Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. With the recent injuries to the 25-man roster, Milwaukee Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke is having to get creative with back-up players. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (47-65) lost the San Francisco Giants (50-61).
Brewers’ manager on Roenicke has had to deal with about half, if not more, of the roster being injured this season. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
Starters Yovani Gallardo and Tom Gorzelanny alongside third baseman Aramis Ramirez, are the latest three players to go down because of injuries, with Marco Estrada still rehabbing. With that, Roenicke has been faced with some tough decisions on who to call-up.
"“There’s a lot that’s going to happen in the next couple weeks with some pitchers coming back, if Aramis comes back, and trying to figure out the rotation,” Roenicke said. “It’s going to be difficult, I think, once everybody’s back healthy.” – via Brewers.com"
At the moment, Jimmy Nelson or Johnny Hellweg (who made his major league debut earlier this season) could be called up. As for Gorzelanny, he may require some time on the disabled list, joining Gallardo, Ramirez and Estrada, but it remains unknown at this point in time.
Last night the Brewers lost 4-2 to the Giants. Tyler Thornburg was the starter for Milwaukee and was efficient, but did not receive a decision. Thornburg pitched six innings and allowed one unearned run on sevem hits, two walks and struck out four.
Out of the Brew Crew’s bullpen, John Axford gave up two runs (one earned) on two walks and a wild pitch in 1/3 of an inning pitched while receiving his fifth loss. Mike Gonzalez gave up one unearned run and did not record a single out.
For the Giants, they sent out right-hander Chad Gaudin to the mound who did not factor into a decision. Gaudin went 6 1/3 innings while allowing one run on four hits, four walks and struck out eight. Reliever Santiago Casilla picked up his fifth win while closer Sergio Romo acquired his 27th save of the season, but did give up a run.
The Brewers were held scoreless until the seventh inning when Juan Francisco hit a deep, ground rule double that scored Jonathan Lucroy. Francisco would strike again later with a solo home run, his 15th of the year, in the ninth inning.
Tonight the teams play in game two of the series at 10:15 p.m. ET / 9:15 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Wily Peralta (7-11, 4.57 ERA) for Milwaukee and Matt Cain (7-6, 4.57 ERA) for San Francisco.