Brewer Daily News for April 14th: Segura on fire, Brewers get shutout


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. One of the biggest surprises so far in 2013 is that of shortstop Jean Segura who is off to a hot start. Secondly, the Milwaukee Brewers (2-8) got shutout yesterday by the St. Louis Cardinals (7-4).

Jean Segura has been off to one incredible start. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Segura, 23, is currently batting .406/.441/.625 with one home run and three RBIs. Already in 10 games, Segura has four multi-hit games and has been able to get on base in every game except one.

"“I felt like I had to do more to help the team,” Segura said. “That’s what I’m trying to do this whole season, just help the team a little more.” – via"

In the line-up, Segura has lately been batting second, but that may change once Aramis Ramirez is back in the line-up. With Segura’s current streak, he and Norichika Aoki have stepped up and helped the team out when possible by getting on base nearly every game.

Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers suffered a crushing 8-0 loss to the Cardinals. Yovani Gallardo started for Milwaukee and didn’t have much success against St. Louis, much like his numbers against them in previous years have shown. Gallardo pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up six runs (five earned), seven hits, struck out three and got the loss. Burke Badenhop came in after Gallardo and gave up two unearned runs.

For St. Louis, Adam Wainwright looked masterful on the mound, throwing a complete game shutout. Wainwright only allowed four hits through nine innings while striking out 12 and walking none.

Segura, Rickie Weeks, Yuniesky Betancourt and Khristopher Davis provided the only Milwaukee offense with the four hits.

Today the Brewers will take on the Cardinals in the last game of the series at 2:15 p.m. ET / 1:15 p.m. CT. The starters will be Marco Estrada for Milwaukee and Jaime Garcia for St. Louis.