Brewer Daily News for May 4th: Burgos to bullpen, Crew loses again


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Milwaukee Brewers’ rookie starter Hiram Burgos will temporarily be moved to the bullpen. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (14-14) lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (18-11) last night.

Hiram Burgos has made a defininite impact in the rotation. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Burgos’ move to the bullpen will definitely not be seen as a permanent move. The reason for Burgos’ move is due to the fact that the Brewers have a pair of off-days coming up and that the team only has a two game series at home against the Texas Rangers.

"“We could have also sent him down and got a bullpen guy up and have him start [at Triple-A],” manager Ron Roenicke said, “but we like what he’s done for us, and he’s been good out of the bullpen [in the World Baseball Classic].” -via"

In his first three major league starts, Burgos is 1-0 with an ERA of 3.00 and has 13 strikeouts. Burgos won his debut which was against the Chicago Cubs.

Last night, the Brew Crew lost 6-1 to the Cards. Kyle Lohse started for Milwaukee and didn’t have the greatest time against his old team. Lohse allowed 11 hits, four runs, one walk, struck out three and got the loss. Brandon Kintzler gave up two runs in two innings of relief.

The Brewers scored their only run in the 6th inning when Jonathan Lucroy hit a sacrifice fly scoring Ryan Braun. In his return from the disabled list, Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-3 and was later replaced by Yuniesky Betancourt. The offense left six runners on base.

Today the Brew Crew takes on the Cardinals for game three of the series at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. The starters will be Yovani Gallardo for Milwaukee and Adam Wainwright for St. Louis.