Brewer Daily News for May 12th: Gorzelanny to DL, Brewers lose big


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers placed left-handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (15-19) lost to the Cincinnati Reds (21-16) yesterday afternoon.

Tom Gorzelanny being on the disabled list takes a chunk out of the bullpen. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

With Gorzelanny now on the DL due to shoulder tendinitis, the team called up Mike Fiers to take his spot. Fiers, who was sent down to Triple-A Nashville and then Class A Brevard County, will look to rebound in relief efforts when given the chance.

"“We’re trying to take the smart route and just take a few days,” Gorzelanny said. “Hopefully, I’ll only need the 15 days. A few days before, it started bothering me, and I was able to pitch through it and get loose after.” –via"

Gorzelanny has been one of the most called upon relievers for manager Ron Roenicke, appearing in 18 games. This season, Gorzelanny has also been the most consistent reliever with a 2.30 ERA and has 10 strikeouts in 15.2 innings of work with six holds. It’s unknown how long Gorzelanny will be out, but caution will be taken from all parties.

Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers were on the wrong side of a 13-7 game with the Reds. Rookie Hiram Burgos made his fourth major league start and got absolutely demolished. Burgos allowed 12 runs (10 earned) in only three innings while giving up 11 hits, three walks and struck out two. Reliever Mike Gonzalez gave up a run in the 6th inning, boosting his 2013 ERA to 4.26.

The Brewers had a decent amount of offense, but not enough to take down the Reds. Jean Segura went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a stolen base. Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez both had two hits and two RBIs a piece for the team. Ryan Braun hit a double scoring Segura and Norichika Aoki hit a home run, his fourth of the season.

Today the Brewers will try to avoid getting swept by the Reds at 1:10 p.m. ET / 12:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Wily Peralta for Milwaukee and Bronson Arroyo for Cincinnati.