Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. As their time on the disabled list begins to come to and end, lefties Tom Gorzelanny and Chris Narveson are preparing themselves for their comebacks. Secondly, the Brewers (18-26) beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (18-26) last night.
Tom Gorzelanny was one of the most called upon relief pitchers by Ron Roenicke. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
With Gorzelanny and Narveson nearing their returns, this will give the Brewers some more fire power in the pitching staff. While Gorzelanny will have a certain spot to return to in the rotation, it’s still unsure where Narveson will go. Despite that, Narveson has his sights set on a Triple-A rehab start soon.
"“The finger felt good. Just kind of taking it day by day and see how it goes Friday against hitters,” Narveson said. – via Brewers.com"
The Brewers’ starting rotation has been struggling as of late, so it’s not inconceivable to think that Narveson could head back there. In the bullpen with the recently called up Francisco Rodriguez, something is going to have to give to place both Gorzelanny and Narveson (if needed) in there, but it’s unclear on who may be sent down.
Last night the Brewers beat the Dodgers 5-2. Hiram Burgos started for Milwaukee and was extremely limited. Burgos only lasted 3 1/3 innings (88 pitches) while giving up two runs, six hits, four walks and struck out three. Mike Fiers pitched 1 1/2 innings of relief after Burgos and only gave up two hits while striking out one. Fiers picked up his first win of 2013 and Jim Henderson received his 9th save.
Offensively, the Brewers struck first and early. In the 1st inning, Jonathan Lucroy hit a single scoring Ryan Braun. The 5th inning is when the Brewers really exploded for four runs. Braun hit a single scoring Jean Segura to start it off followed by Carlos Gomez‘s ground rule double scoring Braun and Aramis Ramirez. Lucroy scored when Yuniesky Betancourt hit a ground out to the shortstop.