Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. In yesterday’s game, Milwaukee Brewers’ outfield prospect Caleb Gindl made his major league debut, being the sixth Brewer rookie to do so this season. Secondly, the Brew Crew (28-39) shut out the Cincinnati Reds (41-28) yesterday afternoon.
In his major league debut, Gindl was used as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning for the pitcher’s spot. Unfortunately for Gindl, his first at-bat in the majors ended with a strikeout, but he’ll look to get more playing time off the bench or as the pinch hitter.
“The last two weeks, he has really swung the bat well,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “He hangs in there, gives you a nice at-bat. Especially right now, because he’s got a lot of at-bats under his belt [from Triple-A].” – via Brewers.com
Roenicke’s plans for Gindl will be to use him as a pinch hitter for the time being as he’s currently filling Ryan Braun‘s spot on the roster. At Triple-A Nashville this year, Gindl was hitting .274/.341/.456 with eight home runs and 38 RBIs. Gindl is the sixth Brewer to make his major league debut this season behind Hiram Burgos, Scooter Gennett, Josh Prince, Khris Davis and Donovan Hand
Yesterday, the Brewers shutout the Reds 6-0. Yovani Gallardo started for Milwaukee and pitched brilliantly, picking up his sixth win of the season. Gallardo went six innings while allowing three hits, two walks and struck out five. The bullpen, a combination of Tom Gorzelanny, Donovan Hand and Jim Henderson, pitched three innings of shutout baseball, only allowing four hits while striking out two.
The Brewers struck in the second inning when Jonathan Lucroy scored after Logan Schafer stole second base and advanced to third on a wild pitch by the Reds’ Homer Bailey. After that, Juan Francisco hit a sacrifice fly scoring Schafer. In the fifth, Francisco hit a two-run homer that barely went over the left field wall. Schafer contributed with more damage in the sixth when he hit a two-run double scoring Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez.
Today the Brewers will play in the final game of this three game series against the Reds at 1:10 p.m. ET / 12:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Wily Peralta (4-7, 6.03 ERA) for Milwaukee and Johnny Cueto (3-0, 2.17 ERA) for Cincinnati.