Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. As of now, Milwaukee Brewers’ starting pitcher Marco Estrada will look to begin his rehab assignment soon as the right-hander has been on the disabled list since June. Secondly, last night the Brewers (43-60) beat the Colorado Rockies (50-55).
Marco Estrada has been out nearly two months for the Brew Crew. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Estrada, 30, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 5 with a left hamstring strain. Tomorrow, the right-hander is slated to pitch a few innings for a rookie team and will have two more starts afterwards to move on with his rehab.
"“We’ll see how smooth those go, and where his pitch count gets to,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “It would be a nice arm to get back if he pitches like he did last year.” – via Brewers.com"
This year, Estrada is 4-4 with a 5.32 ERA in 12 games started. Once Estrada comes back off of the DL, it’s unclear what type of role he may have going forward, but signs indicate he may return to the starting rotation.
Last night the Brewers won game two of the series against the Rockies 7-5. Tom Gorzelanny made the start for Milwaukee and was okay, but still picked up his second win of the season. Gorzelanny went 5 1/3 innings while giving up four runs on six hits, one walk and struck out four. John Axford gave up one run in the eighth and Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth to acquire his 12th save this year.
Collin McHugh took the mound for Colorado and was tagged hard, receiving his second loss this season. McHugh pitched five innings while giving up six runs on nine hits, one walk and struck out two. Adam Ottavino gave up one run in two innings of relief for the Rockies.
Offensively, the Brewers were helped out by Jean Segura who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a stolen base, his 31st on the season. Segura would leave after the sixth inning due to right forearm tightness. Juan Francisco chipped in by going 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored. Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and Caleb Gindl all had two hits and one RBI a piece.
Today the teams play in the rubber match of the series at 4:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Donovan Hand (0-2, 3.41 ERA) for Milwaukee and Jhoulys Chacin (9-5, 3.53 ERA) for Colorado.