Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. As the Milwaukee Brewers head into the final few series of the season, rookie starting pitcher Johnny Hellweg will get a chance to shine again. Secondly, last night the Brewers (68-86) lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (91-64).
Johnny Hellweg will get another crack at starting on Thursday. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Hellweg, 24, is scheduled to make a start in the last series of the season against the New York Mets this Thursday. Earlier this year, Hellweg made his debut and was rocked in many starts before being sent back to Triple-A Nashville.
"“We want to see again if he can bounce back and do it again,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “And when I say do it again…I also know he only gave up a couple runs against a good team. So we’ve definitely got to see him again.” – via Brewers.com"
In September so far, Hellweg is 1-1 with an ERA of 5.06 in three outings and will look to rebound against the Mets. Hellweg may be competing for a job on the 25-man roster next season, which is something he can improve upon in Spring Training.
Last night the Brew Crew fell to the Cards 7-2. Yovani Gallardo made the start and was rather efficient, but still received his 10th loss. Gallardo pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits, two walks and struck out seven.
For the Cardinals, Lance Lynn made the start and was sharp, picking up his 14th win. Lynn went 6 1/3 innings and surrendered one run on four hits, four walks and struck out seven. Out of the bullpen, reliever Seth Maness gave up one run in 1 1/3 innings pitched.
The Brewers were down 1-0 in the first inning before Khris Davis tied it up with a ground out to third that scored Scooter Gennett. In the eighth inning, Davis smacked a ground rule double that drove in Jonathan Lucroy.
Tonight the teams play in the finale (and Milwaukee’s last game at home this season) of the series at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT on ESPN. The projected starters are Joe Kelly (9-4, 2.74 ERA) for St. Louis and Wily Peralta (10-15, 4.34 ERA) for Milwaukee.