Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, Milwaukee Brewers’ center field Carlos Gomez took some swings after injuring his shoulder when he crashed into the wall making a catch. Secondly the Brewers (32-44) lost to the Chicago Cubs (32-44) last night, tying the series 1-1.
Carlos Gomez looks to make a full recovery by sometime this weekend. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
In Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, Gomez sprained his left shoulder as he collided with the wall to make a catch. Gomez was immediately taken out of the game, but fortunately had no damage to his collarbone and will take a few days off.
"“I didn’t have very good thoughts as I was running out to center [to check on Gomez],” manager Ron Roenicke said. “Any time you’re worried about a guy — losing him for a long time — and he’s out three, four days, you’re pretty fortunate.” – via Brewers.com"
Roenicke remains cautious on the situation, not wanting to rush Gomez back who is aiming to return to today’s game. This season Gomez is hitting .313/.355/.570 with 12 home runs, 37 RBIs, 43 runs scored and has stolen 15 bases.
Last night the Brewers lost a close 5-4 game to the Cubs. Yovani Gallardo started for Milwaukee and didn’t fare well at all, picking up his seventh loss of the season. The bullpen pitched five innings of scoreless relief, with Tom Gorzelanny pitching two innings.
Scott Feldman started for the Cubs and did well, receiving his seventh win of the season. Feldman pitched six innings of three-run ball while allowing six hits, no walks and struck out three. Kevin Gregg gave up one run in the bottom of the ninth, but still acquired his 12th save of 2013.
The Brewers scored in the second inning when Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run, his fifth on the year. In the third inning, Norichika Aoki hit a double scoring Caleb Gindl. Ramirez struck again in the sixth for another RBI when he hit a single scoring Jean Segura. In the bottom of the ninth, Juan Francisco hit a solo home run, starting a short lived Brew Crew rally.
Today the Brewers play in the finale of the series against the Cubs at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Wily Peralta (5-8, 5.59 ERA) for Milwaukee and Matt Garza (2-1, 4.25 ERA) for Chicago.