Brewer Daily News for September 19th, 2013: Segura exits, Crew rolls


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Thursday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. During yesterday’s game, Milwaukee Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura left early in the game with a hamstring strain in his right leg. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (68-83) shutout the Chicago Cubs (63-89).

Jean Segura played extremely well in his first full major league season.. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Segura, 23, left after the first inning in last night’s game with what was diagnosed as a right hamstring strain. Jeff Bianchi would come into the game to replace the injured Segura, who came around to score a run before leaving. Bianchi would go 0-for-3 in the game.

It’s unknown how long the injury will keep Segura out, but with only 11 games left, it’d be hard to imagine the team would rush him back. This season, Segura is hitting .296 with 12 homers, 49 RBIs, 74 runs scored and has stolen 44 bases.

Last night the Brewers had a tremendous 7-0 victory over the Cubs. Tyler Thornburg started for Milwaukee and was lights out, picking up his third win. Thornburg pitched six shutout innings and allowed only two hits, two walks and struck out four.

Out of the Brew Crew’s bullpen, rookie relievers Jimmy Nelson and Michael Blazek pitched three scoreless innings, with Nelson throwing two of the innings. Overall, the pitching staff held the Cubs to just four hits.

For the Cubs, Chris Rusin took the hill and was hit rather hard, receiving his fifth loss. Rusin lasted four innings and surrendered six runs on four hits, two walks and struck out three. Reliever Alberto Cabrera gave up one run in an inning pitched.

The Brewers struck fast in the first inning when Aramis Ramirez led things off with an RBI single. Soon after that, Sean Halton hit a grand slam to right that put the team up 5-0. In the fourth, Khris Davis smacked a solo home run, his 10th. Carlos Gomez continued the blowout in the fifth when he hit a double that scored Norichika Aoki.

Today the Brewers will try to sweep the Cubs in the finale at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Jake Arrieta (3-4, 5.49 ERA) for Chicago and Kyle Lohse (10-9, 3.46 ERA) for Milwaukee.