Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. After leaving his previous start with a hand contusion, Milwaukee Brewers’ rookie Donovan Hand looks on pace to make his next scheduled start. Secondly, last night the Brewers (42-58) beat the San Diego Padres (45-57).
On Tuesday, Hand, 27, was drilled in the hand after attempting to bunt. Hand only lasted four innings while giving up two runs in his start and was later replaced by Tyler Thornburg, who would also go on to pitch four innings. However, Hand feels that he’ll be able to make his next scheduled start on Sunday.
“I don’t see anything holding me back,” Hand said. “From this morning when I woke up to now, it’s already made progress. Just keep progressing every day and see where I’m at at the end of it.” – via Brewers.com
Hand is one of eight Brewers this season to make their major league debuts and has done well at that. This season, Hand is 0-2 with an ERA of 3.41 while being mainly used as a starter.
Last night the Brewers beat the Padres 3-1. Kyle Lohse took the hill for Milwaukee and was flat out dominant, picking up his seventh win on the year. Lohse pitched seven innings and gave up one run (a solo homer to Nick Hundley) on five hits, no walks and struck out six. Jim Henderson pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to pick up his 11th save this season.
For the Padres, Sean O’Sullivan was the started and pitched well, but received his second loss of the season. O’Sullivan went 6 1/3 innings while giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits, three walks and struck out four.
Carlos Gomez got the offense rolling in the third inning when he hit a double that scored Rickie Weeks and Norichika Aoki. In the seventh inning, Gomez stole second base and advanced to third on a throwing error as Aoki scored.
Today the Brewers will look to split the series with the Padres at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Edinson Volquez (7-8, 5.73 ERA) for San Diego and Yovani Gallardo (8-8, 4.58 ERA) for Milwaukee.