Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, Milwaukee Brewers’ left fielder Ryan Braun received some time off as he is currently battling a right thumb injury. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (19-30) lost to the Minnesota Twins (20-28) yesterday afternoon.
Braun’s injury now adds to the list of Brewer injuries with Corey Hart, Hiram Burgos and Jim Henderson on the disabled list and Aramis Ramirez still not completely healthy. The injury, a right thumb, bothered Braun earlier this season, but he’s still contributed with the bat in big ways.
“I’m not going to swing a bat or do anything today,” Braun said, “so hopefully it gets better. I don’t want to put a timetable on it. Maybe I show up [Tuesday] and it gets a lot better.” – via Brewers.com
This season, Braun is batting .310/.393/.554 with nine homers and 33 RBIs. Despite the team’s down streak in May, Braun hasn’t let up at the plate this month by hitting .337 with two homers, 12 RBIs and has 10 walks. It’s unclear at the moment how much time Braun will miss, so Logan Schafer will more than likely be starting in left field until then.
Yesterday, the Brewers lost to the Twins 6-3. Wily Peralta started for the Brew Crew and got roughed up, receiving his sixth loss of the season. Peralta pitched five innings and allowed four runs (three earned), five hits, five walks and struck out three. In four innings of relief, the bullpen gave up two runs, one a piece coming from Tom Gorzelanny and Burke Badenhop.
Tonight the Brewers will play the last game in this short two-game series against the Twins in Miller Park at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Alfredo Figaro (0-0, 3.46 ERA) for Milwaukee and Scott Diamond (3-4, 4.96 ERA) for Minnesota. After this series, the teams will travel to Minnesota for another two-game series.