Brewer Daily News for May 17th: Ramirez gets rest, Brewers fall again


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, third baseman Aramis Ramirez was given another day off as he continues to work his way back to consistently being in the line-up. Secondly, the Brewers (16-23) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-17) last night to end the four game series.

Aramis Ramirez (pictured) plays a vital role backing up Ryan Braun in the line-up. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ramirez, 34, is still easing his way back from his trip off of the disabled list. After re-injuring his left knee back in April after tweaking it in Spring Training, Ramirez is taking his time to get back to where he needs to be, which include planned days off.

"“It was planned a few days ago,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “I’ve got planned what we want to do, then we’ll adjust to what happens in the games, whether he’s out for the whole game or whether it’s an easy game for him.” – via"

Roenicke said that Ramirez isn’t at a point where he’ll see action every day and that it may be awhile before A-Ram is a regular once again. This season, Ramirez is hitting .318/.388/.500 with one homer and six RBIs in 13 games played.

Last night, the Brewers lost 7-1 to the Pirates. Hiram Burgos started for the Brew Crew and pitched well, but received his second loss of the season. Burgos went five innings and allowed three runs, eight hits, one walk and struck out three. Alfredo Figaro gave up four runs (three earned) in the 6th inning. Francisco Liriano pitched for the Bucs and picked up his second win of 2013 while pitching 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

For the Brewers, their only run came in the 1st inning when Jonathan Lucroy hit a single that scored Jean Segura. The Brewers had six hits, two from Segura while Ryan Braun, Yuniesky Betancourt, Lucroy and Burgos had the other four. Segura also stole his 14th base of the season.

Tonight the Brewers head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals for the weekend at 8:15 p.m. ET / 7:15 p.m. CT. The starters will be Wily Peralta for Milwaukee and Jaime Garcia for St. Louis.