Hello again everyone and welcome to the Saturday morning edition of Brewer News. During the upcoming winter meetings in December, the Greatness In Baseball Yearly Awards (GIBBY) for 2013 will be handed out with two Milwaukee Brewers as top nominees. Secondly, yesterday the Surprise Saguaros (13-7-1) beat the Scottsdale Scorpions (7-14).
From the Milwaukee Brewers, center fielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Jean Segura are the top two nominees with their play on the field this season. Both Gomez and Segura made their first All-Star Game this year and just a few days ago, Gomez was awarded with his first Gold Glove.
The Brewers also have outfielder Logan Schafer who was nominated for a game winning pinch-hit against the Chicago Cubs on September 17. You can vote for the GIBBYs here and voting lasts until December 1.
Yesterday the Saguaros beat the Scorpions 6-3. Miguel Pena (Boston Red Sox) made the start for the Saguaros and was sharp, picking up his second win. Pena went five innings and allowed just one run on three hits, three walks and struck out five.
Out of the bullpen, Brewers’ prospect Kevin Shackelford gave up a run in 1 2/3 innings pitched while Jason Gurka (Baltimore Orioles) gave up the other run. Keone Kela (Texas Rangers) notched his first save by pitching four outs and allowing just one hit and struck out one.
For the Saguaros offensively, center fielder Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians) continued his tear at the plate as he went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. The Brewers’ right fielder Mitch Haniger was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Second baseman Joe Wendle (Indians) drove in the fifth run and Naquin scored the sixth run on a wild pitch.
Tonight the Arizona Fall League will play their annual Fall Star Game between the East and West (who host the Saguaros). Brewers’ pitching prospect David Goforth was selected for the West’s Fall Star roster. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT.
In other Brewer news, Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball talks about free-agency and the players that a team wants to meet.