Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Tomorrow night, Hiram Burgos will make his second major league start when the team takes on the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the second bit of news, the Milwaukee Brewers (11-9) lost to the San Diego Padres (6-15) last night.
Hiram Burgos has the potential to be a sleeper in the rotation. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Burgos, who made his major league debut on Saturday, will get another shot at a start tomorrow. In his debut, Burgos pitched five innnings while giving up one run, five hits, struck out one and picked up his first win. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy was impressed with Burgos’ effort and his composure:
"“”He’s got a lot of maturity, a lot of poise out there,” Lucroy said. “He’s very calm, very collected, and those are the kinds of traits you look for in a pitcher.” – via Brewers.com"
The Brewers very well may go with Burgos as the fifth man in the rotation if he can pitch well against the Dodgers. As of now, there have been no plans for the Brewers to go with another starter as Mike Fiers and Tyler Thornburg are taking time to work out the kinks in Triple-A Nashville.
Last night, the Brewers lost 2-1 to the Padres. Marco Estrada started for Milwaukee and had another strong outing. Estrada went 6 1/3 innings while giving up two runs (one earned), five hits, two walks and struck out three.
This loss snaps a nine-game winning streak for the Brewers. Today the team has an off day before heading to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers tomorrow.