Hello again everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Today we’ll be looking at yesterday afternoon when the Surprise Saguaros (12-6) had a huge 12-6 victory over the Salt River Rafters (9-6) thanks to some big time production at the plate.
For the Saguaros, starting pitcher Will Lamb (Texas Rangers) took the hill and was hit pretty hard, but did not receive a decision. Lamb lasted only 2 2/3 innings while getting pounded for five runs (four earned) on five hits, four walks and one strikeout.
Out of the bullpen, Tim Berry (Baltimore Orioles) came on in the third and pitched 1 1/3 of an inning while surrendering one run. Reliever Branden Kline (Orioles) picked up his first win of the league by pitching a scoreless two innings while Milwaukee Brewers’ David Goforth did not allow a run in one inning pitched.
The Rafters’ starter, Sam Gaviglio, looked sharp out on the mound, but was ultimately let down by his bullpen. Gaviglio went five scoreless innings and coughed up only two hits while not walking a batter and striking out six.
Reliever Mike Montgomery was tagged for three unearned runs in the sixth inning. In the seventh, the Saguaros began their comeback when Rafters’ reliver Anthony Ferrara gave up two runs and Henry Garcia was hit for three runs and his first loss. Jake Barrett was also a victim of the Saguaros’ comeback as they drove in four runs off of him.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Saguaros were helped out by first baseman Travis Shaw (Boston Red Sox) who went 3-for-5 with four RBIs (which included a three-run homer) and two runs scored. Center fielder Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians), second baseman Joe Wendle (Indians) and third baseman Ryan Rua (Rangers) drove in a combined six runs (two RBIs a piece) while hitting a combined 4-for-12
The Brewers’ prospects also had some success at the plate during the victory. Mitch Haniger (right field) did not have a hit in four at-bats, but did drive in a run and drew a walk. Jason Rogers (left field) went 1-for-4 with a walk as well. Today the Saguaros head to Salt River to take on the Rafters for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.
In other Brewers’ news, Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball talks about Jeff Bianchi as an honorable mention for their “MVBrewers” series while Dave Radcliffe of Yahoo Sports asks the question “Could Rickie Weeks start at first base next season?” Be sure to check these articles out!