Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. Once again, Milwaukee Brewers’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez finds himself out of the line-up with an injury, something he hopes to return from. Secondly, last night the Brewers (72-87) beat the New York Mets (73-86).
Ramirez, 35, left Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves after the fourth inning with his lingering knee problem. With only three games left in the season, Ramirez wants to come back before Sunday to finish off the year.
“I don’t want to end the season with an injury,” Ramirez said. ”It couldn’t be any worse, huh?”- via Brewers.com
Unrelated to his knee injury, Ramirez was also elbowed in the face during the bench clearing brawl Wednesday. This season, Ramirez has had three trips to the disabled list and will try to be healthier in 2014 if possible.
Last night the Brewers were the victors in a 4-2 game against the Mets. Johnny Hellweg made the start for Milwaukee and did not receive a decision. Hellweg went only four innings (80 pitches) and gave up one run on two hits, four walks and struck out three.
Alfredo Figaro came on to pitch two innings of relief and picked up his third win by pitching two scoreless innings for Milwaukee. Closer Jim Henderson acquired his 27th save of the season, but did give up a solo home run to Josh Satin in the bottom of the ninth.
For the Mets, Dillon Gee took the mound and was hit hard, receiving his 11th loss. Gee pitched six innings and surrendered four runs on seven hits, two walks and struck out two.
The Brewers’ offense would do all their damage in the second inning as they struck for a lead they would hold. Juan Francisco led things off with an infield single that scored Khris Davis. Following Francisco’s hit, Jeff Bianchi smacked a single that drove in Caleb Gindl. Soon after that, Scooter Gennett hit a single that drove in two runs.
Tonight the teams play in game two of the four game set at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23 ERA) for Milwaukee and Carlos Torres (4-5, 3.36 ERA) for New York.