Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. In the upcoming Arizona Fall League, the Milwaukee Brewers will be sending six players, including the second ranked prospect in the organization. Secondly, last night the Brewers (58-73) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (76-55) in PNC Park.
The fall league begins on October 8th and the Brewers will be sending six players, including top pitching prospect Taylor Jungmann and outfielder Mitch Haniger. Also going from Milwaukee are pitchers David Goforth, Kevin Shackelford, utility man Jason Rogers and catcher Adam Weisenburger.
“It is still very, very prestigious, and a chance for players to extend their seasons a little bit,” said Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash. “You can’t knock the results. The results are impressive of players graduating from that league to the big leagues.” – via Brewers.com
In the past, the Brewers have sent players such as second baseman Scooter Gennett and outfielders Khris Davis, Caleb Gindl and Logan Schafer. Those six players may have a chance to be a part of the 40-man roster next season, but it will remain to be seen.
Last night, the Brew Crew had a slim 7-6 win over the Pirates. Kyle Lohse took the hill for Milwaukee and was hit hard, but received a no decision. Lohse went 5 1/3 innings and gave up five runs on 13 hits, no walks and struck out two.
For the Bucs, rookie Jeff Locke made the start and was also hit hard, but didn’t factor into a decision. Locke lasted 4 2/3 innings and surrendered five runs on eight hits, two walks and struck out four.
Offensively for the Brewers, third baseman Aramis Ramirez had a huge day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs and his eighth home run of the season. Caleb Gindl pinch hit and drove in one run with a sacrifice fly while catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Norichika Aoki scored a run on a double play, so Ramirez wasn’t credited with a fifth RBI.
Tonight the teams will play in game two of the series at 7:05 p.m. ET / 6:05 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Tom Gorzelanny (3-5, 3.60 ERA) for Milwaukee and Charlie Morton (5-3, 3.42 ERA) for Pittsburgh.