Hello again everyone and welcome to the Thursday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. During the course of last night’s game, Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Carlos Gomez was ejected after a bench clearing brawl early on. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (71-87) beat the Atlanta Braves (93-65).
In last night’s game, Gomez alongside Braves’ catchers Brian McCann and Brandon Laird, were ejected for an incident that happened at home plate. After hitting a solo home run and watching it leave, Gomez and Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman exchanged words and as he got to home, McCann stood in the way of the plate.
The arguing from McCann and Gomez started a bench clearing brawl that saw the three ejections. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the brawl, but Brewers’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez did leave after the fourth inning due to a sore left knee.
Aside from the brawl, the Brewers shutout Braves 4-0. Kyle Lohse started for Milwaukee and was completely dominant as he not only picked up his 11th win, but threw a complete game shutout. Lohse allowed only two hits in the game and struck out five all on 89 pitches.
Paul Maholm took the mound for Atlanta and did well, but received his 11th loss. Maholm went seven innings and allowed three runs on eight hits, no walks and struck out seven. Reliever Scott Downs surrendered one run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning pitched.
Gomez’s home run, his 23rd, got the Brew Crew’s offense going in the first inning. Sean Halton continued his production at the plate with a sacrifice fly in the fourth that scored Yuniesky Betancourt. During the seventh and ninth, Norichika Aoki would hit an RBI single in both innings as he went 3-for-5 overall.
Today the Brewers head to New York to take on the Mets for a four-game series (the last of the season), with tonight’s game beginning at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Johnny Hellweg (1-4, 7.43 ERA) for Milwaukee and Dillon Gee (12-10, 3.54 ERA) for New York.