Brewer Daily News for May 19th: Narveson’s role, Brewers win late


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. As he continues to rehab his finger injury, Milwaukee Brewer starter Chris Narveson‘s role with the pitching staff has yet to be determined. Secondly, the Brewers (17-24) beat the St. Louis Cardinals (27-15) in extra innings last night, snapping a four game losing streak .

Chris Narveson will look to find some type of role with the Brewers sooner than later. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

As the 31 year-old lefty rehabs, one has to wonder where exactly Narveson will stand once he comes back from the 15-day disabled list. With Francisco Rodriguez up on the 25-man roster and Tom Gorzelanny working his way back from injury, Narveson’s room looks limited.

"“I really haven’t thought about it that much, other than trying to figure out our starters and where we’re going with them,” manager Ron Roenicke said. – via"

Narveson was originally slotted in as a long reliever, making himself, Gorzelanny and Mike Gonzalez the only three left-handed pitchers on the roster. Roenicke has said a bullpen with many lefties may not work so Narveson may see a return to the rotation, considering every starter has now hit somewhat of a brick wall. May 23 is the first day that Narveson will be eligible to come off of the DL.

Last night the Brewers beat the Cardinals 6-4 in 10 innings. Marco Estrada started for the Brew Crew and did an okay job. Estrada pitched 5 2/3 innings while giving up four runs, seven hits, four walks and struck out two. The bullpen pitched 4 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball while striking out six and allowing three hits. John Axford picked up his first win of 2013, Jim Henderson his eighth save and Joe Kelly his second loss.

The Brewers struck in the 3rd inning when Jean Segura tripled to score Jeff Bianchi and Norichika Aoki. After that, Ryan Braun hit a single that scored Segura. In the 5th, Braun hit another single scoring Aoki. The game was tied 4-4 from the 6th inning until the 10th. In the 10th, Bianchi hit a single scoring Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez.

Today the Brewers will look to try and win the series against the Cards at 2:15 p.m. ET / 1:15 p.m. CT. The starters will be Kyle Lohse for Milwaukee and John Gast for St. Louis.