Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. In yesterday’s game, Milwaukee Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez hurt his left shoulder after running into the wall to make a leaping catch. Secondly, the Brewers (31-43) lost to the Atlanta Braves (44-33) yesterday afternoon.
In the fourth inning, the Braves’ shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a long fly ball to center field that Gomez was able to track down and catch. Unfortunately for Gomez, he slammed into the wall and left the game with a left shoulder strain.
“Right now it’s a little sore. I think we’ll wait until tomorrow and see how it feels,” Gomez said. “I [didn't feel anything] in my collarbone. I don’t think it’s going to take a lot of time. In a few days I’ll be fine.” – via Brewers.com
Fortunately, Gomez did not damage his collarbone, which is what originally concerned teammate Jonathan Lucroy.
“I thought he broke his collarbone again, I really did,” Lucroy said. “They showed a replay on it and it scared me, man. It looks terrible.” – via Brewers.com
As of right now, Gomez remains day-to-day and will most likely sit out for a few games. Earlier in the game, Gomez was also hit in the knee by a pitch, but still remains as one of the most menacing forces in the Brewer line-up.
Yesterday, the Brewers lost 7-4 to the Braves. Alfredo Figaro made another spot start for Milwaukee and was absolutely pummeled, receiving his second loss. Figaro only lasted 3 1/3 innings while giving up six runs, nine hits, three walks and struck out four. Jim Henderson gave up one run in the ninth inning on two hits while walking one and striking out one.
For the Braves, Paul Maholm started and didn’t do well, but still received his eighth win of the season. Maholm pitched five innings while giving up four runs, eight hits, one walk and struck out three. In the bottom of the ninth, Craig Kimbrel notched his 21st save of the season by pitching a perfect inning.
The Brewers only struck in the fifth inning for their four runs. Logan Schafer hit a single that scored Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura. Soon after that, Lucroy hit a two-run home run, his eight of the season.
Today the Brewers have the day off before hosting the Chicago Cubs for a three game series, with the first game beginning tomorrow at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT.