Good morning and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. Today, word has come out from Major League Baseball saying that they are not specifically targeting players about the Biogenesis clinic. In the second bit of news today, the Brewers suffered a loss yesterday afternoon to the Chicago White Sox.
Guilty or not, Ryan Braun will forever have a tarnished reputation due to the MLB. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ryan Braun, who was thought be targeted by the MLB because of the Biogenesis clinic connection, is apparently not in the sights of the MLB. Reportedly, the MLB assures that everyone listed on from the clinic is being investigated equally, but some fans feel Braun has been become baseball’s number one target.
"“I’ve always tried to do everything right in life and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished,” Braun said. “You get to the point where you almost don’t care what people think. But anybody that knows me and who has ever known me knows who I am. They know the way I live my life. They know I’m a good person.” – via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"
Braun is heading into his seventh year in the majors and will look to expand upon his powerful career. For a more in-depth look on the Braun situation, check out our own Colin Bennett’s article dealing with the scenario.
Yesterday, the Brewers were at the wrong end of an 8-3 loss to the White Sox. Mike Fiers who started for the Brew Crew, got absolutely pummeled, only going three innings, giving up seven runs, eight hits and walked two. Tom Gorzelanny would pitch and inning of relief later and gave up one run and two hits. Chris Sale started for the White Sox and went seven strong innings while giving up three runs, four hits and struck out three.
The Brewers had help offensively from Braun who went 1-for-2 with a home run and Donnie Murphy who went 2-for-2 with a home run and scored two runs. Rickie Weeks had a RBI and Alex Gonzalez and Martin Maldonado also contributed with hits.
This afternoon the Brew Crew will take on the other Chicago team, the Cubs in Maryvale at 4:05 p.m. EST / 3:05 p.m. CST. The starters will be Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers and Carlos Villanueva for the Cubs.