Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. In yesterday’s game, shortstop/third baseman Alex Gonzalez got drilled by a pitch that had him leave in the 3rd inning. Secondly, the Milwaukee Brewers (2-7) lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (6-4) last night.
Gonzalez got hit in the elbow by Cardinals’ starter Shelby Miller last night and had to leave the game. Fortunately for the Brewers, the X-rays that came back were negative. In Gonzalez’s absence, Yuniesky Betancourt moved to third and Blake Lalli went to first.
In the 2013 season, Gonzalez is hitting .138/.212/.241 with one home run and four RBIs. It’s unknown how long Gonzalez will be out, but hopefully he’ll be able to return to action soon for the team.
For Betancourt, he started at first base for only the fourth time in his career. Betancourt is currently batting .250/.304/.250 with one RBI and two walks.
Also last night, the Brew Crew lost 2-0 to the Cards. Kyle Lohse started for Milwaukee and pitched a solid game, but unfortunately came out the loser with no run support. Lohse pitched seven innings against his former team and allowed two runs, six hits and struck out two. Tom Gorzelanny pitched an inning of scoreless relief in the 8th.
The story of the night however was Miller who held the Brewers to one hit in seven innings while striking out eight and got the win. Trevor Rosenthal got the hold and Mitchell Boggs got his second save of the season. Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura got the only hits for the Brew Crew.