Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday after getting drilled in the leg by a line drive in Friday’s game, Milwaukee Brewers’ closer Jim Henderson was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Secondly, the Brewers (19-28) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (30-19) yesterday afternoon.
Henderson was drilled in the leg after Pirates’ catcher Russell Martin hit a liner up the middle. Immediately as he went after the ball, Henderson reached for what seemed to be his hamstring and was taken out of the ball game.
“Hopefully, in a few days it settles down a bit, I’ll get rid of this limp and I can walk around better,” Henderson said. – via Brewers.com
With Henderson now on the 15-day disabled list due a strained right hamstring, manager Ron Roenicke is going with a “closer-by-committee” tactic. Francisco Rodriguez would deem to be the leader as he did acquire his first save of the season Friday, but John Axford and Mike Gonzalez will also be tested in the role.
Yesterday, the Brewers lost 5-2 to the Pirates. Mike Fiers started for the Brew Crew and did not fare well, picking up his third loss of the season. Fiers pitched four innings while allowing four runs, five hits and struck out five. The bullpen pitched five innings of one-run ball, with Alfredo Figaro giving up a solo homer to Pedro Alvarez in the 9th inning.
Offensively for the Brewers, their only runs came from two solo home runs from Carlos Gomez in the 7th and 9th innings. Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks and Yuniesky Betancourt had the other three hits for the team as they were limited to five.