Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. For his efforts last week, Milwaukee Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura was named National League Player of the Week. Secondly, the Brewers (16-20) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (21-17) last night.
Jean Segura looks poised to have a breakout year this season. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Segura, 23, really has come through in a big way for the Brewers despite the team only winning two games in May. Last week, Segura hit for a .500 batting average with two homers, four RBIs and stole two bases.
"“It’s amazing,” Segura said. “It’s like a dream come true, when you win a honor like that you have to feel very good.” – via Brewers.com"
This season, Segura is hitting .368/.412/.588 and has six homers with 16 RBIs. Segura leads the Brewers with the most stolen bases (13) and hits (50). Defensively, Segura has been solid, only committing three errors while turning 24 double plays and has a .981 fielding percentage on the season.
Last night, the Brewers beat the Pirates 5-1. Marco Estrada started and rebounded well after his last outing, earning his third win this season. Estrada went seven solid innings and gave up one run, three hits, one walk and struck out five. Brandon Kintzler and Jim Henderson pitched two innings of scoreless relief to back up Estrada’s outing.
Norichika Aoki had a huge day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Segura also went 3-for-5 with one RBI and stole three bases. Left fielder Ryan Braun did not play as Logan Schafer started, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Carlos Gomez also had an RBI as he went 1-for-3 at the plate.