Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Last week, Milwaukee Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez was named National League Player of the Week. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (10-8) beat the San Diego Padres (5-14) last night.
This marks the third time in his career that Gomez has been the recipient of the NL Player of the Week award. Last week, Gomez hit .500 while retaining a .526 on-base percentage. Gomez also hit two home runs, drove in three runs and had a total of nine hits.
“The week past, we won seven games in a row,” Gomez said. “That’s more important. For Player of the Week, you can have three or four really good games, but when you do something to help win games for your team, I think that’s more important.” – via Brewers.com
During the offseason, the Brewers inked Gomez for three-years at $24 million coming off of his impressive 2012. Gomez has started off 2013 strong and will look to expand upon his 2012 which garnered him so much appreciation from the fans.
Last night, the Brewers beat the Padres 7-1. Kyle Lohse started for the Brewers and left after five innings due to dislocating his left pinky. Lohse only allowed one run, five hits, one walk and struck out four while getting his first win of the season.
The Brewers struck early again due to another Ryan Braun homer that drove in two runs. Soon after Braun’s home run, Logan Schafer and Carlos Gomez got plunked, leaving two on for Yuniesky Betancourt‘s hot bat. Betancourt would take advantage of the situation and hit a three-run homer. The Brewers led 5-0 after the 1st inning.
Braun would single in the 5th, scoring Jean Segura. In the same inning, the Brewers had knocked out Padres’ starter Jason Marquis and Anthony Bass was brought in for relief. Rickie Weeks scored on a wild pitch from Bass, giving the team a 7-0 lead. The Brewers now have an eight game winning streak.