Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Today, Milwaukee Brewers’ right-handed starting pitcher Marco Estrada will throw a bullpen session after delaying it from Friday. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (37-55) lost a close game to the Arizona Diamondbacks (49-44).
Estrada, 30, will be seeing live action on the mound for the first time in over a month. In early June, Estrada was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, something that has fortunately been improving for the righty. Yesterday, Estrada said he felt his back “lock up”, pushing the bullpen session to today.
“They just want to see how my back feels,” Estrada said. “But to me, it feels fine. It was weird, but it wasn’t the first time it has happened.” – via Brewers.com
Going forward, Estrada has said that he feels confident in his hamstring and that it is “100 percent healed.” The Brewers haven’t announced a return date for Estrada, but with the progress he’s made so far, one would think the right-hander is close to coming back.
Last night the Brewers lost a tight 2-1 game the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Tom Gorzelanny made the start (on his 31st birthday) for Milwaukee and was efficient, but the hard luck loser as he received his third loss. Gorzelanny pitched six innings and gave up two runs (both unearned), three hits, one walk and struck out four.
Patrick Corbin took the hill for Arizona and was impressive, picking up his 11th win this season. Corbin pitched 6 2/3 innings while giving up one run, seven hits, two walks and had 10 strikeouts. David Hernandez came on to close in the ninth and pitched a perfect inning, acquiring his second save of the year.
The Brewers scored the first run (and their only run) of the game when Jean Segura scored after Jonathan Lucroy walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch in the first inning. Overall, the team was 1-for-12 with 11 runners left on base and had eight total hits.
Tonight the Brewers play in game three of the four game series against the Diamondbacks at 10:10 p.m. ET / 9:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Kyle Lohse (5-6, 3.47 ERA) for Milwaukee and Randall Delgado (1-3, 3.82 ERA) for Arizona.