Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. In yesterday’s game, Milwaukee Brewers’ left-hander reliever Tom Gorzelanny exited after facing one batter with left shoulder tightness. In the second bit of news, yesterday afternoon the Brewers (59-78) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (80-57) at Miller Park.
Gorzelanny only made two pitches before being pulled in the seventh inning because of shoulder tightness in his left arm. Recently, Gorzelanny was placed back into the bullpen since his stint as a spot starter had been coming to a close.
“He couldn’t get loose,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “Little bit of a cuff irritation, but that should be day to day. He’s got a little weakness there and a little irritation. I don’t think he’ll have to be shut down.” – via Brewers.com
There hasn’t been an official statement on Gorzelanny’s condition, though the injury doesn’t look to be extremely serious. This season, Gorzelanny is 3-6 in 43 appearances (10 of which were starts) with an ERA of 3.90, a WHIP of 1.27 and has 83 strikeouts in 85.1 innings.
Yesterday, the Brewers fell to the Pirates 5-2. Tyler Thornburg started for Milwaukee and performed well, but was unfortunately tagged with his first loss of the season. Thornburg pitched six innings and gave up two runs on six hits, three walks and struck out four.
The Brewers went to the bullpen for the start of the seventh where Gorzelanny gave up one run and Alfredo Figaro was hit for two runs.
Charlie Morton took the mound for Pittsburgh and was effective, picking up his seventh win. Morton went seven innings and allowed only two runs (one earned) on seven hits, two walks and struck out six. Mark Melancon picked up his 10th save by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth.
In the second inning, the Brew Crew would score the first run of the game when Juan Francisco scored on an infield single by Logan Schafer. The Brewers would remain scoreless until the seventh when Jean Segura hit a single that eventually scored Norichika Aoki on a throwing error by Pedro Alvarez.
Tonight the teams will play in game two of the series at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Gerrit Cole (6-7, 3.80 ERA) for Pittsburgh and Yovani Gallardo (10-9, 4.39 ERA) for Milwaukee.