Brewer Daily News for September 17th: Lucroy nominated, Brewers prevail
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Tuesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Recently, Milwaukee Brewers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award as the team’s representative. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (66-83) beat the Chicago Cubs (63-87) at Miller Park.
Jonathan Lucroy has had a great presence on and off the field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Lucroy, 27, was recently nominated as the Brewers’ representative for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is awarding a player for giving back to the community. Off the field, Lucroy has been involved in numerous charities supporting both children and the military.
"“It’s been a tough season, so I always want to do something positive as best I can,” Lucroy said. “I want to represent the organization in the community because I think we’re really blessed to play this game for a living.” – via Brewers.com"
Voting for the award starts today and goes through October 6, and you can vote for Lucroy at Chevy’s baseball website. This season, Lucroy is hitting .281/.338/.459 with 17 homers, 78 RBIs and has scored 51 runs.
Last night the Brewers beat the Cubs 6-1. Wily Peralta made the start for Milwaukee and was sharp, picking up his 10th win. Peralta went six innings and allowed one unearned run on five hits, two walks and struck out seven.
A combination of relievers Rob Wooten, Brandon Kintzler, Mike Gonzalez and Donovan Hand pitched three scoreless innings while only giving up two walks.
Edwin Jackson took the mound for the Cubs and received his 16th loss of the season. Jackson only lasted four innings and gave up two runs on two hits, three walks and struck out three. Bullpen wise, Brooks Raley was hit for two runs while Chang-Yong Lim and Zac Rosscup gave up one run each.
For the Brewers offensively, Caleb Gindl had a big day at the plate, going a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs, a triple and a home run. Yuniesky Betancourt pinch hit a single that drove in a run while Jean Segura hit a double that scored Betancourt. Martin Maldonado drove in a run in the fourth inning via a sacrifice to first base.
Tonight the teams play in game two of the series at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Jeff Samardzija (8-12, 4.44 ERA) for Chicago and Marco Estrada (6-4, 4.29 ERA) for Milwaukee.