Good morning everyone and welcome to another edition of Brewer Daily News. In the first bit of news on this Thursday, as we all saw last night, Wily Peralta has a personal catcher in Martin Maldonado. Secondly, the Brewers (1-2) lost to the Colorado Rockies (2-1) last night.
Much like the previous Randy Wolf and George Kottaras pairing, the Brewers now have a new one. Peralta has decided that he wants to use Maldonado as his catcher going forward, which works to the benefit of both the duo and Jonathan Lucroy. With Maldonado taking over every fifth day, this gives Lucroy an adequate amount of rest.
Maldonado has caught Peralta before so that comfort built will help both players going forward.
In the second bit of news, the Brewers lost to the Rockies last night 7-3 in the series finale. Peralta started for Milwaukee and went 5 1/3 innings while giving up four runs, six hits and struck out four. Alfredo Figaro came in after Peralta and pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings while giving up a hit and striking out two. Juan Nicasio started for Colorado went six innings while giving up two runs, seven hits and struck out two.
John Axford would try his luck once again, this time in a non-save situation with a 4-3 Rockies’ lead. In the top of the 9th, Axford gave up a crucial two-run homer to Michael Cuddyer and solo home run to Dexter Fowler before being pulled in favor of Tom Gorzelanny. Peralta would go on to get the loss and Nicasio would get the win.
Offensively, the Brewers got on the board in the 3rd inning. Rickie Weeks hit a solo home run and then Alex Gonzalez hit a single that scored Ryan Braun but also saw Aramis Ramirez thrown out at home. In the 7th inning, Braun hit a double that scored Weeks.
The Brewers have an off-day today before taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks for the weekend series.