Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Despite their down season thus far, Milwaukee Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke remains positive about the team moving forward this season. Secondly, the Brewers (26-38) lost a close game last night to the Miami Marlins (19-45).
Currently, the Brewers sit 16 games behind the National League Central leading St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers are battling the Chicago Cubs (25-37) for fourth place and even though it’s been a struggle, Roenicke still looks forward with the team.
“Things are coming together better,” Roenicke said. “We still have injuries, but the starting pitching has had some good outings and relief pitching has been solid for a while now.” – via Brewers.com
In the month of May, the Brewers won a total of six games where as in June, they’ve already tied that total. After this series with the Marlins, the team will continue their road trip to take on the Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros. The pitchers have begun to turn it around as indicated by Roenicke and the offense is still sharp.
Last night the Brewers lost 5-4 to the Marlins. Rookie Wily Peralta started for Milwaukee and did well enough to win, but did not get a decision. Peralta pitched six innings while giving up five hits, three runs, one walk and struck out one. Mike Gonzalez and John Axford pitched a scoreless seventh, only allowing one hit. Jim Henderson ultimately gave the Marlins the lead when Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Henderson was charged with his second loss and first blown save of the season.
The Brewers scored three of their four runs via productive outs. In the fourth, Jonathan Lucroy hit a sacrifce fly to score Carlos Gomez and in the sixth, Aramis Ramirez grounded, but Jean Segura was able to score. Yuniesky Betancourt hit a triple in the seventh that scored Rickie Weeks and Betancourt scored when Scooter Gennett hit a sacrifice to third base.
Tonight the Brewers will play in the final game of this three game series against the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Alfredo Figaro (0-0, 4.08 ERA) for Milwaukee and Kevin Slowey (2-5m 3.77 ERA) for Miami.