Brewer Daily News for August 1st: Gallardo to DL, Brewers lose


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers placed starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list, adding to the list of injured teammates. Secondly, last night the Brewers (46-62) lost to the Chicago Cubs (49-58), but won the series 3-1.

Yovani Gallardo only adds to the overall list of injured Brewers in 2013. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Gallardo, 27, was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a left-hamstring strain. In his last start, Gallardo exited early in the game, only pitching 4 2/3 innings, and talked about it afterwards.

"“It’s the way the year has been,” Gallardo said. “For myself, it was probably the best I’ve felt in a long time overall, mechanics-wise and locating pitches.” – via"

It’s unknown how much time Gallardo will spend on the DL, but he may not be out too long. This season, Gallardo is 8-9 with an ERA of 4.91, a WHIP of 1.48 and has 101 strikeouts in 128.1 innings pitched.

Last night, the Brewers lost a 6-1 game to the Cubs. Wily Peralta made the start for Milwaukee and didn’t perform well, receiving his 11th loss of the season. Peralta pitched five innings while giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits, two walks and struck out five. Alfredo Figaro pitched two innings of relief while giving up two runs.

For the Cubs, Edwin Jackson took the mound and was effective, picking up his seventh win of the season. Jackson pitched eight innings of one-run ball on eight hits, no walks and struck out four.

In the eighth inning, the Brewers scored their only run when Jonathan Lucroy hit a double scoring Rickie Weeks. Lucroy, Caleb Gindl and Jeff Bianchi all had two hits a piece.

Today the Brewers have the day off before heading home to host the Washington Nationals for a three-game weekend series.