Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, some of the Milwaukee Brewers were given awards by the eight members from Milwaukee who make up part of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Secondly, the Surprise Saguaros won yesterday to start off the Arizona Fall League.
There were five categories that the voters were judging for the Brewers, some of which saw pretty lopsided results. For the Brew Crew’s MVP, center fielder Carlos Gomez was the clear cut winner over shortstop Jean Segura and catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Pitching wise, starter Kyle Lohse won Most Valuable Pitcher, ahead of closer Jim Henderson and reliever Brandon Kintzler. Lohse also won ‘Top Newcomer’ for the team, beating out second baseman Scooter Gennett, left fielder Khris Davis and pitcher Tyler Thornburg.
Right fielder Norichika Aoki won the “Unsung Hero” award as he was one of the most productive Brewers. Lucroy went on to win the “Good Guy” award for his service to the community.
Overall, Lohse and Gomez both were awarded with eight first place votes from the writers. Gomez is also a candidate for the Gold Glove with his outstanding defense he displayed in the 2013 season.
Yesterday, the Saguraos won the first game of the Arizona Fall League over the Peoria Javelinas. The Saguaros, who host the Brewers’ seven representatives, had a big lift from a Milwaukee player in the close 7-6 win.
In the sixth inning, Brewers’ outfield prospect Mitch Haniger crushed a grand slam that would put the Saguraos up 7-3. Another prospect, reliever Tyler Cravy, pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball while giving up one hit and recording his first hold. Today the Saguraos will play the Javelinas at 1:35 p.m. CT /12:35 p.m. MT.