Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. This morning the only bit of news discussed will be the Milwaukee Brewers’ late 6-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs. In the late innings of the game, manager Ron Roenicke made a questionable move by bringing in the struggling John Axford.
Wily Peralta started for the Brewers and overall pitched well. Peralta pitched 6 2/3 innings while giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out five. Peralta did not get a decision, but was able to lower his ERA from 6.75 to 4.50.
Travis Wood started for the Cubs and went 6 1/3 innings while giving up three runs (two unearned) on seven hits and struck out six. Wood also did not get a decision.
Bullpen wise for the Brewers, Mike Gonzalez only pitched to Anthony Rizzo who doubled off of him. After Gonzalez, Roenicke would switch to the battered Axford to end the 7th. The game was tied 3-3 heading into the 8th inning.
Axford would give up three runs, one hit and walked two in the 8th. Alfredo Figaro came in too little, too late and would end the 8th with only two hits allowed. Carlos Marmol got the win, Axford the loss and Kyuji Fujikawa the save.
Offensively the Brewers had help from Ryan Braun who went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Jean Segura who went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Yuniesky Betancourt who went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Norichika Aoki was able to keep his hot bat going by picking up a hit.