Hello again everyone and welcome to the Friday morning edition of Brewer News. Yesterday Milwaukee Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez won a Wilson Award. Secondly, as the Arizona Fall League winds into its final week, the Surprise Saguaros (16-8-1) continue their winning ways as yesterday they easily beat the Peoria Javelinas (10-5) in a 14-5 game.
Gomez, 27, was the winner of the Wilson Award as he was named the Brewers’ best defensive player of 2013. Gomez had previously won the award last season, which was the first year the award was started, for his efforts out in center field.
Just last week Gomez was named the winner of the National League’s Gold Glove Award for center field. Alongside winning both awards, Gomez is also up for a Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award (GIBBYs) where you can vote for him here until December 1.
For the Saguaros, starter Miguel Pena took the hill and pitched well as he picked up his third win of the league. Pena went four innings and allowed three unearned runs on two hits, two walks and struck out five.
The bullpen for the Saguaros was solid, allowing just two runs in five innings of work. Noe Ramirez pitched two scoreless innings while Jason Gurka coughed up two runs in two innings. Brewers’ prospect Kevin Shackelford pitched a perfect inning in the ninth and struck out one batter.
Offensively, the Saguaros were locked in on the Javelinas. Ryan Rua was 2-for-6 and drove in four runs while Joe Wendle went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a solo homer. Also driving in runs were Henry Urrutia with two, Travis Shaw, Jorge Alfaro, Jonathan Schoop and the Brewers’ Jason Rogers. Brewers’ prospect Mitch Haniger did not drive in a run, but was 3-for-6 with a double, a walk and scored two runs.
Later today the Saguaros will head to Mesa to take on the Solar Sox (13-11-1) for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.
Around the web, Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball looks at another “lesser Brewer” in Jimmy Nelson. At Yahoo Sports, writer David Radcliffe asks whether or not the Brewers could make a run at free-agent starting pitcher David Price.