Sep 14, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki tries to get on base with a bunt but was out on a close play at first in the third inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Brewer Daily News for September 15th: Gorzelanny’s plan, Crew falls


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Since leaving during the middle of a relief appearance, Milwaukee Brewers’ lefty Tom Gorzelanny hopes to be back before the season ends. In the second bit of news, yesterday afternoon the Brewers (64-83) lost to the Cincinnati Reds (84-65).

Tom Gorzelanny has been a jack of all trades in Milwaukee this season. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Gorzelanny, 31, was called on to pitch in a relief role on September 2 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but left while not recording an out. Since then, Gorzelanny has been battling rotation cuff inflammation and hopes to be pitching soon.

“The goal is to get out there before the end of the year, even if it’s on the last day,” Gorzelanny said. “If it doesn’t feel good, we won’t do that. I’m not worried about it at all, as far as next year.” – via Brewers.com

This season, Gorzelanny made 10 starts for the Brewers as they shuffled around the rotation due to injuries and inconsistencies. Overall, on the season Gorzelanny is 3-6 with an ERA of 3.90 and has pitched in 85.1 innings in 43 games.

Yesterday, the Brewers were on the wrong end of a 7-3 game against the Reds. Rookie Johnny Hellweg made the start for Milwaukee and was hit hard, receiving his fourth loss. Hellweg lasted five innings and gave up four runs on eight hits, one walk and struck out one.

Out of the bullpen, newly acquired reliever Michael Blazek coughed up two runs in one inning while Alfredo Figaro was tagged for one run.

For the Reds, Homer Bailey made the start and was decent, picking up his 11th win. Bailey went seven innings and allowed only three runs on five hits, four walks and struck out three. Closer Aroldis Chapman acquired his 36th save of the season by pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

The Brewers struck for their three runs in the fourth inning. Khris Davis led things off with a double that scored Scooter Gennett. Directly after that, Carlos Gomez continued his rampage at the plate with a single that scored Davis. Later on, Jeff Bianchi hit a sacrifice fly that would score Gomez.

Today the teams face off in the rubber match of the series at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Bronson Arroyo (13-11, 3.58 ERA) for Cincinnati and Yovani Gallardo (11-9, 4.18 ERA) for Milwaukee.

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