Jul 7, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the 7th inning against the New York Mets at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Brewer Daily News for July 8th: Aramis out, Mets best Crew


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. After re-injuring his knee again Saturday, Milwaukee Brewers’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez is going to miss some time. Secondly, the Brewers (35-52) fell to the New York Mets (37-48) yesterday afternoon, dropping the series.

Aramis Ramirez hasn’t been able to stay consistently healthy this season. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ramirez, 34, injured his already hurt left knee in Saturday night’s game that caused him to leave. This marks the second time that Ramirez re-injured the knee this season as he was on the 15-day disabled list earlier in 2013.

“Somewhere along here, we certainly want to be a good team and a team that’s consistent for a while,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “That’s what we’ve been missing; we’ll have a couple of good games and then play a couple of bad games.” – via Brewers.com

Currently, it seems that Ramirez will come back after the All-Star break as the Brewers are hoping to get left fielder Ryan Braun back soon. This season, Ramirez is hitting .271/.359/.414 with five home runs, 26 RBIs and has scored 21 runs.

Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers lost a close 2-1 game to the Mets. Tom Gorzelanny made a spot start and did well, but unfortunately received his second loss on the season. Gorzelanny pitched six innings and gave up two unearned runs, eight hits, no walks and struck out eight.

Jeremy Hefner took the hill for the Mets and was electric, picking up his fourth win of the season. Hefner pitched six innings of one-run ball on two hits, one walk and struck out eight. Mets’ closer Bobby Parnell acquired his 15th save of the season as he pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Offensively, the Brewers were held to only three hits. Jonathan Lucroy scored the only run when he hit a solo home run, his 10th on the year, in the seventh inning. Norichika Aoki and Sean Halton had the other two hits for the team.

Tonight the Brewers stay home to take on the Cincinnati Reds (50-38) for a three-game series. The projected starters for tonight’s game, beginning at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT, are Homer Bailey (5-6, 3.57 ERA) for Cincinnati and Kyle Lohse (4-6, 3.43 ERA) for Milwaukee.

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