Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. In yesterday’s game, Milwaukee Brewers’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez was drilled in the hand by a pitch that forced him to leave. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (64-82) beat the Cincinnati Reds (83-65).
In the first inning, Ramirez was hit in the left hand by a pitch that caused him to leave the game after the inning. The Brewers put in back-up third baseman Jeff Bianchi to take over the role with Ramirez’s newest injury this season.
Later, Ramirez was diganosed with a bruised left wrist and it’s unclear how long he’ll miss, but with only two weeks left, the team may shut him down. Ramirez has spent three trips on the disabled list this year and hasn’t really been able to set a solid foot on the 2013 season.
Last night, the Brewers were the victors in a 5-1 game against the Reds. Kyle Lohse started for Milwaukee and threw an absolute gem, picking up his 10th win. Lohse pitched a complete game and only allowed one run on four hits, one walk and struck out five.
For the Reds, Mat Latos took the hill and was hit rather hard, receiving his sixth loss on the season. Latos went 6 2/3 innings while surrendering five runs on seven hits, three walks and struck out four.
Carlos Gomez supplied all the runs Milwaukee needed to overcome the Reds as he had a tremendous day the plate going 3-for-4 with five RBIs and stole his 35th base of the season. Jean Segura and Sean Halton both had two hits each while Jonathan Lucroy and Logan Schafer had one each.
Today the teams play in game two of the series at 1:05 p.m. ET / 12:05 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Homer Bailey (10-10, 3.39 ERA) for Cincinnati and Johnny Hellweg (1-3, 8.64 ERA) for Milwaukee.