Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Though the All-Star Game is a month away, Milwaukee Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura is currently in third place in the voting for the National League. Secondly, the Brewers (22-35) beat the Oakland Athletics (35-25) last night in extra innings.
Segura is currently behind Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies and Brandon Crawford of the Giants for the All-Star voting. In the first round of voting, Segura alongside teammates Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun led their respected positions.
“He surprises me in the fact that he’s been so consistent for this length of time,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “I think he’s got it in him to do those types of things, but to be as consistent as he’s been offensively, for a young guy, that’s really good.” – via Brewers.com
This season, Segura is hitting an impressive .341/.378/.543 with eight homers, 25 RBIs and has 15 stolen bases. Defensively, Segura has been solid, hosting a .977 fielding percentage with 33 double plays turned. Voting for the All-Star Game ends on July 4th, so be sure to vote here for Segura and the rest of the Brew Crew.
Last night the Brewers beat the A’s 4-3 in 10 innings. Kyle Lohse started for Milwaukee and peformed well, but ultimately did not receive a decision. Lohse pitched six innings and gave up three runs, seven hits and struck out three while walking zero. The bullpen was lights out for the Brew Crew and John Axford picked up his second win of the season by pitching a scoreless 10th.
After trailing 3-0 for a majority of the game, the Brewers struck in the 8th inning for three runs. Segura hit a triple that scored Rickie Weeks and Norichika Aoki. After that, Aramis Ramirez hit a single scoring Segura. In the 10th inning, Yuniesky Betancourt hit a double that scored Gomez from first base.
Today the Brewers will look to try and win the series against the A’s in the final game at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Yovani Gallardo (4-5, 5.05 ERA) for Milwaukee and Bartolo Colon (6-2, 3.33 ERA) for Oakland.