Sports – Saturday, May 24th, 2014
The Brewers Rallied behind Mark Reynolds as they went on to defeat the Miami Marlins 9 to 5. Reynolds hit a pair of 2 run homers and Kris Davis added one for the brew crew. Carlos Gomez added 3 doubles and a single for the Brewers as well. Between the 2 clubs it was a slug fest, as they totaled 7 home runs. The series will continue this afternoon as Wily Peralta takes on Jacob Turner. Coverage begins at 2:35 right here on News Talk-1450 KFIZ. The first pitch is set for 3:10.
Yovani Gallardo is not expected to go on the disabled list. It is said that he was warming up in the bullpen and his still sprained left ankle was causing him too much pain to throw. The Brewers called up Right handed Pitcher Jimmy Nelson from Triple A-Nashville to get the start on Sunday. Nelson, who spent time with the Brewers last September, was pitching great at Nashville, going 5-1 with a 1.71 ERA in nine starts. Opponents are batting .180 against him, and he has walked only 17 hitters while recording 58 strikeouts in 58 innings while in Nashville.
Former Brewer Prince Fielder will go under season ending cervical fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The recovery time is 4 months for this surgery which means he will likely miss the rest of the season. Fielder was traded to the Rangers from Detroit for another all-star player. Fielder is signed threw 2020 making 24 million a season.
In NHL news, the Blackhawks and the Kings will play game 3 of western conference finals tonight. The series is tied at 1 game a piece.
Along with that, the Pacers and the heat will continue in the NBA playoffs tonight. After 3 games, they are tied at one game a piece. That game will start at 7:30.
The Coca- Cola 600 will get the go ahead on Sunday at 5:00. Jimmie Johnson is the in the leader spot with Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, and Danica Patric all right behind him in the line-up. Matt Kenseth is twelfth in the line-up.
Packers 3rd round draft pick Richard Rodgers didn’t always play a lot of tight-end. The Packers drafted him as a tight end but he only played tight-end for 2 years at Cal before switching to receiver. Between Rodgers, Andrew Quarless, and new signing Colt Lyerla, the Packers should be pretty well set at the tight-end position.