Brewer Daily News for July 23rd: Left field’s vacancy, Crew loses


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. With a huge suspension slapping the team, one has to wonder if the Milwaukee Brewers’ Caleb Gindl or Logan Schafer will start to see more playing time. Secondly last night the Brewers (41-57) lost to the San Diego Padres (44-56).

Logan Schafer has had more experience in the majors then Caleb Gindl. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Gindl, 24, may see more of an expanded role in left field for the rest of the season with the suspension of Ryan Braun. Alongside Gindl, Logan Schafer will play a major role in left field until next year. Both players are left-handed hitters and can also be used off of the bench for match-ups.

In 84 games played this season, Schafer, 26, is hitting .230/.286/.351 with two home runs, 18 RBIs, 20 runs scored and has stolen four bases. As for Gindl, he’s only played in 14 games this season, but is hitting .233/.303/.367 with one home run, two RBIs and three runs scored. Schafer may have the job for now, but there is always the possibility of a platoon with the two players.

Last night the Brewers lost 5-3 to the Padres. Tom Gorzelanny made the start for the Brew Crew and was pummeled, receiving his third loss of the season. Gorzelanny lasted 5 2/3 innings while giving up five runs on five hits, three walks and struck out six.

For San Diego, Andrew Cashner took the hill and performed well, picking up his sixth win on the year. Cashner pitched six innings and allowed three runs on three hits, three walks and struck out six. Closer Huston Street acquired his 17th save this year by pitching a perfect bottom of the ninth.

The Brewers struck early in the game when Jean Segura hit a double in the first inning that scored Schafer. After that, Jonathan Lucroy hit a double that would score Segura. In the fifth, Segura hit a ground-out to the pitcher, but Norichika Aoki was able to score on the play.

Tonight the teams play in game two of the series at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Tyson Ross (0-4, 3.60 ERA) for San Diego and Donovan Hand (0-1, 3.27 ERA) for Milwaukee.