Hello again everyone and welcome to the Wednesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, Major League Baseball released the 2014 schedules for each team, so we will dive into the Milwaukee Brewers’ portion. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (62-81) lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (84-60).
With the release of the 2014 schedule, Brewer fans can start planning in advance for the games they will attend. To start the season, the Brewers will open at home for a three game series against the Atlanta Braves on March 31 before heading to Boston to take on the Red Sox.
For their inter-league games (aside from Boston), the Brewers will face the New York Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles, the Minnesota Twins, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays. To end the 2014 season, the Brewers will host the Chicago Cubs in the last weekend of September.
Last night the Cardinals hosted the Brewers and won 4-2. Wily Peralta made the start for Milwaukee and carried a no-hitter into the sixth, but received his 15th loss. Peralta went 6 2/3 innings and surrendered three runs on two hits, four walks and struck out seven. Reliever Donovan Hand gave up one run in 1/3 of an inning.
For the Cards, Shelby Miller took the mound, throwing a quality game and picked up his 13th win. Miller pitched 6 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball while allowing only five hits, two walks and struck out four. Closer Edward Mujica gave up two runs in the ninth inning.
The Brewers only scored two runs despite seven hits and eight runners left on. In the ninth, Logan Schafer hit a two-run homer that scored Scooter Gennett, his fourth. Gennett and Aramis Ramirez both had two hits each.
Tonight the teams will play in the second game of this three game series at 8:15 p.m. ET / 7:15 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Marco Estrada (6-4, 4.49 ERA) for Milwaukee and Lance Lynn (13-10, 4.37 ERA) for St. Louis.