The Brewers’ depleted bullpen couldn’t hold a one-run lead in the seventh.
Cincinnati’s first eight batters reached safely against three relievers, with left-hander Mike Zagurski (0-1) taking the loss in his first major league appearance since 2013.
The National League Central leaders also were missing two starting position players. Christian Yelich left Thursday’s game with back tightness, and Ryan Braun came out of Friday’s game with the same issue. Counsell said Braun could be available on Sunday.
With the game out of hand, Kratz moved to the mound for the eighth inning — his third career pitching appearance — and gave up a pair of runs.
I’d rather catch nine innings and do high-fives, he said.
Leonard no longer wants to play in San Antonio, according to multiple reports from earlier this month. The Lakers are Leonard’s preferred trade destination, according to a report from ESPN.
The Spurs, however, would prefer to send Leonard to an Eastern Conference team if they do decide to trade him, USA Today’s report says.
Leonard signed a five-year contract, worth more than $90 million, with the Spurs in 201But he appeared in just nine games for San Antonio in 2017-18 because of an injured right quad, and had a tense relationship with the team throughout his rehab process, according to multiple reports.
The former All-Star has averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds over his seven-year career.
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