Brewer Daily News for April 20th: Green out, Brewers win


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that utility player Taylor Green will miss the rest of the 2013 season. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (7-8) beat the Chicago Cubs (5-10) last night, winning their fifth game straight.

Taylor Green missing the season puts the Brewers in a tough spot for bench players. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Green, 26, will have season ending hip surgery on Tuesday. With Corey Hart and Mat Gamel out, Green was thought to have been one of the clear favorites for first base until he got injured himself.

"“I’ve played with it for years now, but it’s gotten to the point where I literally can’t,” Green said. “It will be nice to have it finally healthy.” – via"

In 2012, Green played in 58 games and hit .184/.265/.340 with three home runs and 14 RBIs. Back in March, Green played for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. The return table for Green looks to be able six months, so we’ll see him definitely come 2014.

Last night, the Brewers beat the Cubs 5-4. Marco Estrada started for Milwaukee and went six innings while giving up three runs, seven hits, two walks and struck out four. John Axford took over after Estrada and pitched a scoreless 7th. Jim Henderson acquired his third save of 2013 in the 9th inning. Estrada would get the win and Jeff Samardzija received the loss.

Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer to start things off in the bottom of the 1st. Jonathan Lucroy would later hit a triple scoring Rickie Weeks in the same inning. In the 7th inning, Carlos Gomez hit a solo home run to right center.

Tonight the Brewers will take on the Cubs in game two of the series at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Hiram Burgos (making his major league debut) for Milwaukee and Edwin Jackson (0-2, 6.06 ERA) for Chicago.