Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. This season, the Milwaukee Brewers have dealt with a ton of injuries left and right, but starter Wily Peralta hopes to not miss any time. Secondly, the Brewers (34-51) got pummeled by the New York Mets (36-47) last night.
In his last outing on Tuesday, Peralta left the game in the sixth inning due to tightness in his left hamstring. Since then, Peralta was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain, but might be able to make his next start.
As of now, it’s still unclear if Peralta will make his scheduled start tomorrow and if he’s unable, a replacement has yet to be named. In 2013, Peralta is 5-9 with an ERA of 5.27, a WHIP of 1.57 and has 56 strikeouts in 97.1 innings pitched.
Last night, the Brewers were dominated by the Mets 12-5. Rookie Johnny Hellweg made the start for Milwaukee and did not do well (though the team did commit three errors), picking up his second loss of the season. Hellweg only lasted 3 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs (three earned) on seven hits, five walks and did not strike out a batter. Tyler Thornburg came on in relief and pitched 4 1/3 innings while giving up two runs and Burke Badenhop gave up three runs in the ninth.
The Brewers retaliated in the bottom of the first after being down 2-0. Carlos Gomez hit a double that scored Norichika Aoki, but unfortunately got Jean Segura thrown out at home. After that, Aramis Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly scoring Gomez. In the fourth, Juan Francisco hit a solo home run, his 11th of the year.
By the time the seventh inning rolled around, the Brewers were down 8-3 until Gomez hit a double that scored Segura. In the eighth, Sean Halton came on to pinch hit and smacked an infield single that was able to score Francisco.
Tonight the Brewers play in game two of the series against the Mets at 7:15 p.m. ET / 6:15 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.03 ERA) for New York and Yovani Gallardo (6-8, 4.78 ERA) for Milwaukee.