Brewer Daily News for August 21st: Narveson’s season, Brewers win


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Wednesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. In what’s been a down year for Milwaukee Brewers’ starting pitcher Chris Narveson, the left-hander may be missing the rest of the season. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (55-71) beat the St. Louis Cardinals (72-53).

Chris Narveson didn’t factor in the Brewers’ season much at all in 2013. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Narveson, 31, made only two appearances with the Brew Crew in 2013 before being placed on the 15-day disabled list. At the end of that trip, Narveson was then sent to Triple-A Nashville in a move that also had him removed from the 40-man roster. Last season Narveson missed a good portion of the year with a torn rotator cuff in his arm.

In Triple-A this season, Narveson was 4-7 with an ERA of 5.14 in 15 starts, but lately has been placed on the DL. The Sounds’ season ends on September 2nd, so Narveson may not see anymore live action baseball until next season.

Last night, the Brewers beat the Cardinals 6-3. Kyle Lohse took the mound for Milwaukee and had a quality start, picking up his ninth win. Lohse pitched six innings and allowed three runs on six hits, two walks and struck out four. Jim Henderson notched his 19th save in the top of the ninth inning.

Lance Lynn started for St. Louis and was pounded, receiving his seventh loss. Lynn surrendered six runs (four earned) in six innings on nine hits, three walks and struck out two.

In the fourth inning, the Brewers exploded for five runs, two of which Sean Halton drove in with a two-run single. Halton ultimately went 2-for-3 with one run scored and three RBIs. Scooter Gennett and Norichika Aoki had one hit and one RBI a piece while Logan Schafer had two hits and one RBI.

Today the teams will play in the finale of the three game series at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Jake Westbrook (7-8, 4.35 ERA) for St. Louis and Tom Gorzelanny (3-4, 2.95 ERA) for Milwaukee.