Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. After experiencing some continuing discomfort in his arm, Milwaukee Brewers’ reliever Tom Gorzelanny will not be coming back for the last few games. Secondly, last night the Brewers (70-87) lost to the Atlanta Braves (93-64).
Gorzelanny, 31, last pitched on September 2 against the Pittsburgh Pirates before exiting the outing with a discomfort in his shoulder. The left-hander was hoping he could return in this current series against the Braves, but he did not have a successful bullpen session.
For now, Gorzelanny said he is going to focus on next year and not worry about the injury keeping him out. This season, Gorzelanny pitched in 43 games (10 starts) and had a record of 3-6 with an ERA of 3.90.
Last night, the Braves had 3-2 walk off victory over the Brewers. Tyler Thornburg took the mound for Milwaukee and pitched well, but received a no-decision. Thornburg went seven innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, one walk and struck out eight.
Freddy Garcia made the start for Atlanta and did well, but did not pick up a decision. Garcia went 6 2/3 innings and surrendered two runs on six hits, one walk and struck out seven. Closer Craig Kimbrel acquired his fourth win by pitching a scoreless ninth and striking out the side.
The Brewers drew first blood in the third inning when Jonathan Lucroy hit a single that scored Norichika Aoki. In the fifth inning, Jeff Bianchi hit a solo home run, his first. Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 and was the only player to get multiple hits last night.
Tonight the teams play in the rubber match of the series at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Kyle Lohse (10-10, 3.51 ERA) for Milwaukee and Paul Maholm (10-10, 4.44 ERA) for Atlanta.