Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. For the Milwaukee Brewers, shortstop Jean Segura is far from slowing down as he continues his hot streak at the plate. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (14-16) got swept by the St. Louis Cardinals (20-11) yesterday afternoon.
Segura, who is hitting .333/.380/.523 and has only committed one error this season, has really started to break out on his own as a major league shortstop. The Brewers are hoping that Segura will be a long-term player for the team for quite a few years.
“He is really playing well. Driving the ball, stealing bases. The defense — we knew he was going to be good defensively, but I still thought he would make some mistakes, just being young. He’s not making too many mistakes,” manager Ron Roenicke said. – via Brewers.com
Currently, Segura leads the team with eight stolen bases and is second in batting average. In the past week, Segura was hitting .286 with a triple, three home runs, seven RBIs and three walks.
Yesterday, the Brewers got demolished 10-1 by the Cardinals. Marco Estrada started for the Brew Crew and got absolutely lit up. Estrada only lasted 3 1/3 innings while giving up eight runs, six hits, five walks and struck out five. The bullpen gave up two runs and Estrada got tagged with his second loss of 2013.
Today the Brewers have a day off before taking on the Texas Rangers in a two game series at Miller Park.