Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. In the first bit of news, Milwaukee Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura has a plan to make his bat more active this season. Secondly, tonight Kyle Lohse will take the mound at home in his Brewer debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Segura, 23, who was brought over in the Zack Greinke trade, will look to carry his weight in 2013. In order to do that, Segura has been starting to get hits by hitting the ball to opposite side of the field.
“It’s natural,” Segura said. “I always seem to hit the ball the other way. Sometimes, I don’t try to go over there, and it happens.” – via Brewers.com
In 2012, Segura made his debut with the Angels and played in one game before the trade to Milwaukee. With the Brewers, Segura hit .264/.321/.331 with 14 RBIs with seven extra base hits and stole seven bases. Once Corey Hart comes back from the disabled list, Alex Gonzalez will look to be Segura’s back-up.
Tonight, Lohse will make his much anticipated debut for Milwaukee. Lohse, who only pitched in one Spring Training game this year, is coming off of a career best year in 2012. Against the Diamondbacks, Lohse is a career 3-2 pitcher with a 4.48 ERA in 10 starts. However, stats usually go out the window once the season begins so we’ll see what Lohse has to offer.
“I took care of my business, and now I’m here on a team that we all feel has a good shot of getting to the postseason,” Lohse said. “I’ve been on a team that shows you — just get there, and who knows what can happen. I’m ready to get going.” – via Brewers.com
The 34-year-old righty is current slotted in as the number four man in the starting rotation, but look for that to change soon. Lohse will face the Diamondbacks’ Wade Miley who was in the top three for last year’s National League Rookie of the Year. Tonight’s game begins at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT.