Brewer Daily News for April 6th: Ramirez leaves early, Crew loses


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Last night, third baseman Aramis Ramirez left the game after sliding into second base in the fourth inning. Also last night, the Milwaukee Brewers (1-3) lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-1).

The last thing the Brewers need is another big injury. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

After hitting what most fans thought would be a double, not only did Ramirez get tagged out at second, but also left the game. In the slide, Ramirez remained on the ground and clutched his leg that had been bothering him in Spring Training.

With Milwaukee’s bench already limited by having 13 pitchers on the roster, the team will more than likely see Alex Gonzalez at third and Yuniesky Betancourt at first. Currently Ramirez’s status unknown, but MRIs are likely in the next day or so.

The Brewers didn’t just lose Ramirez last night, but a 3-1 game to the Diamondbacks as well. Kyle Lohse made his debut for the Brew Crew and went a solid six innings while giving up one run, five hits and struck out five. Burke Badenhop would come in after Lohse and give up two crucial runs that gave the Diamondbacks the 3-1 lead in the 7th inning. Wade Miley started for Arizona. He went six innings, giving up one run, five hits and struck out eight. Miley would get the win, Badenhop the loss and J.J. Putz the save.

The Brewers’ only run came in the bottom of the 4th when shortstop Jean Segura hit his first major league home run. Ryan Braun was scratched from the game due to spasms on his neck. Khristopher Davis started in place of Braun and went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk.

Tonight the Brewers will take on the Diamondbacks for the second game of this series at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Mike Fiers for Milwaukee and Patrick Corbin for Arizona.