Brewers Quick Hits
We’re gearing up for the All-Star Break, just all of you folks – but there is still work to be done on the Brewers. As if you didn’t know that.
Here are some short news clips to get your day started while your sipping coffee, still waking up, or generally not doing what you’re supposed to at work.
Don’t worry, we won’t tell.
Zack Greinke will be the first pitcher to start three consecutive games since 1917. Greinke was ejected after only four pitches on Saturday, which left him open to start Sunday’s win over the Astros, in which he posted a no-decision after going only three innings. He will be starting the first game Milwaukee has after the All-Star Break on Friday when the Brewers host the Pittsburgh Pirates
Scooter Gennett represented the Milwaukee Brewers in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday. The US beat the World futures in a blowout, 17-5 that included a nine-run sixth inning. Gennett, currently playing for Milwaukee’s AA affiliate in Hunstville, went 1-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.
Norichika Aoki went 1-3 in Sunday’s win over the Houston Astros, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. Since the streak began on June 6th, Aoki has been hitting well over .300 – .385 in his last ten games and .400 thus far in July. He has also hit 13 of his 20 RBI’s during that stretch.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Buster Olney of ESPN, and MLB Trade Rumors have all indicated that the Baltimore Orioles are continuing to be interested in Brewers Starter Zack Greinke. O’s named in potential deals include Brain Matusz and former Milwaukee prospect Jake Arrieta, but so far there is no reason to indicate this any further than simple speculation.
Short and sweet this morning, hopefully this is enough to keep you satisfied. Kepp up-to-date with Brewers news on our new Twitter account, @ReviewngTheBrew, and remember there’s still time to follow us for a chance to win a free Brewers Bobblehead. Enjoy the day, Brewers fans.