Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. In the past few weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers have been monitoring the returns of two starting pitchers who are currently spending time on the disabled list. Secondly, the Brewers (26-37) beat the Miami Marlins (18-45) last night.
Both Chris Narveson and Hiram Burgos are making strides to come back off of the disabled list. Burgos in particular was scheduled to make a start yesterday in Class A, but was unable to pitch due to shoulder stiffness, so the start was pushed back.
“He’s playing catch today and is supposed to have a bullpen tomorrow, then we will re-evaluate,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “Hopefully, he is good and we can get him pitching in games.” – via Brewers.com
Narveson on the other hand has made a couple of starts in Triple-A Nashville and has one more to make as a part of his rehab assignment. It’s unknown where Narveson will go once he’s back with the team, but some signs indicate he may be in the starting rotation.
Last night the Brewers beat the Marlins 6-1. Yovani Gallardo started for Milwaukee and did well, bouncing back from his last outing as he picked up his fifth win of the season. Gallardo was dominant, pitching eight shutout innings while only allowing four hits, one walk and striking out four (which put him at 1,000 career strikeouts). Rookie Donovan Hand gave up one run in one inning of relief in the ninth.
Carlos Gomez started things off for the Brew Crew in the first inning when he hit a single scoring Norichika Aoki and advanced to third on a throwing error by Marlins’ catcher Rob Brantly. Soon after that, Jonathan Lucroy hit a single that scored Gomez. In the second, Gomez hit another single that scored Aoki. Rickie Weeks hit a solo homer in the third and in the seventh, Lucroy added to the lead with an RBI single and Juan Francisco had a sacrifice fly to center field.
Tonight the Brewers play in game two against the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Wily Peralta (4-7, 6.16 ERA) for Milwaukee and Jacob Turner (1-0, 0.69 ERA) for Miami.