Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers sent outfielder Khris Davis back down to Triple-A Nashville. In the second bit of news, the Brew Crew (14-12) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (16-12) yesterday.
With Davis being optioned to Triple-A, this gives the Brewers the room to bring back either reliever Francisco Rodriguez or third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list. However, Davis’ demotion may also be due to the fact that he struggled since his debut with only two hits in 16 at-bats.
“It’s bittersweet, but they make the moves,” Davis said. “They explained the situation, and the role I was in is tough. I see why.” – via Brewers.com
Regardless, Davis remains to be a top prospect in Milwaukee’s organization and may seem some time up in the majors again come September. Until then, Davis will try to work on his approach at the plate as he joins the Nashville Sounds tomorrow.
Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers lost to the Pirates 6-4. Hiram Burgos was on the mound for the Crew and had another strong outing. Burgos went seven innings and allowed only two runs (two solo home runs), four hits, one walk and struck out six. Burgos would not get a decision as the bullpen blew his lead.
John Axford was put in to pitch relief in the 8th inning and ran into some big time trouble as he allowed four runs (three earned), four hits and struck out one. Axford would receive his third loss and second blown save of the 2013 season. For the Bucs, Bryan Morris got the win and Jason Grilli picked up his 11th save of the season.
The Brewers yet again saw production from the bats of Yuniesky Betancourt and Carlos Gomez who hit back-to-back home runs in the 4th inning. Ryan Braun pitched in with a RBI single and Jean Segura hit a RBI single as well.