Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers saw the return of utility infielder Jeff Bianchi from the disabled list. Last night, the Brewers (14-13) dropped a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals (17-11).
Jeff Bianchi only played a handful of Spring Training games. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
For the Brewers, Bianchi’s return helps give them more depth in the infield. Bianchi is taking over outfielder Khris Davis‘ spot on the 25-man roster and will look to give some rest to the mostly veteran infielders.
"“At this point, I’m feeling good,” Bianchi said. “I feel really good to be back.” – via Brewers.com"
Bianchi was going to play for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic back in March, but injured his groin. Since then, Bianchi has been rehabbing in order to be back with the Brew Crew. Bianchi will look to play a combination of second base and shortstop for the team.
Last night, the Brewers lost 6-5 to the Cardinals. Wily Peralta started for Milwaukee and got hammered in a short outing. Peralta only lasted 4 1/3 innings while giving up six runs, 11 hits, two walks and struck out three. Alfredo Figaro came in after Peralta and pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Peralta received his second loss of the season.
For the Cardinals, Jake Westbrook took the mound and pitched well. Westbrook pitched six innings and allowed one run, six hits, three walks, struck out four and picked up the win, which was the 100th of his career. Edward Mujica got his 7th save of the season.
The Brew Crew trailed 6-0 early, but fought back to score five runs. Martin Maldonado chipped in the first run with an RBI single in the 4th. Jean Segura hit a sacrifice fly in the 7th inning scoring Logan Schafer. Also in the 7th, Carlos Gomez was walked with the bases loaded and that scored Norichika Aoki. Ryan Braun singled in the 8th to score Blake Lalli and Alex Gonzalez singled in the 9th to score Gomez.