Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. After making his major league debut on Saturday, Hiram Burgos clearly has taken a step in the right direction. In the second bit of news, the Milwaukee Brewers (9-8) completed their sweep of the Chicago Cubs (5-12) yesterday.
Hiram Burgos did well against the Cubs, but the Dodgers may pose more of a threat. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
With Burgos not only making his debut, but winning it as well, it gives the Brewers an interesting option to work with. Burgos, who alongside Wily Peralta, makes up the younger part of the rotation, will look to be even stronger in his next outing.
"“We’re going to wait and see what happens with Wily, see if we like the fit of Burgos and Peralta back-to-back, or we’ll split those up a little bit,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “We’re trying to make it fit, but not over think it.” – via Brewers.com"
Burgos pitched five innings against the Cubs and only allowed one run while giving up five hits and striking out one. Burgos did not walk a batter in Saturday’s game. His next scheduled start is Friday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers swept the Cubs 4-2. Wily Peralta started for the Brew Crew and went 6 2/3 innings while giving up two runs, five hits, three walks and struck out three. Peralta would get the win and improve to 1-1. Jim Henderson pitched a perfect 9th while striking out two and notching his fourth save of the season.
The Brewers were down 2-0 early, but that soon changed. In the 4th, Alex Gonzalez grounded out to third base, but Jean Segura was able to score. In the 5th, Ryan Braun hit a three-run home run, his fifth of the year. Braun would later be ejected from the game for tossing his bat in the air in the 8th inning by home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.
With the win, the Brewers are now above. 500 on the season and have a seven game winning streak going. Tonight the team will head to San Diego to take on the Padres (5-13). The starters will be Kyle Lohse for Milwaukee and Jason Marquis for San Diego.