Brewer Daily News for June 19th: Updates on Braun, Crew crushed by Astros
By Benjamin Orr
Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. As the Milwaukee Brewers’ left fielder Ryan Braun sits on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career, he continues to look at options to treat his hand. Secondly, last night the Brewers (28-41) got absolutely dominated by the Houston Astros (27-45).
Will Ryan Braun be ready to come off of the disabled list on June 25th? Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Braun who was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 10, is visiting a hand specialist in Phoenix. Since the beginning of the season and even in Spring Training, Braun was battling the injury to his right thumb and eventually it became too much for him.
Both Braun and manager Ron Roenicke were looking for ways to improve the swing for the slugger, but unfortunately nothing was able to work. Braun is eligible to come off of the disabled list on June 25, but it’s unknown at the moment whether or not he’ll be ready by then.
Last night the Brewers were completely dismantled 10-1 by the Astros. Alfredo Figaro was the starter for Milwaukee and didn’t do well, receiving his first loss of the season. Figaro gave up five runs (four earned), five hits, two walks and struck out three in 4 1/3 innings of work. Burke Badenhop gave up two runs (one earned) in an 1 1/3 innings of relief while Tom Gorzelanny gave up three runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Jordan Lyles was on the mound for Houston and looked spectacular, picking up his fourth win of 2013. Lyles pitched seven innings of one-run ball while giving up seven hits, no walks, a hit batter and struck out five.
Scooter Gennett drove in the only Milwaukee run in the third inning when he hit an infield single to short that scored Juan Francisco, who went 3-for-4 in the game. Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with his 17th double of the season. Jonathan Lucroy, Logan Schafer, Norichika Aoki and Aramis Ramirez were all hit-less.
Tonight the Brewers play in game two of the series at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Kyle Lohse (2-6, 3.84 ERA) for Milwaukee and Erik Bedard (2-3, 4.82 ERA) for Houston.