Brewer Daily News for April 29th: Gonzalez having trouble, Brewers blanked
Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, shortstop/first baseman Alex Gonzalez noted that his legs are giving him some problems. In the second bit of news, the Milwaukee Brewers (12-11) got shutout by the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-12) yesterday afternoon.
Alex Gonzalez’s return to Milwaukee has helped the Crew navigate through injuries. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
After tearing his ACL last year in his right leg, the 36 year-old Gonzalez has been putting it to the test this season. As Gonzalez has played a combination of shortstop, first base and third base, both of his hamstrings have started to act up.
"“Nobody feels 100 percent,” Gonzalez said. “But I feel like I can come to the field and do a lot of things. I’m still working to get strong.” – via Brewers.com"
Yesterday, Gonzalez received a day off as Jean Segura was back in the line-up after missing Saturday’s game. In 2013, Gonzalez is hitting .175/.221/.238 with one homer and five RBIs.
Secondly this morning, the Brewers lost to the Dodgers yesterday 2-0. Kyle Lohse started for Milwaukee and pitched brilliantly. Lohse went seven innings, gave up five hits, two runs and struck out four.
The two runs Lohse gave up were two solo home runs to Carl Crawford. In the 8th, Mike Gonzalez pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Lohse got the loss, dropping his record to 1-2
For the Dodgers, the ace Clayton Kershaw took the mound and absolutely shut down the Brewers. Kershaw went eight innings, giving up only four hits and struck out 12.
Brandon League pitched a perfect 9th inning while picking up his 8th save. Kershaw got the win, improving to 2-2 on the year.
Tonight the Brewers are home to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-10) at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Yovani Gallardo for Milwaukee and Wandy Rodriguez for Pittsburgh.