Pollsters often miss the mark As I’ve said many times over the years in this newspaper, my best definition of “fake news” is political polling. Unfortunately the editors seem to worship at the altar of the two least credible polling organizations: the AP polls and the Marquette Law School polls. The most consistently accurate national poll is the Rassmussen. Of the eleven largest pollsters in 2016, they were found to be the most accurate in predicting the Electoral College
MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Monday night. Less than three weeks after his cycle in Cincinnati, the streaking slugger accomplished the feat against the last-place Reds once again to help the Brewers in their playoff pursuit. Milwaukee began the night 2½ games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in
CHICAGO — Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday night to move within a game of the NL Central lead. Granderson also got three hits and Mike Moustakas had a two-run single for Milwaukee, which took two of three from the first-place Cubs. Josh Hader (6-1) struck out three in a scoreless eighth to get the win. Six Brewers pitchers combined to hold Chicago to six hits.
MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich beat out a throw at first to narrowly avoid a double play that allowed the winning run to score in the ninth. Game over, but the jubilant Yelich kept going — and turned across the outfield — before the rest of the happy Milwaukee Brewers finally caught up with him in short left. Yelich’s fielder’s choice with the bases loaded in the ninth allowed Keon Broxton to score from third, and the Brewers opened an important three-game series
CINCINNATI — After a long night at the ballpark followed by a full day under the sun, Lorenzo Cain just wanted the game to end. With Milwaukee winning, of course. Cain did his part, hitting a home run off the top of the left-field fence in the 11th inning that lifted the Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Thursday. NL batting leader Christian Yelich went 0 for 4 with a bases-loaded walk for Milwaukee. On Wednesday night, he went 6 for 6 and hit for the cycle as the Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Chris Archer blamed nobody but himself for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to Milwaukee. Mike Moustakas and Manny Piña each hit a two-run homer in the third inning, Jonathan Schoop went deep in the seventh and the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4 on Sunday. The victory gave the Brewers their first series win against Pittsburgh this season. Milwaukee improved to 4-9 against the Pirates overall with two three-game series remaining between the NL Central rivals. The
ST. LOUIS — Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. “I can die now,” Chacin joked to reporters. Milwaukee (69-57) snapped a three-game losing streak and moved back ahead of St. Louis (68-57) for the second National League wild card. The Cardinals lost for just the
ATLANTA — Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, Josh Hader recorded a two-inning save and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night. Atlanta began the game leading the NL East by one percentage point and had won nine of 12. Milwaukee snapped a two-game skid and pulled within two games of the NL Central lead. The Brewers scored three times in the eighth to take a 4-2 lead. Braves reliever Jesse Biddle (3-1) let the first batter,