Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Recently, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that the entire coaching staff will be returning for 2014 despite the down season this year. In the second bit of news, yesterday the Brewers (74-87) beat the New York Mets (73-88) in extra innings.
General manger Doug Melvin announced yesterday that the Brewers’ coaches will be back for another season. Manager Ron Roenicke will be starting the final year of his contract with the team in 2014, but will be joined with his staff.
“It was a tough season, and the coaches stayed positive, which I thought was the biggest thing, to stay positive during all this stuff,” Roenicke said. ” – via Brewers.com
Mike Guerrero, who managed in the minors, is a new addition to the staff and will help be a translator for the Latin players. The Brew Crew had a tough month of May when they only won six games, but since the All-Star break they’ve been strong.
Yesterday afternoon the Brewers beat the Mets 4-2 in 10 innings. Jimmy Nelson made the start (his career first) for Milwaukee and did well, but received a no-decision. Nelson went five innings and allowed one run on one hit, three walks and struck out four.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Brewers’ reliever Donovan Hand pitched his second inning of the game while picking up his first win, but did give up a run. Alfredo Figaro acquired his first save in the 10th as Jim Henderson was unavailable.
For the Mets, Aaron Harang took the hill and looked good, but ran into a no-decision as well. Harang pitched six innings and gave up one run on five hits, two walks and struck out seven. Reliever Vic Black was hit for a run in in the eighth while Scott Atchison got tagged with his second loss by giving up two runs.
Carlos Gomez once again got things going for the Brew Crew when he smacked a solo home run, his 24th, in the fourth. Overall Gomez went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two stolen bases. Yuniesky Betancourt did the rest of the damage for Milwaukee as he was 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs.
Today the Brewers will look for the sweep in the final game of the season at 1:10 p.m. ET / 12:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Marco Estrada (7-4, 4.02 ERA) for Milwaukee and Jonathon Niese (8-8, 3.74 ERA) for New York.