Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. After leaving Saturday’s game with right forearm tightness, Milwaukee Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura sat out in yesterday’s game. In the second bit of news, yesterday the Brewers (43-61) lost to the Colorado Rockies (51-55), losing the series 2-1.
Segura, 23, was hit in his right forearm in Saturday’s game and left in the sixth inning with tightness. After the game, Segura didn’t need X-rays, but just rest so that the young shortstop can return to the Brewers’ line-up.
“He’s fine, but I thought about giving him a day [off] somewhere in here,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “Today I think worked out well. I really didn’t even need to go in and inquire about how he was.” – via Brewers.com
This season, Segura was voted into his first All-Star game alongside teammate Carlos Gomez. In his sophomore season, Segura has been on fire, hitting .315/.350/.465 with 11 home runs, 40 RBIs, 57 runs scored and has stolen 31 bases, which makes him tied for third in the MLB.
Yesterday afternoon the Brewers lost a close 6-5 game to the Rockies. Donovan Hand made the start for Milwaukee and performed well, but did not factor into a decision. Hand pitched six innings while giving up three runs on eight hits, no walks and struck out two. Mike Gonzalez gave up a run in the seventh inning and John Axford gave up two runs in the eighth, which lead to his fifth loss on the season.
For Colorado, Jhoulys Chacin took the mound and pitched well, but like Hand, did not receive a decision. Chacin went seven innings while giving up three runs on eight hits, one walk and struck out four. Matt Belisle came on in the eighth for the team and gave up two runs, but picked up his fifth win on the year. In the ninth, closer Rex Brothers acquired his seventh save by pitching a perfect inning.
The Brewers struck in the second inning after being down 1-0 when Jeff Bianchi hit an infield single scoring Gomez. In the third, Norichika Aoki hit a solo home run, his sixth. Bianchi would strike again for the Brew Crew in the fourth with an RBI single scoring Caleb Gindl. Late in the game, the Brewers took the short lived 5-4 lead in the eighth when Yuniesky Betancourt hit a two-run homer, his 11th.
Tonight the Brewers head to Chicago to take on the Cubs for a four game series, with tonight’s game beginning at 8:05 p.m. ET / 7:05 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Kyle Lohse (7-7, 3.37 ERA) for Milwaukee and Jeff Samardzija (6-9, 3.94 ERA) for Chicago.