Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Brewer Daily News. As has been noted all year, the Milwaukee Brewers’ All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez has made quite a few amazing catches, maybe leading to a Gold Glove. Secondly, last night the Brewers (37-52) beat the Cincinnati Reds (50-40).
In Monday night’s game, Gomez made a catch that robbed Joey Votto of a two-run homer, which is something he’s been doing all season. This season, Gomez has a fielding percentage of .996 and has only committed one error in 232 total chances. Perhaps Gomez could see himself with the Gold Glove Award in November due to his spectacular defense.
“Maybe this is the year,” Gomez said. ”If somebody else gets it, get it because you deserve it.” – via Brewers.com
No Brewers’ player has won a Gold Glove since Robin Yount in 1982, despite last year’s close race with Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez at their respected positions. Also, this season marks the first time that Gomez will be an All-Star, something he can contribute not only to his bat, but to his glove as well.
Last night the Brewers blanked the Reds 2-0. Wily Peralta made the start for Milwaukee and was absolutely dominant, not only picking up his sixth win of 2013, but his first career complete game shutout. Peralta allowed three hits, four walks and struck out six all on 113 pitches. Peralta also lowered his ERA from 5.27 to 4.82.
Tony Cingrani took the hill for the Reds and pitched well, but was unlucky as he received his first loss of the season. Cingrani pitched seven innings of two-run ball and gave up three hits, two walks and struck out 10. Sam LeCure pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the bottom of the eighth.
For the Brewers’ offensively, their two runs came in the fifth inning when left fielder Logan Schafer hit his first career home run, a two-run shot to right center field. Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun (who returned to the line-up) and Yuniesky Betancourt had the three other hits for the team.
Today the Brewers will look to try and sweep the Reds at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Mike Leake (7-4, 2.73 ERA) for Cincinnati and Johnny Hellweg (0-2, 12.79 ERA) for Milwaukee.