Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, rookie starting pitcher Hiram Burgos was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (19-27) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-19) last night.
Hiram Burgos got absolutely thrashed by the Reds earlier this month. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
With Burgos heading to the disabled list, the Brewers were able to make room for left-handed reliver Tom Gorzelanny who was activated from the DL. Burgos gave up 12 runs (10 earned) in a start against the Cincinnati Reds earlier this month and just was never able to rebound from it.
"“The four days that are between the next start, it took me a lot longer to recover. That’s when it I think got worse from all that, from that game,” Burgos said. – via Brewers.com"
In his place, manager Ron Roenicke hasn’t landed on anyone concrete, but is toying with the idea to start reliever Alfredo Figaro on Tuesday. Burgos will be eligible to come off of the DL on June 6th, and may look to be back at that time as the injury doesn’t seem all too serious.
Last night the Brewers beat the Pirates 2-1. Marco Estrada started for the Brew Crew and did a great job, picking up his fourth win of the season. Estrada pitched seven solid innings while giving up one run, four hits and struck out eight. The bullpen pitched two innings of scoreless relief with Francisco Rodriguez picking up his first save of 2013. Jim Henderson left in the 9th inning after getting hit in the leg by a line drive.