Aug 12, 2012; Houston, TX; USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (9) beats the tag by Houston Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez (9) during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Brewer Daily News for June 18th: Segura still third, Brewers face Astros


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. As the All-Star Game nears, Milwaukee Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura is still in third place in the National League for the voting despite his breakout season. Secondly, the Brewers (28-40) head to Houston tonight to take on the Astros (26-45).

Jean Segura needs your help to become the starter for the NL in the All-Star Game. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

With less than a month to go until the All-Star Game in the New York Mets’ Citi Field, Segura still trails the Rockies’  Troy Tulowitzki and the Giants’ Brandon Crawford in votes for the starting shortstop role. Crawford has a slight edge over Segura, but Tulowitizki has a clear one million vote lead over the two.

This season, Segura is hitting .330/.364/.526 with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and has stolen an impressive 19 bases. Also receiving votes on the Brewers’ are outfielders Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun who trail the top three and Jonathan Lucroy who is in fourth place out of five for catchers. You can vote here for the All-Star Game and for our Brewers as well until July 4 when the voting ends.

Tonight, the Brewers will take on the Astros in Minute Maid Park for a three game series. Since their transition to the American League, specifically the West, things haven’t been smooth for Bo Porter‘s team. They’ve had positives in guys like Jose Altuve, Chris Carter and Jason Castro offensively and pitching wise, Bud Norris has been impressive.

The Brewers on the other hand still haven’t found a consistent form of play yet. While their record is better in June so far than May, they still sit in last place in the NL Central. Soon, the team will get Chris Narveson and Marco Estrada back, both who can help the starting rotation.

In tonight’s game, starting at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT, the projected starters are Alfredo Figaro (1-0, 3.47 ERA) for Milwaukee and Jordan Lyles (3-1, 3.48 ERA) for Houston.

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