Brewer Daily News for May 5th: Prince’s versatility, Brewers lose 4th straight


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. The Milwaukee Brewers are hoping that prospect Josh Prince will be able to provide some versatility once he’s back up with the team. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (14-15) dropped the third game of the series to the St. Louis Cardinals (19-11) yesterday afternoon.

Josh Prince was valuable on the bases. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

For Prince, his time spent up in the majors in April wasn’t exactly long. Prince was a back-up and occasional pinch runner who was apart of a 25-man roster with six outfielders. The Brewers are hoping that Prince’s future will open him up to more spots on the team.

"“They want me to play everywhere and get better at every position, so I can get back up here and do that,” Prince said. – via"

At first, the Brewers flirted with the idea of using Prince as a back-up infielder when Aramis Ramirez was on the disabled list, but ultimately did not go with it. Prince mainly pinch ran, scoring two runs, but did have five at-bats in which he picked up his first two major league hits. Prince will continue to play in Triple-A Nashville.

Yesterday, the Brewers lost 7-6 to the Cards. Yovani Gallardo started for the Brew Crew and didn’t do great. Gallardo went six innings, allowed six hits, four runs, struck out four and did not factor into a decision. The bullpen gave up three runs, one from Jim Henderson who was tagged with his first loss of the season.

Offensively, the Brewers struck first when Jean Segura hit a two-run homer in the 1st inning, marking his fourth on the season. In the 6th, Carlos Gomez hit a solo home run and Jonathan Lucroy hit a single scoring Martin Maldonado and Alex Gonzalez. In the 8th, Norichika Aoki hit a sacrifice to the pitcher that scored Jeff Bianchi.

Today the Brewers will try to avoid getting swept by the Cards at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Marco Estrada for Milwaukee and Jaime Garcia for St. Louis.