Brewer Daily News for August 16th: Weeks has surgery, Crew falls


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, Milwaukee Brewers’ second baseman Rickie Weeks had surgery on his torn left hamstring, an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Secondly, last night the Brewers (52-69) lost to the Cincinnati Reds (69-52).

Rickie Weeks will miss the remainder of the 2013 season. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Weeks tore his left hamstring last week in a game against the San Francisco Giants when he ran out of the batter’s box to first base. With the surgery done, Weeks will have a rehabilitation time table of four to six months, meaning he’ll see action in 2014.

"“Rickie’s a strong guy. He’s one of our best, most compliant, most dedicated guys. There’s no question he’s going to make a full recovery,” said Dan Wright, the Brewers’ head athletic trainer. – via"

Next season will be Weeks’ last guaranteed season of his contract as he has a vesting option for 2015. This season, Weeks hit .209/.306/.357 in 104 games with 10 homers, 24 RBIs and scored 40 runs.

Last night, the Brewers fell 2-1 to the Reds. Kyle Lohse was Milwaukee’s starter and pitched well, but was tagged with his eighth loss of the season. Lohse went seven innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits, four walks and struck out four. Brandon Kintzler and Rob Wooten pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the Brew Crew.

For the Reds, rookie Tony Cingrani took the hill and was effective, notching his sixth win. Cingrani lasted 6 1/3 innings and surrendered one run on four hits, one walk and racked up nine strikeouts. Closer Aroldis Chapman acquired his 30th save by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth.

Khris Davis supplied the Brewers’ only run in the second inning when he hit a solo home run, his fifth. Norichika Aoki and Jeff Bianchi both had two hits a piece and in the ninth, Aoki stole his 17th base of the season. Overall the Brew Crew was limited to just six hits, with Jonathan Lucroy getting the last hit.

Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez left in the fourth inning after colliding with the wall to make a catch. Gomez, who has been diganosed with a sprained right knee, was replaced by Logan Schafer.

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 Mike Leake (10-5, 2.86 ERA) for Cincinnati and Tom Gorzelanny (3-4, 2.51 ERA) for Milwaukee.