Brewer Daily News for August 18th: Gomez resting, Crew blanks Reds
By Benjamin Orr
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. After colliding with the wall a few days ago, Milwaukee Brewers’ All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez may not have to go on the disabled list. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (54-69) beat the Cincinnati Reds (69-54).
Carlos Gomez may miss the DL, but will be out a few games for the Brewers. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
In Thursday night’s game against the Reds, Gomez made a fantastic catch to rob Brandon Phillips of a hit, but collided with the wall as a result. In the collision, Gomez sprained his right knee and was sent for an MRI the following morning. Fortunately for Gomez, the injury isn’t as serious as it feels to the 27 year-old.
"“Last night I wasn’t even sleeping, thinking about it,” Gomez said. “Maybe I have to play a little bit deeper and not run so fast. There were just a lot of thoughts in my mind.” – via Brewers.com"
At first, it was thought Gomez would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo coming back, but that was not the case. Gomez may not be placed on the DL, but he will take some time off to rest his knee.
Last night the Brewers shut out the Reds 2-0. Fresh off of the DL, Yovani Gallardo made the start for Milwaukee and was very efficient, receiving his ninth win. Gallardo pitched 6 1/3 innings of shut out ball and surrendered only three hits, two walks and struck out three.
Out of the Brew Crew’s bullpen, Brandon Kintzler pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and Jim Henderson picked up his 18th save by striking out three in a perfect top of the ninth.
For the Reds, Mat Latos took the mound and did well, but was tagged with his fourth loss. Latos went seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits, three walks and struck out six. Reliever Logan Ondrusek pitched a scoreless bottom of the eighth.
Logan Schafer came up big for Milwaukee in the fourth inning when he hit a two-run double. Norichika Aoki had two hits for the team and Jean Segura, Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis all had one hit a piece.
Today the teams play in the finale of the four game set at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Homer Bailey (7-10, 3.81 ERA) for Cincinnati and Wily Peralta (8-12, 4.30 ERA) for Milwaukee.