Garrett Mitchell, Brewers prospect (⬆️ UP)
Milwaukee’s 2020 first-round pick made his professional debut Tuesday night with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. He also secured a 2-1 win for the Timber Rattlers in the ninth inning, catching a line drive and finishing the contest off with a throw to second base for the double play.
Isaiahh Loudermilk, former Badgers defensive tackle (⬆️ UP)
Loudermilk was the first Wisconsin player to go off the board last weekend, as the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up to select him in the fifth round (No. 156 overall). Mike Tomlin and company seem to like their Badgers (see Watt, Derek and Watt, T.J.).
Christian Yelich, Brewers outfielder (⬇️ DOWN)
For the first time since April 11, Yelich suited up to play Monday night for the Brewers and collected two hits in four at-bats. Unfortunately, he went right back on the injured list the next day with the same back issues. “I just wasn’t where I needed to be,” Yelich said in an interview with the media after the news broke. Now, who knows when the former MVP will be healthy enough to play again.
J.P. Feyereisen, Brewers reliever (⬆️ UP)
Every year, there seems to be a new Brewers relief pitcher to put together a breakout season. It’s early, but Feyereisen could be that guy in 2021. He has yet to allow an earned run in 16 appearances (15 IP) and has fanned 16 batters in the process. According to Baseball Savant, opposing hitters have 31 batted balls against Feyereisen, but none of them have been barreled, and they’ve combined for an average exit velocity of 87.9 mph. Impressive.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks forward (⬆️ UP)
The Greek Freak poured in a season-high 49 points on 21-of-36 shooting (including a season-high four 3-pointers) to lead the Bucks to a 117-114 win over Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. But he wasn’t finished. Antetokounmpo added another 36 points Tuesday night (and another four 3s) to lead Milwaukee to a 124-118 victory over Brooklyn to take the season series 2-1. Additionally, the superstar had a touching sit-down interview with broadcaster Jim Paschke, who announced his plans to retire after the 2020-21 NBA campaign. It’s a must-watch.