Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Milwaukee Brewers’ left fielder Ryan Braun sat out in his third game in a row yesterday and hopes to come back soon. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (27-38) outright dismantled the Miami Marlins (19-46) last night.
Braun who sat out in his third straight game last night against the Marlins is becoming more and more frustrated with the nagging thumb injury. Manager Ron Roenicke is playing on the side of caution with Braun’s availability heading into the upcoming series in Cincinnati.
“He’s not swinging a bat, so it’s hard to say,” Roenicke said of Braun’s status going forward. “I think the more we keep him off of it, the better. It’s going to get better. It’s just a matter of if four days is enough.” – via Brewers.com
The last game Braun played in was Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies in which he left after the third inning. There’s no current timetable on when Braun will return to the line-up, so Logan Schafer will continue to start in left field.
Last night the Brewers beat the Marlins 10-1. Reliever Alfredo Figaro started for Milwaukee and pitched extremely well, picking up his first win of the season. Figaro went seven innings while allowing only three hits and struck out four. Tom Gorzelanny pitched a scoreless eighth for the Brew Crew while Burke Badenhop gave up one run in the ninth inning.
Carlos Gomez had a huge day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored. In the third, Jean Segura continued on with his incredible season by hitting a solo home run, his 10th of the year. Norichika Aoki went 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. Even Figaro was efficient at the plate for Milwaukee, picking up two hits while scoring a run.
The Brewers have an off day today before heading to Cincinnati to take on the Reds for a three game series this weekend.