Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. Milwaukee Brewers’ starting pitcher Marco Estrada will be on the hill in Wednesday’s game after receiving an extended time off between starts. Secondly, yesterday the Brewers (62-80) beat the Chicago Cubs (60-82), winning the series 2-1.
Estrada, 30, last pitched on August 31st against the St. Louis Cardinals and won’t start again until Wednesday. With the September call-ups, Estrada’s spot in the rotation had been moved, but manager Ron Roenicke will look to get Estrada back on his regular schedule.
“I took the normal four days in between [starts],” Estrada said. “I’ve done the same routine and now I’ve started over [with the same four-day routine]. [Saturday] I took it as a day after you start, and [Sunday] I’m throwing a bullpen.” – via Brewers.com
Earlier this season, Estrada spent some time on the disabled list and made his return on August 7. This season, Estrada is 6-4 in 17 starts with an ERA of 4.49, a WHIP of 1.21 and has 91 strikeouts in 100.1 innings.
Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers beat the Cubs 3-1. Yovani Gallardo made the start for Milwaukee and was excellent, picking up his 11th win. Gallardo pitched seven innings and only surrendered one run on three hits, one walk and struck out six. Closer Jim Henderson acquired his 24th save by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth.
For the Cubs, Scott Baker made the start, his first since 2011. Baker did not factor into a decision and went five innings while only giving up two hits, one walk and struck out one. Reliever Justin Grimm gave up two runs and was tagged with his first loss while James Russell gave up one run.
The Brewers didn’t score until the seventh inning after being down 1-0 by a Junior Lake solo home run in the fifth. Jeff Bianchi got things started for the Brew Crew when he hit a two-run single that scored Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez. After that, Gallardo hit a single that drove in Bianchi.
Today the Brewers have an off-day before heading to St. Louis for a three-game series with the Cardinals.