Brewer Daily News for June 17th: Williams signed, Brewers fall to Reds


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers were able to come to terms with their top pick in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (28-40) lost to the Cincinnati Reds (42-28) yesterday afternoon, dropping the series.

Will manager Ron Roenicke get to see Williams or Neuhaus in the coming years? Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, the Brewers were able to strike a deal with right-handed pitcher Devin Williams who they selected with the 54th pick of the 2013 draft. Williams and the Brew Crew were able to put the finishing touches on a contract worth $1.35 million.

Today Williams will go to Phoenix to play with the Brewers’ rookie affiliate team alongside infielder Tucker Neuhaus, who was the Brewers’ second pick. Both Williams and Neuhaus were selected straight out of high school and will look to expand on their young careers fast.

In Cincinnati yesterday, the Reds overpowered the Brewers 5-1. Wily Peralta started for Milwaukee and did not fare well, receiving his eighth loss of the season. Peralta lasted 5 1/3 innings and surrendered five runs (four earned), seven hits, two walks and struck out two.

For the Reds, Johnny Cueto pitched in his first game off of the 15-day disabled list and looked brilliant, picking up his fourth win of 2013. Cueto pitched six innings while giving up one run, five hits and struck out three. Alfredo Simon picked up his first save of the season by pitching three innings of scoreless relief while giving up two hits and striking out six.

Carlos Gomez supplied the only Brewers’ run in the first inning when he hit a solo home run, his 12th of the season. The team had seven hits, two of which came off of the bat of Jonathan Lucroy, while leaving six runners on base.

The Brewers have an off day today before heading to Houston to play the Astros on Tuesday as part of a three game series.