Brewer Daily News for August 22nd: Gennett, Davis impressing, Crew loses


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Thursday edition of Brewer Daily News. In their rookie seasons, both Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis have been impressing the Milwaukee Brewers as they both are producing well for the team. Secondly, yesterday afternoon the Brewers (55-72) lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (73-53), dropping the series 2-1.

Khris Davis has been filling some huge shoes in left field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

With Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun both gone for the season, Gennett and Davis have started to make the most of their opportunities out in the field. Both players are replacing guys in the line-up who were known for their power, something that Davis in particular has started to show.

"“They can hit,” center fielder Carlos Gomez said. “As long as they keep it consistent, if they do this, they belong here. They have great discipline at the plate.” – via"

This season Gennett is hitting .312 with four homers and 12 RBIs while Davis is hitting .324 with six homers and 13 RBIs. Going forward, the success of these two players will definitely earn them playing time in 2014, even when the regulars return to the line-up.

Yesterday, the Brewers lost 8-6 to the Cardinals. Tom Gorzelanny started for Milwaukee and was crushed, receiving his fifth loss. Gorzelanny only lasted 3 2/3 innings while giving up seven runs on 10 hits, one walk and struck out five.

Out of the Brewers’ bullpen, Mike Gonzalez gave up one run in an inning pitched while Donovan Hand, John Axford and Burke Badenhop threw 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

For the Cards, Jake Westbrook took the hill and was hit hard, but did not factor into a decision. Westbrook went 4 2/3 innings and surrendered five runs (four earned) on nine hits, one walk and struck out one.

Redbirds’ reliever Kevin Siegrist picked up his second win by pitching 2/3 of a scoreless inning and closer Edward Mujica gave up a run, but acquired his 33rd save.

The Brewers scored in the third inning after being down 7-0 when Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run homer, his seventh. In the fifth, Juan Francisco hit an RBI single followed by Sean Halton who singled home a run. Logan Schafer went yard in the ninth with his third home run of the season, a solo shot to right field.

Today the Brew Crew has an off day before heading to Cincinnati for a weekend series against the Reds.