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in a forgiving mood Saturday night when All-Star reliever Josh Hader took the mound.Thousands of people in Miller Park stood and applauded for him multiple times during his two-inning stint, his first action since racist, homophobic and misogynistic tweets he posted in 2011 and 2012, when he was a teenager, resurfaced during Tuesday's All-Star Game. Hader publicly apologized for the tweetsafter Tuesday's game and before the Brewers' game Friday.The hometown reception likely made it easier for Hader to negotiate the Dodgers' lineup. He allowed no runs and one hit and struck out four of the seven batters he faced while protecting a two-run lead.Brewers Josh Hader gets standing ovation from fans in Miller Park #LADvsMIL pic.twitter.com/oz10XWeqjt AwesomeSauce (@Just1nMKE) July 22, 2018"It means a lot, having Milwaukee's support and knowingthatthey know my true character and just forgive me for my past because that's not who I am today," Hader told reporters in the Brewers' clubhouse after a 4-2 Milwaukee victory.#Brewers Josh Hader talks about being back on mound and support from home fans. pic.twitter.com/Sq7PXvJtBl Tom (@Haudricourt) July 22, 2018He struck out his first batter, Logan Forsythe, to lead off the seventh, and then got new Dodger Manny Machado to pop out to shallow right field.NO PENALTY FROM MLB: Hader ordered to undergo sensitivity training(Side note: Brewers fans are booing Machado this weekend e sentially because Milwaukee management didn't offer the Orioles enough to acquire him.)Hader then allowed a double to Matt Kempbefore retiring Max Muncy on a David Price Jerseys
sharp line drive to first basemanJesus Aguilar.In the eighth, Hader struck out Justin Turner, Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger in succe sion, which elicited one last standing O from the Wisconsin fans. During the frame, Brewers TV analyst Bill Schroeder talked about Hader's ability to "compartmentalize" amid the furor surrounding the tweets."I'm not expecting that everbody's going to forgive me early, but I hope that people see my true character today," Hader said.Hader's hateful teen posts resurfaced Tuesday night after he served up a three-run home run to the Mariners' Jean Segura in the All-Star Game. The 24-year-old left-hander spoke with reporters at Nationals Andrew Benintendi Jersey
Park, which isn't too far from his Maryland home; he said the tweets were "inexcusable" but did not represent his current beliefs.Aguilar and Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain expre sed immediate support for the man they've worked with this year and for the pitcher who could make a big difference in the National League Central division race. On Friday, the entire Brewers team stood in solidarity with Hader as he addre sed the media after first apologizing to his fellow players.