first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth baseball team has gone three games without conceding a run following a shutout win over Foxcroft on Saturday and a doubleheader sweep of Washington Academy on Tuesday.In Foxcroft on Saturday, Ellsworth posted a 7-0 shutout behind pitcher Conner Wagstaff’s complete game. Wagstaff struck out eight batters for the Eagles, and Jackson Curtis, Jack Lee and Austin Baron had two hits apiece at the plate to lead the team to victory.At home against Washington Academy, Ellsworth posted an 8-0 win in the first game of the doubleheader before tagging the Raiders for 17 runs in the second game. The Eagles are now 5-1 on the season and fourth in the Class B North standings behind Mount Desert Island, Brewer and Nokomis.Softball beats WA twice, falls to FoxcroftThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth softball team bookended a loss to Foxcroft on Saturday with wins over Washington Academy on Friday and Tuesday.In East Machias on Friday, Ellsworth smacked 15 hits in a 21-4 win over the Raiders. Sara Shea earned her first career win for the Eagles with five strikeouts and only one earned run and also led the team at the plate with four hits.Ellsworth lost to Foxcroft 6-2 on the road Saturday, but the Eagles quickly rebounded as Shea combined with Mackenzie Chipman to pitch a no-hitter in a 16-0 victory against Washington Academy on Tuesday. The team is now 2-2.last_img read more

first_imgTwo days later and that win over Duke still has Badgerland buzzing.It was a game Badger fans will never forget.But I’ll be honest, when it was revealed that a Duke fan won the first seat in the student section lottery, and I realized a man in a blue sweatshirt would be leading the Grateful Red into their seats, I had a bad feeling about the highly-anticipated game that lie ahead.Thankfully, that was the first and last lead Duke would attain the entire night as the Badgers did the unthinkable in upsetting the No.6 team in the country.Needless to say I’m still pretty excited about the win. How could you not be?And as we’ve grown accustomed to seeing, it was a team effort that got Bucky one of its greatest wins ever at the Kohl Center. It was inspiring to see every single Badger on the floor play with such confidence as they refused to back down.Look at a guy like Ryan Evans.The redshirt freshman was a last-minute pick up in the 2008 recruiting cycle, and most in Madison thought flat top would just sit the bench throughout most of his career.He’s too raw and inexperienced to play on the same court as the Blue Devils, right? Not exactly.We knew he was athletic, we knew he could jump out of the building and now we know he can battle with some of the best college basketball players in the country.Evans had the task of guarding All-American forward Kyle Singler — a tall order for any defender. And yes, Singler got his 20-plus points, but he had to earn every single one of them. For a while it looked like Singler couldn’t miss, but Evans made it tough on him all night and it showed in the final minutes.Singler went strong to the rim with Duke down by two and less than 30 seconds remaining. Evans was there for the denial.And what about senior guard Jason Bohannon, who had a dreadful night from beyond the arc?Let me get this out there — Bohannon is not a great shooter, he is a streaky one. When he is on, he’s lethal, and when he’s off, the rim just seems to get smaller and smaller with each attempt. You just never know what you’re going to get with him on a nightly basis.But Bohannon impressed me Wednesday night, even with the poor shooting performance.Despite all the missed shots, all the wide-open looks, Bohannon stepped to line and hit all four of his free-throws with the game hanging in the balance.For a guy struggling to connect all game, those shots from the charity stripe showed true mental toughness.Additionally, he was poised during the late-game inbounds pass (something that UW has struggled with) and he delivered for his team when he had to.I wish I could discuss everyone’s performance from Wednesday. Keaton Nankivil and Jon Leuer played great and Jordan Taylor looked like a senior out there.But if there was one man on the floor who stole the show, it was Trevon Hughes.The senior point guard was everything this team needed him to be. He knocked down open threes with ease, he drove to the lane with efficiency (like Bohannon, he too was 4-4 from the line) and he held down one of the nation’s best guards in Jon Scheyer.And to top it all off — not a single turnover.Hughes has had an up and down career at UW, with inconsistency and carelessness oftentimes plaguing him. But he is finally taking ownership of this squad, and his confidence and leadership makes this team a legitimate Big Ten title contender.Now I’ve touched on the impressive performances by Wisconsin’s players, but how about the inspired final group that took the floor for UW — the students.Wisconsin’s student section has gotten plenty of the criticism over the years. The late arrivals to football games are well documented and some say the Grateful Red has lost the edge it had when the Badgers were an up-and-coming program.But the Kohl Center was absolutely rocking Wednesday night.Hundreds of students lined up hours before tip-off to get as close to the action as possible, and every time Duke touched the ball the noise was relentless.And of course, when all was said and done, we stormed the court.Already there are those questioning the mass exodus of students from their seats. Some will say UW should “act like you’ve been there before” and even Brent Musburger commented that it looked like the Badgers had won a Final Four game. ESPN’s Dana O’Neil dropped this line in a blog post, “And really? Storming the court in December?”But Wisconsin students had every right to storm the court. We would have been crazy not to.You see, we stormed the court because:? The Badgers were picked to finish in the bottom of the Big Ten despite making it to 11 straight NCAA tournaments under Bo Ryan. For some reason, this program still doesn’t get the respect it deserves.? Games in December can loom large on a tournament r?sum? come March.? Two years ago Duke obliterated the Badgers in Durham and yeah, revenge is just that sweet.? The Big Ten had never won the Big Ten/ACC challenge over its 11 year history, and a UW win all but ensured the first ever Big Ten victory.? No one gave this team a chance against almighty Duke, who came in undefeated and ranked No. 6 in the nation, so that group of underrated Badgers deserved to have that moment.So yeah, we ran all over that court to engulf the Badgers with Coach K and perennial power Duke watching — and for an underappreciated program that just keeps proving the doubters wrong, it just doesn’t get much better than that.Max is a junior majoring in journalism. Think he is overboard in his love for the Badgers? 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first_img Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury PreviousMilwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina, left, and relief pitcher Corey Knebel salute each other after the Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 in a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Umpires confer with a grounds crew member after Dodger Stadium lost power between the first and second innings of Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers singles in a run in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on as Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers crosses the plate for a run in the first inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during his first at bat at Dodger Stadium in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is announced for his first at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is called out on a checked swing for his first at bat at Dodger Stadium in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas bobbles the ball before throwing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor at first during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts on a close pitch called for a ball in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Thames hits a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Thames hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18), of Japan, watches along with catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, and home plate umpire Pat Hoberg during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Thames, left, runs to first as he hits a three-run home run while Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, watches during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger watches a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Thames go out for a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a three run home run to Eric Thames #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the third inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, kicks the dirt as he gives up a three-run home run to Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Thames during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Thames, left, hops as he scores after hitting a three-run home run as teammates Ryan Braun, second from left, Travis Shaw, center, and Manny Pina, second from right, watch along with Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Eric Thames #7 is greeted by Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers after hitting a three run home run in the third inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a RBI triple scoring Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewersat Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers beats the throw to Manny Pina #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers as he scores a run on a triple by Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers beats the throw to Manny Pina #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers as he scores a run on a triple by Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado, right, scores on a triple by Max Muncy as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina, left, tosses his mask after missing the throw while Yasmani Grandal, second from right, and home plate umpire Pat Hoberg watch during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado, right, scores on a triple by Max Muncy as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina, left, tosses his mask after missing the throw while Yasmani Grandal, second from right, and home plate umpire Pat Hoberg watch during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers beats the throw to Manny Pina #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers as he scores a run on a triple by Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun celebrates after hitting a single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda makes a sacrifice bunt during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tosses his helmet and bat after he strikes out leaving two runners on base in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks back to the dugout after he was pulled by manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Fans wear T-shirts that spell out “Mannywood 2.0” as Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain walks to the outfield before Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado came up to bat during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Mannywood 2.0 is in reference to Manny Ramirez who used to play for the Dodgers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Manny Machado checks with the first base umpire to see if he swung on a dropped pitch that would have been a third strike as Brewers catcher Manny Pina tags him during the seventh inning of Monday’s game at Dodger Stadium. The umpires ruled Machado checked his swing. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hernandez was thrown out at first on the play. Milwaukee won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers chases down a triple off the wall by Manny Pina #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Pina #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers beats the throw to Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a triple in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar celebrates after hitting an RBI-single during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Milwaukee won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado, right, hits a solo home run as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina, left, watches along with home plate umpire Pat Hoberg during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Milwaukee won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado, right, runs to first as he hits a solo home run while Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Corey Knebel watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Milwaukee won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado gestures as he scores after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Milwaukee won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts, center, and Justin Turner after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Milwaukee won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 30: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina, left, and relief pitcher Corey Knebel salute each other after the Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 in a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Umpires confer with a grounds crew member after Dodger Stadium lost power between the first and second innings of Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 46Umpires confer with a grounds crew member after Dodger Stadium lost power between the first and second innings of Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The light banks at Dodger Stadium went dark in the second inning on Monday. The underlying electrical issue was resolved and the field eventually brightened enough for play to resume.For the Dodgers, the power never came back on.The Dodgers were limited to five hits by the Milwaukee Brewers in a 5-2 loss before the announced crowd of 44,933 in attendance for Manny Machado’s home debut.The Dodgers had a runner on base in each of the first seven innings. Other than Machado, who walked and scored on a Max Muncy triple in the third inning, then hit a home run in the ninth, nobody scored. Eleven runners were stranded in all as the Dodgers lost their second consecutive game. Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Machado went 1 for 3 with a pair of walks. His home run against Corey Knebel in the ninth inning, a moonshot to straight-away center field, was his second in 11 games since joining the Dodgers. A brief chant of “Man-ny, Man-ny” erupted in the crowd, but such moments were rare in the opener of a seven-game homestand.“I should have hit that a couple innings before when I had runners in scoring position to tie the game up,” Machado said of his home run. “A little late for that one.”It wasn’t all Machado’s fault.Chris Taylor struck out with the bases loaded to end the third inning, lined out with a man on base to end the fifth, and popped out with runners on first and second base to end the seventh inning.Chase Utley led off the second inning with a ground-rule double, Yasiel Puig walked and pitcher Kenta Maeda bunted both runners up a base. But Joc Pederson popped out and Machado struck out looking to kill that threat.center_img “They stressed him early,” Roberts said of Maeda. “He really had to make pitches. … In the fourth inning, the velocity started to go down.”Maeda finally reached the end of his rope in the fifth. Dylan Floro, recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City earlier in the day, was summoned from the bullpen to put out a fire with runners on first and third and two outs. He got Piña to ground out, ending the inning.Milwaukee padded its lead in the eighth inning against Dodgers pitcher Pedro Baez. Center fielder Cody Bellinger misplayed a long fly ball off the wall by Piña into a triple. Jesus Aguilar dumped a single into shallow right field, scoring Piña. It was the second run Baez has allowed in three innings since returning from the disabled list.Daniel Hudson (one inning), Scott Alexander (one inning) and Floro (1-1/3 innings) did not allow a run in relief.The stadium was more than half-empty by the time Machado launched his 26th homer of the season into the well-lit stratosphere. Back in a quiet clubhouse, in his first interview at his locker, Machado was in no more a mood to celebrate than the fans making their way out of the parking lot.“We’re here to win games,” he said. “Come out with a loss like that, it’s not fun.” The Dodgers struck out 13 times against Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta and four relievers.“One piece is getting guys on base,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “I love the at-bats. I really did. Guys taking walks, and we got to Peralta, got his pitch count up. … (The Brewers) went to their ’pen early. We just couldn’t come up with that big hit.”Maeda made his shortest start since June 19 in Chicago. The right-hander allowed seven hits, including five singles, over 4-2/3 innings. He walked three batters and struck out four.“I just felt like I didn’t have my stuff today,” Maeda said through his interpreter.The right-hander painted himself into a dangerous corner in the first inning. The Brewers loaded the bases on a double by Christian Yelich, a walk by Mike Moustakas and a single by Lorenzo Cain.Travis Shaw dumped a single into shallow right field, scoring Yelich with the game’s first run. The Brewers didn’t score again, but they made Maeda work. Ryan Braun struck out at the end of a seven-pitch at-bat. Eric Thames popped out on the sixth pitch he saw. Maeda needed eight pitches to retire Manny Piña on a flyout and threw 34 pitches in the inning.At least Maeda had ample time to recover. As he warmed up to pitch the second inning, a power outage reduced the available lighting to a glimmer of setting sun. Both teams vacated the field for the better part of 23 minutes.According to a statement released by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, one of the two circuits supplying power to Dodger Stadium experienced a disruption at approximately 7:44 p.m. An automated switch automatically re-routed the power, and a crew was dispatched to make repairs as needed after the game.Maeda said he had never waited through a mid-game delay for darkness, but he didn’t feel it affected his pitching for the worse. When play resumed, he was more efficient. He retired the next five batters in a row.But with two outs in the third inning, Maeda walked Shaw. Braun singled. Thames swung and missed at a curveball in the dirt, then launched a fastball 405 feet into left-center field for a three-run home run. Milwaukee led 4-0.Related Articles Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more