Brewer Daily News for May 11th: Burgos in rotation, Brewers lose


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. The Milwaukee Brewers announced yesterday that rookie Hiram Burgos will be returning to the starting rotation. Secondly, the Brewers (15-18) lost to the Cincinnati Reds (20-16) last night.

Marco Estrada needs to work the kinks out as clearly he is still having problems. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Burgos, 25, will take the mound later today against the Reds’ Mat Latos. The Brew Crew and manager Ron Roenicke decided to push back starter Marco Estrada, who is now scheduled to pitch Monday.

"“I would say if it could have worked out where we could have completely missed a start with him, we would have thought about doing that,” Roenicke said. – via"

In his last 8 1/3 innings pitched, Estrada has allowed 13 earned runs and holds a 6.05 ERA in 2013. Burgos on the other hand will be making his fourth start and has found success in his first three starts, going 1-0 with an ERA of 3.00. In his last outing, Burgos pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out six.

Last night, the Brewers lost a close 4-3 game to the Reds. Yovani Gallardo struggled on the mound for the Brewers. Gallardo only lasted four innings, throwing 100 pitches, while giving up three runs, five hits, five walks and struck out five. In the loss, Gallardo received his second loss of the season, dropping his record to 3-2.

For the Reds, rookie Tony Cingrani started and only lasted four innings while giving up two runs, five hits, two walks and struck out four. Aroldis Chapman came on in the 9th to close out the game and gave up one run, but still acquired his eighth save of the season. Alfredo Simon received the win, his third this year.

Two of the Brewers’ three runs came in the 4th inning when Jean Segura and Ryan Braun hit back-to-back solo home runs. In the 9th inning, Norichika Aoki scored on a wild pitch from Chapman.

Today the Brewers take on the Reds at 4:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. CT.