Brewer Daily News for April 30th: Hart hopeful, Brewers beat Pirates
Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. First baseman Corey Hart is hoping that at the end of May that he will be ready to come off of the disabled list. Secondly, the Milwaukee Brewers (13-11) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-11) last night.
Corey Hart will provide even more pop for the powerful Brewers’ line-up. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Hart had surgery back in January on his right knee and originally looked like he would be fine for early April. However, Hart was placed on the disabled list during Spring Training and was moved to the 60-day DL when Blake Lalli was called up.
"“I’ve progressed a lot lately,” Hart said. “Over the last week and a half, I’ve done a lot. Everything’s going well.” – via Brewers.com"
Hart will be eligible to come off of the DL on May 30th and he’s doing everything in his power to make that happen. Hart is in a contract year with the Brewers and discussions of a possible extensions have yet to come to the table.
Last night, the Brewers had a huge 10-4 win over the Pirates. Yovani Gallardo started for the Brew Crew and pitched extremely well. Gallardo went seven innings, allowed two runs (one unearned), three hits, two walks and struck out five while picking up his third win of the season. Alfredo Figaro allowed a two-run homer to Garrett Jones.
The Brewers’ offense started from the get-go in the bottom of the 1st with a two-run homer from Jean Segura. Yuniesky Betancourt hit a ground out, but scored Ryan Braun in the process. Martin Maldonado hit a two-run single and after the 1st, the Brewers led 5-1.
In the 4th, Gallardo and Norichika Aoki hit back-to-back solo home runs and in the 5th, Carlos Gomez and Betancourt followed suit, giving the team a 9-2 lead. In the 7th, Betancourt hit a single that scored Gomez.
Tonight the Brewers take on the Pirates in game two of the series at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Marco Estrada for Milwaukee and James McDonald for Pittsburgh.