Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. In a bullpen session yesterday, Milwaukee Brewers’ starter Yovani Gallardo felt well enough to hopefully come back during the team’s next home stand. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (51-66) shutout the Seattle Mariners (53-63).
Gallardo, 27, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 31st with a strained left hamstring which forced him to leave his start. Lately, Gallardo has felt his hamstring becoming stronger and that it’s all about “feeling comfortable” for the right-hander.
“Everything is going good right now, I haven’t had any setbacks,” Gallardo said. “We have to wait and see tomorrow. Hopefully, there’s no tightness or soreness there. Then we can go on to the next one.” – via Brewers.com
On Tuesday, Gallardo will throw a second bullpen session before the team takes on the Texas Rangers for a two-game series. Beyond that series, Gallardo may come back during the series against the Cincinnati Reds, but if not, he will come back against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Last night, the Brewers beat the Mariners 10-0. Tom Gorzelanny made the start for Milwaukee and was flat out impressive, picking up his third win. Gorzelanny pitched seven innings of shutout ball and only allowed three hits, two walks and struck out seven. Mike Gonzalez and Tyler Thornburg pitched a combined two innings of scoreless relief for the Brew Crew.
On the Seattle side of things, Hisashi Iwakuma took the hill and was pummeled, receiving his sixth loss of the season. Iwakuma went 6 2/3 innings while giving up six runs on nine hits, one walk and struck out three. Reliever Lucas Luetge gave up four earned runs in 2/3 of an inning pitched.
The Brewers had contributions all around and rookie Scooter Gennett led the way by going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Rookie Khris Davis also pitched in with two RBIs and a run scored. Juan Francisco was 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI while Jonathan Lucroy went a solid 4-for-5 with one RBI. Carlos Gomez and Caleb Gindl both had two hits a piece and one RBI along with Yuniesky Betancourt who went 1-for-5.
Today the Brewers will look to try and sweep the Mariners in the series finale at 4:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Wily Peralta (8-11, 4.42 ERA) for Milwaukee and Felix Hernandez (11-5, 2.39 ERA) for Seattle.