Brewer Daily News for June 22nd: Narveson to Nashville, Crew blanks Braves


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Even though he is back off of the 15-day disabled list, the Milwaukee Brewers optioned left-hander Chris Narveson to Triple-A Nashville and off of the 40-man roster. Secondly the Brewers (30-42) beat the Atlanta Braves (43-32) last night.

Tough times lay ahead for the Brewers’ left-hander Chris Narveson. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Narveson began the 2013 season in the bullpen as he was used in long relief situations. After being placed on the disabled list in April, manager Ron Roenicke could really never find a spot for the lefty, despite some glaring spots in the starting rotation.

"“It’s one of those things where it’s not always the easiest thing to kind of put your head around, because baseball is a complex game,” Narveson said. – via"

It’s unknown when Narveson will return to the 40-man roster and eventual 25-man roster. Until then, he’ll make starts in Triple-A Nashville for the Sounds even though his last one was supposed to have been this past Wednesday. The 31-year old has only pitched in two major league games this season.

Last night the Brewers shutout the Braves 2-0. Rookie Wily Peralta started and looked extremely impressive, picking up his fifth win of the season. Peralta pitched seven shut-out innings while allowing just two hits, four walks and struck out four. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless eighth and Jim Henderson pitched a scoreless ninth, acquiring his 10th save of the 2013 season.

In the first inning, Aramis Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly that scored Norichika Aoki, who returned to the line-up last night after the birth of his second child. Jean Segura hit a solo home-run, his 11th of the year, in the fifth inning. Segura and Aoki both went 3-for-4 in the game.

Today the Brewers play in game two of this three game series against the Braves at 4:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Donovan Hand (0-0, 3.38 ERA) for Milwaukee and Tim Hudson (4-6, 4.17 ERA) for Atlanta. Hand will be making his first major league start in today’s game.