Sports – Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Brewers got
swept by the Phillies on Thursday afternoon with an ugly 9-1 loss at Miller Park.  Matt Garza took a no-hitter into the 7th
inning before Jimmy Rollins broke it up. 
In the 8th, the flood gates opened for Philly.  Garza left with two outs in the 8th
and Will Smith got knocked around, getting charged with 5 of the 7 Phillies
runs.  Wei-Chung Wang gave up a couple
more in the 9th.  Carlos Gomez had a solo
homer for the Brewers only run.  The
Brewers open up a big three game series with the Cardinals tonight at Miller ParkMilwaukee
holds a two game lead over St. Louis
in the N.L. Central.  Yovani Gallardo
takes on Joe Kelly in the series opener tonight.  Coverage begins at 6:35pm on News-Talk 1450


After the game,
the Brewers played Wei-Chung Wang on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder
tightness and called up Jimmy Nelson from Triple-A Nashville.  Nelson will get the start on Saturday against
St. Louis in
place of Marco Estrada.


NL Central

Cubs 6 Reds 4

Pit 9 StL 1


The Brewers will
now have three starters in the lineup for the National League at the All-Star
Game in Minnesota
on Tuesday night.  St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina will miss 8
to 12 weeks with a thumb injury so Jonathan Lucroy will start at catcher for
the NL on Tuesday night.  He’ll be joined
in the starting lineup by 3rd baseman Aramis Ramirez and outfielder
Carlos Gomez.


Packer fans will
have to wait at least one more season to see the team retire Brett Favre’s #4
jersey.  Packers CEO Mark Murphy told
reporters on Thursday that they hope to get #4 retired before Favre is eligible
for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in two years.


Zach Johnson ,
Brian Harman, and Rory Sabbitini fired 8-under par 63s to lead after one round
of the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic.  Jerry
Kelly is tied for 11th at -5,   Steve Stricker had a -3, 68. and Mark Wlson
shot an even par 71


The Bucks are
gearing up for their Las Vegas Summer League opener tonight as they take on the
Cleveland Cavs.  The game will feature
the Bucks #2 overall pick Jabari Parker and the #1 over pick Andrew Wiggins for
the Cavs. The tip is set for 7pm, Wisconsin time. Milwaukee
will face Phoenix
on Sunday and the Utah Jazz on Monday.    


Still no word on
the status of NBA free agent LeBron James. 
He flew back to Miami on Thursday after
meeting with Cleveland.  A decision could come today.  The other big prize in the free agent market
Carmelo Anthony also hasn’t made a decision where he will play next season.