Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Milwaukee Brewers’ veteran starter Kyle Lohse will skip his next start in the rotation due to a problem with his elbow. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (18-27) lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers (19-26) yesterday, dropping the series.
Kyle Lohse, while he has been getting roughed up, remains to be the most consistent starter in 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Lohse, who was scheduled to pitch Saturday, will sit out due to some discomfort experienced in his right elbow. In Lohse’s place, Mike Fiers will start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. While this doesn’t seem like it may be a huge problem for Lohse, he’s still being cautious about the situation.
"“The way it was going with the muscle and the spots where it’s at, you don’t want to mess around too much with it,” Lohse said. – via Brewers.com"
Currently, Lohse leads the Brewers’ starting rotation with the lowest ERA at 3.76 and only has one win this season. Fiers on the other hand, has only made one start in 2013 so far, in which he got tagged for six runs by the Arizona Diamondbacks back on April 6th. It’s unknown how long Lohse will be out due to this problem.
Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers lost 9-2 to the Dodgers, losing the three game series. Wily Peralta started for the Brew Crew and got absolutely hammered, receiving his fifth loss of the season. Peralta only lasted 1 2/3 innings while giving up six runs (four earned), seven hits, two walks and struck out two.
Alfredo Figaro gave up one run in 3 1/3 innings of relief work, while Brandon Kintzler gave up two runs in one inning pitched. Hyun-jin Ryu pitched 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball for the Dodgers and picked up his fifth win of the season.
Ryan Braun hit a solo home run in the 6th inning, which put the Brew Crew on the board after being down 7-0. In the 8th, Jonathan Lucroy hit a single scoring Norichika Aoki, giving the team their second run.
Today the Brewers have an off day before continuing this home stand by taking on the Pirates tomorrow at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Marco Estrada for Milwaukee and A.J. Burnett for Pittsburgh.