Aug 2, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Burke Badenhop (left) watches Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (right) run the bases after giving up a home run to Harper in the 6th inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Brewer Daily News for August 3rd: Yount honored, Nats beat Crew

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Hello again everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Before last night’s game, the Milwaukee Brewers honored Robin Yount, who played his entire career for the team. The former Brewer also talked about PEDs in baseball. Secondly, last night the Brewers (46-63) lost to the Washington Nationals (53-56).

Robin Yount has become one of, if not the greatest, Milwaukee Brewers of all time. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yount was honored last night before the game began to remember the 20th year of his retirement. The Hall of Fame center fielder and shortstop talked about PEDs (performance enhancing drugs), due to the suspension of left fielder Ryan Braun, and his stance on them in the game.

“It’s very important to baseball that we get rid of this,” Yount said. “It’s not what we want to focus on as an industry. We want to focus on the game itself.” - via Brewers.com

Yount would also talk about how players “will not beat the system regardless of how they try”, but did not talk about Braun’s situation. Braun is suspended for the rest of the year without pay for admitting his usage of PEDs, and will be eligible to return for the 2014 season.

Last night the Brewers lost 4-1 to the Nationals. Tom Gorzelanny made the start for Milwaukee, but only lasted an inning as he was smacked in the left elbow from a ball hit by Jayson Werth. In the second Alfredo Figaro would come in to pitch and did well, going four innings and allowed one-run, but still received his third loss this season. Burke Badenhop gave up two runs in relief while Mike Gonzalez gave up one.

Jordan Zimmermann took the mound for Washington and was lights out, picking up his 13th win of the season. Zimmermann pitched six innings while allowing no runs, four hits, four walks and struck out five. Tyler Clippard gave up a run in the eighth inning before handing the ball to Rafael Soriano who pitched a perfect ninth to acquire his 27th save.

The Brewers were held to five hits, one of which was a Jonathan Lucroy solo home run, his 16th. Rickie Weeks had two hits while Jean Segura and Juan Francisco had one a piece. Carlos Gomez stole two bases, giving him a total of 29 on the season.

Tonight the teams play in game two of the series at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Dan Haren (5-11, 5.49 ERA) for Washington and Donovan Hand (0-2, 3.56 ERA) for Milwaukee.

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