terry on the south side, you're on the data Donald show. Hey, good morning, Dan. Yeah. I wanted to jumping does what I had heard before. I it's right. Because from what I've seen it seems like the democrat party is led the feminist movement and timelines on Facebook and Twitter. I'm seeing a lot of minorities. They're starting to ask. Why do we keep dying on these hills? Where we're helping everybody else the democrat party, but they don't really help us, really. And I have my Tiffany back when they were running against Romney. That's when I started to realize what they were doing and the hypocrisy, and I'm starting to see a lot of people, you know, my ethnic group already starting to realize that too that it's just a bunch of nonsense as always smoke and mirrors, and it's just nothing but outrage, but there's never any policy that actually gets done that helps the only policy is destroy conservatives destroy conservatives right that doesn't get us anywhere. And with respect to the black community. It's convince people that Republicans are all racists that seems to be their entire their entire strategy when it comes to engaging with the quote unquote, black vote, and I've always thought it's just a tad bit off putting to call the black vote the black vote to just assume that they've they've vote they'll all vote democrat. They'll all vote one way same thing with the Catholic vote in the. Panik vote in every time the gay vote anytime Democrats are grouping people into a socio economic or racial identity group or sexual identity group. Right. Oh, go ahead and cut you off it's hard because as a black person, and knowing how black culture is from birth. We're we're we're indoctrinated to hate conservative Republicans. So even as you grow older and start to see the hypocrisy. I it's that cognitive dissonance thing. You don't you don't to accept it. Because go against everything you believe. And then also a lot of blowing. There's ostracism there's ostracism Terry that if you are an open conservative in the black community. It's the same thing. I I I'm gonna give you an example. And you're gonna think it's silly and stupid. But it it actually makes a deeper point, you know, who is finally bullied into getting on the democrat train Taylor swift Taylor swift was finally she has finally come out and endorsed the democrat in that Senate race, there were pieces written about her that she she is, you know, ruining her ability to stand up for women. She's not a true role model because she doesn't support the Democratic Party. Well, she finally threw up her hands and said, okay, fine. Now, what's happening to a prominent black man who went the other way and said, you know, what? Yeah. I love Trump. I'm going to wear the Macomb. America. Great again hat, Cartier. West absolutely pilloried Saturday Night Live a week ago. Of course, the big H E gave this week. They bring on a comedian the guy who's dating Ariana GRANDE day. I forget his name. He says, well, I wish I had bullied Konya west I want, you know, it's like Cartier, west can't possibly think for himself Taylor swift can't even stay quiet about politics. But because she's a woman because Kanye west is a black, man. It's so unacceptable that these people either a don't talk about politics or be talk of the wrong kind of politics. It's just nauseating it, right? I know you're fan of hip hop. And of course, and that's and that's another part that hurts too because I do love hip hop music. And when you listen to the hip, hop blogs. They're just all we. Yeah. He's no longer. He's not black anymore. So what I'm not black, right? You know, my birth certificate it all my driver's license. If it has black. It doesn't say democrat. It's an excellent point dairy. I'll tell you we have got to. We've got a lot of people are saying Home Depot gift cards. Yes. We are still giving them away with our friends at redefined realty. We think I do wanna give these away. But there is there's an issue with just some behind the scenes stuff. So a lot of people have been emailing me here. Our last call Orlando Terry how come they don't get the gift cards were working on that right now? And we're going to try to track down Orlando because that was the best call of the week coming up next, Dave Spano, annex wealth management. We'll talk some finance. Today is an extraordinary day for Wisconsin, Gina.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"In college football starting last weekend. But Khalil Mack became a Chicago bear everything changed in this city. Yeah. Everything agree hundred percent agree with you. And I'm just telling you, man. It's so great to have the NFL back. So great. It's going to be a lot of fun. And we're going to get into the bears the Packers which is Sunday night at curly. Lambeau and then the following week Monday night football. So we're going to have to nationally televised games where we can see where this defenses were Mitchell Trubisky as but tonight. The falcons journey to the city of brotherly love to take on the eagles. That's going to be a lot of fun. And then we got college again this week. So we'll run down. What are weeklies are gonna look like to some degree, and we're still finalizing some of it. But Philly godfather locked and loaded every Friday at eleven o'clock, he'll be with us. So we'll get our picks and have fun with that. We're gonna be talking a lot this season to Charles Davis into Adam Schefter and to JD and Dan Wieder, and obviously Jesse throughout the playoff run. So they'll be plenty of great benchmark stuff all headlined by just a lot of laughs and fun. Then it's sports we play Disneyland every day. We certainly do. And so this is a great time of year. You've got the NFL starting and you've got baseball winding down the news. We got yesterday. Yes. That was a nice win at Miller. Park. But the news at Brandon moral. Does not look like he's going to be ready to go the rest of the season. That's a big problem. Now Houston was able to take Charlie Morton and use him some and play the match up game last year did not have a defined closer and won the World Series. Kansas City had Kelvin Herrera into Wade Davis. They won the World Series. The cubs had a row this chap man they won the World Series. So the question is if you don't have Brandon moral. Can you piecemeal this thing together and win can you? Because in the postseason, you can't bludgeon people. It's not like you're going to be up ten to three. I know you've got great offense. Got Chris back last night. I'm watching stroke. I went to the socks game start right there. I went to the White Sox game is a fan last night. I did the rush with great Luke stuck buyer. And then I did sports talk live. And then I went with my friend, Jack often camp, proud owner of Kennedys Irish pub and countryside Carmen has been to that place. It's great spot. He took me and we sat in hit. He has the scouts cdot seats. I roll right by the Mary Hart seat as I like to refer to it. You were. Yes, you were Mary Hart. The legs. And so we picked this game in June. He said, all right. I know you've got cubs all the time. Pick a game. You wanna go with me? So I looked at the schedule. And I said, okay, let's do this one because I don't the game's not on NBC cubs. I'm in that's two months ago, three months ago, and it ends up. I get kopech and you had to bring an umbrella. Kaz kopech is pitching on the south side. Three starts on the south side every single one of allayed by rain and rain delays. So I'm sitting there, and I'm watching kopech warm up in the midst popping popping and the first batter up as James Candelaria. And I'm looking at the velocity. And it's like ninety five ninety four hit one ninety six and then he hit when so hard so high so deep gone one nothing I didn't think that would happen the rains come and they bring him back. Out. I said eight minute delays. It was short one. Yeah. Thirty minutes. So I said to Jack his wife called because they live in Burbank, a cable just went out. It's pouring here. You guys need to get inside. We go inside and the wreaking heavens opened up hang out the delay. Come back. I'm like, they're not pitching him. I'm going home. I gotta get up too early. And we wagered in the NBC sports Chicago newsroom that I'd be gone. Yeah. Jeff nelson. I turn to each other. Like, oh, this is the perfect scenario for cap. He saw an inning and a half of a game. He gets a nice rain delay goes back eats at the buffet at the in the scouts seats. And then he's in his car, and he'll be home for the fifth inning to watch the cubs. And so they said, hey, they're taking a tarp off kopecks going to stay in the game. I'm not leaving go back out. He gets a Nile lated. Yes. He did. And the velocity coming out of the rain delay ninety two ninety three. He hangs occur ball on one of them. And I mean, those were not just no. Those were rocket shots. Three three homers is the fourth inning or thirty that was fourth-inning fourth inning. And so he gets annihilated. They pull him Jack's phone rings, his wife, Linda, Jack cable went out again, it is raining so hard we need an arc here and tattered goes, we're gone. We got out got in the car, and it was raining so flipping hard on the south side. So I'm home watch the cubs the rest of the way at the drama in the ninth inning. So Strobe he comes in try and closer down. Strope is not a guy throwing eighty seven trying to trick. You mean he's ninety six with a really good slider before whatever reason can't always locate with his fastball. I batter ball one ball to ends up putting him on then he gives up a single now. There's two men on. Nobody. And I'm like if they get it would be just like the brewers have this kind of magical season. And if they get a walk off home run to beat the cubs. That would really just stink. I'm texting with Sylvie. Why can our guys not throw strikes? What is going on here? And then they finally get out of it. He strikes out Curtis Granderson. Well, how about when yelich came to the play? How nervous were you that terrified? Why was yelich not in the game? So he told. He told council he said, hey, I need today. Off and council said I'm gonna give you Friday off at San Francisco. They're playing the giants. So you get the day off on Thursday in the day off and Friday. He according to the Email. I got from the great, Tom Cooper. He told. Council. Nasseri? I gotta have today. Are you kidding me? Yes. I mean, arguably the biggest game of the year for the brewers a chance to cut the lead to two and sweep the team you're chasing. And you tap out. You can't play tapped out. But you're okay to pinch hit tapped out. I was shocked absolutely shocked. So coop. Sent me a text. And it was. Yeah. He said he needed the day. And so today is the day. Right. What to run errands? What is body body need? Okay. And I'm thinking, okay. Look, I'm not in your skin. I can't tell you how you feel. But if you're that banged up, you should basically be in traction in a hospital because all I know is that our first baseman the freaking captain of the Chicago Cubs had to go get x-rays night before because he had to come out because his foot swelled up, and he turned to Joe and said, hey, man, I'm good for tomorrow. I'm in there. And then last night he slid at home. Yeah. And I do think he was safe on that play got under the I think you got under that tag with great. How that tag was was high agree when the ball was there, two seconds before rizzo's leg was. But that being said the video was not conclusive. There was not an angle low enough to show you that Rizzo slid underneath that tag. And then he got up, and he was limping back to Doug hang up. He got it up. Here's what manager Craig counsel said yelich said he needed Wednesday's game off, according to Adam mckelvey of MLB dot com. The council said the to talk about resting for Friday series opener against the giants. But the outfielder ultimately had to be arrested Wednesday. It's unclear he's dealing with any aches pains. But now get two days off to recoup with the brewers off on the schedule Thursday. Really that would if I'm a brewers fan. Kato kaylin. You should see his tweet ni-. I have it's and I'm glad that we've moved on from him on the show. Right. We have we might have to talk to him. If the bears. Good. But I think we have our ball Milwaukee passed. That's let's. Paul milwaukee. But so stroke, he's in there. And I'm texting with Sylvie. I mean, I literally was in a full lather. And nobody's in my house, except my dau-. So you guys were holding your own panic room show pretty much. Is the panic room? I want to be in Sylvie. I wasn't quite in the panic room state. That Sylvie was but Sylvie, and I are texting last night at ten thirty. I said why can't we throw strikes heats X me, I'm still dripping with sweat? He said if they don't get more back. They're not winning without him. They're not he said, by the way, we had runners thrown out at home third and double buff. I the ones that third and first inexcusable Kris Bryant cannot get double buffa-. I can't know that cannot happen. This is Matt April. We're not trying something new this is lip in September. Man. Cannot have these mistakes gotta clean some of that stuff up. It's a big win last night because your four up instead of to give you boy Jose contain a little credit Jose on cue. I have not stepped up he stepped up and he's stacking. Read it on Twitter last night. I missed so Q deserves a lot of credit. He may not have been a five fifty s twenty eighteen Mercedes with custom wheels. But he was really good. Okay. He was very solid, very solid. He owns Milwaukee. Does the one one seven eight ERA in nine career starts against the brewers. So for whatever reason Q is dialed in when he takes on Milwaukee. But how about Daniel Murphy getting it done? Again, his Homer three hit for the site. So the one day he got off refreshed him. El Mago, the aggressive base running in that fourth inning scores from I on the single the center by Rizzo. I mean that was a sharply hit. Ball to center field. The fact that Harvey goes to third on that. And it just amps up the intensity and the opens the door for a mistake like that Lorenzo Cain airmails third and then bias scores to make it to not as a huge run. Absolutely huge run. Well, again, he's just sucked creates such havoc. Yes. And I'm getting here's a Milwaukee fan. That's why people hate cubs fans. Always talk about blank like they have no idea like injuries and days off, blah, blah, blah. Okay. Here's my point. If Christian yelich could pinch hit in the ninth inning yesterday that his ass should have been in the lineup period. You've got today off he should have placed totally healthy in September played baseball. You told me that he had to miss yesterday. Wasn't available pinch hit and might not play on Friday because he's banged up. Right different. Right. You can step up and hitting the ninth in a key situation. And you got a day off the next day. He says he's going to sit your Friday. So we'll have two days, but you go to the manager and say I need the day that's week week. So so my question to you is this if what Joe said before the game that. With Brandon manning. And it does not look good that he will brain immoral Brandon more on my son praying tomorrow that moral will not be back this season. Are you confident that stroke? Can handle the I mean, they can probably get to the NFL CS without moral. Look. But from there, you wonder, okay? So here's my question to you. Is there an out of the box scenario? That you go. We're going to play the match up game. But is there somebody on our roster because the guy who has the stuff to be closer is Dylan Maples, but he needs a GPS to find home playwright. So he's out of the discussion. That's not the guy that is not the guy. But could you close with canton? Just throwing names out here. Could you close with Edwards? Could you close with Justin Wilson who has done the job and done it successfully albeit in lower leverage situations, he's never pitched in high leverage because he was in Pittsburgh and Detroit. He's never had to step up with his you know, what's on the chopping block and go. Oh boy. Here we go ninth inning game five of an NFL or D ask sees on the line. I gotta get guys out never had to do that. I don't know if he can we'll find out. He certainly has the stuff got good off speed stuffy throws ninety seven. So is there an out of the box solution? I don't see cantata cantata thought that they need him in the rotation. So I I don't well. What if you put Montgomery in the road close with? Okay. So it's time to me stroke backwards Wilson. Maybe maybe maybe maybe so and so between now and the end of the season, you need to you need to have your closer confidence meter, it's a closer off you need to have a competition. So to speak. And have your. Your ducks in a row by the time, the postseason begins. All right. We gotta take quick time out. We'll get back to your calls and play shot. No shot off coming up next. It's finally here.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Your commitment to the pursuit of excellence Delivers line twenty. Centerfield Hamilton on the move still on the move turns around looks up, it's, off, the fence they're. Going to San Lorenzo Cain they will hold as Kane It's a double by. Travis Shaw yellowish was right on. The back of Lorenzo Cain That's as crazy of a game is you're going see for the brewers. To play that fifteen inning. Game the. Other night and then have this game tonight what that was last. Friday today's Wednesday so, over the course of five days have to just ridiculous games, you don't. See that but you know what's fun at the end of the day it's fun you're sitting here and as as as much as, some of these moments. Might just be like a knife going in and you know turn it on you it's it's fun because it's it's baseball in August into September and. A pin race in. Every it's not so much. Every win and a loss, matters but, every pitch matters I love. Stuff like this it's hard, to sit through but man. I love stuff like this welcome back in two brewers. Extra innings here on WTMJ my name's map paulie having another hour. Or so fifty eight minutes will, call taking you till twelve thirty in the morning if you wanna. Join the program, you, can, do, so, by. Calling or texting into the accurate. Mortgage talk text line four one four seven nine Nine one six twenty four one four seven nine, nine one six twenty. Christian yelich has a ridiculous night tonight becomes the fourth player in the history of major league baseball to both hit for the cycle and have six. Hits in the same. Game he goes six for. Six that ties the all, time franchise, record for most hits in. A single contest with all. That being said let's head. Back to Cincinnati right now and welcome Christian yelich Jonah. The program Christian first off that's a that's a ridiculous crazy crazy. Game what's it like to be, part of and to to play in a game like that yeah. And that was, that, was, a, crazy, game One of those. Games where you never really. Know what's going to happen now all these crazy flute players are going on and they're just a battle, from the gecko and the credit of the guys for sticking it. Out and and making the. Plays we had to to get that one. Is a big one force for you six hits and you hit for the cycle have? You, ever had a game like that before I I don't know if you've been told this yet. You are just the fourth player in major league baseball history to hit for the cycle and have six hits in that. Game what what do you think when you hear? That Pretty crazy I mean it's hard to process all, that right now but when you start throwing. Stuff valley that's crazy now it's. The thing, that's, one, of those games or look back on it a while from now and realize now that, it was not as a special one even more special that we got the win that really was? The biggest thing and yeah yeah. It's it's tired of putting, order out we did. It hit you when you got into third. Did you know right away you. Had the cycle or did take a little while, for fertile process I thought I had it Eddie Eddie. Told me third base coach reactor the bench I kind of knew something that's really cool it's really hard to do need some. Luck? Obviously have to have a good game but This is. Believable I, gotta, ask, you there the ridiculous call on the bunt foul that they called not a bunt I, guess that's one of the worst calls I've ever seen what you guys score a whole bunch of? Runs after that happened what's what's. The feeling like around the, team after that call. Goes against you guys hey you got you. Gotta deal with it you gotta. Deal with adversity throughout the game throughout the season, and 'cause I haven't really seen it I feel like I could have gone either way I. Understand what they why they call it the. Way they did on the field obviously it was a tough break for us but. You can't you can't let that affect you, download it's over with I wanted to happen. So there's a. Lot of game up to play at that point and he just got to move on and control. To control and it probably guys to that battle right there and and we're able to not it up you guys are at. A point right now we're every wins means so much in terms of trying to? Get, to the postseason how important is winning. A game like this where you could have easily lost this, game Yeah. I mean every game huge force like you. Said really all the way to count the same he's got to find a way to pull not every night do things that, she got to do and and battle and Now, team showed a lot of heart tonight and proud to be came after all these guys in an unbelievable game got contributions from. Everyone tonight and you know hopefully that we can look back on tonight and say hey look this was that that turning. Point in the season where you know really got things wrong toes to gain to build. Off, of and you know we. Got another one here in a few. Hours that we need just as. Much as. We needed tonight so hopefully we, can get on a. Roll and you're out here in a few weeks yeah get a few hours sleep thanks so much for taking the. Time congratulations on the big game yet thank you Christian yelich joining us from Cincinnati, less than twelve hours the next game is going, to get started as that's an eleven thirty five first pitch coming up. Tomorrow morning brewers extranets rolling on, here on WTMJ if you wanna join the program four one. Four. Seven nine, nine one six twenty, four one four, seven nine one six twenty is the accurate. Mortgage talk and text line Bob text into the program says I think consistent pitching is more important than scoring a lot Runs and always battling from behind could've they picked up a couple of pitchers instead of hitters at the trade deadline and. Will Jimmy Nelson we back well, the second question's easy now Jimmy Nelson will not be back The, chances of him ever. Being, a real contributor to this season There was never much of a chance. Of that happening and he's not going to be back this year he'll go into the. Off season, and held back with, the team coming up next season so no. Jimmy Nelson this year it became very clear at. The trade deadline just look what the pirates gave up. Chris Archer I know I say this over and, over and over so for those of you who, listen every night I'm sorry that you have to, keep hearing this but what the pirates gave up for Chris Archer. A guy who's got a five plus ERA since joining the pirates the guy who's never really pitched consistently above a number three level they gave up what would be the brewers equivalent of Freddie Peralta Corbin burns and Casten here that was the pirates lost that trade, like nobody has ever lost a trade. That I can. Remember recently that was the most one sided trade you're gonna see so it became very clear at the deadline that it was going to cost a lot, to get pitching the brewers went and got some more hitting gonna. Try to outslugged opponents will find out if it works or not Not there in playoff position right now at the end of the day that's really all that. Matters is if they can get into the postseason now wanna read this this is courtesy. Of Adam, mckelvey from IBM brewers, dot com he asked the crew chief about. The play on the bunt which I think is. Just a horrible call the bunt that they said was. Not abundant therefore not a strikeout Bill Welke I, read it was a very unusual play I'm going, to refer you to a couple rules that will, clear this up real five point zero nine says the batteries out. When he bumps a foul on the third strike now we have to go what is the definition of a bunt the definition on page one forty one of the rule book is a bunt is a batted ball not swung at but intentionally met with the bat, and tap slowly in the infield he. Was in full. Retreat it was not intentionally met not Swain attempt he was not attempting to hit that therefore he's not attempting to hit that it becomes just a foul, bomb you saw Tony Randazzo the home plate umpire point down Tony's Responsibility was to make sure the first base. Umpire Dan have him attempting that was just. Good umpiring on Tony's part I know it's confusing for the people that weren't. Within it he started squaring but when he bailed out he is no longer trying to meet. The ball with the bat when he pulled it back it's no different than when. A guy ducks down in, the ball goes off the bat and? Goes to the backstop we've seen. Other place similar to that we understand why council was questioning it because it was, unusual my response to that he didn't pull the ball back his. Body was moving back to. Get out of the way the ball nothing. More than that we'll talk about that, more Jerry Augustine will join us next. Brewers over Cincinnati wow thirteen twelve..
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"Clara WTMJ. Welcome Tony Doing great. Thanks Anymore updates on Jimmy Nelson and fine table. On his return I think that's gonna be key for. Us Just wanted to get your thoughts on that yes we talked about it a little bit last night Tony Jimmy Nelson was pitching. Off a mountain yesterday in Los, Angeles after seeing. A specialist and. He was working on his breaking ball it. Was not one hundred percent no live hitters nothing like that it, was a step in the right direction, I wouldn't even call it, a full in totally engaged wind up but Adam, mckelvey on his Twitter account tweeted out a little video. But you're still several weeks away from Jimmy Nelson and it's certainly not. A guy, you can, count on I don't believe at any point this season and if you can great but I you know even if. It's a start at the end of September That's a meaningful star that becomes awfully difficult to put Jimmy. Nelson into, that situation, so I'm not looking for Nelson to return this year I. Think Davies could return, this year maybe the month of September and then, you've got a decision. To make once again here's another interesting thing so the brewers. Stockpiled all sorts of middle infielders or infielders in general They're loaded right now. Even though they. Released Brad Miller even though Tyler Zeller, Dino's at triple a. and, even though Jonathan VR's been traded you still have a. Kind of a logjam. In given night talented players going to have to sit I get that But one of the reasons I really. Liked Jonathan scope is in relation to the cubs did yesterday the. Cubs picked up Cole hamels Cole hamels is a. Lefty John Lester is. Also a lefty three of the, five guys in the cubs rotation or lefties so I don't know that you're anxious, if you're Craig counsel to stack a lineup with is saying, shot now you had scope was a. Right handed hitter Well there you. Go maybe a slide Aguilar over the third whatever the case you've got options here in the brewers. Will face the cubs a number of times before the end. Of the season I think eight, times between now and the end of the year another thing. To keep in mind is this in. You know I talk about the benefit the luxury of having a. Dome the brewers have five days off in August And they have four days off in September The cubs have, five days off the rest of the season As of now so I the schedule is I think a little bit. In favor of the brewers here and they've got. Some opportunity I think it a critical stretch of the season To have that mental break and physical break nine days. Off between now and. The end of the year I. That's outstanding now. They did have that run of. What twenty, two games in twenty one days prior to the all star break that was a nightmare but you saw. How that ended they were fatigued they were beat It was tough So I like how the schedule is setting up here. For the brewers, and you know I normally an eight-game road trip out west is. Cause for concern the brewers have already secured a, winning road trip. Which is outstanding So lots of great stuff here I think, around this Milwaukee Brewers team they. Have absorbed they're rough patch in the. Right back in first place with the most wins in the National League amazing stuff really is coming up on the other side of, the news. Brewers GM David Stearns will join. Us we'll go back. Through trade, deadline, day really. The last several weeks here as a the roster has been fortified and it's something.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on Newsmakers
"First just to, you know, improve their odds all the more. How about the NFL central Richard, the cubs caught fire just before the break, they won seven or last ten, three in a row. The brewers were fading just before the break. As we talked about with Adam mckelvey the other day, they lost eight, less ten. They lost six, six in a row got swept by the pirates of the final weekend before the break, and you know the cardinals, they made a managerial change for reason, folks there seven half back in the. Central four back of the wildcard. You got the pirates, you know, under five hundred kind of on the periphery of the wildcard chase. But really it's the dominating storyline right now is cubs and brewers. The cubs overtook the Burs just before the break is that is that the real thing, Richard? Are we gonna see the cubs right off into the sunset? Now, let's think I think you know when we have, we have a discussion who's the best team in the National League. We might agree the dodgers are the best team in the National League, but the cubs are close second. Maybe before the Machado try, they might have been better. Now their questions, you know, Rizzo and Brian are question marks, you know, there's been lack of production in. There's been injuries, and sometimes the rotation with Kintana in other guys have been has been as good as as they would hope it would be the going forward. You know, I think the Colli watch a lot of the cubs. I'm sure you do too. I mean, they feed off, they feed off by us and they're so much young player. So many young players around there that it's just an easy team to fall in love with in. Fact, looking at the trade deadline, the cubs, I don't even know what they need to do. I would assume because Joel Madden's bullpen heavy guy. They want one more arm, or you know to to just to give him a better October bullpen, but they're in a great spot, you know. And I think this the first week, you know the brewers open with the dodgers at home and they need to get their little Mojo, a turnaround. And the analyst has been another surprising division, Richard, and maybe it's another case of team just kind of finding itself just before the break and then taking it taking it home from there. And that's the LA dodgers of course they took the division lead just before the break. They have a half game lead over the Zona Diamondbacks a two game lead over the Rockies a four-game lead over the giants. And by the way they just added Manny Machado as you might have heard. So what do you feel there are the dodgers gonna run off with it? Or do you think they're gonna get legitimately pushed by the D-Backs Rockies and or giants down the stretch? I think the dodgers win, but I think those other two teams are good enough to stay in the mix Colorado. Colorado's been great, and I want a baby interested to see what the does leading up to the trade deadline. You know, they were team badly wanted Manny Machado, and I think their offense needs something, but you know, the rotation basically for deep now in they're just trying to figure out the fifth spot. So they're very good team. I, I mean. Think zone is going to Arizona or Colorado. One of the other is going to the postseason intake spot away from an NL east team, but you know, allow it depends on health Milwaukee's plan new. They're unknowns with Phillies and Braves in terms of so many young Blair's hitting the wall, but it's AirAsia it's, you know, if the dodgers stay healthy, they're going to win. And then we'll see after that, you know the giants. I still see the giants is sort of an unknown quantity. You look at that rotation at time to go. Yeah, plenty good enough. Those kids have done a really good job and now some are back on the DO. I don't know. You need those older guys. So it's, it's, it's, it's going to be a fun division to watch. I Richard before we go, it is Friday on Friday. We do a little thing called Justice is served..
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on Newsmakers
"The cubs surge forgetting jose can and that's another thing i wonder how much that's in the minds right now especially the owner mark gosh what would what would have been had begun that one it's i don't know i don't know the answer as record this the most recent scuttle butt is manny machado to the dodgers the dodgers are in milwaukee this weekend i mean that's things that's not fair that's not good i know you know if i'm verse fan i'm like i can't we have nice things you know i mean that is that is that is rough i've been talking to the players who were at the all star game about you know they're careful they don't wanna tamper and all that stuff but i mean the process to get him anyway because he's such a clean fit you slide him right in there and man having the year of his life on the baseball other now it looks like he's going to come apart and let's think about this bruce schedule it's really tough coming out of the they got the dog back home at home against the dodgers before the july nationals are in there you get into august there's this road trip with washington the cubs the rockies are mixed in there somewhere there's some tough games coming up on the schedule and the gruesome injuries she's right now they're they're really interesting i'm curious to see that keep saying we're not last year's team or the cubs overtook milwaukee sort of surge to the end verse keep saying team had experience is gonna help us much i think the first six weeks or so after the breaker tells a lot about what the spurs tennis you just given this title were podcast when can we have nice every team at the half the teams the trade deadline that's going to be yes there's only one team though that the guy they really wanted is going to be suited up against that's tough that's a you know that's the way they draw it up the schedule makers are very wise but the central rates will be one of the great storylines of the second half and adam mckelvey all over from dot com thanks for doing this anytime guys you're my favorites all right richard that is a wrap from the all star festivities and we'll be back on friday just to kinda talk big picture looking at the second half any number one storyline leaps to mind for you for the second hand no i mean i think that i think that the storylines are we're going to have a classic red sox yankees finish i mean it's going to be one of the great ones ever and the national league is a mess in terms of the pennant race and that's a good thing that is a good thing right real quick though here's the answer to worthless trivia wednesday the largest divisional deficit overcome at the allstar break the two thousand and six twins were eleven games back storm back in the second half to win the al central so let that be a lesson to all u more above franchises out there looking up way up at the standings it can be done folks i nailed it nineteen twenty seven yankees in the wildcard era stuff richard justice always my thanks to him and british early and mckelvy and your producer mercer morris who had to do some heavy lifting today's podcast with all with all the slam doors whatnot but thanks everybody for listening we'll be back on friday talked soon.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Drive time sports Never did it We win we him and I went back and. Forth through ma'am paulie never and nothing ever. Came of it you think Nepali would be able to help on like he's he was the conduit. Like he's like so Adams said this about what you. Said to him and, then, I'm like well then tell him this Imbaba and it was very. High school, ish but anyway Adam mckelvey. Just talked to Manny, Machado, and it seems like Manny Machado would be interested in going the. Brewers although Well to to be fit to be fair I think Manny Machado is interested. In playing meaningful baseball for a couple of months before. He goes, out and, gets two hundred and fifty million. Dollars I was reading, those those tweets that you're referring to and he he said I just want to play baseball I, wanna play baseball and then I want to go home and sleep and, repeat You just wants to. Play for a team that cares is what it is because he talked. About the fact that the barista's did a lot less off season you know the yellow sheets and Lorenzo Cain and all that so he he's he. Sees that the brewers care about winning in if that's. The case, then he's, open to them right because all. He wants to do, is play baseball to win games that's all I wanna do Yep By the way that's going to. Be Little bit interesting. To watch, in the last. Few weeks I mean he's not one it could impact things in the National. League if he does come over here but if he goes to, like the Yankees or the Red Sox it's not as consequential to us except for the fact that maybe it. Sets. The market for another third baseman yeah That is going to be free agent after next. Year But we don't want to dwell on that right because right now the Rockies are smoking hot thirteen of sixteen eight and one in their last nine home games there within two games of. The both the NFL west lead. And a wildcard spot all's good heading into the break the biggest individual story of this weekend has to be John gray Because he came back up pitched seven and a third gave up one run on five hits walked one and struck out six I said heading into the top of the hour it's like. On anchorman with Vince Vaughn today. We spell redemption r. o. n. today we spoil redemption jail win John came back and he was. As good as we have seen him and it. Wasn't because he gave up, the fewest runs he's given up ever or. He gave up the fewest hits, he's ever given up or he struck out the most hitters the difference with John gray is what he did with runners on base he didn't allow them five hits and. A walk, it's not water base runners but he's. Stranded eighty three percent of them that's other than that Miami start which is a blip on the radar because There miami Other than that it was the highest percentage of for left, on base then he's had since may And. John gray actually, spoke on what the difference was when he had runners, on base on the stretch That's my rent all my stressful innings you know and that's kind, of when things really matter the most so I decided if I worked on that more than you know I feel more comfortable Working from the stretch so there you go. He also on Saturday he also trusted his secondary pitches a lot, more especially that slider And I would say that John gray on Saturday. Pitched he didn't throw he pitched he made decisions on which pitches he would throw in try to. Get batters to chase. In there there's a. Difference between getting batters trying to get batters to, chase in nibbling Getting bad and it all has to do with what you're. Doing to set things. Up if you. If you keep consistently getting just outside the strike zone that's nibbling if. You throw a couple of strikes and then you throw one in the dirt that's trying to get him to. Chase that is pitching that is smart that is not tentative that is not Pitching. Scared and that's what I saw from John gray against a decent lineup Mariners aren't, worldbeaters but there's solid one through nine one through eight I should say. And l. ballpark one. Through eight hitting And I think as far as this recent demotion with him.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Five five two one two four to seven so lebron supporting cast lonzo ball caldwellpope javale mcgee zoo box josh regime rondo kyle kuzma brandon ingram alex caruso and land stevenson i mean it's that's scary if yes me i mean from on the negative side i really i'm not convinced at all in the slightest now i mean i li gratsia on rondos game a lot and i think you know josh heart as upside kyle kuzma i share brandon ingram the same thing the rest of them and lonzo ball i think has a big upside the way he sees the floor and passes i still love watching that guy passed the ball so i mean i'll give you a ball heart rondo kuzma ingram and i mean the rest is for the most part trash i mean literally for the most part it is dan in massachusetts you're on cbs sports radio hey what's going on hey man i've been listening to you for a long time started at serious how're you doing awesome man good good good so yeah the the west i the west i think is a lock it's it's golden state the east i feel the celtics yeah i'm with you that's without a doubt i think they're the team and i think you know the sixers or the other team and i still think toronto's really good it's just that you know they're not good when the playoffs come around i think that they're decent when the playoffs come around and then when the playoffs get interesting which is any time after the second round i think they're you know a piker they always end up hiking and that means losing so i'm not worried about them anymore you cannot have faith in a team that frankly fails as much as they do i think they've earned the right to have us have no faith in them fair enough i think the sixers and celtics are the teams i i'm with you i think boston's the best team and i think they were already good and then you know the magic ball says yes kyrie and hayward make them even better so that's that think that's pretty obvious they were already on on the doorstep of the finals craig in milwaukee oh how did you what scott hey now i just have a question i mean i listen to adam mckelvey here locally in i'm just talking because the brewers are looking for a top line pitcher number one starter locally that he's talking fifty that noah syndergaard is complete nut nutcase in the.
"adam mckelvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Stuff all that often and i appreciate how much people kind of setup along with this i looked at that video replay of the christian yelich what turned out to be a foul ball in the first inning and i took it frame by frame by frame and there's kind of the mesh deal to the inside portion of the right field foul pole and you could see the ball a little bit when it was up against that but because it's got a surface that you can see through even if the ball is behind it you can still see it in that situation and then it completely disappears the way i see it when it's behind the foul pole and that's why adam mckelvey of i feel almost vindicated thank you at i feel almost vindicated by adam mccallum because he brought it up he's seen it i think the same way that i've seen it but the the weird thing about this is i brought that up on twitter and everybody in fact one person said that they would like to try to be able to take a screen shot that they have to be able to prove that it was a foul ball i had people who were sitting in that area and the johnson ville party deck area who said it was it was clearly a foul ball so this is this is a mystery we have an unsolved mystery tonight as to whether or not that was a foul and creek sean said if you want to go the fact that there was not this big reaction from christian yelich from other people indicating that maybe it was a foul fair ball that would tell you that it was a it was a foul balls well but man there there are some replays out there i get i don't think it's a replay the problem because we're having this long discussion about it i i don't think it's a replay that probably overrules anything but it's probably a replay it worth taking a look at and you never know what might happen there was a there was an overrule play with with an out at second base in the fifth inning with francisco survey and when i saw that on tv i didn't think it was.
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"Get the latest breaking news traffic and severe weather right here i'm rusty mellberg newsradio wtmj the all wanna dickerson here to the air to right field and deep santana watching this and the pirates when it lands are going to have a two run lead to run home run by corey dickerson it's his fifth of the season and that time junior gary left one up in the zone and dickerson didn't miss it six four the brewers lose to the pirates tonight at miller park that's where we are right now map bali craig sean from fox sports wisconsin coming your way gabby for another fifty five minutes till midnight tonight following the brewers falling in the series opener and craig something that we were just talking about this off the air a little bit and it's not something that's really gotten a lot of a lot of talk but there was the almost home run by christian yelich in the first inning they didn't even go to review it or anything and nobody made much of a deal of it adam mckelvey of brewers dot com mentioned that he thought it might have been a home run and he posted the video we were just looking at the video going frame by frame and it really does appear that for just that split moment where it is the solid foul pole and not kind of the it's not a net but it's there's yeah you can see the ball a little bit there but then for that split second when when you've got the actual solid foul pole it appears to leave the frame before coming back on the other side i don't think that was gonna get overturned either way probably whatever the call on the field would have been the way it stayed but my goodness to me that looks like a home run it is so close it's hard to tell it's hard for me to tell a lot.
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