Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. Once again, the Milwaukee Brewers have another player to add to the ever expanding disabled list with second baseman Rickie Weeks becoming the next victim. Secondly, yesterday the Brewers (49-66) lost to the San Francisco Giants (51-63), but split the series 2-2.
In Wednesday night’s game, Weeks strained his left hamstring as he ran towards first after hitting a ball. Weeks instantly fell down before first base and needed help walking back to the dugout and club house. Weeks was sent back to Milwaukee for an MRI which revealed the hamstring strain.
Recently, the Brewers had just sent down Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Nashville but recalled him after yesterday’s game. A possible combination of Gennett and Jeff Bianchi may start at second base as there is no official timetable on when Weeks will return.
Yesterday afternoon the Brew Crew lost 4-1 to the Giants. Rookie Donovan Hand took the mound for Milwaukee and was tagged hard, receiving his fourth loss. Hand only went five innings and surrendered four runs on seven hits, four walks and struck out four. Relievers John Axford and Rob Wooten pitched a combined three innings of scoreless baseball.
For the Giants, Tim Lincecum was the start and was flat out dominant, picking up his sixth win. Lincecum pitched eight innings of shut out ball, while allowing only one hit, one walk and struck out eight. Out of the bullpen, Sandy Rosario gave up one run on one hit. Sergio Romo gave up a hit that scored a run in a non-save situation and would not receive a save.
The Brewers’ only run came in the ninth when Jean Segura hit a single that scored Khris Davis who hit his third major league double. Segura stole his 32nd base of the season while Bianchi stole his third.
Tonight the Brew Crew heads to Seattle to play the Mariners for this weekend, with tonight’s game beginning at 10:10 p.m. ET / 9:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Kyle Lohse (7-7, 3.23 ERA) for Milwaukee and Joe Saunders (10-10, 4.58 ERA) for Seattle.