Brewer Daily News for August 19th: Wooten briefly leaving, Reds crush Crew


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Monday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. In the coming days, the Milwaukee Brewers will be temporarily without rookie reliever Rob Wooten as his wife is expected to give birth this week. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (54-70) were blown out yesterday afternoon by the Cincinnati Reds (70-54).

Rob Wooten has been solid since making his debut in late July. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

According to Adam McCalvy, on Wednesday, Wooten’s wife is expected to give birth to their first child. The plan in motion so far is for Wooten to leave the team on Wednesday and be back by Saturday when the team heads to Cincinnati to play the Reds again.

Wooten, 28, made his debut on July 26 and since then, has gone 1-0 with an ERA of 0.75 in 11 games. In Wooten’s absence on the paternity list, the team will call-up a reliever, but they have yet to announce who the player will be.

Yesterday, the Brewers were beaten 9-1 by the Reds. Wily Peralta started for Milwaukee and was hit incredibly hard, receiving his 13th loss this season. Peralta lasted 4 1/3 innings and was tagged for seven runs on eight hits, four walks and struck out four. Tyler Thornburg gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief.

For the Reds, Homer Bailey made the start and was dominant, picking up his eighth win. Bailey went eight innings and surrendered only one run on three hits, one walk and struck out eight. Alfredo Simon pitched a scoreless inning in the bottom of the ninth.

Khris Davis supplied the only run for the Brew Crew when he hit a solo homer in the fifth inning, his sixth. Davis overall went 2-for-3 while Logan Schafer and Scooter Gennett collected the other two hits.

Today the Brewers stay home as they host the St. Louis Cardinals (71-52) for a three game series, with tonight’s game beginning at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Shelby Miller (11-8, 2.97 ERA) for St. Louis and Marco Estrada (5-4, 4.71 ERA) for Milwaukee.