Brewers first baseman Adam Lind isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, snapping a string of 12 straight starts. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy moves to first to give Lind a rest. Lucroy is starting his second game of the season at first base. His other appearance there was on April 18. Replacing Lucroy behind the plate is Martin Maldonado, who starts for the first time since July 6.
Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado hit a walk-off home run in the 17th inning to lift his team past the Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. ''I was really tired, so I was happy to end the game like that,'' he said. Maldonado went 4 for 6 with two doubles, two walks, two RBI and a home run. Maldonado's performance came during an awful slump at the plate. In his last five games prior to Sunday, Maldonado hit .071/.133/.205 with just one hit in 14 at-bats.
The Brewers held catcher Juan Centeno out of Thursday's game at Atlanta and will start Martin Maldonado instead, the team announced. "He's caught a lot more than he's used to but I don't think he's wearing down," manager Craig Counsell said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's had some bad luck, almost on a nightly basis but he hasn't swung the bat the way he's capable of." Maldonado was also held out of Sunday's game in order to rest. He is hitting .149 in 94 at-bats this season, while Centeno is batting .077 in 13 at-bats. Centeno will bat seventh and face Julio Teheran, who he has never faced. The Brewers are the underdogs (+120) at Atlanta on Thursday
Catcher Martin Maldonado went 3 for 5 on Sunday with a home run and then a walk-off RBI single in the Brewers' 3-2, 11-inning win over the Cubs. The homer was Maldonado's second of the year and first since April 21.
Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado received a day off Thursday against the Dodgers for the first time in 10 games. Juan Centeno started in his absence. Maldonado, who has started in the absence of Jonathan Lucroy, hasn't started just twice in 16 games. He is batting .196 (9 for 46) with one home run, four RBI, three walks, six runs and 13 strikeouts in 15 games since becoming the full-time starter.