Brewer Daily News for April 3rd: Draft picks, Brewers lose


Good morning and welcome to another edition of Brewer Daily News. This Wednesday morning, the Milwaukee Brewers are still looking forward to June even though they surrendered their first round draft pick by signing Kyle Lohse. In the second bit of news today, the Brewers lost to the Colorado Rockies last night.

If it all pans out well, the signing of Kyle Lohse could look to be a genius move. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Even with their first round (17th) pick gone, the Brewers are still anxious for the upcoming draft. In previous drafts, the team has taken picks such as Tyler Thornburg and Yovani Gallardo in later rounds and they turned out to be successful.

"“That’s just part of the process,” said Bruce Seid, an amatuer scouting director. “Whatever was best for the ballclub, I’m on board. The key here is we’ve still got three picks inside 90. We’ve had some success in recent and past years with [that range].” – via"

Lohse only pitched in one Spring Training game, but will be starting in Friday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 34-year-old veteran will look to expand upon his successful 2012 this season.

Moving on, the Brewers played their second game of the season last night and lost to the Rockies 8-4. Marco Estrada started for the Brew Crew and went five innings, allowing four runs, nine hits and impressively struck out eight.

The bullpen had a meltdown once the 7th inning rolled around. Michael Gonzalez allowed three runs, two hits and one walk while not recording a single out. Tom Gorzelanny came on in the 8th and gave up one run, one hit and walked one. Gonzalez received the loss, Edgmer Escalona the win and Rafael Betancourt the save.

Milwaukee was powered offensively by Carlos Gomez who doubled in Aramis Ramirez in the 2nd alongside Estrada hitting in Gomez. In the 3rd inning, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer which scored Rickie Weeks.

Tonight the Brewers will play the final game of this series against the Rockies at 8:10 p.m. EST / 7:10 p.m. CST. The starters will be Wily Peralta for Milwaukee and Juan Nicasio for Colorado.