Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers called up reliever Rob Wooten from Triple-A Nashville and sent down infielder Sean Halton as a corresponding move. Secondly, yesterday afternoon the Brewers (42-59) lost to the Padres (46-57), losing the series 3-1.
Wooten, 28, will be the ninth Brewer this season to make his major league debut when the team calls him out of the bullpen. Today, Wooten will be with the Brewers as they start their current road trip to Colorado and Chicago.
“[Wooten has] got a nice cutter, locates the ball well,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “He doesn’t walk a lot of people, he throws strikes. You can trust to bring him into a ballgame and he’ll put the ball over the plate. He’s done a really nice job this year.” - via Brewers.com
In Triple-A Nashville this season, the right-hander was 0-1 in 40 games pitched with an ERA of 2.94 in 52 innings of work. Wooten will add to the already solid bullpen while Halton will receive time in Triple-A to polish his skills.
Yesterday, the Brewers were making a late comeback, but ultimately lost 10-8 to the Padres. Yovani Gallardo took the hill for Milwaukee and was crushed, receiving his ninth loss this year. Gallardo only lasted 3 2/3 innings while giving up six runs on eight hits, three walks and struck out four. In the seventh inning, reliever Mike Gonzalez gave up four runs on four hits.
Edinson Volquez started for San Diego and was efficient, picking up his eighth win this season. Volquez pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on six hits, three walks and struck out five. Relievers Nick Vincent and Luke Gregerson gave up a combined five runs in 2/3 of an inning. Closer Huston Street acquired his 18th save on the season by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth.
Offensively, the Brew Crew was helped out by Yuniesky Betancourt who went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Carlos Gomez also went yard with his 16th homer of the season as he was 3-for-5 on the day. Jonathan Lucroy had two hits in the game and Norichika Aoki hit a solo home run, his fifth.
Tonight the Brewers head to Colorado to take on the Rockies (49-54) for the weekend, with tonight’s game beginning at 8:40 p.m. ET / 7:40 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Wily Peralta (7-9, 4.30 ERA) for Milwaukee and Tyler Chatwood (6-3, 2.48 ERA) for Colorado.