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Subject: Curtis Granderson rounded Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 03:43:00

MILWAUKEE (AP) — first base and kept going. He reached second http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-chris-young-jersey , stopped and turned around to smile back toward the Milwaukee Brewers dugout.Granderson’s trademark enthusiasm is evident even in an off-day workout in the postseasonThe Brewers returned to Miller Park on Tuesday, where a handful of players including Granderson took part in a limited session. Milwaukee beat the Colorado Rockies on Sunday to advance to the NL Championship Series, when they will host the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Friday night.That means four days in between games for the surging Brewers, who have won 11 in a row.“It’s a chance to rest up a little bit, guys that are banged up get a chance to heal up,” Granderson said.There could be a down side, too. Granderson would know since he’s played in 59 games over eight postseason appearances.“Con side of it is, baseball is one of those games where you play a lot games in a row over the course of the season … so consistency in playing is a good thing,” he said.The 37-year-old Granderson speaks with an easygoing demeanor, but also with the kind of authoritative voice of someone who has played 15 years in the majors.After six years with the Detroit Tigers Cam Bedrosian Jersey , the outfielder moved on to an eight-year stint in New York — four each with the Yankees and Mets.Granderson has been on the move a lot over the last two seasons, having been traded from the Mets to the Dodgers in 2017. He started this year with the Blue Jays before the Brewers acquired him on Aug. 31 for a minor leaguer.The addition of Granderson, along with the trade for Mike Moustakas from the Royals in July and the return of Lorenzo Cain via free agency in January, added three postseason veterans to a clubhouse that was relatively short on playoff experience.“Well, their biggest influence is that they’ve — I think they’ve played well. That’s their biggest influence,” manager Craig Counsell said last week. “I think for players, experience is a great teacher … and so these are guys that have used the experience to their advantage.Granderson hit .220 with two home runs and three RBIs in 19 games with Milwaukee, serving mainly as a left-handed bat off the bench. He has been impressed with the team’s ability to stay loose, while at the same time not getting too high or too low.“You have to enjoy the moment. Don’t make any (it) more pressure-sensitive than it already is. The pressure is always there . just continue to have fun,” Granderson said.Playing mainly off the bench http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-blake-wood-jersey , Granderson might benefit from the off-day workout on Tuesday more than regulars like Christian Yelich and Cain, who were not on the field.It doesn’t simulate a game situation, but any little bit will help, too, to stay fresh.“You’re trying to get ready to roll so you can be ready for those days. But it’s a similar challenge we’re going to be facing that the Dodgers are going to be facing,” he said. “They only got one extra day of rest.”He seems like he’s always to find the bright side of a situation.NOTES: Counsell said the team had a conversation about roster makeup on Tuesday, with another one coming Wednesday. Any roster changes aren’t due until Friday morning. After going with a bullpen day in Game 1 against Colorado, the Brewers may have to make some changes to their pitching staff. “There’s a potential for seven games in nine days instead of five in seven days, so that’s a different equation,” Counsell said. The competition level will drop considerably for the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates when they open a three-game series Monday with a holiday matinee at PNC Park.In addition Zack Greinke Jersey , the stakes will remain fairly pedestrian between the two National League Central also-rans.Cincinnati (59-78) will be playing the final three games of 16 in a row within the division. The Reds are 4-9 so far in that stretch but got a boost from winning two of three against St. Louis over the weekend, including a 6-4, 10-inning win Sunday.Article continues below ...“This series we played better, and we got a W, we got a series (win),” Eugenio Suarez told Fox Sports Ohio after he hit a winning two-run homer, giving him 100 RBIs.Even with a sweep of this series, the last-place Reds would be hard-pressed to catch the fourth-place Pirates in the division but can continue to build for the future.“We’re trying to turn the page from a terrible August and see if we can play better baseball in September and take that into the offseason and into spring training — just get back to winning baseball,” Cincinnati manager Jim Riggleman said.“We want to win games. We don’t care who the opposition is or whether it’s against any of these three (previous) teams competing for playoff spots. We’re not out there trying to spoil their hopes; we just want to win games for ourselves.”There won’t be much the Reds could spoil for the Pirates anyway.Their carrot would seem to be finishing above .500.Pittsburgh (66-71) was 3-6 on a road trip against Milwaukee, St. Louis and Atlanta Paul Goldschmidt Jersey , and was 2-5 on a preceding homestand against Atlanta and the Chicago Cubs, making it five straight series against clubs holding a playoff spot.The Pirates are coming off a 5-1 loss Sunday to the Braves.In the series opener, Cincinnati right-hander Matt Harvey (6-7, 4.97 ERA) is scheduled to face Pittsburgh righty Trevor Williams (11-9, 3.30 ERA).Williams seemingly is vying for the title of Pirates ace, particularly with his performance since the All-Star break, going 4-2 with a 0.84 ERA in seven starts. Over his past eight starts, he has allowed four runs.Wednesday, Williams pitched six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high eight in Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win at St. Louis.Before his strong stretch, over nine starts he had a 7.02 ERA and competed six innings three times.“It’s fight or flight http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-patrick-corbin-jersey , really. I didn’t want that to define me this year,” said Williams, who leads Pittsburgh’s starters in ERA and with a 1.19 WHIP. “It was really taking that second half and making the most out of it, where I give our team the best chance to win every five days and execute my pitches and keep the guys in the ballgame.”Against Cincinnati, Williams is 2-1 with a 4.73 ERA in seven career appearances, four of them starts.Harvey is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in his past four starts.Wednesday against Milwaukee, he did not get a decision in a 13-12 extra-inning loss. Harvey struck out six and walked none in four innings but gave up five runs and 11 hits.In eight career starts against Pittsburgh, he is 2-6 with a 6.12 ERA.

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