Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, it was reported that the Milwaukee Brewers are offering shortstop Jean Segura some type of long-term deal. Secondly, the Brewers (16-21) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (22-17) in extra innings last night.
It’s currently unknown what the fine details of the deal are and general manager Doug Melvin has been rather quiet regarding the matter. Segura, 23, who made his major league debut last season, has become a powerful force in the Brewers’ line-up this season, hitting .359 with seven home runs, 18 RBIs and has 13 stolen bases.
“What you see from him this year, he’s doing everything right, we didn’t see that player last year,” manager Ron Roenicke said. ”This is a great player, this is a guy that I don’t want to ever take him out of the lineup.” – via Brewers.com
Last week, Segura was named the National League ‘Player of the Week’ and has really backed up his solid play all season. Segura is someone who the Brewers are hoping they can hold onto for a very long time.
The Brewers lost to the Pirates last night 4-3 in 12 innings. Kyle Lohse started for the Brew Crew and did a decent job. Lohse pitched 5 2/3 innings while giving up two runs, five hits, five walks and struck out three. John Axford blew the Brewers’ 3-2 lead in the 8th when Russell Martin doubled, scoring Neil Walker. In the bottom of the 12th, Mike Fiers gave up a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen, sealing the win for the Bucs. Fiers received the loss and Vin Mazzaro picked up his second win on the season.
Offensively, the Brewers had 10 hits, but just couldn’t score enough runs. Segura hit solo home run in the 1st inning and picked up his second RBI of the game in the 5th when he grounded out to the shortstop, allowing Norichika Aoki to score. Carlos Gomez hit a double in the 4th scoring Ryan Braun. Aoki and Braun both went 3-for-6 while Gomez went 2-for-5.