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With the non-waiver Trade Deadline just over three away, Brewers scouts departed MillerPark on Friday with their assignments in hand. But chatter among general managers has been quiet, J.J.Watt Jersey Melvin said.

“The toughest thing is you call a club and ask them about a player, and they say, ‘You think we’re out of this?'” J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey Melvin said. “I just saw where Matt Garza came out and made a statement that the Cubs are in this thing and they’re ready to put a streak together. You call up a club and the GM takes it the wrong way if you ask about a player. You tick them off. If I was out five games, six games, I’d been ticked off, too.”J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey Melvin

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Melvin expects the market to heat up closer to July 31, the last date on which teams can make trades without first exposing players to waivers. That’s why he gathered his pro scouts this week and sent them out to scour other teams’ Major and Minor League rosters in advance of making decisions as the deadline nears.

Braun misses sixth straight start Friday.J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had hoped Ryan Braun would be healthy enough to pinch-hit on Friday night. Instead, Braun needed another day to recover from a left leg injury.

Braun missed his sixth consecutive start on Friday against the Reds. Roenicke stressed that there was no setback, and that Braun was actually seeing continued improvement.

“It seems to be going longer than we thought,” Roenicke said. “He’s still shooting for hopefully playing a game Saturday or Sunday.”

Roenicke to go with setup arms by committee

Kameron Loe is no longer the Brewers’ designated “eighth-inning guy.”

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Instead, manager Ron Roenicke said he plans to mix and match in the eighth inning when protecting a narrow lead. Candidates include veteran right-handers LaTroy Hawkins and Takashi Saito, along with left-hander Zach Braddock. J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey

Hawkins handled that role on Wednesday and again Thursday, allowing a run both times but protecting the lead. Saito could eventually assume the role on a regular basis, but he is only two outings removed from the disabled list.

“Not that we won’t use Loe in that role again, because we will,” Roenicke said. “But we’re going to look at matchups a little better. … We’re not going to put him out there when there’s so many left-handers that he’s got to go through.” J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey

J.J. Watt Camouflage Roenicke met with Loe to explain the change on Tuesday, a day after Loe had his sixth blown save in as many games by allowing a run and four hits in two-thirds of an inning against Arizona. Loe has 32 scoreless appearances this season, but he has been burned in the other 12 to the tune of seven losses, tops among National League relievers.

“I’ve got to win my spot back, really,” Loe said. “I haven’t performed to the level that I thought I would and that I know I can. I told Ron that. I just have to keep going. The good thing is that as a pitcher, you’re always going to get your opportunities. I’ve overcome a lot of stuff to be where I’m at right now, and this is another bump in the road.”J.J.Watt Jersey.

Loe added: “Do I like it? No. But that’s the situation I’m in right now. I have to prove myself again.”

Loe was at the ready on Friday, considering Hawkins and Saito both needed the night off.

“I still have a ton of confidence in Kameron,” Roenicke said.

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Texans draft pick J.J. Watt Camouflage Jersey took batting practice with the Astros before Tuesday’s game and homered to left field. The native of Wisconsin also took batting practice with the Brewers last week.

“They taught me a few things,” J.J.Watt Jersey said. “They told me I was hitting all my home runs off the handle of the bat.”

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• Angel Sanchez played second base on Tuesday in place of Jeff Keppinger, who was traded to San Francisco. Keppinger had slotted to start before manager Brad Mills received the news.J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey

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J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said that getting through the first three innings without harm is the most important task for J.A. Happ as the southpaw tries to reverse an 11-loss first half of the season.

“I think there’s been some times this season where it’s been the first three innings he’s really had a tough time getting through,” Mills said. “He spends a lot of pitches in that inning and it becomes a very stressful inning.”Houston Texans J.J.Watt Realtree Collection Camouflage Jersey

Mills said that Happ has to pound the strike zone and not pitch away from contact.

“We saw last night with [Jordan] Lyles, getting 25 out of 30 first-pitch strikes,” J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said. “That’s the type of thing we’re after from J.A., that he’s able to pound the zone.”

J.J.Watt Jersey Happ loaded the bases in the first inning on Tuesday before inducing an inning-ending flyout to right field, then gave up a two-run homer to Washington’s Michael Morse in the third.

He said that the break was a good chance for him to get away mentally while keeping his body physically in shape.

“It’s easier said than done, as far as putting everything in the past,” J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey said on Sunday. “Hopefully, I can learn from that and hopefully, we can start this as a new half for me and our team.”

Mills puts Wallace in starting lineup. J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey

J.J.Watt Jersey Wallace was in the starting lineup and hitting third for the first time this season after sitting out on Monday despite the opponent putting a right-hander on the mound.

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J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills is tinkering with the lineup in an effort to put more runners on for Hunter Pence.

“I know that coming back from the All-Star break, Hunter, even though he had a couple of hits the other night, hasn’t maybe swung the bat like he did before,” J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said. “But that’s going to come, because he’s Hunter. He’s such a good player. Putting Brett up there, we know his on-base percentage is high, and that’s what we’re trying to do, get guys on base for guys to drive guys in.”

Wallace has hit 43 times in the fifth spot and 29 times in the sixth spot this season.Houston Texans J.J.Watt Realtree Collection Camouflage Jersey

“My job is to come in here and try to keep getting some hits, try to get the offense going, and I think Millsy’s searching to try to find the right blend,” Wallace said.

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J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills doesn’t want to bring Jason Castro back to the Major Leagues as a pinch-hitter or first baseman before he is ready to catch.

“What we’re going to miss there is the progression of him getting behind the plate and catching or doing the therapy to get the knee in shape to be able to get back there and do those things,” J.J.Watt Jersey Mills said.

Houston Texans J.J.Watt Realtree Collection Camouflage Jersey.Mills threw batting practice to Castro on Monday and said the catcher looked good at the dish. Castro hasn’t played this season after tearing ligaments in his right knee.

“He swung the bat so well and freely and didn’t show any hesitation with that knee at all,” Mills said. “That was sure nice to see. The position he plays, and having to bend down and get up and the stress that he puts on it is a situation we’ll have to closely monitor, but at the same time, it was sure nice to see him swing the bat.”

 J.J.Watt Camouflage Jersey Mills said that any time a catcher injures his knee, the situation requires caution.

“Because of the position he plays, it’s a situation where that was a pretty big injury,” Mills said. “Let’s not rush him back. Let’s see how it comes. We’ll see how the rehab goes and therapy and all of that.”J.J.Watt Camo Fashion Jersey

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J.J.Watt Jersey Lurie: Eagles will push for Super Bowl if N.Y. succeeds

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will keep a close eye on the first cold-weather Super Bowl next February, whether his team is involved or not.

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Speaking at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Lurie said he would push for Philadelphia to host a Super Bowl if the event in New York and New Jersey is deemed successful.J.J.Watt NCAA College Football Jersey

“I will. Yes, I will,” Lurie said, according to Philly.com. “If it’s a success. New York will help us.”

Houston Texans J.J.Watt 10th Anniversary Jersey.Added Lurie: “Growing up in Boston, I went to more great games in snow conditions. Some of the most memorable games I’ve ever been to were very difficult and wonderful conditions. I would have no fear of it snowing — as long as there’s no public safety issue that day, I think it would be great if it’s snowing a bit.”

J.J.Watt Jersey.Lurie won’t be the only owner closely watching the build-up to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. If next February’s event goes off without a hitch, expect owners in New England, Chicago, Seattle and elsewhere to get in the mix for future title games.

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DeWine, whose prosecutors handled the rape case against the football players, also warned that any further threats won’t be tolerated. Houston Texans J.J.Watt 10th Anniversary Jersey

“People who want to continue to victimize this victim, to threaten her, we’re going to deal with them and we’re going after them,” DeWine told CNN on Tuesday. “We don’t care if they’re juveniles or whether they’re adults. Enough is enough.”

Steubenville has been in a harsh spotlight since the rape accusations became national news in December.J.J.Watt Jersey.

A crime blogger and former Steubenville resident, Alexandria Goddard, uncovered some of the social media documentation of the abuse and wrote pointedly about the possibility that the boys had been given preferential treatment because they played on the town’s highly regarded high school football team. Police have denied that claim.J.J.Watt Black Lights Out Jersey.

National media picked up on the case, followed by the loosely organized hacker group Anonymous, which found and posted a lengthy video in which another teenager — who has not been charged — made joking references to the rape.

The ensuing ire over the case brought national attention and criticism to the city from around the country, leaving city officials struggling to defend the community and residents weary of the media spotlight.

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On Monday, the victim’s mother told CNN that the verdicts are “the start of a new beginning for my daughter.” But she added, “We need to stress the importance of helping those in need and to stand up for what is right.”

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While the verdicts seemed briefly to indicate the case was winding down, DeWine announced a grand jury investigation to determine if anyone else should be charged with a crime as a result of incidents surrounding the abuse.

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In one of the tweets, the writer appears to threaten to kill the girl at the center of the rape case. Another warns that she will be beaten.Houston Texans J.J.Watt 10th Anniversary Jersey.

The messages were among a swarm of tweets posted Sunday, shortly after the verdicts for two teenage boys found guilty of raping the girl by putting their fingers in her vagina while she was too intoxicated to consent during a series of end-of-summer parties in August.J.J.Watt Jersey.

That case prominently featured photographs, videos and text messages documenting portions of the abuse.

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In addition to the threatening tweets, other Twitter users posted messages harshly criticizing the rape victim’s character, according to screen shots captured by a website dedicated to fighting online bullying.

The accounts from which the tweets reportedly originated were either deleted or password-protected Tuesday afternoon.

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The girl accused of tweeting the death threat turned herself in after learning that investigators were looking for her, Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.J.J.Watt Jersey.

The other girl reportedly apologized on Twitter before her mother deleted her account, according to the anti-bullying website. The site said the girl’s mother also apologized in a posting, saying her daughter is “in tears and is more sorry than I have ever seen her.”

The sheriff called the arrests a warning to anyone else considering threats against the victim.

“And I can assure you we’ve been monitoring Twitter for 24 hours and continue to,” he said. “If there’s anybody else there crosses a line and makes a death threat, they’re going to have to face the consequences.”