The Brewers are now 5-1 against Cincinnati this season, after crushing the Reds 9-1 on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Hernan Perez tripled twice in the game, only the 22nd time that’s happened in the Brewers’ 48-year history. Jonathan Villar hit a pair of two run singles, and Eric Thames hit a two run shot for his only damage of the night. Starter Zach Davies appeared to put his recent control problems in the past, striking out six in five scoreless innings to improve to 1-2 — and Adam Duvall scored the Reds’ only run with a homer in the ninth. The Brewers will go for a sweep of their three game series with the Reds this (Wednesday) afternoon, as Wily Peralta starts for the Crew against Cincy’s Tim Adelman.
As Eric Thames sets early season power records, Major League Baseball appears to be testing him more for P-E-Ds and other drugs. Thames has set a new Brewers’ record with eleven homers for April, the latest in Tuesday night’s 9-1 Milwaukee home rout of Cincinnati. According to reports the former Korean slugger had blood and urine tests after the game, his third test of the year — and Thames said, “If people keep thinking I’m on stuff, I’ll be here every day … I have a lot of blood and urine.” All players are tested at Spring Training, and they get random tests during the season. The 30-year-old Thames was given a urine test last week at Chicago, when a couple of Cubs made hints in interviews — and on E-S-P-N’s “Pardon the Interruption” Tuesday, host Tony Kornheiser raised suspicions, comparing Thames to teammate Ryan Braun and his P-E-D issues from six years ago and saying that baseball has had the worst problems with drugs.