Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. After injuring his right knee during a spectacular catch, Milwaukee Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez is being urged to take it easy. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (56-73) lost to the Cincinnati Reds (74-56).
Carlos Gomez started in center field for the first time in a week during Friday’s game. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Gomez, 27, injured his right knee in a game last week against the Reds when he leaped for a catch, only to land awkwardly on his leg. Since then, Gomez had taken some time off and has worked his way back into the starting line-up and into center field.
"“If I’m playing, I should be stealing,” Gomez said. “If I get on base, and I get an opportunity to steal a base, I’m going to do it.” – via Brewers.com"
Manager Ron Roenicke has told Gomez to be careful with the knee, urging him to “ease” his way back to full strength. This season, Gomez is hitting .286/.336/.513 with 18 home runs, 55 RBIs and has scored 66 runs while stealing 30 bases.
Last night the Brewers suffered a 6-3 loss to the Reds in Cincinnati. Wily Peralta started for Milwaukee and did well, but didn’t pick up a decision. Peralta pitched five innings and allowed one run on seven hits, one walk and struck out two.
For the Reds, Bronson Arroyo made the start, picking up his 13th win of the season. Arroyo pitched seven innings and surrendered three runs on seven hits, no walks and struck out six. Closer Aroldis Chapman acquired his 33th save by pitching a perfect top of the ninth.
Offensively, the Brewers got things going in the second inning when Khris Davis hit an RBI double followed by Scooter Gennett who had a sacrifice fly. The Brewers would take the lead until the fifth and would not score again until the eighth when Caleb Gindl hit his second career home run.
Today the two teams play in the rubber match of the series at 1:10 p.m. ET / 12:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Marco Estrada (5-4, 4.80 ERA) for Milwaukee and Tony Cingrani (6-3, 2.76 ERA) for Cincinnati.