Brewer Daily News for September 23rd, 2013: Davis’ return, Crew wins
Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. After playing in and out for around the past couple weeks, Milwaukee Brewers’ rookie left-fielder Khris Davis will look to play in this upcoming series. Secondly, last night the Brewers (69-86) beat the St. Louis Cardinals (91-65), but lost the series 2-1.
Khris Davis has filled in nicely for the void in left field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Davis, 25, has not been in the Brewers’ line-up consistently for about the past two weeks as he’s battling a sore left wrist. In his place, the Brewers have been playing Logan Schafer and Caleb Gindl, but manager Ron Roenicke hopes to have Davis back soon.
"“I don’t want to put him out there every day if it’s going to get any worse than it is,” Roenicke said. – via Brewers.com"
Roenicke mentioned that Davis may play in the series against the Atlanta Braves against left-handed pitching. In his rookie season, Davis is hitting .281/.358/.612 with 10 home runs, 25 RBIs and 25 runs scored in 52 games played.
Last night the Brew Crew beat the Cards 6-4. Wily Peralta took the mound for Milwaukee and performed okay, picking up his 11th win of the season. Peralta went five innings and allowed three runs on five hits, five walks and struck out one.
Out of the bullpen, relievers Donovan Hand and Brandon Kintzler pitched a combined three perfect innings while closer Jim Henderson gave up a run, but notched his 26th save.
For the Cardinals, Joe Kelly made the start and was hit hard (though due to errors), receiving his fifth loss. Kelly pitched seven innings and surrendered six runs (three earned) on seven hits, two walks and struck out two.
Offensively, the Brewers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Aramis Ramirez hit an RBI single to start things off followed by Carlos Gomez driving in a run with a fielder’s choice. In the second, Norichika Aoki drove a double deep that scored Martin Maldonado. Soon after that, Scooter Gennett bunted and was safe on a throwing error in which Aoki scored on.
The Brewers weren’t done as in the seventh they would drive in two more runs. Gennett hit an RBI double and Jonathan Lucroy smacked a sacrifice fly that allowed Gennett to score. In the first inning, Gomez stole his 37th base of the season.
Today the Brew Crew heads to Atlanta to take on the Braves for a three-game series with tonight’s game beginning at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Marco Estrada (6-4, 4.26 ERA) for Milwaukee and Mike Minor (13-7, 3.19 ERA) for Atlanta.