Brewer Daily News for May 8th: Minor League Moves, Brewers snap losing streak


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Recently, the Milwaukee Brewers have made some moves regarding pitchers who are in the minor leagues. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (15-16) beat the Texas Rangers (20-13) last night.

Mike Fiers’ career in Milwaukee may hang in the balance with not a lot of spots open for him. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers recently moved right-hander Mike Fiers from Triple-A Nashville to Class A Brevard County. For Fiers, this has been noted as more of a personal issue than it has a decision based on his performances on the mound.

"“He has a personal issue that he needs to be around home, so we’re trying to accommodate him,” assistant general manager Gord Ash said. – via"

Fiers was demoted earlier this season in favor of rookie Hiram Burgos. Also, the Brewers will also see reliever Francisco Rodriguez with the Class A team as he looks to make a comeback. Last season, K-Rod had 4.38 ERA in 72 innings of work with three saves.

Last night, the Brewers beat the Rangers 6-3. Wily Peralta started for the Brew Crew and pitched well while getting the win. Peralta pitched six innings and gave up three runs (two earned), five hits and struck out two. The bullpen pitched three scoreless innings and Jim Henderson picked up his seventh save of 2013.

Offensively, Milwaukee struck in the first for five runs. Ryan Braun hit a double scoring Norichika Aoki followed by Carlos Gomez hitting a two run double. After Gomez, Yuniesky Betancourt hit a two-run homer to continue his hot streak at the plate. In the 7th, Aramis Ramirez a solo homer, his first home run of 2013.

Tonight the Brewers will finish this two game series with the Rangers at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Kyle Lohse for Milwaukee and Derek Holland for Texas.