Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Even after losing their first pick in the upcoming MLB Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers still feel confident enough to make some decent picks. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (22-36) lost to the Oakland Athletics (36-25) yesterday afternoon, dropping the series.
When the Brewers signed veteran right-hander Kyle Lohse back in March, they knew well that their first round draft pick would be sacrificed. However, the team’s amateur scouting director Bruce Seid isn’t worried about losing the pick.
“If you look at our track record in the last three years, and who’s done well in our system and who’s really progressing, several of them have been our second-, third-, fourth-round guys,” Seid said. – via Brewers.com
Prominent examples of non-first round picks for the Brewers are Tyler Thornburg, Jimmy Nelson and Hunter Morris. Out of the three, Thornburg has already seen action in the majors while Nelson and Morris are treading dangerously close to the 25-man roster. The MLB Draft begins later today at 7:00 p.m. ET and continues into Saturday afternoon.
Yesterday, the Brewers lost 6-1 to the A’s. Yovani Gallardo started for Milwaukee and did well at first, but got roughed up, receiving his sixth loss of the season. Gallardo pitched six innings and gave up five runs, six hits, one walk and struck out four. Mike Gonzalez gave up one run in one inning of relief. Thornburg pitched the 8th and 9th innings and only surrendered three hits.
Despite getting nine hits, the Brew Crew only managed one run in the game. Carlos Gomez drove in the Brewers’ only run when he hit a triple in the 1st inning that scored Jean Segura who reached on an infield single. Norichika Aoki and Jonathan Lucroy both had two hits a piece. Rookie second baseman Scooter Gennett also had his first major league hit in the game.
Today the Brewers stay home to take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT for a four game series. The projected starters are Wily Peralta (4-6, 5.94 ERA) for Milwaukee and Tyler Cloyd (1-2, 4.76 ERA) for Philadelphia.