Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. As he continues on with his rehab assignment, Milwaukee Brewers’ starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo will more than likely make his return this weekend. Secondly, last night the Brewers (52-67) beat the Texas Rangers (69-51) in Arlington.
Gallardo, 27, was placed on the 15-day disabled list at the end of July with an injured left hamstring, but looks to come back soon. The Brewers are hoping with Gallardo’s bullpen session yesterday that the right-hander will be able to pitch Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds.
“It’s tough, it’s been one of those years. But to get the opportunity to go on the DL and work on a few things while you’re trying to get back on the mound is important,” Gallardo said. – via Brewers.com
Also during last night’s game, Gallardo was able to visit his family who came in from Forth Worth, including his son and daughter. This season, Gallardo is 8-9 in 23 starts with an ERA of 4.91, a WHIP of 1.48 and has 101 strikeouts.
Moving on, the Brewers beat the Rangers 5-1 last night. Marco Estrada made the start for Milwaukee and was effective, picking up his fifth win of the season. Estrada pitched six innings and allowed one run (a solo homer to Mitch Moreland) on four hits, no walks and struck out two. Closer Jim Henderson acquired his 17th save of the season by pitching for another four-out save.
For the Rangers, Alexi Ogando took the hill and was roughed up, receiving his fourth loss. Ogando went 6 1/3 innings and surrendered four runs on six hits, two walks and struck out three. Reliever Joakim Soria gave up one run in 2/3 of an inning in the eighth.
Scooter Gennett had a big day the plate for Milwaukee, hitting two home runs and driving in three runs. Khris Davis also hit a solo home run in the seventh. Jean Segura stole two bases, one of which was home plate, bringing his season total up to 35.
Tonight the Brewers will look to sweep this two-game series against the Rangers at 8:05 p.m. ET / 7:05 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Tyler Thornburg (1-0, 1.72 ERA) for Milwaukee and Matt Garza (8-2, 3.23 ERA) for Texas.